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UN55D6050 Smart TV Network Problems

by wynand32 / November 27, 2011 4:19 AM PST

I have a rock-solid network utilizing a Netgear WNDR4500 router. Every device works fine, including smartphones, tablets, notebooks, an XBOX 360, and a Barnes & Noble Nook 3G.

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We have a sticky post about Samsung networking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2011 4:38 AM PST

But here's the rub. Folk that want to fix this without changes to the router settings are left to wait till they change their mind. Your post is typical of network problems but I can't see what the router settings are so I can't comment further.
Bob

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Where's the sticky?
by wynand32 / November 27, 2011 4:54 AM PST

I'm happy to consider router config changes to resolve the issue, but I don't see the sticky you're referring to...

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So no sharing of the settings? Here's the link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2011 5:17 AM PST
In reply to: Where's the sticky?
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SSID must be broadcasted
by wynand32 / November 27, 2011 11:29 AM PST

What finally worked for me was to turn on broadcasting the SSID. That's unfortunate, of course, because it reduces security. Hopefully, Samsung will fix this problem.

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How is that?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2011 11:35 AM PST

For years we can see the SSID inside the packets flying around. It's rare today for the wifi to be silent so there is no added security but there are added issues of dropped connections.

Sorry, this area is well discussed, the advice has changed and you may find old articles touting this as being more secure. Bless those articles because it keeps my friends in business running around turning SSID on, turning MAC filters off and moving folk to WPA2 AES.

Glad you figured it out.
Bob

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