Recently I bought a Sony Bravia 32″ LCD TV. It supports connectivity to Internet over the wi-fi and ethernet cable. I was happy seeing its specifucations and it was written ‘internet ready’. Later I found the fine print – I have to buy a dongle from Sony to get the Wi-Fi working. The shop at Gulshan asked a price of BDT 10,000 for the dongle. It’s too much for me – $250 for a dongle!
I googled and found it only support the dongle made by Sony. I am using a Wi-Fi router at my home – just to connect to internet – all my devices – Android phone, iPad, MacBook and Laptops connect to internet through this wi-fi router. Then why not TV? Yes, I have to do it. So just followed the simple process:
- Bought another wi-fi router from the market. That time a deal was going on from Ajkerdeal.com, and I got the TP-LINK wi-fi router for BDT 2,200 (less than $26.).
- Connected that wi-fi router to Sony Bravia TV.
- Configured the router as wireless bridge to my previous router.
- And its working. Now I can access internet from my Sony Bravia using the same internet connection I am using for other devices. Not only that I can play music and videos from other devices (iPad, Laptops) on the big screen of Sony Bravia. If you have a Sony Bravia, and it’s ‘internet ready’, you can do this too.