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Samsung - LinkStick Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

Wirelessly connect your Samsung HDTV or Blu-ray Disc player to your wireless network using this wireless USB 2.0 adapter that supports streaming access to Internet@TV,InfoLink RSS and BD Live services.
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Encrypted Wireless Network

Is this device compatible with WPA-2 Personal encryption? These days running an unsecured network is asking for trouble.
5 years, 3 months ago
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Yes it is. I have it running on a WPA-2 PSK and it runs flawlessly. Also tried it on AES, which also worked fine.
5 years, 3 months ago
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The Linkstick does not actually have the ability to input a password or other settings on it. That said, all the settings needed to connect to a network are built into your Samsung DLNA/Internet ready device (TV, BD player, Home Theater System). These devices are compatible with the following security protocols: 1) Authentication Mode : OPEN, SHARED, WPAPSK, WPA2PSK
2) Encryption Type : WEP, TKIP, AES

-MrSamsung
5 years, 3 months ago
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Will this work on model # BDP1500?

5 years, 3 months ago
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Yes, I have the same model player. I plugged the linkstick into the "back" of my player, used the on-screen menu to connect to the router and it works excellent!
5 years, 3 months ago
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The WIS09ABGNX will only be compatible with the P1590 and higher models that offer internet content connectivity. The P1500 is not compatible.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 3 months ago
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ps3 wireless signal

my ps3 has the compatibility to pick up my wireless connection (router) can my internet ready tv do the same or use the signal from the ps3 to get online?
5 years, 2 months ago
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You can use the PS3 to get online and feed the TV. An "internet ready" TV needs to be plugged into Ethernet (LAN) cable for direct connection or a wireless adapter picking up a router plugged into the LAN.
5 years, 2 months ago
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The only way to receive an internet signal to your Samsung Internet@TV TV is by either connecting the TV directly to a wired router, or use this Linkstick (WIS09ABGNX) to connect wirelessly. The TV does not have the ability to "share" or receive a shared internet connection from a secondary device like the PS3.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 2 months ago
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Can I use it for a desktop to connect to the internet?

5 years, 2 months ago
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I don't think so. The Samsung LinkStick is primarily used if you have a Samsung Blu-Ray Disc player.
5 years, 2 months ago
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The Samsung Linkstick is only used with the Samsung devices that offer Internet Connectivity. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that it will work with a PC for internet connectivity since there are no PC drivers available.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 2 months ago
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how to connect this and the compatibility

read an earlier question that was posted and i just want to know if i can get netflix, pandora and youtube on the tv. I have a vizio eco hdtv, the samsung 2.0 adapter and a samsung blueray bd-p1600. when i try to connect it it keeps asking for my mac address 00:00:00:00:00:00 not sure why this would be a question. also says cant find proxy.. please help
5 years, 2 months ago
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First, you would need to have wireless capabilities in your home. You would need to get a wireless router and hook up either to a laptop or desktop. Make sure you jot down the SSID number and the password because you will need those items in order for you to have the Samsung 2.0 Linkstick to work.

If you have a wireless router in your home, all you have to do is to first turn on your Blu-ray player. Next, take the Samsung Linkstick wireless adapter and plug it into the back of the blu-ray player. Within a few seconds, the blu-ray player will ask you if you want to use the player wirelessly, the answer is yes.

Next, the TV screen will show you parts of the SSID address from your wireless router.

You are almost there, the last thing to do is to input your password. Once, you do that, it will be smooth sailing.

The next thing to do is to go back to the main screen of the blu-ray player. Let's say for example you want to access Netflix, click on the Netflix tab from the blu-ray player and Netflix is going to ask you to input a code which you will need to do from your computer. Just access the activation area of Netflix, access the code and watch the blu-ray player do its thing. The same thing applies to all other programs from the blu-ray player. Good luck.
5 years, 2 months ago
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If you connect your Linkstick to the Samsung BD player P-1600, you should have access to Netflix and Pandora once the internet connection is made. Unfortunately, with the information you have provided I do not have a solution for you. I will say that if you contact service at 800-SAMSUNG or contact your local Best Buy's Geek Squad, they should be able to provide you with a live solution.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 2 months ago
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what can this do?

I have both a samsung bluray & HDTV and am considering getting this adapter, but my question is how I would go about streaming things, ie movies?
also, how does the netflix and pandora services work?
5 years, 7 months ago
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Well Good question lol. I was wondering that myself right now, but I just realized I don't need it.

Let's say you have a PS3, Home Theater (Samsung) and a Samsung HDTV. Basically your PS3 can be your wireless adapter, but you get alot more benefits because:

1) It does Gaming!
2) Pictures!
3) Video Editing and Uploading
4) Music
5) Videos/Movies/BluRay/DVD
6) Netflix!
7) Browser
8) Sharing of media from your network.

I have a NAS which is a storing device that connects to my network. All my computers, PS3's, and even Android Phones can use it and get pictures, videos, etc... streamed or downloaded.

Yes a PS3 can even let you stream stuff from your Android to it.
4 years, 7 months ago
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answer 2
Great question! Although I may not have the model numbers of the units in your possession, I can give you a quick breakdown on how you can connect your system up to the internet to receive internet content. First, you will need to make sure that both your Samsung TV and BD player offer internet content connectivity (either internet@TV or Infolink on the TVs, Netflix and Pandora on the BD players). Once it has been determined you have these features, you will need separate Linksticks for each unit (so in this case, two linksticks, one for the TV and one for the BD player). Once connected to the devices, it is time to pair your TV and BD player to a wireless router (for info on this, please refer to the owners manual). At this point you are almost ready to stream content from your PC or from the internet. For PC streaming, you will need to install the Samsung PC Share Manager software that should have come with your TV. Once installed and you have all the media you want to share setup through the Manager, you should be able to access these files from the TV. For internet content, you will first need to have an account active with the media providers (Netflix, Pandora, BlockBuster on-demand, Youtube, Twitter, etc.) to be able to use their respective widgets. Once an account is set up, you can input your username and password into the widgets, and start viewing the internet content. Please note, all content is aggregated through the Yahoo! widget system on the TVs. There is no actual browser on either the TVs or BD players. Also, please remember that in order to access internet content and PC media, your TV needs to have this feature already included since the Linkstick will not add these features.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 7 months ago
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Do I Need a 2nd Linkstick for streaming Netflix?

I own a Samsung BD player that is Netflix/ Pandora capable, I am using these services via a wired connection. I just purchased a Samsung LN37B650 TV to be placed in a room without a wired connection. I have purchased 1 Linkstick, if I purchase a second Linkstick, will I be able to stream Netflix and Pandora, from the Blue Ray player to the Samsung TV using the two linksticks? (I do own a wireless Router).
 
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5 years, 6 months ago
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Savage, Maryland
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I have a Samsung BDP3600 Blu-ray DVD which is NETFLIX and Wi-fi capable, and stream NETFLIX with no problem to my Sony HDTV. One caution: for your wireless network you need a 801.11N router, as the G models won't work without having drop-out/pause problems. The Samsung was a piece of cake to set up to this N router located in a lower floor room.
5 years, 5 months ago
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No, the player must be connected to the TV on which you want to view it.
5 years, 6 months ago
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SirBob
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Glenside, PA
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Does a Blue-ray Netflix ready (model1590) need a linkstick to stream line Netflix from your computer?

I have both Samsung TV and Blue ray player. The Blue ray is netflix ready. Don't I need just he one linkstick to stream line the movies from my netflix account.
5 years, 6 months ago
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Yes, you need just one for the DVD player.
5 years, 5 months ago
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EugeneP
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Great question! Since the Samsung BD players are the only units in Samsung's current line that offers Netflix compatibility, then yes, you will just need one Linkstick to connect your BD player to an internet connected wireless router for movie streaming. That said, if you want to access internet content from your TV (if your TV offers internet content) then you will need two linksticks.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 6 months ago
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Why doesn't my LinkStick work

not recognized by BDP-3600A or UN46B7100 LED TV. Can't select the wireless option after installing the LinkStick adapter. It seems to be a bad unit.
5 years, 5 months ago
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Make sure to enter the numbers information that is on the LAN
5 years, 5 months ago
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Anonymous
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Ashburn Va.
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answer 2
I’m sorry you are having an issue with your device. Although with the information you have provided I do not have a solution for you; I will say that if you contact your local Best Buy's Geek Squad or 800-SAMSUNG, they should be able to provide you with a live solution.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 5 months ago
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Can I browse the internet with this?

5 years, 4 months ago
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Nope. All it does is make your BD player wireless so you can use whatever service it supports. Mine supports Blockbuster, Netflix and Pandora. And that's all it does.
5 years, 3 months ago
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Aimee10
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Currently, none of the Samsung devices support true internet browsing. Once connected, the Samsung Linkstick will allow you to access internet content via either the already preloaded Yahoo! widget system or RSS feeds through Infolink on the Samsung TVs; or directly through Netflix and Pandora on the Samsung BD players only.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 4 months ago
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