This post was most recently updated on August 21st, 2018
Android decoders and IPTV boxes come with inbuilt wifi adapters. Certain advanced(Like tiger t8 Ultra) decoders that are not android are also equipped with the inbuilt wifi antenna. The same is not true for most popular fta and iks receivers. The most exciting aspect of it is that the two fastest and most convenient internet protocols on decoders requires special hardware to work. Compatible decoder’s WiFi adapters and 3g/4g usb modems are not very easy to come by.
Further reading: How to identify a wifi adapter that will work for a decoder
Constraints of getting a Compatible decoder’s WiFi adapters
The major task involved in getting a wifi adapter that will work is “getting one at all, and getting one that will last”. It is a tricky decision to make and that is why I will alway advise you buy from a trusted source. If you need to buy a wifi adapter yourself, check my list or have a prior arrangement with the seller of the possibility of returning it if it doesn’t work. Special mention ” All wifi adapter for decoders doesn’t require a cd to run. If yours come with a cd, please be on red alert and test it fast so that you can know if you will return or not. You cannot underestimate the benefits of using wifi on your decoder. Some of the benefits are, but not limited to
- It is only via wifi that you can use the fastest internet connection in your area
- You can have a reliable and stable connection via wifi
- Convenience is the key with wifi connection because you do need to drag wires around.
- You can cut down your cost and reduce the necessity of having too many internets subscription
- You have freedom with wifi connection on decoder
Compatible decoder’s WiFi adapters that will work and last long
I cannot exhaust the lists but I will try as much as possible to mention the good ones. However, remember any electronic device you own is as healthy as the care you give it. Always pamper all your devices no less this delicate wifi adapters. I uploaded two pictures of the old and new designs of wifi adapters
- Sky box
- D-Link DWA-125 rev B1
- iMemo – old design
- Tenda W311Mi (micro)
- COMFAST CF-WU815N (micro)
- TP-LINK TL-WN727N v3
- EDUP EP-MS150NW v2
Final note: Always note that you need a decoder that has a wifi protocol to be able to use a wifi adapter.
DECODERS THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH WIFI CONNECTIONS
Once a decoder has it, it has it. Wifi support on any decoder is a hardware feature. In other words, you cannot through any software tweak force wifi protocol on a decoder that doesn’t supports it. For example, all strong decoders older than 4922a didn’t come with wifi. The list of decoders that are compatible with wifi are listed below(this list is not limited). Like I said earlier, choosing a Compatible decoder’s WiFi adapters is a big deal.
- Gsky all series
- Azsky G6
- Qsat all models
- Tiger decoders all models
- Stronger decoders 4920 and newer
- super esat, azfox
- Alpha box
- Skybox, openbox, dreambox
- Aone, freesat,
- Tlink all models
Choosing a 3g or 4g USB modem that will work with all decoders
We have talked about wifi adapters in the sub-heading above. Especially relevant is also USB data card or what we popularly call USB modems in Nigeria. While many new decoders come with wifi protocols, we cannot underrate the efficiency of USB modems. Therefore, an USB modem is as good as its wifi counterpart. Much as, wifi configurations, you cannot just go to the market and pick just about any USB modem and use it on your decoder. Most noteworthy, decoders are very selective when it comes to USB modems. I will give you a tip on how you can get a working USB modem to be used with your decoders.
- Most of all, Huwae E series USB modems will likely work with all decoders and Android boxes. An example of such Huawei modems are: E350, e303, e175.
- Only a few zte modem will work with decoders. The list includes: Zte mf 190, Zte mf 681, Zte mf 675, Zte mf 110
The summary of the above text is that if you need the fastest and the most reliable internet connection on your decoder, you need either LAN, WIFI or 3G / 4G MODEM. However, lan connection is largely becoming obsolette and nowadays most wifi ruters no longer come with a LAN port. MIFIs are the order of the day and they rarely have lan ports. Go with wifi or 3g if you want to stand any chance with iptv.