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Mihai B.

gigabit ethernet on smart TV

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Hello,

Is there any way of installing an usb gigabit network adapter on a webos smart TV?  The builtin wired adapter is only 100mbps (on a 2000$+ TV, shame  on you LG!!!)  while the wifi (N) is very poor, with the router at 1m from TV it only gets half the bandwidth of the wired network. Anyway the wired network  maxes out near 100mbps but I need more bandwidth as I have 4k video content with bitrates grater than 100mbps which I cannot stream without stuttering to TV through XPLAY/PLEX. 

Kind regards,

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14 hours ago, Carlos Garcia said:

 

Still... strange.

 

I also at first bought that TP-link adapter (see post above), thinking it has the same chipset. The TP-link did not work for me either on an LG OLED65C7V. Only then I found the Cable Matters is actually easy to order in Europe though Amazon, so I sent back the TP-link and got the Cable Matters. The Cable Matters does work!

It  actually may not not be so strange at all one works and the other doesn't: Just because there is support at hardware level does not mean there is automatically support at software/driver level. These days, devices often have their drivers baked into some memory chip inside the device. Hence TP Link may not simply have included driver support for the WEBOS operating system, while Cable Matters took a bit of extra effort to include an appropriate driver

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7 hours ago, Mihai B. said:

Hi guys,

Could someone with an older WebOS2.0 TV please check if this Cable Matters adapter works properly?

Many thanks,

The cable was like $9. Why not just order it, try it out and let people know? Worst case, you're out a tiny amount of money.

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On 7/19/2019 at 9:56 AM, amuk said:

yes, I now too can confirm that also the black Cable Matters adapters work as described above. Seems in Europe only the black version is being sold at the moment. I ordered mine from German Amazon

https://www.amazon.de/dp/B00BBD7NFU/ref=pe_3044161_189395811_TE_SCE_dp_1

After months of frustration and days of googling (is that a word?) I found this post and tried my luck. I am so happy to confirm this adapter also works on the 2018 models (in my case OLED65C8).
I even took the time to create an account to say thanks. So... THANKS!!!

After plugging in the device it takes some time for the tv to install (I think), after a while I (un)plugged the lan cable again, then the lights started flickering. Still the apps (youtube) say no connection, I had to reboot the tv first. As mentioned by others above, the TV shows no connection for LAN and Wifi, but it all works flawlessly 🙂

I downloaded the speedtest app, I get a more then reasonable 250Mbit up/down (I have 1GB up/down fiber connection). So I should be able to play all available 4K videos.

As for LAN content: 
I use the onboard LG Videoplayer, it plays almost everything without transcoding over DLNA.
I am able to play all my 4k HDR files right from my synology with Media Server App installed.
Also with Universal Media Server on my HTPC (with some .conf changes) everything plays perfect, incl. subtitles. 

Right now I am not at home, but later today I will try and play some of these reference files: http://jell.yfish.us/  

 

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10 hours ago, MisterTB said:

After months of frustration and days of googling (is that a word?) I found this post and tried my luck. I am so happy to confirm this adapter also works on the 2018 models (in my case OLED65C8).
I even took the time to create an account to say thanks. So... THANKS!!!

After plugging in the device it takes some time for the tv to install (I think), after a while I (un)plugged the lan cable again, then the lights started flickering. Still the apps (youtube) say no connection, I had to reboot the tv first. As mentioned by others above, the TV shows no connection for LAN and Wifi, but it all works flawlessly 🙂

I downloaded the speedtest app, I get a more then reasonable 250Mbit up/down (I have 1GB up/down fiber connection). So I should be able to play all available 4K videos.

As for LAN content: 
I use the onboard LG Videoplayer, it plays almost everything without transcoding over DLNA.
I am able to play all my 4k HDR files right from my synology with Media Server App installed.
Also with Universal Media Server on my HTPC (with some .conf changes) everything plays perfect, incl. subtitles. 

Right now I am not at home, but later today I will try and play some of these reference files: http://jell.yfish.us/  

 

Pity that C8 have only usb2.0 connection ... 

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2 hours ago, Filip J said:

Pity that C8 have only usb2.0 connection ... 

Why?  Usb2.0 is more than fast enough. Even the highest bit rate 4k hdr stuff is way less than it can handle that at peak.

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On 8/16/2019 at 1:42 PM, MisterTB said:

After months of frustration and days of googling (is that a word?) I found this post and tried my luck. I am so happy to confirm this adapter also works on the 2018 models (in my case OLED65C8).
I even took the time to create an account to say thanks. So... THANKS!!!

After plugging in the device it takes some time for the tv to install (I think), after a while I (un)plugged the lan cable again, then the lights started flickering. Still the apps (youtube) say no connection, I had to reboot the tv first. As mentioned by others above, the TV shows no connection for LAN and Wifi, but it all works flawlessly 🙂

I downloaded the speedtest app, I get a more then reasonable 250Mbit up/down (I have 1GB up/down fiber connection). So I should be able to play all available 4K videos.

As for LAN content: 
I use the onboard LG Videoplayer, it plays almost everything without transcoding over DLNA.
I am able to play all my 4k HDR files right from my synology with Media Server App installed.
Also with Universal Media Server on my HTPC (with some .conf changes) everything plays perfect, incl. subtitles. 

Right now I am not at home, but later today I will try and play some of these reference files: http://jell.yfish.us/  

 

Exactly the same here. Thank you guys for the ideation and support.

For everyone in Germany, this is the one to order to get high bitrate content to work: Cable Matters 202013 – USB 3.0 Super Speed Netzwerkkabel RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

 

Und um den anderen  deutschen Googlern zu helfen: LG TV 100mbit Ethernet LAN zu langsam, 4K UHD Inhalte mit hoher Bitrate abspielen, PLEX XPLAY

Ihr benötigt nur den hier von Amazon: Cable Matters 202013 – USB 3.0 Super Speed Netzwerkkabel RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter - einfach ans TV in die blaue USB-Buchse! Kurz warten bis der Treiber installiert ist, TV neustarten und es geht.

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Just a heads up for people that use the LG built-in video player with DLNA servers. I find these servers play much more nicely with the TV after switching off "quick start+" in the General settings menu. With quick start off, all DLNA servers show up pretty much all of the time.

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