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Sony UWA-BR100

Wireless network adapter for 2010 Wi-Fi®-ready Sony HDTVs and components

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by Steve Kindig
Sony

Bring Internet access to your Internet-ready Sony HDTV or Blu-ray player without running network cable across your floor or through your walls. Sony's UWA-BR100 wireless LAN adapter plugs into the USB input on your TV or player, providing easy access to your wireless home network.

Highlights:

  • compatible with 2010 Internet-ready Sony HDTVs (EX700-series and higher)
  • compatible with 2010 Sony Blu-ray players and home theater systems with Netflix movie streaming (subscription required)
  • supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi® networks
  • supports standard- and high-definition video streaming, plus music and photos
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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What's in the box?

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  • USB wireless LAN adapter (protection cap installed)
  • USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on on end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Operating Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sony Wireless LAN Adapter (UWA-BR100) lets you wirelessly access Bravia Internet Video and your home network through your compatible 2010 Sony Wi-Fi Ready TV or Blu-ray Disc theater system. By inserting this USB Wireless LAN Adapter into your Sony TV's or Blue-ray player's USB port, you can easily create a cable-free network. As a result, you can enjoy the convenience of wireless connectivity of your home entertainment network and make accessing your online entertainment even easier.

Note: Requires home network with an 802.11 access point (802.11n recommended) and internet connection.

Compatibility: Compatibility is limited to Sony's 2010 models including HX900 series, HX800 series, EX700 series, EX308 series, and EX40B series HDTV's; BDP-S370, BDP-S470, BDP-S270, and BDV-E370 Blu-ray components.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup: The Sony Wireless LAN Adapter (UWA-BR100) offers simple set-up when you pair it with a Wi-Fi Protected Set-up (WPS) wireless access point.

Note: Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

Bravia Internet Video: Bravia Internet Video serves as a gateway to Internet content, delivering a variety of on-demand entertainment straight to your compatible Sony TV. Once your wireless connection and setup is complete, Bravia Internet TV allows you to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including: Netflix, YouTube, Slacker, and more.

Note: Broadband internet connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are depended upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Select content provided subject to change. Premium content may require additional fees, a subscription and/or PC registration.

DLNA Certified: DLNA certification allows you to enjoy various content from your home network, such as photo (JPEG/RAW), music (MP3/liner PCM), and video (AVCHD/MP4/MPEG1) files stored on your Windows 7 PC (or other DLNA Certified media server) on your compatible Sony HDTV. Up to 10 media servers can be connected using a the Sony Wireless LAN adapter. This eliminates the need to copy your photo, video, and music files to a separate USB storage device.

Specifications:

Standard Compliance: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Host Interface: USB 2.0
Security: 64/128-bit - WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPS
Frequency and Channel:
  • 2.4-2.4835 GHZ (CH1-11)
  • 5.15-5.25 GHz (CH36-48)
  • 5.25-5.35 GHz (CH52-64)
  • 5.475.725 GHz (CH100-140)
  • 5.725-5.85 GHz (CH149-165)
Data Rate:
  • 802.11a/g: 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, and 6 Mbps
  • 802.11b: 11,5.5, 2, and 1 Mbps
  • 802.11n: up to 300 Mbps (40 MHz/spatial streams:2)
Power Consumption:
  • Tx: up to 500 mA
Weight: 1 oz.

Note: The frequency and channel will differ depending on the area.

 
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By NPD Enterprises, Lincoln, NE on Friday, July 06, 2012
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Great item. Works well and not problems
Pros:
Easy to use
Cons:
Expensive for what it is.
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1 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By David, Denver, CO on Friday, June 01, 2012
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Maybe I ordered the wrong thing, but this is so slow it makes viewing PICS on my TV very awkward.
Pros:
Price
Cons:
Slow
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By Babu, Charlotte,NC on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Easy Setup to connect my Sony HDTV to my home network. This wireless adapter works great. I did some research on this adapter before I bought.
Pros:
Easy Setup. No Manuals Required.
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3 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By JeffC, Roanoke,Virginia on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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The adapter does what it's suppose to do. No idea why you would want to use the cradle but it's there if you want it. The setup is easy although it's silly to have to go to the Sony site and register the product before it will work. These things should be just plug 'n play. The pricing is ridiculous which I assume is because Sony won't let you use just any old adapter. The whole idea of labeling a device "wifi ready" but really meaning it's not "ready" until you buy additional hardware is a scam pure and simple. I'm surprised lawsuits haven't been won on this matter. Still, once installed the adapter works well and Crutchfield delivery was timely (a day early actually).
Pros:
Once installed works well. Crutchfield's delivery was perfect.
Cons:
Pricing is ridiculous for such a simple device. Sony's deceptive advertising should be litigated.
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By R.D., Ohio on Saturday, May 19, 2012
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Very ez to setup was watching Hulu PLus in minutes!. Crutchfield has the lowest price on this planet for this product! Fast & effortless transaction!
Pros:
None! Works very well!
Cons:
I bought my sony blu-ray player thinking it had a wireless lan card built into the player because on the box it said wireless. Later I found that I needed this Sony UWA-BR100 adapter after already purchasing a usb type adapter that didn't work. So dont think that any network adapter will work.
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100 Wireless network adapter

Written By Richard B, Michigan City, IN on Monday, May 14, 2012
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Works great. We can now get our Sony TV on-line and download a variety of programs. Very easy to set up and connect to our network.
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4 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By T.J., COLORADO on Friday, February 17, 2012
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This item works as advertized. It was an open-box item but is functional as received and was easy to set-up and use.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100 Wireless network adapter

Written By PCarter, Northern California on Saturday, February 11, 2012
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I bought this for my Sony HD Bluray DVD player. It is easy to install and connect to your home network. I updated my DVD player and can watch internet programs.
Pros:
It works
Cons:
N/A
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony WI-FI HDTV/Blu-ray adaptor

Written By TerryC, Hackensack, Mn. on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Arrived on-time. Hooked it up to a Sony BDP-S470 wireless ready blu-ray player. Had problems initially setting it up but a call to Sony Customer Assistance cleared it up (I was the problem). Has worked flawlessly since...........
Pros:
Came with a 3' extension cable which I recommend using. Fast, does not drop the wireless..........ever.
Cons:
A bit pricey for what it is..........
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By melmouth, NCNJ on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Enables wifi on Sony TVs and works ok. But Apple TV costs very little more, and works so much better - so get an Apple TV.
Pros:
enables wifi on Sony TVs/DVDs
Cons:
Web browser is pretty lame. Apple TV is far better.
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5 out of 5

Great, worked exactly as I needed

Written By Todd, Florida on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Needed to add wireless capability to Sony TV. Worked great. Range and speed were fine. No problem with setup.
Pros:
everything
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

So-So...Sony

Written By coyotecwby, CA on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Works well through my blu ray player. Only dissatisfaction is when trying to watch a movie (i.e.: free movies from Crackle) too many hang-ups, commercials and time consuming. Took me almost 4 hrs. to watch a 2 hr. movie. Too many 10 min. sections dividing movies and too long uploading each 10-12 min. sections. Haven't tried buying movies yet.
Pros:
Easy set up (if you know your electronics. I buy from Crutchfield first because they are trusted and always on time with their shipments. Never had any problem with Crutchfield.
Cons:
Too many hang-ups when trying to watch something
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5 out of 5

As easy as 1 2 3.

Written By In, NJ. on Friday, January 13, 2012
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I bought this here at crutchfield, I buy everything from them, the adapter cost me less than others when everyone else still wants $79 for it. it was very easy to set up, I used the blu ray instead of hooking it up to my TV, I have a nice sony 55 inch LED and I rather take my chances hooking up to the blu-ray incase something went wrong. I have hooked up wired before to the tv and then the blu-ray and for some reason the signal came in nicer from the Blu-ray to the TV instead of when I had it hooked up directly to the TV, seems strange but maybe cause the signal comes into the Blu-ray then sends it up to the TV with the HDMI cable which makes it better. the faster your internet the connection the better and I recently installed the linksys e4200 which give out maximum signals. I use DSL and it still looks great. anyone buying from crutchfield for the 1st time, if you have any problems dont be afraid to call them, they are the smartest and freindliest people I ever dealt with. They will help you to the max.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By AndyC, Greensboro, NC on Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Works great. The on-screen prompts made it very easy to setup. I'm using it with a BDP-S370.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By Gene27, Poughkeepsie, NY on Monday, August 22, 2011
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Easy Setup. Cradle makes it possible to hide behind TV. Would recommend.
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4 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By zip, albany, ny on Thursday, August 18, 2011
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works great easy setup
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3 out of 5

It works, but pointlessly limited security wise.

Written By Michael, NYC on Wednesday, July 06, 2011
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So, it does what it says, and for a somewhat high price. In my worthless opinion Sony should just have this built in and raise the price point. It's 2011 and most everyone has the need for connectivity amongst their devices without a weird dongle being the bridge. Remember the Quark dongle? Fail.

Anyway, my main gripe about this dongle is that it will not recognize a hidden SSID. Why Sony, why? I live in a large building and I want the tiny extra bit of security by not broadcasting my network name. Now, in order to use this one device, I have to. This device is making me bend to it's rules, and to me that's a major flaw.

5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By RobP, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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We purchased this device so that we could start a NetFlix subscription. The
Sony UWA-BR100 Wireless network adapter was very easy to setup and works
flawlessly with our Sony Blu ray dvd player. The transaction and shipping from
Crutchfield was also very fast. This was my first shopping experience with
Crutchfield, but based upon this positive experience I am confident that I will be
a repeat customer.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By suniga, Walnut Creek, CA on Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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I just bought a Sony Bravia flat screen TV and needed a wi-fi adaptor in order to download netlfix and other internet programs. I decided to buy this specific Sony product so compatibility would not be an issue. It works great and I like that it hides discretely behind my TV so that no wires or hardware stick out. I thought this product was a little pricey though.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Finally worth it...

Written By Larry M, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 25, 2011
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The Sony USB Wireless Lan Adapter (WABR100) was the one required for my
new Blue Ray Disc player. One would think the setup would be easier, with
speicific instructions. It was not easy or obvious. I tried 20 or 30 times to
contact support at Sony and at Crutchfield but received a busy signal over the
period of four days of trying. Apparently, other purchasers were having equal
problems. Finally, I accidentally found the one field into which I had to enter a
value -- guessing at the value -- and it worked. Since then I have enjoyed a
perfectly working system -- of which the Lan Adapter is the primary key. I am
disappointed in the instructions from Sony for poor instructions after requiring a
certain/specific and expensive piece of equipment. If you buy this product, be
prepared for a period of discouragement and frustration, until you find that one
needle in the haystack of setup fields.
8 out of 9 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

It is what it is

Written By Ant, Salem, NH on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Does what it is intended to do, provide wireless access for Sony products only.
Little pricey and the fact you have to use a Sony branded wireless adapter for
Sony TV's is not ideal.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony wireless network adapter

Written By Richard, Michigan City, IN on Thursday, November 11, 2010
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This wireless adapter makes it very easy to connect my Sony HDTV to my home network
and download content from the web.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony UWA-BR100

Written By jack, Surprise Arizona on Saturday, November 06, 2010
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Worked flawlessly "Out of the box", which was fortunate as "Operating
instructions" where somewhere between worthless to non-existence!
19 out of 19 people found this helpful
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