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#1 Mar 22 2011 at 11:42 AM Rating: Good
...but everything to do with a Blu-ray player.

So I bought my father a blu-ray player back before X-mas when they were on sale at Best Buy. I thought I had bought one that could Wirelessly connect to the internet. It can, but the wireless part isn't built in (like i thought it was, stupid small print ><).
So I know I need to buy a USB wireless adapter.

My question: Does it matter what brand the adapter is?
Itis a Sony brand player. I bought netflix last night, and I know my Father would get use out of it as well if he could access it via his player.

I ask because I bought a Wireless USB adapter for one of my computers, but don't know if I take it over would it work for him (I don't use that computer much anymore, so the adapter isn't being used).
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#2 Mar 22 2011 at 4:01 PM Rating: Good
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While it shouldn't matter, sometimes electronic devices can be finicky. Worst case is you take it over and it doesn't work.
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#3 Mar 22 2011 at 6:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, if it is an older wireless adapter, connection speed may be an issue, especially for streaming video (which I would assume to be a primary thing it would be used for on a BR player) You'll want to be sure it's at least wireless G, if not N, compatable.
#4 Mar 22 2011 at 9:01 PM Rating: Good
The adapter isn't that old, I've only had it for a few months.

I told him what he needed and told him the Sony Adapter via BestBuy's site was $80. He didn't seem to mind, so he may just go out and buy it.
and what a bummer, I get netflix last night...planned to watch it tonight after work and the Server/site was down XD It is now working I guess but blah :3
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#5 Mar 22 2011 at 9:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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It really depends on the player. For example, samsung TV's will only take a samsung wifi dongle. They lack built in drivers for anythign else.
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