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Bluray BD-C6500 wireless

by JMagira / September 24, 2010 11:03 PM PDT

Bought this model and had trouble hooking it up to our old Netgear MR814v2 router. It appeared that it did not support WEP encryption (it worked when I took down all security on the router). Decided it was time to upgrade router (was a slow 802.11b!) to a Netgear Rangemax dual band (WNDR3700). I tried to find specs on the bluray's wireless capability but neither user manual nor online searches (Samsung and elsewhere) turned up anything. Bluray could not find the 5 ghz on the dual band (able to connect to 2.4 ghz) and I found an obscure forum that said that this bluray model does not support 5 ghz but that a wi-fi ready model with a wireless dongle would. Is this correct? Seems absurd for a recently released wifi-ready device to not support 5 ghz, and for me to have to buy a wi-fi ready device and a dongle to get the connection I want. Firmware was updated on both devices. I've tried having the router find the device (it does for the 2.4 ghz connection) and manually entering the IP address, gateway, etc. I've tried no encryption, with WEP encryption, WPA encyption (bluray warns me not to use TKIP so I have not) - nothing works. Can you please shed some light on what wi-fi network settings thhis will take? THANKS!

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Firmware
by APeX3181 / September 25, 2010 7:10 AM PDT

Do you know what firmware version you have installed?

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Bluray BD-C6500 wireless
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / September 27, 2010 8:19 AM PDT

JMagira,

I'm sorry to hear that you're having trouble connecting your unit.

The 2010 Wi-Fi enabled Blu-Ray players come with 2.4ghz built in. If you want the 5ghz option, the WIS09ABGN adapter is required. That may cause opinions one way or the other, but I wanted to confirm that information. That's also why it may not have been able to find the 5ghz spectrum with the built-in wireless option.

--HDTech

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Same problem with BD 6500T BluRay
by north43west80 / March 31, 2011 10:04 AM PDT

Constant Gateway PING Eroors ! Despite 30 days of attempts, re-configs and cajoling Samsung I got NO WHERE. My final resolution was to return the unit. I'm somewhat happy now but am without a WiFi enabled Blu Ray at the moment. N43W80

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Same problem with BD-D7000
by jqsecofr / January 30, 2013 8:24 PM PST

I was very happy to purchase my BD-D7000 but this device can not see my 5ghz wifi network neither, to confirm the differences between the 2.4 and the 5ghz bands, I used my tv (un55d8000) to see a 20gb mkv file, first I used the 2.4ghz wifi and I have "lag" during the movie reproduction. After that, I logout the 2.4ghz and connect my TV to the 5ghz band, and when I try to see the same mkv file, I HAVE NO LAG... so, it is not the same 2.4 & 5 ghz bands. It is very sad.

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