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How do I connect my tv to my wireless network

December 17, 2010 at 15:46:13
Specs: Windows 7

I'll try to be clear and concise. I have a cable modem in the house that is connected to a wireless router. I have a tv in another room that has an ethernet port but I don't want to run cable through the walls. I'd like to connect it wirelessly to my router. I am also going to buy a bluray player and don't want to spend the extra $$ to purchase a wifi model. I would like to know what I need to buy to connect both to the internet. I also want to make sure both the tv and the player will have their own independent internet connection. In other words, this is going to be for my mother for christmas and I don't want to have a complicated set up that would require turning on the bluray and then changing the input to enable the tv to get an internet connection. I'm trying to keep it simple. I've heard a few terms tossed out there, access point, bridge, hub. The device I'm envisioning in my mind is going to allow me to plug my tv and bluray player into it and have a connection with minimal configuring. I want it to be as "plug and play" as possible. Any help is greatly appreciated, this is starting to stress me out! :)

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December 17, 2010 at 19:47:30

Been trying to find something suitable for you but from what I can see you will need two devices in order to connect your TV and Blueray. One is a wireless bridge and they range in price from about $100 up to the thousands. You will also need an ethernet switch to expand the number of LAN ports since any of the bridges I've seen have only a single LAN port.

Have a look at a Dlink DWL-2100AP It seems to be the type of thing you need. You would need to set it in client mode and attach a multiport switch to get more than one device attached. All up cost is probably more than the difference between the wired & wireless blueray but you will have greater expansion capacity for the future.

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