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Connect DVD player to wireless network

by mmcjprof / December 10, 2009 6:32 AM PST

I have a Samsung Blu-ray dvd player that was advertised to be netflix ready. Unfortunately, it can only link to ethernet, and my home has a wireless network. I tried to work around buying another $100 piece of hardware (ethernet bridge) by linking to my Gateway laptop. Unfortunately, the laptop does not have an ethernet connector--just phone and USB, and the DVD player does not have a USB connector. There has to be a gizmo that will let me connect up. I've looked at ethernet-USB connectors and I think they will work, but I thought I'd let you hardware geniuses give me some advice before I spend more money on this setup. Thanks for any suggestions you have.

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I paid 25 for
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 10, 2009 11:12 AM PST

Here's the bridge I used. HOWEVER it may tax the occasional networker or users. The WGPS606 was so cheap and worked so well that at 25 I bought two. Let me state that to setup as a bridge you CHEAT and LIE that you are setting it up as a print server but bail out when you get to the print setup. Viola, a bridge.

Try google for the refurbs or http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310176193084
Bob

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Do you have a router?
by Coryphaeus / December 10, 2009 9:37 PM PST
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