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wireless adapter alternatives for my samsung bd-e5300 bluray

by BlackOps74 / August 16, 2012 12:52 AM PDT

I recently purchased a Samsung BD-E5300 bluray player which states it has built in WiFi. We set it up and found that the only way to connect to the internet is a wired connection. No where on the box does it say you need a wireless adapter! We paid $109.99 for it and now according to Samsung the wireless adapter I need is a WIS09ABGN which is listed at $180.00. Does anyone know of any other AFFORDABLE adapter I could use that would work with my blu ray player. It would be greatly appreciated

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I've used WiFi bridges for this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2012 1:27 AM PDT
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Is it hard to do?
by KarenAZ313 / October 22, 2012 1:16 PM PDT

Okay - I'm going to have to buy this adapter - I am hardware stupid - is this easy to do or am I going to have to pay someone to do this? All I want is to be able to get Pandora and Netflix on my new BluRay Sad

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I own this one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2012 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Is it hard to do?

While you know I'm a "M"oderater and am pretty advanced I think this unit is among the simplest units I've used. I did however set it up on my PC because I didn't want to take a chance that the browser in the TV would cough.

Bob

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Sorry, but you got wrong info
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 17, 2012 1:03 AM PDT
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How to set up wifi with BD-E5300
by robert2680 / August 28, 2012 10:24 AM PDT

Dear HD Tech,

I have a BD-E5300 player. Based on your suggestion, I purchased the WIS12ABGNX wireless LAN adapter. I plugged it into the USB port and turned on the player. I still only see the "wired" option in the Settings, and it continues to show I do not have a valid internet connection. This Blu-Ray player was a gift from my daughter so I hate to return it. I hope you are correct that i can connect via wifi using this adapter, but I need additional instructions on how to set it up. I appreciate additional guidance from you on how to set this up.

Thanks.

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Some of these require
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 10:28 AM PDT

1. The latest firmware.
2. The USB adapter in a specific port. (No, I didn't check the manual but it's a common issue I've run into on too many things.)

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How to set up wifi with BD-E5300
by robert2680 / August 28, 2012 3:15 PM PDT
In reply to: Some of these require

I hooked up onto the wired internet, downloaded the latest software version for the player and allowed it to upgrade and turn off. Then I unplugged the wired internet, plugged in the WIS12ABGNX usb wireless LAN adapter into the only USB port on the player. Nothing happened. So I went to Settings, and still only "wired" option existed. I am under the impression from the Samsung FAQ site that if it worked a pop-up message would appear "Do you want to make a wireless connection?". I reconnected to the wired ethernet and again checked for an upgrade and this time it said I already had the latest version.

Like BlackOps74, I think the specs on this player often confuse people into thinking it is wifi capable. So I am concluding that my option is to return the player and by one that has built-in wifi capability.

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Sorry if I upset you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 28, 2012 11:24 PM PDT

I am not tech support but wanted to share my experiences with far too many devices.
Bob

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PS. I see the reply below.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 2:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry if I upset you.

Remember I did not check the manual or specs for you.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0076R7FFI among other sites do not lst WiFi or even if you can add this.

I will post a reply to HDTech below.
Bob

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Sorry if I upset you
by robert2680 / August 29, 2012 2:29 PM PDT

Bob,

Just want to clarify that you did not upset me. I am just glad that through this discussion the facts finally became clear as everyone was trying to find the correct answer. There is a lot of misleading information out there. I did a google search on the BD-E5300 and found numerous links such as: "Blu-ray Player with Built-In WiFi | Samsung BD-E5300www.samsung.com/us/video/blu-ray-dvd/BD-E5300/ZA" , "Samsung BD E5300 Blu-Ray Player, Wi-Fi Ready | Full Compass", and "Samsung BD-E5300 Blu-Ray Player Full HD Internet DVD Wi-Fi DivX 1080P HDTV".

As you correctly point out later in this thread, the best answer on the Samsung support site for the question of connecting to wifi with is player is a simple "No".

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wireless adapter alternatives for my samsung bd-e5300 blur
by robert2680 / August 28, 2012 3:30 PM PDT
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I stand corrected
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 29, 2012 1:52 AM PDT

robert2680,

Pardon me! I was wrong. After talking extensively with the product specialist, we determined that this model only supports wired connections, not Wi-Fi. Every other Blu-ray model does support Wi-Fi; however, this one doesn't since it's the entry level model.

I have assurance though that any model of Blu-ray player higher than the BD-E5300 will support Wi-Fi, though. I apologize for the confusion. If you have any problems returning the Linkstick, let me know.

Regards,
HD Tech

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FROM THE SAMSUNG WEB SITE.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 2:24 AM PDT
In reply to: I stand corrected

Start at http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/BD-E5300/ZA

Click on the question "Which Samsung Wireless Adapter Is Compatible With My Blu-ray Player?"

"All Blu-ray players are compatible with the following Samsung Wireless Adapters:

WIS09ABGN works with Blu-rays, Blu-ray Home Theaters and TV's.
WIS09ABGN2 works with Blu-rays and Blu-ray Home Theaters."

If you can send this up, it would be nice to have the product web pages to note this.
Bob

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Re: I will
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 29, 2012 2:34 AM PDT

Bob,

I literally work next to the product specialist who writes content for that page. So thanks for pointing that out. I'll get it corrected.

HD Tech

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I see it was changed but still can mislead folk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 29, 2012 3:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: I will

The word "All" was indeed dropped but folk may not read far enough to catch the exceptions noted.

In my opinion the question is not being answered correctly. It should be a simple "No."
Bob

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BD-E5300 capabilities
by robert2680 / August 29, 2012 2:38 PM PDT
In reply to: I stand corrected

HD Tech,
Thanks for the apology. Glad the correct answer has been reached and also that the Samsung support site will get corrected. I have found a suitable room for the player so I do not need to return it and I do not expect any problem returning the wireless LAN adapter. All's good.

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take it back?
by KarenAZ313 / October 22, 2012 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: I stand corrected

So my best option is to NOT buy the connector and take it back for one that WILL work with wireless? Is that what I am reading?

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BD-E5300 really supports Allshare or not?
by xtopaz / September 30, 2012 9:42 PM PDT

Dear HD Tech,

Does BD-E5300 support allshare or not? Samsung websites say it does, and the manual says it does too, but I can't discover it from my PC using allshare 2.1.0.12031_10 for PC. Firmware has been updated to 1009.2 but no difference.

So I just need clarification and confirmation whether it really supports allshare or not, and what kind of allshare if it does, and if possible to guide me how to make it work.

I can access internet (Youtube etc) from it so internet/network connection is not the issue I believe.

Thanks

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Let's hope someone finds your question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2012 1:35 AM PDT

This discussion is about the wireless alternatives and you hid your new post and issue.

If you don't get a reply, make a new discussion.
Bob

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Good idea
by xtopaz / October 1, 2012 2:55 AM PDT

I have created new discussion about it.

Thanks

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Well About The BD-E5300ZA ?
by tx2007ts / November 15, 2012 6:38 PM PST

Well You See This Device Does Use Wi-Fi It's Just In A Different Way Then Other's Some Have Them Built-In, Some Need A USB Adapter & Other's Use It By Being Wired And The USB In The Front Is Only For USB Streaming Device's And As Far As The Wi-Fi It's Only Made To Receive Streaming Media From A DLNA Device Like A PC Or Even A Cell Phone So Hopefully You Still Have It And This Has Helped You ?

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