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Does the Sony XBR55X800B support 802.11ac wireless protocol?

The subject says it all, really -- I have no choice but to have my TV a fair distance from the wireless router. I have a 802.11ac router and would like to stream Netflix in 4k. My router is fast, but that won't really help me much if the TV can't support the ac protocol. For the life of me, I can't seem to find this info listed in the tech specs anywhere. Can someone please enlighten me? Thx!

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Did not buy.

If maker and seller won't tell, no sale. Also, the findings so far is the WiFi is weak on all Smart TVs. To the point that most makers ask the router or rather hotspot be at 20 or less feet.

That said you could get a 802.11ac client to stand in for the weak Smart TV WiFi.

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Client?

How do I get a client? Is it as simple as getting a USB wi-fi adapter and plugging it in? I didn't think that would work for anything but a pc/laptop?

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I have to use clients that have Ethernet out.

That way I get around the need for drivers, etc.

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Just to show one.
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Sorry I didn't write that.

I re-read my posts and wrote to use it as a client. I find repeaters slow down WiFi. If I was to go 802.11ac I would never install a repeater.

The device you linked to does not appear to be compatible with the TV in question. So I'll not write more on that.
Note: Edited for spelling.

Post was last edited on September 27, 2015 2:42 PM PDT

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Example client picture.
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Got it

Thanks a ton. The picture really helped. I will try setting it up as you described. I appreciate your time and your responses.

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