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Hooking my HDTV to my network wirelessly - HELP

by capth4u / February 24, 2010 11:36 AM PST

Hello everyone, I am getting my Samsung UN55B8000 next week and I want to hook it and the Blu-Ray to my wireless network. I am looking to get the the D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router(Good choice?) I know that Samsung offer a wireless dongle but I want a more stable connection BUT without having to hard wiring them. I did as much googling as I could and I did not find much information on this subject... So I guess we will make the sticky Happy Not sure if I can do this but I would like to use another router or some sort of Wireless Ethernet Bridge/adapter to go with the TV & Blu-Ray player... I would rather stay way from the media boxes or kits... they all seem to be over priced. Any solid ideas would help a lot... Thank you in advance Wink

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There is a few stickies on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2010 10:55 PM PST
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not in the sticky
by capth4u / February 24, 2010 11:38 PM PST

Thanks Bob but my need isn't in the sticky... I see how to set up a home network and a few others but not what I'm looking for... but thanks! I need to know what hardware I need... the actual names of the hardware... would 2 routers work? One on the PC and the other on the TV? I don't know or understand how to make this work. I'm sure someone with networking knowledge knows the hardware I need. Thanks again

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The names vary with country, budget and goals.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2010 1:05 AM PST
In reply to: not in the sticky

Let's answer with what I could use.

1. Router.
Not the cheapest and not the most expensive at the usual stores. I can use almost any model on the shelf.

2. The link to the HDTV.
We can use the Samsung wifi stick, or any bridge. Again, country matters but as to price that changes all the time so share what you are considering since there are some hundred solutions today.

Are you sure you don't have the router part already?
Bob

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Router
by capth4u / February 25, 2010 2:01 AM PST

I am buying a router this weekend Happy Im looking at either the D-link DIR-825 or D-link DIR-655. The 825 is dual band but Im not sure if that makes it any better. I have heard that the 655 is the better out of the two. I did find out the answer to my own question. I need a wireless bridge... I think you said it as well Bob Happy Thanks for your help

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Get these . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2010 9:49 PM PST
In reply to: Router

The router - DIR-655
The bridge - DAP-1522

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