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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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Can I use it for a desktop to connect to the internet?

4 years, 9 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.
4 years, 9 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.

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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, 2 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, 2 months ago
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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
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Why doesn't it stream properly?

I bought a new samsung blueray and samsung wireless usb, but when I watch netflix the words don't match up on tv...why is this? I can hook my laptop up to my tv and it works just fine.
5 years, 8 months ago
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I saw on the Samsung BluRay menu that if the sound and video doesn't match, there's a menu option to adjust the speed. It's under set-up, audio, sound edit? I think. I saw it under there, check it and see. Maybe that will help. ;-)
5 years, 7 months ago
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this is probably not an issue with the linkstick, but an issue with the BD player. I would suggest updating the firmware of the BD player and see if that fixes the issue.
5 years, 8 months ago
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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.
4 years, 10 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.
4 years, 10 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
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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?
4 years, 10 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.
4 years, 9 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.

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Can I browse the internet with this?

4 years, 11 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.
4 years, 11 months ago
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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.

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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
4 years, 9 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.
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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
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Will this device work with the BD-P1660 and the B6000 series LED?

I have a B6000 series Samsung LED HDTV and a Samsung Blu-ray BD-P1600. Will this device work plugged directly into the Blu-ray to stream Netflix movies?
4 years, 11 months ago
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Not sure about the TV but I bought this item to use with my BD1600 Blue Ray player and it works great with my Netgear N router.
4 years, 11 months ago
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Absolutely! On the B6000, it will give you access to InfoLink and on your P1600 it will give you access to Netflix. However, you will need two separate Linksticks in order to connect both your devices up and to access all content available.

-MrSamsung
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Key-protected router

Normally my router (2-Wire) require a code (password) in order to connect wirelessly - will it work with it ?
4 years, 11 months ago
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During the set up process when the device recognizes your wifi router it will ask for the password so it should not be a problem to get it working. The set up screen will allow you to input the password with your remote.
4 years, 11 months ago
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Through the device you are connecting the Linkstick to, you will be able to access a password protected router by imputing that router's password into the device once you run the network connection setup.

-MrSamsung
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Will this adapter work with

Samsung - 46" Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LCD HDTV
Model: LN46C630K1F

Assuming it does, what exactly does it help me do additionally on TV that I would not be able to do otherwise.

What exactly does it buy for me.
4 years, 11 months ago
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All the LinkStick does is make your BD player wireless so that you can use services such as NetFlix or Pandora. The type of TV you have does not affect its performance.
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As a matter of fact, you must use the “Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter” (WIS09ABGN) with the LN46C630 in order to use a wireless network. Since the Linkstick does not add features to a TV that does not already have internet or DLNA features, it will only facilitate a WiFi internet connection (from your wifi home router) to allow the TV to access its internet/DLNA content. That said, the C630, although not having Internet@TV or other internet functionality, does offer AllShare. AllShare is DLNA, which allows you to share music, photos and even movies from your PC or other DLNA certified devices, with your TV.

-MrSamsung
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