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Wireless Internet to TV

Okay, I sort of understand this, but I need some confirmation here. My service provider wants to send a TV signal through the Internet, but in order for us to receive that signal in the TV room we would have to run a cable to it. We don't want that. We would rather use our router to send the signal to the TV, but we don't know what we need to have on the TV to receive that signal. I'm thinking we need some sort of wireless adapter, but many of them connect the TV to a computer and I don't think we need that. Could someone tell me what exactly we need connected to the TV to receive the signal and provide a few links to equipment we could use for it? Thanks a lot.

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A Bridge?

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Bridge?

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I have wifi, so I'm trying to get the wifi signal to transmit to the TV. Is that what I need, a bridge To receive it? Because the cable company wants to send me a signal through my Internet connection but we don't want to run the cable from the router through the hallway to the living room, so we're hoping for something that receives wifi. Is a bridge what I need?

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A bridge is what I needed.

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I can see why you wanted to use the cable but that means you would need a cable modem (which converts cable signals to ethernet, etc in simple terms.) Sadly that could incur a doubling of your internet fees so most will opt for a bridge.

For me this killed 2 birds with one bridge (ha!) as the model I use has 4 ethernet ports. One goes to the TV and the other to a XBOX 360. The XBOX 360 wifi USB thing goes for 99 bucks. I paid 25 for my WGPS606 (refurb) and while it was just a little annoying to set up, I liked it so much I bought another.

So here's my setup:

(wifi in the house) -> WGPS606 -> ethernet cables -> TV and XBOX 360.

You won't find many network specialists in the stores that will know how this works unless you are very lucky.
Bob

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Confused about Ethernet Cables

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I guess I'm confused about the ethernet cables. So you're saying that I need the bridge to connect to ethernet cables before connecting to the TV? Why? I imagined it to be more like this:
wifi-router --> bridge --> TV
Or am I missing something? Are you saying that the bridge uses ethernet cables to connect to the TV? I don't know if my TV has an ethernet input. I've been using s-cables to connect my computer to it.

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You're close. Hot even.

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I wrote:

wifi in the house) -> WGPS606 -> ethernet cables -> TV and XBOX 360.

You countered with:

wifi-router --> bridge --> TV

The only difference is I spelled out how the connections are actually made. I don't know of a bridge that avoids the cable but you were right in your description.

-> But let's get back to that TV. Many today connect to the internet. Examples abound like http://news.cnet.com/digitalhome/?keyword=HDTV

I had leaped too far ahead and thought by your first post you had the right TV but needed that last connection.

What model TV?
Bob

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Samsung PS42C96HDX

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I have a Samsung PS42C96HDX.

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Try giving a link to that model on samsung.com

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Ethernet Connection

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Okay, so my TV doesn't have the ethernet connection. Is there anything else I can do then?

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What you need.

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Is a device that takes what internet (signal) and makes some HDMI or other HDTV output. Since you don't have what I'll call an "Internet HDTV" then what you need is something that takes the internet and puts it on the TV.

There are some thousand solutions from Apple TV to PS3 to other such devices.
Bob

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hi Bob, would this work?

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I have a set of those.

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They are useless when it comes to getting the internet connection to our HDTV.

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(NT) ok, thanks

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Hi there

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ok Nice sharing i like your way to discribe

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Wireless PC to TV is a new concept.

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