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Topic # 80717 3-Apr-2011 10:07
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I have a Sony Bravia TV (EX710) that is wi-fi ready if you buy a wireless LAN adaptor.

Looking for any advice on whether or not the only way to connect wirelessly is through the specific Sony Wireless LAN Adaptor (UWABR100) here - http://www.sony.co.nz/product/uwa-br100

If I can I'd prefer to get something cheaper (like a standard wireless adaptor) but can't find out whether or not this would work with the Sony TV?

Any advice on other options would be appreciated. 




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  Reply # 454739 3-Apr-2011 10:14
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Use an access point as a client plugged into its Ethernet port.




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  Reply # 454744 3-Apr-2011 10:24
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Spyware: Use an access point as a client plugged into its Ethernet port.


That's a good idea, hadn't gone there. Will cause a lot of extra wires in the living room but would work.

Any idea if USB wireless adaptors work? 




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  Reply # 454896 3-Apr-2011 20:07
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I don't think any other USB adapter would work. I have one and use it on a Sony Blu-Ray player and it's pretty good really. Not cheap though. But heaps cheaper than the rediculously priced one for another popular brand of TV that I was told about by a sales person today.

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  Reply # 454910 3-Apr-2011 21:20
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Aren't most around the $100 - $150 range?
I think the issue re: adaptors lies in the inability to load drivers onto the TV's OS... so proprietary USB wifi adaptors seem to be the only option.

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  Reply # 454939 3-Apr-2011 23:03
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Ah yes. The one I heard about today, after checking the website I think the sales person got the price wrong.

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  Reply # 454946 4-Apr-2011 00:09
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You will possibly find that any adapter based on the correct chipset will work. There are not that many 802.11n USB chipsets and it would be annoying to buy an expensive sony one and find its the same guts as a $7 one. I would borrow some cheapies and try them first of all. Also someone may make a knockoff one like happened with the xbox wireless adapters.




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  Reply # 454960 4-Apr-2011 07:23
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From what I read, it supports IEEE 802.11n.

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  Reply # 454996 4-Apr-2011 09:09
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I used a Linksys 54G in bridge mode connected to my TV for a while. I had it acting like another WAP as well as providing a connection to the TV and PS3, so half the bandwidth was used for backhaul from the wireless access point back to the main router. I didn't find it very reliable, or fast.

Running it as a pure access point it probably would've been fine. I switched to wired though, performance was WAY better. Before 720p stuttered badly, now 1080p is smooth.




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  Reply # 455261 4-Apr-2011 19:59
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Great feedback, thanks everyone.  Plenty to give a go following this.

Just seems like a waste to buy brand specific adaptors when others do the same job and are 1/10 of the price.

Will try out a bunch of others that I can get my hands on to see what might work. 




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