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Connecting Wireless Network to EX700 TV

This forum addresses questions on any installation problems you might encounter with your Sony television (i.e. How to install, what wires go where, etc.)

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by egruber » Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:26 am

My EX700 TV does not have built-in wireless, but can do so with a USB wireless bridge.  Do I have to buy the Sony bridge for $80, or do the standard USB Wireless bridges that I can get online for about $20 do the same thing?  Thanks!
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by andyross » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:52 am

Yes, you MUST use the $$$$$$ Sony bridge. Others have tried, but nothing else works. It apparently has some custom code or other in it.

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by egruber » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:55 am

Too Bad. I guess Sony is too smart for us.
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by andyross » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:42 am

Another option is a 'gaming' adapter or whatever they are called. A stand-alone wireless receiver with ethernet port(s). Basically, converts a wireless signal to hardwire. It could be cheaper than the Sony adapter, but needs yet another vampire power brick.
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by andyross » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:41 am

To add, I'm not entirely certain this will work. I don't know if gaming adapter can only supply one IP address per wireless connection, or if multiple ones would be allowed. If only one IP will work, another option is to use a cheap/old router and connect the WAN/Internet port to the gaming adapter, treating it a bit like a modem. This will resort in double-NAT, which may or may not be an issue.


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by egruber » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:42 am

Well, I will soon find out. I ordered a Wireless Ethernet Bridge for about $30. I'll let you know.
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by egruber » Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:04 am

I got the Ethernet Bridge and it worked perfectly.  A big savings over the Sony dongle.  I can't believe how many video choices there are from the TV.  It is overwhelming.
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by lianxanpo » Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:35 am

Hi there,

Can you specify details about the wireless Ethernet bridge that you bought - Brand, model...?

Thanks,
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by egruber » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:41 am

Here is the link.  I got it on sale, so you may want to shop around.

http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=211875912
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