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post #1 of 11 Old 12-27-2011, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
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I just purchased a Pioneer Elite VSX-53, and I would like to connect to my router via WIFI. The Pioneer WIFI adapter is 150.00 and I can't even find it in a local store (Toronto Canada).

Is there any alternative device that will do the same thing that may save me some money?

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-27-2011, 11:22 AM
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I recommend you use MoCA instead of Wi-Fi if you have a cable outlet nearby.

Otherwise you can use any wireless bridge/repeater or even some routers that support wireless client mode. It need not be specifically compatible with Pioneer; it just needs to support Wi-fi client mode and have (a) wired ethernet jack(s).

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I have been wondering the same. I already have an AS-WL300 for my Pioneer VSX-1121K which allows me to access internet radio (sort of fun) and to use my wife's iPad with the iControlAV2 app as the remote control (tons of fun). I recently bought the Pioneer BDP-140 Blu-ray player, mostly so I could continue enjoying my SACD's, but also thinking it would already have a wireless adapter built in (silly me) so i could stream Netflix through the BDR-140. I have tried to use a generic Netgear wireless adapter to connect it to my network, but no luck. So I guess I'm stuck forking over another $150 for yet another Pioneer-specific wireless adapter. It sucks to be caught up in this little trap to recovering Pioneer's old R&D costs, but... I really love my Pioneer products.
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Use a Dlink DAP1522 Wireless Bridge. Works great and even has 4 gigabit ports (not that our Pioneers have gigabit capability...). But for 65 bucks (at least here at Amazon), it's definitely worth a shot. I had my whole AV setup (Pio SC37, BD Player, media streamer, Tivo) using it and it worked great. I now have hardwire ethernet going to my AV setup, but I'd use the Dlink again if I ever needed to go wireless. Shoot, it's even dual band.
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This is working with me.
My Location is India.
Here As Wl300 is not available in the market.

I have Pioneer VSX 921 AV Receiver with Internet Radio option
I have iphone 3gs with 5.1 software with internet.
I do not have broadband .
I have D- Link wireless N 150 router.
Laptop (windows 7) with wireless.

You need to follow the following steps to connect to Pioneer VSX 921 wireless, without AS wl300 where you can play Internet Radio, Airplay from iphone, laptop (when it is played through laptop, I am loosing signal thus music flow is cut. May be I have to change router.Suggestions are welcome)

1) Connect and power on pioneer AV receiver
2) Connect Lan wire from D-Link(do not use internet slot, use any other slot in D-Link) to Pioneer Receiver (behind the unit).
3) Power on D-Link.
4) Laptop and laptop wireless on.
5) Connect iphone to laptop after selecting network 3G - on , Cellular Data - on,
Personal Hotspot - On in iphone and Personal Hotspot should automatically connect/ take the laptop to internet.
6) In Laptop open Network and Sharing Center. You will see Access type connect Lan. Click the same and click on properties. Click on Sharing tab, tick on Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection and select Wireless Network Connection under Home working connection. Click on OK. Now you will see Wireless Network Connection in Network and Sharing Center.
You are ready now.
Pioneer set remote control - press Receiver and Home, you will see 1.Adv MCACC. Move up/down. Select System Setup. Select Other set up.Select update. Press update, yiu will see Via Net.Press. It will show Accessing. If your connection is okay, it will say No update required, if your connection is not okay, it will say Network error.
Try all the above steps again(no need to set up any ip address).
If your connection is okay, in remote press HMG. After sometime you will see Internet Radio option, select your Radio station.

You can also Airplay music from iphone. It will show small icon of Airplay, if you click /press that system automatically play the music wireless, same through laptop(but music flow will not be there)
I have not tried video over TV. If the above is working, video also should work.
Download from I tune store,IControlAV2 where you can have access to Pioneer VSX 921 AV Receiver and control through iphone.
Hope, this will help those who do not have As wl 300 or broadband and I am sharing my experience.
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Is the DLink D1522 USB powered? If not, that wouldn't work for me since all my outlets are already used up.
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This model - NETGEAR WNCE2001 Universal WiFi Internet Adapter - seems like it should work, is around $50, available locally, and is USB powered. I will be trying it with a VSX-1121 in a few days and I'll report back.
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any update on the adapter? did it work? smile.gif
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Curious to know if te USB wifi adapter worked as well.
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I got the adapter (NETGEAR WNCE2001) a week or so ago and after the set it up with your pc or laptop, which takes maybe 5 minutes, it works like a charm. For $50 you cant beat it and specially when you can power it right after the USB port in the back of the receiver. I already feel like I have a 1000cables running all over the place :/. I also saw they sell a refurbished one for $28 on amazon.com , nonetheless I went with the new one just to play it safe and get the full local warranty.
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I bought the refurb. It synced very easily with my netgear router. The netgear router that I already had, has a button that helps both the router and the WNCE2001 sync to each other.
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