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Moving your Router for Maximum Streaming Speed

Feb 13, 2017 2 months ago No Comments
Coax Connection Router

We get lots of phone calls each and every day. Sometimes we get calls that are more about home networks, Routers and Modems, then our Skystream units. Many of these customers are experiencing slow Wi-Fi speeds on not only their Skystream units, but most of the devices in their house. Our first question is where is your router / modem located and how far is it from your Skystream Android TV box? The answers that we get range from, “Wherever the cable guy installed it, it’s in the basement, it’s upstairs, or it’s on the other side of the house.” What most people do not realize is that in most cases you can move your router anywhere in your house that has a coax connection (Screw on Connection.) In the majority of houses the internet or cable signal that is provided to your house from the cable company comes in one main spot and it then is split to all of the other rooms via coax cables. What this means is that you can simply unplug your router, Unscrew the coax connection, move the router to a more centralized part of the house and connect it to that rooms coax connection. In most cases once the coax connection is connected and the router has been plugged in, the router will cycle and then connect to the internet. Voila, you now have your Wi-Fi signal in a more centralized location and will have a more solid connection on your devices. As all houses are different in design and layout we cannot tell anyone exactly where the best place to keep your router. But in general terms the ideal spot for a router is in a centralized part of the house. For many houses this will be in a living room or family room. Another way you can help figure out where the best spot would be, is to ask where you use your Wi-Fi connected devices the most. In most cases this will be the living room where your TV is, which is very convenient if you are using one of our Skystream Android TV Boxes. Another great perk to placing your router in the room where you watch TV is that you can now hopefully run an Ethernet cable directly from your router to your Skystream Streaming Media Player and get the most stable and fast internet connection possible. When the cable guy came to your house to install your Router / Modem, you were probably one of 25 work orders he had for the day. So when he was installing your equipment, he most likely installed it near the first Coax connection outlet he saw. He was most likely not thinking to himself, “Hmmm, where would be the best place to put this router in order to give Bob and Jane the best signal in the whole house.” So if you have a router / modem in a basement, closet, upstairs or at one corner of your house. Unplug it,…

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How to Stream Super Bowl 51 2017 using the Fox Sports Go App

Feb 3, 2017 2 months ago No Comments
Super Bowl 51

If you are like most people, you will be wanting to watch Super Bowl 51 this Sunday. There are a few ways that you can do this without a cable subscription and we wanted to show you some ways to stream the Super Bowl this year. HD Antenna If you have one of our Amplified HD Antennas installed you can simply turn the channel to your local Fox station. This is by far the easiest way that you can watch Super Bowl 51 for free in HD. If you do not have one of our Local HD Antennas you can click the link below to order one. Amplified Local HD Antenna Fox Sports Go App Last year Super Bowl 50 was shown by CBS. They opened up their app so that everyone could stream the Super Bowl for free. CBS did encounter some server errors in the beginning of the game that led to most people not being able to view it and experience buffering. This was quickly fixed and was one of the largest streamed events of all time. This year Fox will be airing Super Bowl 51 and have chosen to do the same thing with their Fox Sports Go app (Please note that the Fox Sports Go app normally requires that you use your cable provider login to view any streams on the app and that they are only opening up the app to everyone for the Super Bowl). We hope that FOX has learned from the few small hiccups that CBS had and have prepared their servers to get slammed with traffic during the SuperBowl. So here is a quick tutorial on how to install the Fox Sports Go app. This will ONLY work using Wi-Fi, Please switch to Wi-Fi if you are on Ethernet or this will not work!!! Click on the Google Play Store App. If you have not already signed into Google Play you will need to login using your Gmail account information. If you do not have a Gmail account or Google Account you will be brought to a screen where you can create one.   Type “Fox Sports Go” into the search bar at the top of the Google Play Store. Click on the Fox Sports Go icon or click search and then click on the app.   Click on Install and then click on Accept when you see a pop up appear.   Once the App is done installing, click on Open.   You will now see a pop up telling you that location services need to be turned on. Click on Location Settings.   Make sure that Location is selected (Not Settings) and click on Just Once.   Use your Airmouse to click on the On / Off slider at the top right of the screen. Or use the standard remote and click down and up to highlight the On / Off slider and click the OK button.   Once Location is turned on, click on Mode.   Select Battery Saving….

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