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WIS09ABGN, WIS09ABGN2, WIS10ABGN or WIS12ABGN?
To use wireless network with Samsung 3D TV you need a router or modem and a Samsung Wireless LAN Adapter WIS09ABGN (there is a newer model now – WIS12ABGN), which you connect to your TV’s back or side panel USB port. But there are several similar Samsung Adapters on the market now - WIS09ABGN, WIS09ABGN2, WIS10ABGN and WIS12ABGN. How do you know which one is the right for your needs?
Find out what is the difference among plug and play Samsung LAN Adapters WIS09ABGN (now - WIS12ABGN), WIS09ABGN2 and WIS10ABGN, and which one should you get.
The Samsung Wireless LAN Adapters, either WIS09ABGN, WIS09ABGN2, or WIS10ABGN all are sold separately. Note, you don’t need the stuff if your Samsung TV has built in Wi-Fi.
Difference Among WIS09ABGN, WIS09ABGN2, WIS10ABGN, WIS12ABGN
There are known four wireless adapters offered by Samsung now, but there are only three of them available for purchase:
- WIS12ABGN that is the newer WIS09ABGN version
- and the WIS09ABGN2.
- WIS09ABGN (2009) works with Blu-ray Plyers, Blu-ray Home Theaters, and TV’s
- WIS09ABGN2 (2010) works with Blu-ray Players and Blu-ray Home Theaters (No TVs!!)
- WIS10ABGN (2010) works with Blu-ray Plyers and Blu-ray Home Theaters
- WIS09ABGN (2011) works with Blu-ray Plyers, Blu-ray Home Theaters, and TV’s
- WIS12ABGN (2012) works with Blu-ray Plyers, Blu-ray Home Theaters, and TV’s
WIS09ABGN, made in 2009, fits to compatible TVs and Blu-Ray Players both made in 2009 and some TV models of 2010, but one that is made in 2011 works with models made in 2009, 2010 and 2011, see details below (the next headline).
WIS09ABGN is the ONLY adapter that works with TVs!
Make sure your TV is compatible with the wireless LinkStick. If your TV is internet-ready, it is. See all the TV models listed here on the tutorial How to Connect Samsung TV to the Internet.
Blu-ray players work with all three adapters.
WIS09ABGN2 and WIS10ABGN Samsung wireless adapters both are made in 2010. If your adapter doesn’t work, you might want to check if your device needs a firmware update to work with the LAN adapter.
Samsung WIS09ABGN or WIS12ABGN?
Instead of the WIS09ABGN you can purchase WIS12ABGN as they both work identically. The WIS12ABGN is the latest model available since early 2012 and its price is twice as low as of WIS09ABGN. Don’t buy 09, it’s history now.
Samsung WIS09ABGN and WIS12ABGN both support:
- 2009 Samsung TVs with InternetTV
- 2009 and 2010 Samsung TVs with Samsung Smart TV, AllShareTV or InfoLink
- 2009 model year Wi-Fi-Ready Blu-ray Players with Netf lix and Pandora service (US only) and PC streaming
- USB 2.0 and DLNA Capability
- Compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n draft 2.0
The WIS09ABGN, made in 2011, and WIS12ABGN both work with the following Samsung TVs:
- 2009 – TV’S B7000 & Above – B650 & Above ALL MODELS BLU-RAY PLAYER HOME THEATER SYSTEM
- 2010 – TV’S C5000 & Above – C550 & Above – BLU-RAY C5 SERIES
- 2011 – TV’S D5000/D64 – D530 & Above – D550/D64 – BLU-RAY D53-D55-D51-D53
Samsung WIS09ABGN (WIS12ABGN) Setup
Plug the LAN adapter directly into your Samsung Blu-Ray (or TV). Through your Blu-Ray settings find your wireless connection, enter the security key, and you re up and running. The entire process takes less than five minutes and works perfect!
Note that Samsung WIS09BGN allows you to access applications only. The Yahoo app does not allow you to search the web and there is no browser. Only works if you use the unimpressive Samsung apps. The HULU app is only for paying monthly subscribers.
The only thing to be aware of is how close your device (Samsung Blu-ray player or TV) with the LinkStick Adapter is to your Wireless Internet connection. If it is about 16 steps from your wireless router and you have around 24 MBps Internet connection… Check your speed test then by opening a browser on your apps on your TV and go to speedtest.net and ran the test.
You need a N Router to have optiumum connection. Dont keep too close to Wi-Fi Router.
In fairness though the LinkStick works well when the router and the TV are in the same room. Or an internet extender. I recommend the Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Extender – 5 minute setup. Otherwise your TV regularly loses its internet connection, and its “smarts”, when the signal strength is less than good (4 of 5 bars).
The Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Extender easily increase wireless network coverage throughout your home. Also works as a bridge to instantly connect wired devices to your network. Ideal with any wireless G or N router. All this to work you need existing b/g/n wireless router or access point.
- Only Works With Samsung Blu-Ray Players
- Does Not Work With Samsung TVs
Samsung Original Wireless Usb Lan Adaptor. Only Works With Samsung Blu-Ray Players. Does Not Work With Samsung Tvs. Samsung Blu-Ray Players must be updated with the latest Firmware.
How Do You know If Your Blu-ray Player Needs a Firmware Update
When using the WIS09ABGN2, the Blu-ray player firmware must be version 2.05 or greater, otherwise the player will not detect the Samsung LAN adapter WIS09ABGN2. The WIS09ABGN does not require that V2.05 or later be running.
Samsung’s Wireless LAN adapter supports the IEEE 802.11a/b/g and n communication protocols. Samsung recommends using IEEE 802.11n. When you play video over a IEEE 802.11b/g connection, the video may not play smoothly.