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Connect the Ethernet device correctly to the WLAN


In some cases, devices such as a television have an Ethernet connection, but cannot use WiFi. There are several options for connecting them to the wireless network without having to drill a hole for a network cable through the wall.

You can switch to powerline technology, i.e. set up a network via the mains and then connect the TV to a powerline adapter using a LAN cable. Corresponding devices are relatively expensive, however. Alternatively, you can use a WLAN repeater: If it has a LAN socket, it can be set up as a WLAN bridge: You then connect the TV to the connector of the repeater using a LAN cable, which in turn connects to the wireless network as a WLAN client Integrate routers. Another possibility to bring the television into the WLAN are special WLAN-to-LAN adapters – also known as WLAN bridges. In contrast to WLAN repeaters, these devices for around 20 to 30 euros do not require a socket; they get their power via USB connection, for example directly on the TV.

With the TP-Link TL-WR902AC you can integrate remote Ethernet devices into your WLAN. Thanks to the USB power supply, the router is also suitable for on the go.

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With the TP-Link TL-WR902AC you can integrate remote Ethernet devices into your WLAN. Thanks to the USB power supply, the router is also suitable for on the go.

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Examples of such devices are the TP-Link TL-WR902AC and the Vonets VAR11 N-300. With the TP-Link adapter, you can activate various functions using the switch on the housing, such as client mode for the TV’s WLAN connection.

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