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post #1 of 7 Old 02-01-12, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Wireless USB LAN adapter

Just bought an Onkyo 807 and trying to get everything setup. Do you have to buy the Onkyo UWF-1 specific LAN adapter for LAN connection? I really dont want the hastle of running cable to this thing. And would rather run down to Frys or Best buy and grab something than order it online and WAIT.

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My understanding is you will need the proprietary LAN adaptor for the receiver. Similar to wireless enabled bluray players, the OS that runs the LAN dongle cannot read a standard WIN|MAC dongle.
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Re: Wireless USB LAN adapter

As long as you have an Ethernet port you can just buy a wireless bridge for $65 or so. I've had decent luck with a D-Link DAP-1522 4 port 802.11n but eventually ran cables because they work better for hi-def video.

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You can just buy a wireless bridge but you'll spend $65 or so. I've had decent luck with a D-Link DAP-1522 4 port 802.11n but eventually ran cables for hi-def video.
Bridge is cool or you could use a power line adaptor they've dropped in price and are going to give you hard line speeds(up to 100 Mbps in some cases).
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Bridge is cool or you could use a power line adaptor they've dropped in price and are going to give you hard line speeds(up to 100 Mbps in some cases).
This is true and a good idea. Just keep in mind real world transfer speeds (like with wireless) are usually fraction of what they claim.
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Re: Wireless USB LAN adapter

I've used a Buffalo wireless bridge for my Viera TV and it works fine. My HP printer had a problem over it, but the TV works well. The Buffalo was less than $50, but is on the lower end of quality. If D-Link has one now, that would probably be your better bet.
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Re: Wireless USB LAN adapter

I dont know why I didnt think of the bridge or access point straight away. I have had a few for my office and used 2 or so of them as hockey pucks. But the last Cisco one i bought has been great. Went to Frys and bought the entertainment variant of the same access point I have in my office. Being that we are going to upgrade the TV, Blue Ray player, etc etc soon. I figured it would be good to have a higher quality piece in that locale anyways. And it has 5 ports, so I should be more than covered.

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