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18 Aug 2009
Life / Internet Problems in Poland, need help connecting. [26]

Try the following. First off you'd want to check if you have a connectivity problem. As some other readers have suggested, click on "Start->Run" and enter "Cmd".

1. In the DOS terminal that is presented type "ipconfig". You should have a IP and a gateway assigned. An example is shown below:

IPConfig Example

The gateway will usually be of the form "" or "" or "". Try to ping the gateway by typing "ping" or "ping" (depending on the gateway address that was displayed).

If this step does not work, there is a problem with your computer's network connectivity.

2. Next (if things went well in step 1), you want to check your actual internet connectivity. Try typing "ping". This should provide output similar to that below:

PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=50 time=124.770 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=50 time=125.017 ms

This output would indicate that you are connected to the internet but you probably have a firewall or DNS issue. If this does not the output you receive, it means that there is a problem with your connection to the internet. You fault lies either with your router or gateway or provider.

3. Next (if things went well in step 2) try "ping". "" will now be resolved to a IP address by your DNS server. If all works well, you should see the following:

PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=55 time=158.019 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=147.142 ms

4. If none of the steps above have worked for you, you probably need someone with some basic networking knowledge to help you out in person.

Hope it helps and good luck.
11 May 2008
Life / Receiving UK TV in Krakow [20]

Yes. There is a limit.

The number of simultaneous connection is tied to:
1. The slingbox model. ( the "slingbox pro" model allows more connections - but check the slingbox website to be sure)
2. The hosting upload speed. This is usually 384Kb/s which should be fine for 1 connection but as you have connections the video quality will decrease.
29 Apr 2008
Life / Receiving UK TV in Krakow [20]

Harry's right.
You can get a nice pic of the satellite coverage here:

For more information see:
28 Apr 2008
Life / Receiving UK TV in Krakow [20]

You'll need:
1. Sky Activated Viewing Card.
2. Sky digibox - unsubsidised. This is very important as subsidised boxes need to be connected to a phone line during the first year of subscription.

3. A larger dish depending on where you are in Poland.

If you have your original LNB from the UK you should be able to get all the channels (not Sky Box Office - need a phone line for that). If not, you'll have trouble getting the BBC channels and ITV channels. All others should work fine.