Your Guide to Samsung Wireless LAN Adapters
With a Samsung wireless LAN adapter, your PCs, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and other devices can connect to the internet without a wired Ethernet connection. That gives you the freedom to use the web-enhanced features of your devices from anywhere in your home. Better yet, you'll find a wide selection of new and pre-owned adapters right here at eBay.Are Samsung wireless LAN adapters only compatible with Samsung devices?
It depends. Wireless networking is standardized, and the products available adhere to certain standards. That means that they should be compatible with other devices that adhere to those standards as well. While Samsung tends to market its wireless LAN adapters specifically for its smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and other home electronics, they should be compatible with practically all desktop and laptop computers as well as other devices that support smart features and the like.How do you know if Samsung Wi-Fi adapters are compatible?
If you pair a Wi-Fi-enhanced Samsung LAN adapter with a Samsung TV or other same-brand device, you can check the owner's manual for a compatibility list. Otherwise, the most important aspect of compatibility is the USB port. So, if there is a free USB 1.1 port on your TV, then you should target an adapter that supports USB 1.1 specifically.How are these adapters configured in a non-PC scenario?
Note that while the specifics may vary from one brand and model to the next, the setup for most adapters is both simple and similar. Your Samsung wireless LAN adapter needs to connect to an appropriate USB port on your television, Blu-ray player, or another device. Then, by accessing the Network menu of your device, you'll be able to set the mode to wireless, choose an available network, and provide the password. Once you establish the connection, your adapter may download the firmware and other software updates.What is a Samsung wireless LAN adapter?
LAN stands for local area network. Your router connects to a cable modem and establishes a local network that lets the devices in your home connect to the internet and communicate with each other. A wireless LAN router can communicate without wires, and a Samsung wireless LAN adapter provides a device that doesn't have an integrated wireless card the ability to communicate that way as well. There are a broad range of devices that can make use of such adapters, including:
- Smart TVs
- Blu-ray players
- Media-streaming players
- Desktop computers
- Laptop computers