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Old 05-09-2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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Advice for Starhub IPTV Box

Hi Guys,

I planning to get starhub's Home FibreTV for my new home.

My current placement of the TV is opposite of the data point provided by HDB.
I forgot to tell my ID to relocate the data point into my tv console.

Hence, im wondering if any one has tried any other alternative, instead of relocating the network point?

Perhaps using a wifi receiver or using a powerline homeplug?

Thanks...
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:55 PM   #2
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i thought starhub is using cable for tv?
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:17 PM   #3
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Starhub is slowly transitioning to using fibre for their tv services.

How far is it ? You could try buying a long flat LAN cable and shift just the iptv box.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #4
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its not very far.. just finding another alternative to not lay physical cables..

hence, im asking if anyone has tried to used those wifi receiver dongle for the set up box.

TIA!
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:08 PM   #5
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You could check with Starhub if iptv box has functionality first.

Usually Wi-Fi dongle needs to have drivers installed, highly doubt the iptv box has such capability.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:31 PM   #6
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noted, thanks for the advice!

I may opt for using powerline adapters to get LAN connection to the IPTV box.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:27 PM   #7
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noted, thanks for the advice!

I may opt for using powerline adapters to get LAN connection to the IPTV box.

It is not that simple!
It uses Port 2 Lan of ONT to operate individually without router!

Even if powerline adapter can connect, the picture quality may be lagging if you use wi-fi to connect!
Best way is to link a long Ethernet Lan Cable from ONT to the IPTV box!

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It is not that simple!
It uses Port 2 Lan of ONT to operate individually without router!

Even if powerline adapter can connect, the picture quality may be lagging if you use wi-fi to connect!
Best way is to link a long Ethernet Lan Cable from ONT to the IPTV box!
Hi there,

I've tried using Aztech Powerline to connect...totally no signal at all.
May i know what brand are you using?
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:34 PM   #9
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Hi there,

I've tried using Aztech Powerline to connect...totally no signal at all.
May i know what brand are you using?
Recommended TP-Link models, example > AV1000 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit or similar.

Is your connection direct from Starhub ONT Port-2 for subscribed to Starhub TV service.

Meaning it must not be connected via router and not on wifi.

Maybe check the setting..
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Recommended TP-Link models, example > AV1000 2-Port Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit or similar.

Is your connection direct from Starhub ONT Port-2 for subscribed to Starhub TV service.

Meaning it must not be connected via router and not on wifi.

Maybe check the setting..
Hi Eric,

I'd like to check if I use TP-Link PA7020 and set up like below, would Fibre TV work?



ONT port 1 -> Fibre broadband router

ONT port 2 -> powerline adapter near ONT

IPTV set-top box -> powerline adapter near TV console



Thank you for your advice.
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Old 16-08-2018, 10:21 PM   #11
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Hi Eric,

I'd like to check if I use TP-Link PA7020 and set up like below, would Fibre TV work?



ONT port 1 -> Fibre broadband router

ONT port 2 -> powerline adapter near ONT

IPTV set-top box -> powerline adapter near TV console



Thank you for your advice.
So far this suggestion come from here > Starhub IPTV and LAN point

And there are no response or anyone acknowledgement on this set up so far unable to find any but possible there are users.

Ideally this should work but it depend on the electrical wiring of the premise on whether it would be on the same circuit or not.
That's to say that if not same circuit there might some loss of signal.
It should not be much of an issue as 5 mbps connection speed would be good enough for HD resolution streaming..
But IPTV set top box may required at best 25mbps due to interactive communication, i am not sure as estimation.

If you are to sign-up for Fibre TV as in Starhub HomeHub package you may request for 1 free trunking provided.
It is from point A to B including data points and ethernet cables, saving you the cost $107 if charged.

If your flat is new BTO type there might be possible to convert telephone point to data point, which i did the conversion instead of trunking.
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Will the power line adapter much much cheaper than laying cat6 cable?
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Old 17-08-2018, 09:57 AM   #13
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Will the power line adapter much much cheaper than laying cat6 cable?
Cost of laying cable depends on the length and how complex is the job. It will probably cost the same ( or more ) as a good pair of Power Line adapters.
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Will the power line adapter much much cheaper than laying cat6 cable?
Cost is not the main factor as there may not have much differences or even about the same cost.
Either method can cost from $80+ to $150 depend on the powerline adapter quality / type Or contractor doing the trunking.

Example; Starhub charge $107 per point A to B including ethernet cables and data points for both end based on standard flat layout.
Other ISP & independent contractors cost $80+ onward depend if it include ethernet cable & data points.

Powerline do have its limit as it rely on electrical wiring circuit of the flat.
Older flat electrical wiring might be poor and so low connection speed.
Another point is there may have some loss in connection speed as specification is based on theory &or link speed.

Laying or trunking is same as having direct wired connection which will give a stable connection and on plan speed.
Some flat owners due to the way the running of trunking may look ugly to them.
Trunking is either along the wall skirting or top wall/ceiling.
The best is concealed trunking as this is usually done during part of renovation.
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Answer is there. Lay trucking for less connection issues.
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