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Pioneer AS-WL300

Wi-Fi® adapter for compatible Pioneer home theater receivers

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by Marshall Chase
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Connect your Internet-ready Pioneer home theater receiver to your broadband network without running Ethernet cable across your floor or through your walls. Pioneer's wireless LAN adapter plugs into the USB input on your receiver, providing an easy way to connect to your wireless home network.

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  • Wireless LAN converter module (AS-WL300)
  • 41" USB/Ethernet cable (with a USB type-A connector/RJ-45 connector on one end and a RJ-45 connector/DC connector on other end)
  • User Manual (on CD-ROM)
  • "Getting Started" booklet
  • "Please Read First" guide

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Features

Overview: The Pioneer AS-WL300 is a Wireless Network Adapter for compatible Pioneer A/V receivers. The AS-WL300 wireless network adapter makes your network-ready Pioneer A/V receiver the ultimate control center of your home entertainment system providing wireless network capability. The AS-WL300 wireless network adapter lets you enjoy wireless access to features such as AirPlay and Internet Radio for your Pioneer A/V receiver. You can also stream audio from your DLNA certified Windows PC. In addition, you can wirelessly download firmware updates for your compatible Pioneer receiver. For added convenience, the AS-WL300 wireless network adapter supports the iControlAV2 remote app.

Pioneer A/V Receiver Compatibility: The Pioneer AS-WL300 is compatible with the following Pioneer network-ready A/V receivers (as of June 2011).

  • VSX-1021-K

Operating System Requirements: The AS-WL300 wireless network adapter supports the following computer operating systems.

  • Windows: 7 (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit), XP
  • Macintosh: 10.6, 10.5, 10.4

Note: Your computer must have an Ethernet (LAN) port and USB (type-A) port for setup. The AS-WL300 plugs into your computer during setup and is then unplugged and connected to your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver.

WiFi Connectivity: The Pioneer AS-WL300 wireless network adapter provides wireless (2.4GHz) connectivity for your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver to your wireless home network. The AS-WL300 is compatible with IEEE802.11b/g/n wireless networks.

Ethernet/USB Connection: The Pioneer AS-WL300 connects to your compatible Pioneer network-ready receiver via the supplied Ethernet/USB cable. The Ethernet connection provides transfer of your network and internet content to the receiver, once content has been wirelessly transmitted from your network to the AS-WL300. The USB connection provides power for the wireless network adapter.

Quick & Secure Setup (via WPS): WPS (Wi-Fi protected set-up) provides an easy two step set-up process for easy and secure network connection with WPS-enabled wireless routers. Simply connect the AS-WL300 to the back of compatible A/V receiver via the supplied USB power cable, press the WPS button on the WPS-enabled wireless router, and then press the WPS button on the AS-WL300.

Note: The unit can also be setup manually using WEP (64/128 bit) or WPA/WPA2 (TKIP/AES) security settings. This unit cannot connect to a base with a SSID (Network name) that includes a semicolon (;).

Internet Radio: The Pioneer AS-WL300 lets you wirelessly transmit Internet Radio (with vTuner) to your network-ready Pioneer A/V receiver, so you can enjoy 1000's of internet radio stations from around the world.

DLNA Certified (1.5): The AS-WL300 wireless network adapter is DLNA 1.5 certified. Which means you can stream your MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, or even FLAC music files from your PC, laptop or smartphone to your network-ready Pioneer receiver.

AirPlay: With AirPlay you can stream music from iTunes to your compatible A/V Pioneer receiver and play it through your home theater system. Simply connect the receiver to your home network via AS-WL300 and it instantly becomes the hub for playback of your iTunes music from your connected Apple device or networked computer.

AVNavigator: AVNavigator uses your networked PC to communicate wirelessly with your Pioneer network-ready A/V receiver, walking you through speaker set-up, MCACC room calibration, sound optimization, firmware updates, and more.

Pioneer iControlAV2 Remote App (for iPad): The Pioneer free iControlAV2 Remote App from Apple makes it easy to operate select functions of your Pioneer A/V receiver using an iPad (iOS 4.2 or later) in a Wi-Fi network environment. Download this free iPad app from the iTunes app store and enjoy controlling your home cinema system with the touch of your finger.

Firmware Updates: You can wirelessly download firmware updates from the Pioneer Website for your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver using the AS-WL300 wireless network adapter.

 
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5 out of 5

Pioneer AS-WL300

Written By DC3, Louisville, KY on Saturday, March 10, 2012
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Nice device. Was plug and play, nothing too complicated. I really enjoy streaming music wirelessly and the iControl AV App is fun.
Pros:
Easy to set up and iControl App.
Cons:
SC-57 did not come with this built in?
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4 out of 5

Wireless Lan Converter

Written By Leelo, Maryville MO on Friday, February 17, 2012
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I am enjoying my wireless internet LAN converter immensely. I do have some occasional drop out issues but I relate that to my internet service more so then the LAN adapter. I agree with other reviews that Pioneer is charging and excessive amount for this product. Other competitors keep it under under $100.00 for a similar unit. I did have a few issues trying to get it work on the day I installed it, but finally all was well. I am fairly tech savvy, wasn't like I didn't have any idea how to set it up. I have set up all my wireless equipment (PS 3, laptops, Apple I Mac, wireless printer etc.) This unit did give me some trouble for some reason.
Pros:
Works pretty well overall. Nice to not have to run ehternet cable all the way from my router. It wasn't an easy option so this was great!
Cons:
A bit overpriced by Pioneer. Some issues trying to get it to work on my protected wireless system.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer AS-WL300

Written By JohnI, New York, NY on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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It is a great item that works exactly how it is advertised to. Straightforward easy instruction on how to send your network information to the device. I have had it connected now for just about two months and am happy to say that I have not had any problems with it & would recommend it for someone who wants to have wireless functionality. Functionality that you will in my opinion pay far too much for, but the cleaner look & streaming ability(see pros) via IPhone-IPad is well worth it to me.
Pros:
When I purchased my new A/V receiver I was determined to take advantage of all the features I was paying for. As much as I like the included Ipod cable, there is simply no comparison to the wi-fi adapter. I used it with my Ipad on Christmas & everyone was stunned and impressed with what you can do. And how easy it is to do it. With your Ipad,Iphone you can easily control all of the receivers myriad functions and stream all of the music in your home through your stereo speakers.
Cons:
The only problem I have with this device is the same as another reviewer. It's COST.
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5 out of 5

Pioneer AS-WL300

Written By young, Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Installed for a month, works well as advertised.
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4 out of 5

Works great - support and cost terrible

Written By Dax, Brooklyn on Friday, July 01, 2011
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Connecting my new Pioneer receiver to the internet is great! However... It's way too expensive. Should be built in, or available for a small fraction of this cost. Pioneer couldn't help me figure out how to configure my home network to get this to work. I was on my own even though I have very common hardware and software. Paying this much for a $10 device should guarantee lots of helpful support.
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