How can I connect my TV to my wireless network?

Matt July 28, 2010
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I have a TV that has an Ethernet port, but my house is not wired throughout. I would like to connect my TV via my wireless network, but the wireless adapters for the TV are very expensive ($150-200).

Are there any relatively inexpensive ways to capture the wireless signal and connect to the TV’s Ethernet port?

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  1. Thomas
    March 30, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    my tv doesnt have an earthnet port but i want too hook it up to my wireless router. how can i do that?

    • Ken
      April 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

      Hi Thomas,
      I have a similar query.
      Ken

  2. Neeniti8
    June 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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  3. AlK
    January 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I have tried connecting my laptop to my tv with s-video cable or HDMI, but what really bothers me is are the connection and re-connection of the cables....

    I got a USB device that does it wirelessly, and it does it amazingly!

    check it out here: http://bit.ly/ettIn0

  4. Jack Cola
    August 1, 2010 at 2:34 am

    If you have a spare router, you could always turn it into to an wireless access point.

    Or connect a computer to it that has to network cards (2 LAN's, or Lan and Wireless) and bridge the connection between the computer and your own network. By having a computer, you could also connect your computer to the TV, so you can use the TV as a monitor which gives you a whole great range of functionality for your TV

    • Mike Osbourne
      March 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      How would I turn a spare router into an access point?  Can wireless routers receive a wireless signal (i.e. from another router) as well as emit a wireless signal?

      • Jack Cola
        March 24, 2012 at 1:24 am

        Most routers can't turn an Wireless Signal and repeat it. You're looking for a repeater or Wireless Range Extender if you want that functionality. The only way you can turn a spare router into an access point if you connect a LAN cable from your Modem/Router/Switch to your spare router.

  5. Jessica Cam W.
    July 30, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    If you're trying to stream, say, Hulu to your TV, you can try a Media Center, such as Boxee or by using a game console. Media centers basically let you use your laptop with your remote control so you can sort of watch TV online.

  6. William Brand
    July 29, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I'm sorry, first of all, why would a TV have an ethernet port? Does it have a built in web browser or something? Make sure you actually need the functionality before spending money.

    Anyway, the device you're looking for is called a "wireless bridge" or an "acess point." It accepts a wireless signal to convert it to an ethernet jack and/or re-broadcast it so more people can hop on further away. One like this should work for your whatever you need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320025

    If you want a better explanation of what it can do, check out Asus' official page on it: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=9H8EmdWucHDpYOb8&templete=2

    • Chadneyann
      November 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

      your answer is very helpful. . . would I connect this device to the back of my tv?  I have a panasonic flat screen.

    • Chadneyann
      November 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

      your answer is very helpful. . . would I connect this device to the back of my tv?  I have a panasonic flat screen.

    • Chadneyann
      November 3, 2011 at 12:38 am

      your answer is very helpful. . . would I connect this device to the back of my tv?  I have a panasonic flat screen.

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