[sclug] Connecting to my Sky+ box

Neil Haughton haughtonomous at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 27 12:18:01 UTC 2010

Hi All,

Does anyone know how to connect to a Sky+ box over a home network?

I have managed to enable my Sky+ box to connect to my router and acquire an
IP address, using DHCP, but from my desktop PC although I can see the Sky
box is connected, I cannot access it. That is, I can't see what's on it.

Essentially I want to be able to copy stored films to my PC for backup, and
back again.  They're coming to take my Sky box away today and replace it
with a new one that actually works with two signal inputs as it should, and
in the changeover process I am going to lose a lot of films I have recorded
and not yet watched. The aerial monkey who is coming says that he can't
transfer them to the new box 'because it is a special satellite device,
mate'. It's not, it's a ruddy computer, probably running Linux I'll wager.
In fact Sky technical support told me as much.

Can anyone help?


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