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TV not recognizing wireless

by shkats56 / May 20, 2016 10:59 PM PDT

I have a Samsung PN50B650S1FXZA & just purchased adapter WIS12ABGNX. According to everything I've read this adapter is compatible with my TV. When I insert the adapter into the USB port, nothing happens. My wireless network is not shown. I'd appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

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Is this a TV from 2009?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2016 8:16 AM PDT
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2009 TV
by shkats56 / May 21, 2016 8:58 AM PDT

Yes, it is from 2009. I had intended to stream from Netflix & Amazon widgets that I believe are available on this TV. I currently stream through my Wii system. It works but I thought it would be easier to stream directly through the TV. It sounds like using the Amazon Fire or Roku is the best way to go.

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I didn't find those widgets on this TV
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 21, 2016 9:24 AM PDT
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Here the Samsung adapter was 99 bucks. Same price as the Amazon Fire and Roku TV.

For that price Samsung gets you a subpar WiFi connection. That is, I've lost count of the times I've had to pull the router to 20 or less feet from the TV. And you get an outdated or discontinued player.

I can go on but I'd not advise you stick with this stick. I have the new Amazon Fire TV and it's working great with Amazon (natch) and Netflix. It was on sale for less than 99 bucks.

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by shkats56 / May 21, 2016 11:27 AM PDT

Thanks. I'll take your advice and use Amazon or Roku.

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Re: Wireless
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 21, 2016 7:29 AM PDT
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by shkats56 / May 21, 2016 8:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Wireless

I recently bought a new modem/router. My Wii system had no problem connecting to the new network so I doubt that's the problem with the TV. I use Xfinity so the factory settings are probably still original. Plug n play have never been set.

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