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I have a TV with Ethernet port in one room and a wifi router in another. I want to connect my TV to internet, but i cant find any wifi adapter for my purposes. Can anybode help? TV is Sony z5500

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What you are looking for is a Wireless Bridge. There used to be loads of them, but I haven't seen any in ages.

Without knowing your location, I cannot really recommend any brands/products, however hopefully this pushes you in the right direction!

You may also want to take a look at HomePlug based devices which allow you to pass ethernet over your power lines.... Can be a lot more reliable than wireless.

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Thank you. Location is Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don. Router is DLink dl524 –  den980 Feb 15 '10 at 17:38
    
Ok, I really do not know any manufacturers there are in Russia so I can't help you further. Hopefully by saying Wireless Bridge and Homeplug I have put you in the right direction and you can search your favourite manufacturer for one of these devices. –  William Hilsum Feb 15 '10 at 17:48
    
You helpt me really much. I'm very greatful to you. I cant rate your message, sorry for that –  den980 Feb 15 '10 at 18:10
    
Who gave -1?... –  William Hilsum Feb 15 '10 at 18:55
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I'm going to +1 you just for the HomePlug suggestion, that should be an easy/cheap solution! –  Ivo Flipse Feb 15 '10 at 19:13

You'll need a wireless ethernet bridge. Example hardware is http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WET610N

Depending on your main wifi router you might also be able to get everything to work using an Apple Airport Express

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In addition, many wireless routers can be set up to run as a bridge nodes. I have a couple of old routers from LinkSys and DLink which I use as wireless bridge nodes. Check the router's documentation to see if it supports operating as a bridge node.

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any access point is capable of being a client bridge, most just don't have the settings for it. reflash the device with dd-wrt or openwrt and you'll be able to do whatever you want with it. –  user23307 Feb 15 '10 at 19:01

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