Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor

The Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor will enable compatible devices to access the internet and Viera Cast functions wirelessley – without having to run wires all around your lounge.

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Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor

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Many of Panasonic’s televisions, Blu-ray players and home cinema systems now come ‘wireless ready’ so you can enjoy online content without having to run a network cable to the device. Whilst it is generally the slightly better option in terms of speed, the actual position of your equipment means that running a cable to it can be problematic at best. This is where additional wifi adapters such as the Panasonic DY-WL10 come in as they simply plug into the USB socket of your device and enable you to easily connect to your existing wireless network so you can enjoy internet content like the Viera Cast feature.

Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless DongleWhen you have inserted your Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor it is then a relatively simple case of using the on screen menus to type in your wireless network details, so have your security key code handy before.

As wireless dongles go, the Panasonic DY-WL10 is a fairly attractive device with a large highly sensitive rear surface area to help ensure the wireless connection remains stable and reliable. The dongle itself is actually quite large with a width of 45mm a height of 30mm and an overall depth of 72mm meaning that it could protrude from most devices by about 50mm so you may need to factor that in.

What to consider before you buy the Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor

For a relatively simple device it it quite an expensive option, but being the official Panasonic device you are at least assured that it is fully designed for the devices, and you will save any potential compatibility headaches.

Why you should buy the Panasonic DYWL10 Wifi Dongle

It is a well designed and made little device and if you need the wireless option then this is the only officially supported option – and that at least makes it worth paying a little bit more for. Rating: 4/5

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The DY-WL10 is compatible with the DMP-BD65 and SC-BT230.

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51 Comments to “Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor”

Bernard Novell on June 8, 2010 said:

Do I have to use the DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor, or can I use pretty much any Wireless LAN Adaptor?

Home Cinema Buyer on June 9, 2010 said:

This is the only one that is fully compatible – but we’d be interested to hear from anyone who has used any others successfully though.

Rob on July 8, 2010 said:

I’ve heard that the Netgear WNDA3100V2 will also work, but haven’t tried it. Has anybody else?

Laurie on October 16, 2010 said:

I just bought Panasonic Viera TX-L32G20B and particularly want to make use of the wireless facility but, will the Panasonic dongle shown work with it as TX series not shown? If not, which one will? Anybody out there know?

Cheers!

Tom on October 19, 2010 said:

Re Laurie comment “just bought Panasonic Viera TX-L32G20B and particularly want to make use of the wireless facility but, will the Panasonic dongle shown work with it as TX series not shown? If not, which one will? Anybody out there know?”

Cheers!

All Panasonic tv’s are TX’s – yes it will work with yours

Laurie on October 30, 2010 said:

Many thanks for your help but now it seems I need an N router? Sky say the existing G router should be fine but is it HD that’s causing the problem due to the sheer amount of information that has to be transferred in wireless mode? If so, can I just disconnect the Sky router, plug in the upgraded one and re-register the peripherals (laptop, X-Box and hopefully Viera TV once the dongle’s been paired with the computer and router).

Cheers

Tony on October 30, 2010 said:

Re Panasonic Dongles and TVs. I have just bought a Panasonic Viera TX-32D25BA and a DY-WL10 dongle. I run a Linksys WiFi modem model WAG200G, which is located in an upstairs room. I get good good signal strength on a Lap Top PC in the same location as the TV but the signal strength on the WiFi TV connection is very weak. The dongle is connected to the TV by a 1 metre cable and I can improve the signal strength by holding the dongle above the TV. Is the magnetic field that surrounds the TV likely to interfere with the signal? I wondered if anyone has tried fitting a longer cable to the dongle to move it into a better position and if the signal strength improved

Rich on November 9, 2010 said:

I recently purchased the DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor for my Panasonic 3D TV (TC-P50VT20), which according to the manual works for this TV model. However, I’m having trouble connecting to the Internet. My router is wireless capable and I currently have two computers connected via wireless. The adapter recongizes my wireless network, but I continue to get a time out error message even though the WEP Key (security code) is correct. I would appreciate any help on this issue.

BURRLO on November 12, 2010 said:

I have a Panasonic Blu-ray player that uses the DY-WL10 in the living room. My question out there is if I purchase another Panasonic Blu-ray player for the master bedroom could I use the same dongle between the two players as needed or will I need one dedicated dongle per player?

Home Cinema Buyer on November 17, 2010 said:

The dongle doesn’t have to stay in the player, so you could keep swapping them over if you wish – it would be a bit of a pain though. It might be better to get the Panasonic DMP-BD85 which has built in Wi-Fi – although there are other Blu-ray players with built in Wi-Fi available too.

Pat on November 21, 2010 said:

Thinking about getting a Panasonic home theatre system to connect to a TX-P50V20.
Take the SC-BT330 for example, it can also take one DY-WL10, as well as the TV.
Does that mean that I have to get two DY-WL10 for my system, or will the functionality of the complete system be handled by one DY-WL10 (in one of the units) and the VIERA-link?

Home Cinema Buyer on November 30, 2010 said:

Yes you’re right, just get one for the SC-BT330, and use the Viera link.

Fred on December 3, 2010 said:

Is it possible to use this in conjunction with a blu ray player to play video files I have saved to PCs on my home network?

Laurie on December 9, 2010 said:

I have bought the Panasonic dongle and it works fine with the router but I’m only able to connect to Viera cast. I can’t connect the dongle with the lap top – should I be able to as this was what I thought i’d be able to do in order to stream data and access sites such as BBC iplayer through the TV once TV and laptop were hooked up. Any suggestions or have I misunderstood as Virea Cast’s content is pretty limited?

John on December 27, 2010 said:

I’ve just purchased a Panasonic TX-37G20BA televison and a SC-BT230 Blu-ray Home Cinema System. From what I’ve already read, the same adaptor works with both TV and player.

Do I need to buy a separate adptor for both player and TV or can I have them working off the adaptor?

Home Cinema Buyer on December 28, 2010 said:

If the Viera Cast services are the same on both the TV and SC-BT230 you can use the dongle for one or the other. The home cinema system is probably the better way though so you can get the services in surround sound (if available).

eelko on December 31, 2010 said:

Hey, nobody knows if it’s possible to connect another wireless LAN adaptor for a Panasonic tv?

Roger on January 16, 2011 said:

Hi we have just purchased a 37″Panasonic tv and as advised by the salesman that we need a Dongle in order that we can’catch up’ on programmes we have missed. We have connected the dongle done all the necessary things ie security and wireless code info, BUT we cannot access ITV or BBC iplayer-Reason given on screen is that the function is not available yet!!! Is it because we live in Dorset or have we been sold incorrectly ?
Please can anyone answer this? Thanks

Michael Sonic on January 16, 2011 said:

hi, i got the same problem like laurie. is it with the help of the dongle just possible to access the viera cast net content? i want to use the tv set as additional screen in my network consisting of two laptops and a blackberry.
thank
michael

Roger on January 19, 2011 said:

Hi as regards the dongle, we have been told that Panasonic televisions are not’licenced yet for ITV player or BBCiplayer, just as it says on screen-Not available until early 2011! Also we discovered that you must have the correct dongle i.e if its a panasonic tv it must be the same brand to work, hope this helps someone. As far as our dongle is concerned, we have to either get a refund OR wait………..

Kieran O'Reilly on January 20, 2011 said:

Hey – I just bought a TCP46G25 and a BD65 player. I am looking to get the adapter to connect to netflix (which I understand I can).

My question is that I connect my computers etc, via MAC ID – can you do this with a BD 65 player?

Thanks

Terry on January 20, 2011 said:

I have connected my Panasonic TX-P42V10B to my N router using a cable. BBC iplayer works fine, as does viera cast, you tube etc. Maybe access to iplayer on freewiew is limited to certain areas?
I just need to get a wirless dongle, then I expect it to work fine.
Alternative is to use a Wireless-N Access Point as mentioned above, or use a something like D-Link DHP-307AV/B 200 MBPS PowerLine, this will give you a wired connection, but using the power lines in your house.

Damiel D on February 1, 2011 said:

I have bought a Panasonic TX-L32G20B and the SC-BT230EB home cinema. I am now considering getting the DY-WL10 LAN adaptor, but I did not realise it was so expensive.
I can see it will allow me to use Skype, YouTube, Picasa, etc… on the screen, which are nice to have, but what else will it really give me?
What will I get if I have the WiFi connection? What will I miss out on if I don’t have it?
Is it really worth it?

sammy on February 10, 2011 said:

The Netgear 3100 will work but only on the TV and not on the Blu-ray player.

Steve on February 17, 2011 said:

Will the DY-WL10 with a compatible Panasonic Blu-Ray player operate properly along with a NON-compatible Viera plasma (Circa 2008) to stream wireless internet from my PC? I would link the BR with HDMI to the TV.
Thanks in advance.

Oscar on February 27, 2011 said:

Hey, i have just bought a Panasonic TV with the model TH-L42D25S. My question is, is the DY-WL10 LAN Adaptor compatible with my TV? Thank you.

Home Cinema Buyer on March 2, 2011 said:

If the Blu-ray player supports wireless, then yes just use the player as the source. The television is just accepting the video it is given.

Rob on March 6, 2011 said:

I Have a Panasonic BW-780 Blu-Ray Recorder that is DLNA certified. I have read that Homeplugs are the best way to go, but that is almost impossible with the equipment I have all plugged into extensions and the wall plugs are located some distance from the router/recorder.
I would prefer to stay wireless as my PS3 is, so do you know if the Panasonic DY-WL10 Wireless LAN Adaptor is compatible with my BW-780 please?

CurlyWurly on March 14, 2011 said:

I have just purchased a DY-WL10 wireless LAN adaptor for my TX-P42V10B TV but
unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be compatible as my tele does not have a USB port..I also have a Panasonic DMRBS750EBK Blu-ray player/recorder/twin sat receiver which has a USB port but this doesn’t appear to recognise the dongle. Has anyone else got it to work with the player?

Nikwak on March 20, 2011 said:

I have a Panasonic TX-P42V10b and am having problems with a Belkin Wireless Gaming Router that used to work fine but, for some reason has given up the ghost. I was looking at this dongle but the TV I have doesn’t have any USB ports – what would be my best bet for a wireless connection from my router to the television to use VieraCast

JJF on May 5, 2011 said:

Have like lots of others found the DY-WL10 wireless LAN adaptor not much use.

It seems to be ok when you are very close to your hub but fails once you move to another room.
In my case my PC & Hub are upstairs in a study whilst the TV & Blu-ray are downstairs and it will not connect.

Just as a test I brought the TV up to the study and hey presto the wi-fi connected, was able to upgrade the firmware on the tv, but as soon as I re-sited the tv downstais …..NO WI-FI.
So in my case pretty useless.

Jack on June 9, 2011 said:

Will the DY-WL10 be compatible with our TX-L37G10B as I seem to remember that Wifi access was not available for 2009 Panasonic TV?

Ellie on June 22, 2011 said:

I purchased a Panasonic TX-L37E30B but I was not informed by the online supplier that for my tv to be wireless I needed to purchase a dongle. I called Panasonic aftersales today and informed it would cost me £81 to purchase the dongle or run it with an ethernet cable. The manufacturer information should be clear when purchasing such an item at a considerable cost and to find your tv is in fact not wireless and spend more money. Absolutely disgusted!

Sue and Chris on October 28, 2011 said:

TX-P42V10B purchased in Dec 2010 how do we connect it to the internet? I can’t see a USB port but there are HDMI portsx3 and an Ethernet port. Have tried to talk to Panasonic help desk, but hitting a brick wall: they seem to think we are already connected! The router is 15 feet away in other room through a brick wall.

Mike on November 22, 2011 said:

I use a sky wireless adapter from the sky online shop, costs about £65.00. I plug an eternet cable into the tv, and into the box, and it works perfectly well with my wireless panasonic tv.

Andy on December 31, 2011 said:

We bought one of these to go with our new Viera TV. VERY disappointed for several reasons:
1 – it sticks out past the side of the TV – so you can see it there.
2 – it is so bulky that it blocks the second USB socket on the TV – if you want to plug in a USB disc to view photos etc you have to remove the dongle
3 – the range of apps is extremely poor – we wanted to access the various TV players and LoveFilm – but the only one available so far is BBC iPlayer
Waste of money!

greg on January 31, 2012 said:

Can the dongle be plugged straight into the back of my tv? So I don’t have to use the extension

Bruce McCann on April 1, 2012 said:

How do i bring up the on screen set up menu, i am plugged in and ready, then what is the encryption, and where do i get my security key.

Rob Northall on April 30, 2012 said:

Bought a Panasonic TV and Dongle.
Can use Viera Cast.
Been trying to stream video from Computer to TV via the Dongle.
Checked all over the internet NOTHING I tried works??
Using Vista operating system.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Rob

Bruce McCann on May 1, 2012 said:

Same thing happened to me, I got help from Panasonic, he said:

  1. open Windows Media player
  2. locate and tick the box that says “alow video streaming”

then you can select what files in your computer to stream, I selected music, pictures, videos.
All works well.

Home Cinema Buyer on May 1, 2012 said:

Thanks Bruce.

Rob Northall on May 1, 2012 said:

Hi Bruce,
I think you must be running windows 7?
I am on Vista,

The “Viera s30 Series” shows in the network and sharing centre but not Windows media player 11
Thanks for the info, but it’s back to the drawing board?
Regards Rob

harpreet on May 10, 2012 said:

hi i have got a TH-P65S20A would that work with a panasonic wlan adapter
thanks

Home Cinema Buyer on May 15, 2012 said:

I’m not sure. That is an Australian model and I can’t find any detailed specs on it. I would imagine so, but you’d be better off contacting Panasonic Australia: http://panasonic.com.au/Support/Welcome

Carroll Walker on May 22, 2012 said:

I saw the size of the Panasonic wireless lan adapter listed in a comment dated 2010, has the size been decreased ? This adapter will allow me to get Netflix correct, if I subscribe ?

Coleen on December 28, 2012 said:

Hi All, I have been using my Panasonic Tv, Blu Ray player and wireless LAN adapter for quite some time with no issues, I just changed over to Verizon Fios and that obviously changed my router… the Panasonic wireless adapter and Blu Ray no longer recognize the router rendering them useless and I can’t seem to locate any way to reprogram the LAN with the new router name and password – any help would be appreciated -

Arthur on April 15, 2013 said:

Hi
I bought a new Panasonic TV with Viera etc. When setting it up originally i connected with an ethernet to my router.
As i needed this connection for my bt vision box i bought a panasonic wi-fi dongle.When trying to set it up again it will not let me connect wirelessly to the interne. it keepsgoing to wired connection
Does anyone know how to make this work wi-fi
Many thanks
Arthur

Steve on November 24, 2013 said:

I havea Panosonic Viera TC-P50VT20 that has strong signal strength to my connected wireless. I cannot conect to Viera Cast however as it says it cannot connect to the server.

Richard on December 20, 2013 said:

Trying in vain to connect a panasonic blue ray recorder DMR-BWT700 to my BT homehub v2.0 via a DY-WL10 dongle. Router and TV both show the dongle as connected but the recorder cannot connect to show online content. Any suggestions will be gratefully received.

Andy on January 25, 2014 said:

Help, Panasonic tx 42 tv , bt home hub 4, LAN wireless adaptor dy 10
The tv is not recognising the donngle
What am I doing wrong, we have changed the router,all other it in the house is configured, we have not been able to connect the donngle since we 1st bought it.

REgards

Andy

VICKY on October 9, 2014 said:

I have just ordered a LAN adaptor DY-WL-10 for MY Panasonic blue ray player to use VIERA CAST.I am hoping this will work on my Sony HD TV.Can anyone advise please.
Thanks,
Vicky

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