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What is the PBC Access Point?

by TufferScoo / December 19, 2012 12:48 AM PST

I have a Samsung BD-C5500C BluRay and I am trying to set up the wireless connection in order to install the latest firmware. Every time I try, I am stuck when it asks me for the PBC button access point. Any suggestions?

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While not a Samsung answer. The PBC is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 1:03 AM PST

To connect to some routers with WiFi you use the PBC method. You select the connect and then run over to the router to push the PBC or Connect button.

This is NOT STANDARDIZED. That is, you may see the button labeled one way on one router and another it may be another and another may be unreadable. Many folk call it WPS.

Here's a web article to help you catch up ->


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Still Confused by the PBC/connect Button
by TufferScoo / December 19, 2012 3:42 AM PST

Thank you for your response. I am using an ActionTec M1424-WR wireless router from Verizon and the only button I can find is a reset button on the back. Maybe its something on the Samsung BluRay that I'm looking for to basically confirm the process of setting up my player to connect with the server.

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I can't see the screen but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 3:49 AM PST
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Still no PBS Button on Router
by TufferScoo / December 19, 2012 10:24 AM PST

Thank for your patience. Although the manual for the ActionTec M1424WR shows a PBS button, on the actual router there is no PBS Button. I have double checked the router model and everything is correct, but the PBS Button.
On page 13 it states, "Although the WPS button is included on the FiOS Router, WPS functionality will not be enabled until a future firmware release. The button is included so that WPS can be activated at a later date
without having to physically change the FiOS Router."
I am at a loss. Any ideas?

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Then we have to use the old fashioned methods.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 10:30 AM PST

This router has been far long enough for the feature to be turned on. It is rare that I would get the right manual.

If you can supply a manual to the TV I'll see if the usual WPA2 enter the password screen shows on what page.

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User Manual as requested
by TufferScoo / December 19, 2012 9:31 PM PST
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Got it Fixed!
by TufferScoo / December 19, 2012 10:49 PM PST

I called and the Verizon Fios guy help me fix it. Although, he never explained what or where the PBC button was.
I appreciate all your efforts. Merry Christmas!

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(NT) Thanks Cliff.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 20, 2012 12:39 AM PST
In reply to: Got it Fixed!
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