questionscan i get my wireless-capable sony blu-ray player…

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@jasminelalalassiter: The wireless blu-ray adapter is not like a normal USB flash drive and will not work the same.

What is the model number of the Bluray Player? This information will help the community out to help you. You can also try going through the menus and looking for the internet connection settings and try searching for your wireless network. Sometimes they make it seem like the device doesn't have the wireless connection built it when it actually does simply because they use a generic manual.

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simple answer "NO", it is a gimmick sale unless you know to look at the wording. "Capable" means additional parts required, Built-in WiFi is preferable.

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the only ones I know of are Samsung blue rays which can use a rose will adapter. Costs about $10 to $15.

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Not alone, no. As was said, a flash drive is a different device and wont function as a receiver.

However, it's possible a wireless USB adapter that you would use on a PC could work. The Sony one will doubtlessly be the same thing, just with a big mark up. However, you might not have any way to install the drivers with a standard one, so I'd research it before going out and buying a $15 dongle.

Another thing to consider is that the wireless signal might be pretty weak that far away. At my parents house the basement barely gets any signal, despite the router being not that far away. It might be worth investigating a powerline adapter set. It's a device that plugs into the wall and acts as an ethernet cable. So you can have the player plugged directly into the router without a few hundred feet of cable.

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I will throw in another "NO"... "capable" means you have to get additional parts to make the wireless work, always make sure it is built-in when you buy it.
The powerline adapter is a good idea, but some people can get them to work and others can not no matter what they do. It mostly depends on the quality of electrical wiring in your house.

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Unfortunately you fell for the marketing scam. Before you know it, we're going to see the word 'capable' more often on spec sheets than actual specs. That's because people will buy, get it home, realize they need to buy additional parts, go buy the parts, spend more money, and make the CEOs of these companies even richer.

Read carefully. Ask questions.

No need to buy at a brick & mortar store since they haven't figured out how to compete with online stores yet, but find a store with well trained staff (don't laugh, they are out there, somewhere,) as all your questions, ask if they will match the price you can get online, get laughed at, then go home and buy.

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No. You have to have the USB. There is no way around it.