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Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter - WIS-08BG2X

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Enables Wireless Connection To Access InfoLink RSS/ Compatible With 2008 Series 6 And Higher Flat Panel TVs/ Supports IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless Networks/ Supports WEP Encryption/ Wireless Driver Pre-Installed In TV/ Black Finish
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Samsung WIS08BG Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter, Model WIS08BG2XXAA

Take your HDTV to new heights!
The LinkStick is a wireless USB 2.0 adapter that provides instant access to InfoLink™ RSS data – like news, weather, sports and stock information – on your Samsung HDTV screen!

Features:

  • Enables wireless network access for InfoLink™ data on selected Samsung TVs.
  • Compatible with 2008 Series 6 and higher flat panel TVs
  • Works with both IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g (both at 2.4GHz)
  • Up to 54Mbps wireless data transfer rate
  • Supports USB 2.0

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.8"
  • Depth: 0.3"
  • Height: 0.7"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    1 year replacement warranty

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
 
4.0

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (42)
  • Highly compatible (33)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Fast (19)
  • Durable construction (13)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)
  • Difficult to install (4)
  • Limited compatibility (4)

Best Uses

  • High-end multimedia (14)
  • Networking (11)
  • High-end equipment (9)
  • Computer equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (35), Quality oriented (16), Heavy duty user (6), Budget shopper (5), Infrequent user (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works like a charm !!

It was very easy to install. Make sure you already have a working wireless network prior to using/installing this device.

It took a while before this device became available. Prior to...Read complete review

It was very easy to install. Make sure you already have a working wireless network prior to using/installing this device.

It took a while before this device became available. Prior to purchasing this, I was using a WiFi access point in the 'client' mode but that required the use the the network cable, connecting that unit to an outlet etc etc. This little unit, which resembles one of those storage "thumb drives', plugs into the side of the TV and thats it -no other connections are needed. You may need to update the TV's firmware, which can be downloaded from Samsung's website. There, you'll also find detailed instructions on how to update the TV's firmware as well as a guide for how to configure this little device. TV manual should be used as reference, when installing this device.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Still Not Working

I still need to make yet another call to Samsung's technical support to get this to work. The first problem I had was that the wireless setup options did not appear in my TV's...Read complete review

I still need to make yet another call to Samsung's technical support to get this to work. The first problem I had was that the wireless setup options did not appear in my TV's settings menus. Samsung Tech Support informed me that the firmware on my TV needed updated. I found the firmware update on Samsung's web site fairly easily, but I could not get it to work by downloading it onto a flash drive using my Mac at home; I had to wait until I got to work the next day to use a Windows machine for this procedure. So now I've updated the firmware (the wireless setup options now appear), and the wireless USB 2.0 adapter is seeing my wireless gateway (it's listed), but I still can't connect (automatically or manually). I'll try to make another post when--or if--I get everything working correctly.

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5.0

very good

By Ami

from Atlantic Highlands NJ

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Highly Compatible

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-End Equipment
    • Networking

    Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

    [...]

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Simply Outstanding!

    By Tim the Toolman

    from Moreno Valley, CA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable construction
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Reliable
    • Strong Connection Points

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment
      • Networking

      Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

      This Samsung USB Adapter does exactly what Samsung says it will do. It connects effortlessly to any Samsung product with a USB port and your exsisting wireless router. It makes Firmware upgrades so simple "anyone can do it". The only drawback was finding a retailer, either on-line or retail store that had one in stock.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Setup with flawless and easy!

      By Joey

      from Lafayette, LA

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable
      • Strong Connection Points

      Cons

      • None that I have noticed

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment
      • High-End Equipment
      • Networking

      Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

      Even with protected wireless network, this product was easy to setup.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Fast-free shipment from ABT. Would recommend purchasing any product from them. Conrad is great to work with as well.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      infolink technology backbone

      By BigO

      from Miramar florida

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Networking

        Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

        excellent product

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Works as Advertised

        By Neil

        from San Jose CA

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Highly Compatible
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

            Plugged in and followed instructions.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Very fast delivery

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Samsung Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter

            By David

            from Indianapolis, IN.

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable construction
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Reliable
            • Strong Connection Points

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Equipment

              Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

              no problems connecting, easy to set up and connect to network.

              Service and delivery comments:

              on backorder at first, then arrived prompt and quick.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              not use as much as I expected

              By rico

              from chicago,il

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Mustkeep choosing wireles

              Best Uses

              • Tv option

              Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

              The only thing I did not like is that you have to keep choosing wireless conection on the tv set, and that makes it longer than expected to go thru the process of conecting and getting the info. so I don't use it as much as I thought I would.

              Service and delivery comments:

              item was on back order took 1 month to get. but was notified when purchased on line.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Works as advertised

              By 49reasons

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable construction
              • Reliable
              • Strong Connection Points

              Cons

              • Limited Compatibility

              Best Uses

              • High-End Equipment

              Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

              Works as advertised

              Service and delivery comments:

              Prompt delivery. Good service.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Comment on this review

               
              1.0

              [...] product bad

              By poppa d

              from Indianapolis

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Non working
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                The product stopped working after a few days. Called Samsung for replacement or repair. Too many steps just to replace something so small, and I'm sure mass produced very cheaply. Should have been replaced promptly, since just purchased. Samaung usually has very good service and products, not this time.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was prompt. Customer service was great. Very satisfied with ABT.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                Comment on this review

                 
                3.0

                YOU PROBABLY DON'T NEED THIS ITEM

                By Jim

                from Fredericktown, MO

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable construction

                Cons

                • Limited Compatibility

                Best Uses

                • Networking

                Comments about Samsung Black Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter:

                This item works but the Samsung television does not remember the wireless connection. Every time I turn on the TV I have to go into the menu and reconnect.

                Also If you have Direct TV you can use the "active" button on the remote and get basically the same information without using Samsung Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Item was out of stock but delivered promptly when received by Abt

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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