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Old 12-31-09, 12:20 AM
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School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

This may be completely impossible, but I thought I would ask to see ...

I recently became the proud owner of a Blu-ray player that will stream Netflix. However it is not wireless ready; the adapter costs about $80. We also purchased a Wii for Christmas -- Wii is wireless ready. Would it be possible to use the Wii as the wireless feed into the Blu-ray player to get Netflix?
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

I don't think so. For one thing, there's no ethernet input, and second, such a task would involve hacking the console to operate differently.

Just get the adapter or a wireless bridge. Or, you could save some money if you get a router and put DD-WRT on it, which would let you configure it as a bridge. But, you have to know what you're doing, as it's possible to brick the router if you don't get the right version of DD-WRT.
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

If you have a laptop you can use that to bridge a connection, but not a wii
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

Thanks guys -- about as I figured. I do have a laptop ... would I simply use a USB to USB cord? Or is there something special I need to configure?
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

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Thanks guys -- about as I figured. I do have a laptop ... would I simply use a USB to USB cord? Or is there something special I need to configure?
You need to connect your laptop to your wifi, then plug the laptop and BD player together with an ethernet cable (it may need to be a crossover cable, although some ethernet adapters can us regular cables).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable

You then need to set up your laptop for Internet Connection Sharing over the ethernet connection. Here's guides for how to do it between a laptop and Xbox, the steps should be the same as far as the laptop goes:
http://www.trap17.com/index.php/inte...op_t54749.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcSsc23dhXc
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

Hmm ... does anybody know if you can use any wireless LAN adapter, or does it have to be the specific one they sell? I found this http://www.buy.com/prod/airlink-101-...212654835.html and am wondering if it would work.

Or option B -- could move my modem by the player, wire it, and simply add the adapter to the computer (in another room).

FYI -- the player is a BD-P1590 (Samsung).
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

Have you tried Google? Or AVS Forum?
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

Can't return the 1590 and get the 3600 (it has Wireless)?
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Hmm ... does anybody know if you can use any wireless LAN adapter, or does it have to be the specific one they sell?
If connecting via USB, the player has to know how to control the device, via a built-in device driver. This typically limits it to only vendor-specified models.

If you have a wifi adapter that connects via the ethernet connection (a wifi bridge), then it can be any model.
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Re: School me: Blu-ray Wireless LAN option -- Wii?

I think there's a $100 price difference, there. It'd be cheaper to buy the Wi-Fi adapter.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
I think there's a $100 price difference, there. It'd be cheaper to buy the Wi-Fi adapter.
Are you referring to the price difference between players, or between a wirelss bridge and the USB adapter? Because You can get a router that'll work as a wireless bridge for $60:
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...ingid=66516753

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