Solved Standalone Wifi-Direct device to connect TV to Wifi router?

Sony Bravia kdl-40w905a 40" smart 3d led...
February 11, 2015 at 07:43:55
Specs: Windows 8.1 Update 1, Core i7 4770K / 8GB DDR3 1600
Hello,

My TV supports a Wifi network connection, but it will only work by using the Wifi direct protocol.
This means that right now i can only couple it with my smartphone to have internet functionality with the TV.

Is there a device which i could buy that i can pre-configure which will work standalone and will allow my TV to connect to my in-home Wifi network?
(this could be a pre-configured standalone USB dongle that only needs to draw power from a USB port).

Does anyone know if such a device exists?

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February 12, 2015 at 05:37:53
Seems Sony want to make it all the much more complicated than necessary...; and also of course encourage users to buy even more kit (adapters etc.)? Although they do include how to use an internet connection to - via a router - in the manual

This is the section from the Sony manual for the model you have:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

Presumably you have read this part already; and also have the manual complete?
incase not this is the link to the full manual:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

found via:

http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/pr...

And as above - the manual does detail using the internet too - with a router ethernet/wifi...

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

Personally I'd go with the latter (internet approach using your router) as you have all the bits required already? Why spend more money? Also the less kit you have involved overall the better (less to go wrong...)?



#1
February 11, 2015 at 13:22:12
No such device exists that I am aware of.
Why do you think you can't connect the TV to your wifi router?

make and model of TV?

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
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#2
February 11, 2015 at 13:32:53
You need a router with wifi enabled. And of course a broadband/adsl account...

Essentially you need to know the SSID (name) for your router broadcasting as wifi. Also the password to allow you to connect to it.

You also need to know what type of access control your router is using - besides the password as above.

See if this explains it clearly enough for you:

http://tinyurl.com/p2pl3wa


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#3
February 12, 2015 at 00:21:57
The TV is a Sony KDL40-W905A. In reviews it states the TV only supports Wifi-direct. I have not yet experimented with this.
If you can tell me how to connect it to my Wifi router (which i already own), that would be great! I looked through the menu but i can't find any options to do so.

[Edit]
I found this device:
http://www.iogear.com/product/GWU627/
Looks like it can do what i want (even though its not bus-powered).

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February 12, 2015 at 05:37:53
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Seems Sony want to make it all the much more complicated than necessary...; and also of course encourage users to buy even more kit (adapters etc.)? Although they do include how to use an internet connection to - via a router - in the manual

This is the section from the Sony manual for the model you have:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

Presumably you have read this part already; and also have the manual complete?
incase not this is the link to the full manual:

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

found via:

http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/pr...

And as above - the manual does detail using the internet too - with a router ethernet/wifi...

http://pdf.crse.com/manuals/13HG900...

Personally I'd go with the latter (internet approach using your router) as you have all the bits required already? Why spend more money? Also the less kit you have involved overall the better (less to go wrong...)?


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#5
February 12, 2015 at 12:59:35
Thanks for the info! So many reviews i read emphasized the 'Wifi-direct' functionality that it seemed the TV did not even support normal Wifi. I got it working now! :)

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#6
February 12, 2015 at 13:11:31
Nice to know... There is frequently a habit of over complicating things these days. The " it ain't broke so I phyxed it"... syndrome. All part of the hype to persuade pholks to part with more cash for latest techno-toy which frequently isn't needed.

Nothing beats the well established KISS principle.

Thanks for for posting back.


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