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Connecting Samsung blu-ray BD-P1600 to internet

by Meerna Ammari / May 4, 2010 3:36 AM PDT

Hello Sir/Madam,
I am trying to connect my BD-P1600 to the internet so I can watch Netflix, but I couldn't. I see the message "unable to connect please see the network setup section in manual". I have Motorolla SB5100 Surfboard modem. so I am connected to the internet with basic cable, this modem has no integrated rouuter in it. when I checked the blu-ray manual, I see that either I connect a modem with integrated router via utb cable to the LAN port at the blu-ray back, or I should have modem and router then connect them to the lan port. is that the problem? I mean if I bought a router, will that make the internet work? I see also in the manual, "for DSL users please use a router to connect". please confirm if that the problem.
or this is may be because i don't have the minimum speed of internet so it can run the netflix? I had the same setup in the past but it was a modem with integrated router and it was with higher speed internet and it was working fine.
may that be related to the network setup? I mean do I need to disable DHCP and enter ip address, subnetmask, and gateway manually?
Ps: the internet is working properly in my laptop and I have no problem in audio or vidio applications using the laptop.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Appreciate your help.

thank you,
Merna

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Connecting Samsung blu-ray BD-P1600 to internet
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 4, 2010 6:26 AM PDT

Meerna Ammari,

If you have a way to hard-wire the Internet, you can use the Ethernet port connected to your router.

If you're looking to connect via wireless connection, you'll need the separate WIS09ABGN wireless adapter. If you go that route, you will need to have a wireless router connected either within, or to your modem.

Does that answer your question?

--HDTech

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Connecting Samsung blu-ray BD-P1600 to internet
by Meerna Ammari / May 4, 2010 10:51 AM PDT

Thank you for your replay,
Actually I don't want to use wirless connection, I need to use the wired internet I have. I already used the Ethernet port in my modem, but this modem has only one Ethernet port, I mean this is a standrad modem only. so do I need buying a router to perform the connection. because as I mentioned before when I checked the blu-ray manual, I see that either I connect a modem with integrated router via utb cable to the LAN port at the blu-ray back, or I should have modem and router then connect them to the lan port. please advice if this is the problem. or it is internet speed issue.Thank you.

best regards,
Meerna

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 4, 2010 4:23 PM PDT

Meerna Ammari,

You can do it either way, actually.

If you don't want to buy a router, but just hook directly into the modem, it will work as long as it's not set to act as a passthrough TO a router (which you wouldn't have).

The downside is that you wouldn't have your other Internet connection (like the currently connected computer) available in the meantime. If this is a workable solution, you can just plug the Blu-Ray player into your modem via Ethernet.

Doing this will give you access to firmware updates, Netflix and Pandora streaming, and the other applications on the Blu-Ray player.

Does that help?

--HDTech

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by tigger000005 / May 4, 2010 9:49 PM PDT

for what a router costs and the headache it will save you as a whole, why not just buy one...
Once you set up properly/the way you want, even changing providers after is easier.....

Shop around and also check reviews..there are some that are not to user friendly....

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by tigger000005 / May 4, 2010 9:50 PM PDT
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should have read ..

"for what a wireless router costs"

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Connecting Samsung blu-ray BD-P1600 to internet
by Meerna Ammari / May 4, 2010 11:56 PM PDT
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Thank you again for your reply,
As I understand from your reply that the internet should work by pluging the Blu-Ray player into your modem via Ethernet (without router). please confirm.

If so what problem I have? is it related to internet speed? should I upgrade the speed so I can connect? or it is network settings problem? like disabling the DHCP and entering the ip address, the subnetmask and the gateway manually? or may be this is related to some firewalls settings.

please advice what can I do as a solution to watch Netflix again using my Samsung blu-ray.

thanks for help,

Meerna

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Connecting Samsung blu-ray BD-P1600 to internet
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 5, 2010 1:32 PM PDT

Meerna Ammari,

You should be able to plug it into your modem without a router. Correct.

--HDTech

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