Sony BDP-S370 Wi-Fi Dongle

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by John, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Hello.

    I have just bought my first ever Blu-Ray player a Sony BDP-S370 and it
    arrived today.

    A question. The official Sony Wi-Fi dongle for this player is quite
    expensive here in the UK at around £60 GBP ($94 USD). Can anyone
    confirm to me will any type of Wireless USB dongle still work with
    this player or do I need to get a specific type?

    Also my Wi-Fi link is an ad-hoc one without a router which I set up
    just for the few times the laptop needs to access the internet (we
    have wired). I believe it is a WEP encryption with this ad-hoc network
    I set up so with the S370 does it give you a menu to punch in this
    long code?

    Cheers,

    John
     
    John, Jan 14, 2011
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    Arny Krueger Guest

    USB WiFi interfaces require specific device drivers so they are not
    plug-compatible.
     
    Arny Krueger, Jan 14, 2011
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  3. John

    John Guest

    The official Sony Wi-Fi dongle for this player is quite expensive here
    in the UK at around £60 GBP ($95 USD).

    Will other lower cost third party makes besides the official Sony one
    work? E.g. Edimax, Airlink, Belkin, Iomega, Linksys?

    And which type would you get b, g, n?


    Thanks.
     
    John, Jan 14, 2011
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  4. John

    Oldish Git Guest

    Only the Sony one will work. Any other makes will require
    specific drivers and there is no way to load those drivers
    into your blu-ray player, like you would have to do if adding
    a wi-fi dongle to a PC or laptop.
     
    Oldish Git, Jan 29, 2011
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    Arny Krueger Guest

    True for some competitive players, as well.
    USB WiFi interfaces require specific device drivers so they are not
    plug-compatible.

    IOW, no.
    b, g, and n equipment is almost always if not always cross-compatible. I
    mix and match them all the time. I know of no g or n equipment that won't
    work with b equipment, and vice versa.
     
    Arny Krueger, Jan 29, 2011
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