Originally Posted by WillyJ
Yeah, we must have mis-read the same details about the player or bought it from the same place as I too thought it came with built-in Wi-Fi.
It does work great as a streamer - so far my wife is using it almost every day with Amazon On Demand and I enjoyed the Slacker radio this weekend. So, you may want to think about running a dedicated ethernet wire to the player anyway if you will do any heavy lifting with it - I haven't had very good success with wi-fi streaming with any of my devices.
"Probably" have to use the wi-fi made for the player but you may pickup one cheap on eBay or somewhere. Not sure if all Sony players use the same one but you could verify this easily by just looking at the model numbers of the wifi adapters.
No, you don't have to have the Sony adapter. Most routers can be used as a wireless bridge/repeater and you'll also have multiple ports so you can hook up other non-wireless devices. You probably need to have a "N" device if you want to stream video from your PC to the blu-ray. I use this, but it's a few years old and not available new.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122250
Basically, any wireless adapter and/or bridge/repeater that is NOT
a USB adapter will work. None of the USB adapters but the Sony work as far as I know.
This one only has one port, but it's pretty inexpensive.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833156295
The Sony USB adapter costs about $75, so the TRENDNet a lot cheaper than that.http://www.amazon.com/Sony-UWABR100-.../dp/B003E8GQ62
This looks like the NetGear update to the one I have. It has 4 ports which is nice and not that much more than the one above. Only has mediocre reviews though. My older model works flawlessly. And I can get internet to my XBox and Dish Network devices as well.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122376