new solo2 + wifi miracle

4wd

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So, picked up a fine solo2 at low price, and needed some kind of network connection to get some addons etc for openpli. Only available here at my N cottage is the phone 4g hotspot, and wondered if that would be possible, probably not... Came across a tp-link usb wifi adapter on sale at a local shop and gave it a go, and 2 miracles! 1. the solo2 recognized it 2. I managed to set it up properly ! A nice day of experiments indeed :O)

For anyone interested, a good wifi usb that worked quite immeiately on solo2 (and probably any vu+)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WN822N-Wireless-Adapter-Version-300M/dp/B00416Q5KI/
 

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ray.vincent5

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So, picked up a fine solo2 at low price, and needed some kind of network connection to get some addons etc for openpli. Only available here at my N cottage is the phone 4g hotspot, and wondered if that would be possible, probably not... Came across a tp-link usb wifi adapter on sale at a local shop and gave it a go, and 2 miracles! 1. the solo2 recognized it 2. I managed to set it up properly ! A nice day of experiments indeed :O)

For anyone interested, a good wifi usb that worked quite immeiately on solo2 (and probably any vu+)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TL-WN822N-Wireless-Adapter-Version-300M/dp/B00416Q5KI/
My setup is Vu+solo2
I use my phone as hotspot at our Static caravan to connect to my Vu+solo 2 and wondering how I would setup this unit to improve signal etc
Ray
 

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Connecting the receiver to the hotspot would not improve signal.
 

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do i connect the unit to my Vu receiver with usb cable
 

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Can you please explain what you're trying to do?
Do you mean improve your satellite signal, or WiFi signal?

If you want to connect your VU+ Solo2, to the internet, you need a USB Dongle, to connect to a Wi Fi hotspot, along with the username and password, if joining a secured network.

I'm not quite sure what you are trying to do.
 

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do i connect the unit to my Vu receiver with usb cable
If 'unit' refers to an external wifi adapter like in my post above, yes, usb cable.
Or use a dongle with antenna, plugs directly into the usb port.
Then the solo2 'should\could\may\will' :O) recognize it, and be able to connect to some available wifi.

The post's 'miracle' titling is due to the adapter I got being immediately ok. Some usb adapters are known to not work at all, or needing some lengthy fight with drivers \ tweaking.
 
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