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Connecting new Samsung TV to internet

by TonyPerez24 / January 1, 2014 1:16 AM PST

I recently purchased a 64 inch Samdung television; model PN64E633D2F. I desire to connect the relevision to the internet so i can get stuff like netflix. I have been able to accomplish this trough an x-box but would prefer to use a device just for this so I can few up the xbox for game use on another television/

I have a cisco LinksysE1000 Router. Customer support at lINKSYS suggested that I obtain a 4 port dual Entertainment Bridge, model WES10n. When I attempted to hook the bridge to the tv i was unable to becasue the outline for the Bridge was an ethernet cable and the ports for the tv are everything but ethernet (USB, EX-Linnk, HDM, and component AV-In) What can I do to make that connection? Is there a cable made this is ethernet for the out put of the Entertainment Bridge and one of the ports for going into the television?

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Odd number. Looks incorrect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2014 1:18 AM PST

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Unless it has wireless
by Jimmy Greystone / January 1, 2014 1:33 AM PST

Unless it has wireless, that doesn't look like a smart TV that can be connected to the Internet directly. In which case you'd need some kind of box, be it an xbox, something like the roku, or even a HTPC. Typically the larger sized smart TVs will have an ethernet port in addition to wireless. However, without an ethernet port, the whole ethernet bridge idea is a bust. If the TV has wireless capabilities, the on screen menus should allow you to find your wireless network, input the password and be on your merry way.

So either you don't have a smart TV, in which case you're going to need to leave the Xbox where it is or replace it with something functionally comparable, or you just need to configure the wireless connection on the TV for your home network.

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If no inbuilt wifi
by James Denison / January 1, 2014 3:56 AM PST

you could try a USB wifi on it. Check the settings for the TV internally, see what's available there as choices, might find the info you seek. Is this on cable TV service combined with internet? Older analog or newer digital? Using a set top box? If so, then the internet service will come through the set top box connection.

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