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Samsung Link Stick

Wireless network adapter for Internet-ready Samsung TVs & components

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by Loren Barstow
Samsung

Enjoy the online capabilities of your Internet-ready Samsung HDTV, Blu-ray player, or home theater system without running Ethernet cable across your floor or through your walls. The Link Stick wireless adapter plugs into your compatible component's USB port, giving you easy access to Netflix® online movies, Pandora® Internet radio, and more.

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Highlights:

  • compatible with Internet-ready Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray players, and home theater systems
  • supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi® networks
  • supports standard- and high-definition video playback, plus music and photos
  • compact, lightweight design
  • includes right-angle adapter
  • model number: WIS12ABGNX
  • 2-5/8"W x 5/8"H x 1-1/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • 3 Piece wireless USB adapter (USB connector/LAN antenna/Endcap)
  • Instructions
  • Regulatory Compliance Information

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Features

Overview: The Samsung LinkStick (WIS12ABGNX) is a wireless USB adapter which allows you to connect your compatible Samsung flat-panel HDTV, Blu-ray player, or Home Theater system to your home's wireless network for access to select online entertainment services and access to your PC audio/video/photo content. The LinkStick supports standard definition and high-definition video streaming, as well as photo and music streaming.

Compatibility: The Samsung LinkStick supports select 2010-2012 Samsung TVs, select 2010-2012 Samsung Blu-ray disc players, and select 2010 Samsung home theater system with network & internet capability. Click here for a list of compatible Samsung products.

Connection: The Samsung LinkStick features a male USB (type-A connector) which plugs into the USB (type-A port) of your compatible Samsung TV or Blu-ray disc player.

Specifications:

  • Host Interface: USB 2.0
  • WiFi Standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Frequency Range: 2.412-2.4835GHz or 5.15-5.850GHz
  • Security: 64/128bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, 802.1x, WPS
  • Weight: 3.36 oz
 
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4 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Anonymous, asheboro, NC on Saturday, July 13, 2013
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great product for an awesome price
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5 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick works!

Written By Kevin, Ruckersville, VA on Friday, May 31, 2013
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Decided to go to Channel 0 for TV viewing and acquired the Link Stick. Works great! Not so sure about the Samsung services offered, but its better than Satellite or Cable!
Pros:
easy.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

Morks like a charm

Written By Chuckkilo3, Milton, FL on Friday, January 04, 2013
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I have a 2010 UN55B000WFXZA. I was assured by Crutchfield that this Link Stick was compatible with my TV even though Sumsung's website said it was not. Received it today and plugged it into my TV. It took about 5 minutes to do the entire operation. That's counting removing it from the box.. Works well so far. The price was great as well.
Pros:
Low cost Easy set up
Cons:
None yet
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1 out of 5

Samsung Lan Adapter WIS12ABGNX

Written By Tim, Burlington, KY on Friday, September 28, 2012
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Would not work with Samsung Plasma TV (Model 50C550G1FXZA) or Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player (Model BD-C5500) both mfg. 2010. Samsung manuals clearly states that Lan adapter (Model WIS09ABGN) is required for a Wireless Network. This item is no longer available! Although the box for (WIS12ABGNX) clearly indicated that it was compatible. Also Samsung Tech Support made the same claim. After hours of attempting to make it work and contacting Crutchfield Tech Support it was determined that it would not work. So item was returned. Crutchfield sent another by mistake which has also been returned. Disappointed that it did not work and some what displeased with Samsung not supporting my particular models to allow a Wireless Network!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Works great.

Written By Aubrey, Cincinnati, OH on Friday, July 20, 2012
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The link stick worked great from the moment I connected it to my TV. No configuration required, it picked up my WIFI signal and the response time is very quick too. Already rented at least a dozen movies from Netflix using the adapter! And the pirce was awesome, too.
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5 out of 5

Nice touch

Written By FrawstouchF, Southington, CT on Friday, July 13, 2012
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The price was beyond awesome 49.99. Every else was 89.99+
Pros:
Enchances the tv viewing capabilities
Cons:
Has its moments, but that could be more Samsungs network. I'm on cable at 30mbs down so I doubt it's on me.
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5 out of 5

It Works

Written By AlanA, Madison SD on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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Plugged it in, set up network. Works well.
Pros:
Will work on the 5G on the router
Cons:
None so far.
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4 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Anonymous, Chicago,ill on Saturday, January 28, 2012
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Petty good so far. DownLoads are Fast
Pros:
Looks to be fast. I have dsl hard wire to desktop & wfi combine box from AT&T,also I have Max Plus Package, not basic dsl connection from AT&T.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Steph H., MA on Monday, January 23, 2012
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Device works as advertised with my new Samsung TV; just plug it in and you are ready to go once you have your network setup. Great delivery too; go for it!
Pros:
So simple to install!
Cons:
No issues at all
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Frank, Madison, PA on Monday, September 12, 2011
 
Thank you for stocking the item. It works. Frank
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Works like a champ

Written By Chesuyli, Atlanta, GA on Friday, July 22, 2011
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Cut open the box. Unplugged the safety cover on the USB. Plugged in the back of the Samsung 46" LED-TV. Plug-n-play initiated. Configured Network. DONE!

Works like a champ! Down side is the cost. Would like to see it come with the unit or integrated into the system. But, since I bought the TV at a discount, it was not eligible for Link Stick to come with the TV.

No problems so far.
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4 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Lance M., Baltimore, MD on Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Worked as it should have, setup was easy. Having a little trouble with "BBC world news" app. problem may be router.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

No problems

Written By bsdds, Little Rock, AR on Friday, April 08, 2011
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Works like a champ with my old Linksys WRT600N Dual-Band Wireless-N @
25 yards.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By G.V., Kalida Ohio on Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Little confusing at first to get it all set up, but it is great now.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Too Easy

Written By Chris C, Fairfax Va on Tuesday, March 15, 2011
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This makes wireless internet to your TV very simple
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2 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Tom S, New York on Friday, March 04, 2011
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I purchased the link stick specifically to access netflix directly on my TV. After seeing many reviewers comment that they purchased this item for the same purpose and enjoyed using it for that purpose I decided to do the same. I have not yet been able to make this happen. I will have to see if I can find a forum on the web to figure out what I am doing wrong as the provided instructions are simplistic. The link stick plugged into my 46" LED TV and I was able to connect with my router immediately. There is adequate signal, but the only on-line media I can access is tied to uTube, Blockbuster, and Yahoo (nothing I wish to use). Cruchfield delivered my order quickly and accurately as always.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Works great

Written By rc5695, Upstate SC on Friday, February 11, 2011
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Simple plug-n-play allows for easy, clear internet usage. No issues at all.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

IT WORKS!

Written By Suds, Palmetto State on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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Works as it says it is intended to. . .
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4 out of 5

Great Internet

Written By Phil K., Rock Hill SC on Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Great attachment, took a little studying to set up but works great. Need to study more
about adding apps. Recommend highly, keep finding new things everyday.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Mark L., Redding,Ca. on Saturday, November 06, 2010
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Works excellent,can't go wrong,works excellent with my new Samsung Plasma.
Thank you Crutchfield
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5 out of 5

Great product

Written By Jan, Ninety Six, SC. 29666 on Wednesday, November 03, 2010
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Combined this with my new Wireless ready Samsung Plasma from Crutchfield, and
could not believe how easy it was to install (Plug and play simplicity)...enjoying great
movies from live streaming effortlessly.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good, but not sure it's worth the money

Written By Rob, Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
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Bought this to use with Netflix & possibly Pandora but have yet to use it for that yet. Like all wireless devices, subject to network slow-downs depending on your provider, other site traffic, etc. However, the wireless adapter works fine with other features like Facebook, Yahoo, Weather, etc. but just don't see myself using those features on my TV rather than the computer. Still, I recommend this purchase to leave future options open if you have the extra cash..
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3 out of 5

LinkStick

Written By Ron, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, September 09, 2010
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Unit very easy to install. Upgraded my ISP to a higher speed, but the link
would only test out at 1/2 or less. Modem is located upstairs, TV downstairs.
Tech said that because of distance (less than 50' straight line) unit would not
run at top speed, even though my laptop runs full out in the TV area.
Recommended direct cable link.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Chris, Reston, VA on Thursday, September 09, 2010
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Streams NetFlix to my Samsung BD-5500 Blu-Player surprisingly well.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Samsung LinkSick

Written By Carlos, Kingsport, TN on Saturday, August 28, 2010
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If I hadn't ordered this with my LCD TV, I'd be kicking myself. Great addition to the
features of the TV. Shame it wasn't built in, but well worth the price. Connected to our
Linksys G network and ready to go in less than five minutes. Movie streams from Netflix
are smooth!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

It works ok

Written By MikeD, Langhorne PA on Friday, August 27, 2010
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Reception can be intermittent at times. I have the unit in the corner of my finished
basement. Wireless router is less than 50 feet away on the ground floor. Sometimes
it will lose the signal.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great wireless experience

Written By Brian, Ravenna, OH on Sunday, January 10, 2010
 
Got this for my Samsung LED TV and it works great with it. Internet or working with your home network works great.
4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Glad I got it before it was out of stock

Written By Matt, Mississippi on Friday, January 08, 2010
 
I purchased this to go along with my Samsung LN37B650 HD LCD television and my Samsung BDP-1600 blu-ray player. Works great. Just go into Network settings on both, put in the password, and that's it. You're instantly connected to the internet.
9 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Samsung Link Stick

Written By Scott, Covington, GA on Monday, December 28, 2009
 
Works great and easy to set up. I have the Samsung BD-P1600 and the BD-P3600 players. Both work great with this unit.
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