Trying to connect your Sky box to the WiFi without a WPS button? Don’t worry, it’s easy to do and won’t take you long at all. In this article, we’ll show you that you can do it too. As long as you already have a network connection, there are three possible ways you can connect a Sky Box to your WiFi normally. Let’s take a quick look at all three now.
This method is not only easy but it is convenient. Choosing to go wireless means you will have fewer cables trailing around the house, especially if your Sky box and the wireless router are in two different rooms. To start this process, simply press the WPS button on your router, then press the WPS button on your connector, to connect the two devices. Detailed steps are below.
- Hold WPS button on router for three seconds
- When light flashes, press the WPS button on your device
- The light will now flash amber. Once the two devices are successfully connected, the amber should change to dark amber
- Press Services button on your remote (picture below)
- Select Settings, then Network
- Select connect with password
Select your WiFi and enter the password to finish connecting the two
Wired internet is perhaps the most reliable form of internet connection, ensuring a stable, uninterrupted connection flowing through the cable from your WiFi router to the Sky box. You will need an ethernet cable if you wish to connect the two. Once you have one, simply locate the internet port (pictured above) on your WiFi router and plug the wire in, then do the same on your Sky box.
The easiest step of all is achieved when your Sky box comes with built-in Wifi. You will find that many of the newer boxes will come with this as standard, but if you have an older model, as many of us still do, you will need to perform the actions listed in either the wired or wireless section above to connect the WiFi to your Sky box normally.
With this out of the way, let’s check out how to connect your Sky box to Wifi without the WPS button.
How to Connect Sky Box to WiFi Without WPS Button
So, now let’s get to the juicy stuff. The real reason you’re here. How to connect your Sky box to WiFi without the WPS button.
First of all, you’re going to need to check the software version. To do this, follow the steps below.
- On your remote, press Services, then select Settings
- Select System Details. Check to see if your software version starts with 4E30.
Now, you need to search for nearby networks.
- Go back to Services, then Settings once again
- Select Connect With Password, then you will see the device begins to search for networks
Then, you will be prompted to Connect to WiFi.
- Connect to your WiFi by selecting it then entering your password. If you’re unsure of your password, it can usually be found on the back of your router.
- Your Sky box should now connect to the WiFi
- Press the red button on your remote then select Catch Up TV to access your on demand services
- Select your desired channel
Alternatively, if your WiFi has a WPS button, but your Sky box doesn’t, you can connect via another means.
- Press Services, then return to Settings. Now go to System Details
- If your software begins with 4E30, you are eligible to contact customer services to ask for a free upgrade
- Press the Sky button on your remote
- Obtain a mini USB capable of connecting to a Sky Wireless connector MINI
- Plug the larger USB end into the back of the Sky box, then the other end to the Sky Wireless connector MINI
- Restart your device by pressing Select on the remote
- After waiting a few minutes press the Sky button, then check the lights are on on the router
- Press the WPS button on your WiFi router, then press the WPS button on the Sky Wireless connector MINI
- The two devices should now be connected and your Sky box should be connected to the WiFi
The Bottom Line
No, you’ve seen how easy it can be to connect your Sky box to your WiFi without using the WPS button, you should never be stuck without your streaming device again. The Sky box does of course come with an instruction manual, but how many of us really have the time to trawl through a booklet, trying to understand all the technical terms when you can find all the information you need on the internet at the click of a button?
That’s what we’re here for. We hope we have helped you out with this situation, and thanks for reading.