This article will be as lengthy as it will be comprehensive. I am basically writing this post based on popular demand. The rate at which i receive complains about internet connection malfunctioning on iks decoders and dongles. This article is well researched and the delivery will lay to rest any confusion or worries about why your decoder is not detecting your internet connection. Apart from this, i will give you a most comprehensive guide on how to configure your internet to work with your decoder as well as choosing the best network for your decoder.
THE LIST OF DECODERS THAT I SHALL BE COVERING ON THIS TUTORIAL
- Azsky G6 and all azsky dongles
- All Qsat decoders and speed HD S1(Mind you, what applies to qsat also applies to speed HD S1 vice versa)
- How to choose the best internet protocol for TV1 cccam account and how to avoid banning
- T-link decoder 900 hd and 600 hd
- Strong Decoder
- Other areas where i shall touch include: how to properly setup a router to be used as a LAN NETWORK on your decoder or as a Wifi router
- How to choose the best internet protocol for your decoder
HOW TO CONNECT AZSKY G6 DECODER TO INTERNET
For how to choose the best sim for azsky dongles, please my guides here and to interpret led status of azsky dongles please read here. We all know that azsky dongles are all offline, which automatically means that the inbuilt account of azsky G6 cannot currently open dst* channels. However azsky G6 can use other accounts to open dst* channels for example you can use a cccam account to watch scrambled dstv channels on azsky G6. To use a cccam on G6, you need a stable connection of 3g minimu(and 3.75g maximu fo your own good)You can use either a wifi internet, lan internet(also known as wired connection), or huawei 3g modem from your local network provider(for now only huawei modem works with azsky G6). My recommendation in order of priority are: wifi>>lan internet>>3g network. You can’t use your direct sim card to watch youtube on g6 and you can’t use it to watch cccam. So you need 3g network fro cccam or iptv on G6. to learn how to use wifi on G6 read this and to use a huawei 3g modem to watch iptv or youtube on azsky G6 read this.
HOW TO CONNECT QSAT DECODER TO INTERNET TO WATCH DSTV/ CCCAM/IPTV
Qsat can be very tricky with getting connected to the internet especially when you newly bought one and you want to activate the avatarcam code for the first time. I will advise all and sundry to do the first activation with a 3g modem or lan and not with a sim card. Qsat has so many internet connectivity failure which include: “No Dongle device found” this is mainly done when you are not connected to the internet or when the connected internet protocol is not supported by qsat. Secondly you may see a message “network connection failed displayed on your screen”(this mean your hitherto successful connection has failed. Qsat love huawei 3g modem more than all other modems, in fact a universal modem doesn’t work on qsat decoder. If you want to use a 3g modem on qsat, buy huawei 3g modem or zte from your local internet service providers. Another instance is that if you downgrade or upgrade qsat, you may experience connectivity problems, in this case keep trying with 3g sim cards at your disposal until you get your account activated. Once your account is activated, you can use your favorite internet package. there are a lot of tweaks on Qsat here. I will explain with the help of pictures, diffrent types of internet protocols that you can use on your qsat:
To have access to all available internet protocols on your qsat press menu>.setting>.Ethernet Config
as you can see from the picture above, we have four ways for you to connect qsat to the internet, just that if you have access to the four protocols, i will say choose your internet thus: WIFI>>LAN INTERNET>> 3G>>GPRS
To connect qsat to the internet via wifi you need a compatible wifi adapter attached to your qsat, a wifi adapter looks like this,after that you need a wifi hotspot; you can use your phone as a wifi hotspot, you can also use a wifi router or even your pc as your wifi hotspot. As you can see above, i sued my iphone as my hotspot. Now navigate to menu>>setting>.ethernet config>>link type>>Wifi Network>>then scroll down one step and click on Config>>you will then see your wifi hotspot>>enter your password where required and press connect. Immediately the message “network connection success” will display on your screen, you are good to go
To use a 3g modem on your qsat, load your qsat with a data plan(not bb plan), then connect your 3g modem to the usb port on your qsat, immediately you connect your 3g modem, qsat should display “storage device found”. Now goto Ethernet config>>link type>3G network>>scroll down one bit and configure the rest as shown in the picture above. Now press the blue button to manually connect your connection, once the connection is successful you will receive a success message, otherwise, you will receive a “No Dongle device found” as shown below.
If you recive a no dongle device error, it simply means you are either using an incompatible 3g modem on qsat or the sim inside your qsat is inactive(e.g if your modem is lock and you put an unsupported sim inside it, you will receive error, also if you are trying to use a universal modem with qsat instead of huawei or zte modem, you will receive errors). If you are sure all is well, simply reboot your qsat and it will auto detect network and auto connect to the internet.
Connecting qsat to gprs / edge / 2g network to watch dstv channel is also possible but it is the least preferred as a result of the incessant freezing due to instability of most 2g network. you can view the picture above to use direct sim card on yoour qsat. The sim slot of your qsat is at its back. if one sim give you error, change it. If all sim card gives you error on qsat, it means no usable 2g network in your location, so please try using 3g network with a 3g modem. another thing you must not is that 2g network cannot be used inside an internet modem with qsat. so the sim you will insert inside your modem must have 3g network
The last but not the least is connection using a wired network popularly known as lan internet on qsat is the easiest. I will suggest you using a standalone router, configure it and connect your lan cable; one end goes inside the lan port of your router(before you connect the other end to your qsat, make sure your modem has successfully established a network connection with the router(for example if you are using the latest zte modem, once it establishes a 3g network connection on a router it blinks green light and if it is an huawei 3g modem,once the connection is established, it has a standby blue light. Immediately you discovered that your modem is connected,>>goto setting>>ethernet config>.change link type to Lan internet>>then connect the other end of your lan cable to the lan port of your qsat which is at its back.
TV1 CCCAM ACCOUNT AND THE BEST CONNECTION FOR IT
There are a lot of misconceptions with tv1 cccam account that make its users end up gettig banned. I have sucessfully used my first tv1 account that i bought four month ago, and i started using another one last month. All these while, i was not banned for once. If my account stops, it means a general problem. however, for the past three weeks, tv1 cccam account has not gone offline. The followings will be my exposition and discovery why i escaped a single ban from tv1. You can easily do the same;
THE THINGS YOU MUST / SHOULD AVOID WHILE USING A CCCAM ACCOUNT
- The first thing is that you must not reshare a cccam account, hat is you and your friend should not use the same account and you must not watch channels on two separate decoders with one cccam account(all this are possible and that is the legal way of you getting banned permanently)
- When using a cccam account, please don’t use a 4g network e.g swift 4g, don’t use spetranet 4g, don’t use a broadband internet(If you do this, you will eventually get banned because tv1 admins will think you are sharing there server because the logs a 4g generates on their server is huge)
- Please if yiu know you don’t have a stable 3g network in your location, please don’t buy a cccam account. If you stubbornly use a cccam on an unstable network, it will keep freezing so badly until you eventually get banned.
- while watching satellite channels with your tv1, please don’t disconnect your internet connection arbitrarily.
- You can learn about other dos and don’t s here
NOW TO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO HAVE AN UNINTERRUPTED VIEWING EXPERIENCE WITH TV1
- If you already have a router and a wifi adapter, for convenience sake please use wifi connection with your cccam
- Use a router via lan connection if you don’t have a wifi adapter
- Please configure your router to use only 3g network(this is not necessary on some router as some router comes with 3g only support. but some router like vodafone has 2g and 3g support so pleas change it to 3g only) I will talk about this briefly later.
- Try and avoid a router that is locked to a particular modem or a 4g router. Use routers like hame 3g / wifi router, t1 wifi router, azsky G3 router, vodafone router, tp-link router huawei router and the likes. avoid spectranet 4g router, swift 4g router and the likes
- Once you experience a internet connection disruption, please manually disconect your account from your decoder and only retry it when connection has been restored.
- It is better for you to use a direct 3g modem than using a 4g modem / router on your decoder.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST INTERNET FRO IKS / DONGLE FUNCTIONS TO DECRYPT SATELLITE TV CHANNELS
If you are using an iks decoder that has the capabilities of opening scrambled channels (the way qsat opens dstv), the only rule therein is for you to use the most stable internet connection / protocol that is in your disposal.
CHOOSING THE BEST INTERNET CONNECTION FOR A CCCAM ACCOUNT
For a cccam, it is more methodical and sensitive. You should avoid 4g network, and you should avoid using 2g network(cccam works with direct sim card on qsat, but that is one of the best way to get banned)
You can use any stable connection between 3g to 3,75g network. However when you are using a 3g network, make sure your 3g is 3g and don’t allow your connection to auto-switch between 3g and 2g network. you can also use lan internet or wifi connection.
CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE INTERNET CONNECTION TO WATCH IPTV CHANNELS
IPTV channels is in a world of its own. You are advised to use the fastest internet connection possible and avaoid the slower connection. you can use 4g , wifi, lan internet, broadband internet or 3,75g. If you only have stable 2g network, you cannot watch any iptv channel.
TIPS ON HOW TO CONFIGURE A ROUTER ON YOUR PC BEFORE USING IT WITH YOUR DECODER
In most cases you will need to configure both the 3g modem that you want to use with your router, and your router separately before first use. On how to configure your 3g huawei or zte modem in other to force 3g on it, please read this. Now we have several routers but if am to recommend, i will recommend standalone routers like azsky G3 wifi router, t1 riuter + power bank combo, vodafone router, huawei router, tp-link router, hane router e.t.c. But whichever router you are using, please if you are using it with a cccam account, don’t let it be a 4g only router. You can also configure your router in other to force it to use 3g only. every router comes with and ip addrees which you can open on your pc browser. for example the link to azsky g3 dashboard is http://192.168.0.1/main.asp(you must connect your azsky g3 router to the computer via lan cable before you visit that link in your browser) This ip address is always written on the packet or body of your router once you open the url on your browser, it opens the dashboard of the router where you can customize a lot of things, including assigning a name to your wifi hotspot, assigning a password to your hotspot and also changing your network mode to either Auto, 3g only or 2g only. The password and user name is most of the time “admin” unless otherwise stated. pleas only change those things mentioned above no more no less then save and reconnect your router. It is worthy of note that any good router can be used for two purposes 1. to serve as “lan connection(also known as wired connection) and 2. to serve as a source of wireless connection also known as wifi hotspot or wifi router. The interface of azsky G3 wifi router below will give you a clearer picture.