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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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Will a computer wireless usb adapter work?

I have a wireless usb adapter I was using on my pc. Will it work the same as the linkStick for my led lcd tv
5 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
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USB Drivers can be saved ON THE USB!
That a load of horse ****!
SAMSUNG also made it impossible to connect BD consoles via Ethernet cable, forcing to buy this thing!
4 years, 1 month ago
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mjhszig
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HAHA I found the 'official' answer hilarious. The real reason no others will work (and I bet there are hacks out there that do allow them to work) is because Samsung would like you to pay $80 for a Samsung Wireless Connector instead of buying one for $15 or $20 from a third party. DUH!
4 years, 8 months ago
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Bo
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Orlando, FL
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answer 3
Currently, the only wireless adapter that can be used with the appropriate Samsung TVs is the Samsung Linkstick WIS09ABGN. The reason for this is that all other usb wireless adapters require drivers to work. Since there is no feasible way to transfer and save hundreds of different drivers for each adapter on the TVs, Samsung created a USB wireless adapter that will work 100% of the time (plug-n-play), with out drivers.

-MrSamsung
5 years, 1 month ago
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Which Samsung LinkStick Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter works with Model BD-C5500 (Model Code BD-C5500/XAA)

If the graphic on the Best Buy website is accurate then the Samsung LinkStick Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (Model WIS09ABGNX ) will not work with the Samsung Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player, Model BD-C5500 (Model Code BD-C5500/XAA). When will a wireless adpater for this model be available as this model is already being sold in stores? The Samsung USB port on the back of this model accepts a standard USB connection and not the post connection illustrated in the graphic for the LinkStick (Model WIS09ABGNX).
4 years, 7 months ago
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NoNick
 from
Indiana
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I'm sorry for the confusion, however the WIS09ABGNX should be compatible with the BD-C5500. As stated in the BD-C5500's manual, "Use only the optional Samsung wireless LAN adapter with this player. (Model name: WIS09ABGN)." The WIS09ABGNX (the added "X" indicates its a Best Buy product) unit sold here at Best Buy should work with out an issue.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 7 months ago
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If my Samsung Blu-ray DVD player is already Netflix capable, do I really need one of these adapters?

5 years, 1 month ago
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The linkstick wifi adapter is only needed if you want to wirelessly connect your device to a wireless router to access internet content. If you already have a wired connection to your BD player or a wireless connection set up (depending on BD player) then you will not need to use the linkstick to access Netflix.

-MrSamsung
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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?
4 years, 10 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.
3 years, 10 months ago
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DLZ
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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
4 years, 10 months ago
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if i have a samsung tv and blue-ray player do I need 2 seperate Linksticks for each one?

4 years, 9 months ago
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Depends on what you want to do. If you need to stream Netflix movies, then just one (for the Blu-ray DVD player) is enough. If you also want to use TV Widgets (available on some TVs), then you'd need the stick for the TV.

You don't need the sticks to connect from DVD player to TV.
4 years, 8 months ago
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EugeneP
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Minneapolis, MN
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answer 2
Thanks for the question. You will need separate Linksticks for each unit (so in this case, two linksticks, one for the TV and one for the BD player). The units do not offer internet connection sharing, so if you want to view internet content that is only accessible through the TV, you will need a separate Linkstick for the TV.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 9 months ago
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MrSamsung
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Works with any TV?

If I understand correctly, this dongle plugs right into a compatable Samsung Blue-Ray disc player and if the player is connected to TV, it can be set up to work wirelessly with a router and any brand of TV?
4 years, 9 months ago
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fishingfool42
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Thanks for the question. You are correct. As long as the BD player is a Samsung Blu-Ray player that offers internet content playback (Netflix, Pandora, etc.), you can have the BD player connect to a wireless home router that is connected to the internet and then connect the BD player to any TV to view said internet content.

-MrSamsung
4 years, 9 months ago
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I have a Samsung BD-P1600

I have ordered a Samsung BD-P1600, My Wireless is a LINKSYS, SRX200 Model No. WRT54GX2. Will this work with the LinkStick Model: WIS09ABGNX?
4 years, 10 months ago
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Gary C
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Winterport, Maine
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After reading more of the Q&A's, I see that it will work.
4 years, 10 months ago
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Gary C
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After reading more of the Q&A's, I see that it is.
4 years, 10 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
4 years, 5 months ago
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rachel
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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.
4 years, 5 months ago
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Mack2468
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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
4 years, 5 months ago
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MrSamsung
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Link Stick - Why does it constantly Lose connectivity?

I have a Samsung Blue Ray BDP1600 and purchased the Samsung LinkStick. When watching movies it will lose the connection. Sometimes 4 times during watching one movie. Is this a problem with the LinkStick? Do I need to get it replaced as being defective? We have moved the wireless router closer to the Blue ray and it does not make any difference. I have upgraded the firmware on the blue ray hoping that would help but it does not.
 
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4 years, 10 months ago
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Patty F
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Canton, Ohio
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I had a similar issue with some of my other wi-fi hardware. I changed my router and that did the trick. Routers wear out.
3 years, 7 months ago
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zargeo
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Cheap wireless landline phones that broadcast at a certain frequency will mess up all computer wireless. It's 2.4 megahertz. I don't understand why these things are still on the market they cause so much trouble, they'll even blow up your neighbors wireless!

Check your landlines, then politely ask your neighbors to do the same. These are cheap, obnoxious phones and replacing them shouldn't cost much; It takes an hour or more to reset all the wireless pods at my house when this used to happen. There are other disruptions to home web wireless, but none so common as the crummy 2.4 meg phone. Check up on it...
4 years, 9 months ago
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missbike
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New Orleans, LA
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answer 3
I've just started looking at wireless connections, but I've had the same trouble with a Sony Playstation connected to Netflix. I lose my connection often and sometimes it just won't come back. I think it's a cable problem.
4 years, 9 months ago
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answer 4
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, they should be able to provide you with a live solution.
-MrSamsung
4 years, 10 months ago
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MrSamsung
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Question

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, 7 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.
4 years, 6 months ago
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Aimee10
 from
Arizona
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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
4 years, 6 months ago
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MrSamsung
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