Hi i am trying to set up my parents black now tv box and it is not picking up wifi (virgin) or ethernet just keeps saying error 013? I have disabled pings and rebooted both now box and internet box and moved them close together yet it is still not connecting? When installing my own now box once i had done these things it worked right away but it is not doing so for my parents? Help asap please
Hi i have been trying to connect my parents black now tv box but it isnt picking up the wifi (virgin) or ethernet. I have disabled pings, moved box closer to internet box and also rebooted both boxs yet still not connecting and displaying error 013? It worked fine when connecting my own box in my house just up the road but nothing happening for my parents? Please help asap
Welcome to the forum.
Error 013 is usually when you are trying to connect to Ethernet - which would you prefer to do, connect via wifi or Ethernet?
As long as you are able to see the wifi network (ie you get as far as entering the wifi name and password) or Ethernet connection (solid green light on Ethernet port at back of box when connected) then often than not the disable pings does the trick, so when the error message appears just follow the steps above to double-check you disabled them correctly, then click back and try connecting again. If that doesn't work post back and someone can help further.
Could you please let us know the Internet provider at your end? If there is any possibility of you having a 3g/ 4g connection, please let us know and we can try using mobile hotspot option.
not much the now, but mess about for over a hour, first golden goal, purchased NOW TV box with 4 months cinema pass, got the box with the code, signed up, code that comes with the box, not recoginsed, first alarm bell, ok, gave my debt card detials, ok lets move on, plug the box in and Search wifi connections, hey ho, there is mine, use my password, off it goes, comes to local network, and a big red cross, hmmm, then I try with a ethernet cable connection, same thing, not looking good , something is very seriously wrong here, at the minute feel proper ripped off, oh and I've seen on this forum, asking about ISP, mine is virgin media 200 MBS, so what is going on, how in goes earth do i get this thing to connect with my wifi?
Oh dear sounds like you're having fun! Your best bet is to try disabling network pings. You'll need to complete the following sequence, by pressing the buttons on your NOW TV box remote control in quick succession:
If the above is done correctly, you'll see a new screen pop up called Platform Secret Screen which will display two green bars and four further options. Please select Disable Network Pings from the list of available options.
Once you've done this, simply click back on your remote control until you reach the connection setup page, and attempt to connect to a network.
Hope this helps
Welcome to the forum.
It doesn't really matter, but do it when you get the error message appearing on screen.
The trick is to press the buttons on the remote as quickly as you can
HOME button 5 times then
FF then PLAY then REW then PLAY then FF
Ignore the sounds and movements on the screen as they can be distracting (different menus and selections will appear on the screen while you press the remote keys) just concentrate on pressing the keys on the remote in the right order as quickly as you can. After a moment you will see a new screen pop up called Platform Secret Screen (if it doesn't appear after a moment or two, try again)
Then follow the steps above.
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