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How to connect a media device to home network?

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I recieved my TV2Moro reciever (an IPTV device) and connected it to my Linksys router with a ethernet cable.

But I want to use the reciever in another location in my residence, and a physical connection is not an option. (different levels).

So what do I need between this receiver (upstairs) and the router (downstairs) to talk to each other?

(the reciever does not have any USB options, just a single ethernet port)
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Question by:sandshakimi
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you need a WIFI bridge, something like

http://www.trustedreviews.com/networking/review/2004/08/24/Netgear-WGE101-Wireless-Ethernet-Bridge/p1

connect it to the ethernet port on the media device, and set it to link to the routers WIFI.
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I know you mentioned a Physical connection is not an option, but have you considered powerline adapters?
Basically they offer LAN over your existing power home grid.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication
if not possible, I think the only solution would be a wireless bridge.
http://www.komplett.se/mlf/produkt/diverse/VAI-Bilder/dlink/Dap1522diagram.jpg
Can be found on http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=663
As you might notice this is a rather expensive solution in comparison to the powerlines.
 
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As @DeltaR7 mentioned , powerline is another option. The only reason not to use it would be its performance, in many old apartments & houses the performance suffers - it depends a lot on the quality of the mains. But then again, the quality of WIFI is variable too :)
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