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Sony UWA-BR100

October 27th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments
    Today, I purchased the WiFi adapter for Sony 32EX650 LED TV, which is exclusively built for the Sony HD LED TV with USB connectivity.  When I tried plugging that in my Windows 7 x64 PC, the device was not recognized as there was no Windows driver, but the device showed up as CEWL-1.  While discussing about that with my wife, I had to take the brickbats for wasting the money, while we already have wifi access from the available devices.  Now, I had to prove that my investment is worth, but I have no clue how to. 

    Started my search for unofficial drivers for the device in Linux and Windows, following that gracefully landed at http://wikidevi.com/wiki/Sony_UWA-BR100, which said that the device is indeed Atheros chipset based and detectable in Linux as ath9k_htc and moreover they had also provided a free download link for getting the all-windows driver.

    Now, I have installed the windows driver and the wifi device works like a breeze.  I have been testing it against B/G wifi network, so the speed I am seeing is 54Mbps.  I will try this again with A/N/B/G to check whether it goes to higher speeds as claimed in the website.  Interestingly, Windows 8 would support these devices out of the box as per this Sony support page.

Update: I have tested the device against a A/N/B/G router in the 5Ghz spectrum and found that the device is connected at 300Mbps speed 🙂  And, indeed it is using the ath9k_htc driver supplied via compat-wireless package.
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  1. April 14th, 2013 at 01:25 | #1

    very nice, working fine….. windows 7 64bits… thanks.. Is possible to use in other device? Change the original firmware for Atheros AR7010+AR2980 the same drivers who work in PC? Exemple in satelite box who needs internet access..

  2. sudarsun
    April 14th, 2013 at 09:03 | #2

    I have used this device on Windows and Linux based computers only. My guess would be that if your satellite box allows you to update the drivers, there should be some way of getting the Atheros driver work.

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