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Any Alternate to Wi-Lan module dongle for Panasonic tv?

by Nazzarus / February 26, 2013 12:00 AM PST

First i must say CNET has been very helpful whenever i need to purchase electronics, kudos to them. ever opportunity i get i promote CNET.
My questions is are there an alternate to the WI-Lan module dongle for Panasonic TV (TC-L42E50). the recommended part is TY-WL20 but is a little expensive for me. The TV is not close enough to use a wired connection.
Someone please help! I have had good luck on this forum so far. Thanks in advance.

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Yes, other folks have used other, cheaper dongles
by Pepe7 / February 26, 2013 12:21 AM PST

I believe you can read through the user reviews @ Amazon for this particular model, or a sister model, to learn about which ones have worked besides the pricey Panny dongle. Sorry I don't recall the exact make/model, but it was something that was priced between $20-30, if I am remembering the discussion accurately. Will check when I have time later if you don't find one...

The other option would be to utilize a second wireless router (if you have one laying around), and configure it to function as a wireless bridge. You would connect an ethernet cable from the HDTV to this wireless bridge, which connects to your wireless network.

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by Nazzarus / February 26, 2013 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: Here's the link

i will give this a try. thanks looks good.

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Wireless Ethernet Bridge/Adapter
by sunwatcher / February 26, 2013 12:39 AM PST

You would have much better luck making use of the ethernet port on the TV and not the USB port for an alternate connection. Just Google "wireless ethernet adapter" or "wireless ethernet bridge" to find a good variety.

I use a Trendnet model that works very well, but I've seen others from IOGear and Belkin that get good reviews.

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You are correct
by Pepe7 / February 26, 2013 1:28 AM PST

Ethernet over USB for networking- absolutely Wink

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Lots of options.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2013 12:49 AM PST
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by Nazzarus / February 26, 2013 3:28 AM PST
In reply to: Lots of options.

Thanks a million once again CNET to the rescue. I got some terrific ideas and help.

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by gvm2121 / July 25, 2015 7:21 PM PDT
In reply to: awesome!

Hello nazzarus.
i have the same issue tywl20u for my panasonic tv. did you fix it?
can u help me?
thanks, gonzalo

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