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 Post subject: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:43 am 
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I have a new Lap Link USB wireless adapter.

Am I able to use this on my Cocktail Audio box or do I have to get the Cocktail Audio dongle to enable me to use wireless?

Hope the answer is yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:04 pm 
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Unlikely I'm afraid.I have read on this forum that the x10 uses a different chip. No harm in trying though!


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:38 pm 
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You purchase the compatible one or use something with the same chipset - Realtek RTL81XXSU Chipset.
Many media devices have their own or other devices are compatible with a dongle with a chip-type. :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:01 pm 
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Thanks to you both for the prompt replies

I'll give it a try and report back next week


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:29 pm 
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Well I'm delighted to say that it worked perfectly and immediately gave me the latest firmware update no 1760 and internet radio when I tested that.

There was an unconnected drawback in that the new firmware update lost my music database but I checked elsewhere on the forum and found that others had experienced the same problem and there was a fix for it which has worked for me.

Thanks again for the encouragement


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:57 pm 
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I had a similar worry with my newly acquired X30 when a standard dongle didn't work with it.

Rather than buy a Cocktail dongle, I installed a powerline adaptor and connected it to my home hub by wire.


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:47 pm 
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Powerline is fine, it's got nothing to do with an adaptor.
Ethernet would probably give you better streaming & gigabit speed unlike wireless... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Wireless Adapter
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Just a comment for anyone as naive as I am about chipsets. As tech1a says, the wifi dongle needs to have the Realtek RTL81xxSU chipset.
I thought a £5 RTL8191 dongle from China on ebay sounded near enough. It wasn't.
So, I splashed out on a £6 RTL8191SU dongle from the UK on ebay and it worked a treat. (Just search for RTL8191SU on your favourite shopping site.)
And 'thank you' tech1a.


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