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Old 02-26-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Anyone know of an adapter that plugs into the LAN cable slot on the back of a Smart TV? (supposedly, the size n shape of a USB thumbdrive). I'm told it will reeive a signal from a wireless router ( on a different floor).

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You can use Powerline adapters. http://www.netgear.com/home/products...x/default.aspx

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Anyone know of an adapter that plugs into the LAN cable slot on the back of a Smart TV? (supposedly, the size n shape of a USB thumbdrive). I'm told it will reeive a signal from a wireless router ( on a different floor).
Is this an ethernet jack in the back of the TV? Does it look like a phone jack but a little wider?

If so, then the surest thing to do, if you really need to connect to a wireless router, is to buy an access point and connect it to your TV via an ethernet cable. Trying to connect a wireless adapter that usually plugs into a laptop or desktop via USB will likely not work as they need drivers on the connected machine.

If this is to stream video then you should consider Greg's solution. Powerline is great for this as it provides a more robust and reliable connection than wireless. That said, sometimes it provides poor performance between two given circuits and there is no way to tell in advance of testing it out on the circuits in question.
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Not sure if you've solved this but instead of an access point, what you want is a wireless bridge. Else you will have dhcp issues and possibly nat issues if your ap has built in router.
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Recently ran wire direct (solution I always favor). Thanks for the suggestions.
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