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    • hjb123
    • By hjb123 1st Jan 13, 5:44 PM
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    Smart TV Wifi Dongle..
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    • 1st Jan 13, 5:44 PM
    Smart TV Wifi Dongle.. 1st Jan 13 at 5:44 PM
    I am looking at getting a Smart TV, just about decided on a Samsung one but had a couple of questions that cant seem to work out - if the wireless isnt built in does the dongle have to be the same brand as the TV? ie, would I have to buy a samsung one or be able to use an LG or a cheaper one or one thats actually in stock somewhere!

    Is it also better/make a difference if the wireless is built in or via a dongle?

    thanks
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    • #2
    • 1st Jan 13, 7:21 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 7:21 PM
    Chipset is more important than brand. Finding a compatible adapter (if one is available) will require some research into the nature of the official one.

    Example: Panasonic DY-WL10 / Netgear WNDA3100 v.2
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 1st Jan 13, 7:28 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 7:28 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 7:28 PM
    My Samsung will only use the Samsung dongle. I've got it connected to the internet via homeplugs instead which worked out a lot cheaper.
    • bleepandbooster
    • By bleepandbooster 1st Jan 13, 7:44 PM
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    • #4
    • 1st Jan 13, 7:44 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 7:44 PM
    I use this one on our Samsung tv http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0013DUOO0/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?qid=1332333039&ref_=sr_1_2&sr =8-2

    The link is a few months old .... but the dongle is working fine.

    cofion
    David
    • hjb123
    • By hjb123 1st Jan 13, 9:03 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:03 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:03 PM
    Thanks for the replies, hoping to get it sorted this week, my old tv is being extremely tempremental! Im assuming a dongle doesnt come with the tv? - it doesnt actually state whether its included or not - its either said to be built in or via dongle (but doesnt say included or not included?!)

    Thanks
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:31 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:31 PM
    If it's not built-in, it's not included. Ever.
    • bleepandbooster
    • By bleepandbooster 1st Jan 13, 9:35 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:35 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:35 PM
    No ... when we bought ours I asked in the shop and was told that any wireless dongle would do ! So I plugged in a dongle that I already had and bingo .... nothing happened. So a bit of research on here and someone suggested the Hama dongle. It was alot cheaper at the time than the Samsung one and works fine.

    cofion
    David
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:49 PM
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    • 1st Jan 13, 9:49 PM
    ...suggested the Hama dongle.
    Originally posted by bleepandbooster
    The 062740? RT2870 and/or RT2820.
    • hjb123
    • By hjb123 2nd Jan 13, 4:25 AM
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    • 2nd Jan 13, 4:25 AM
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    • 2nd Jan 13, 4:25 AM
    Thanks for the replies, im still slightly torn between getting one with wifi built in or ne that needs a dongle, works out roughly same price - is either way any better than the other?
    Thanks
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 2nd Jan 13, 4:58 AM
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    or get a homeplug/run ethernet to the TV
    • hjb123
    • By hjb123 2nd Jan 13, 5:08 AM
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    or get a homeplug/run ethernet to the TV
    Originally posted by custardy
    Thanks for that, am being thick but what does that involve? The room where the tv is going ti go is as far away from the bt broadband hub as can get!

    Thanks
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 2nd Jan 13, 5:19 AM
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    Thanks for that, am being thick but what does that involve? The room where the tv is going ti go is as far away from the bt broadband hub as can get!

    Thanks
    Originally posted by hjb123
    well for cable its a case of hiding/installing

    for homeplugs
    you run an ethernet cable from the router to the homeplug
    plug the hoeplug into a power socket
    then plug the other in near the TV
    run an ethernet cable from that homeplug to the TV
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