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How do I connect my Panasonic TV to my Linksys router?

by bfrench73 / December 29, 2009 11:53 AM PST

I just bought a 58" Panasonic V series Plasma TV with Viera Cast. I cannot get the the TV to connect to the internet through my Linksys Wireless router (WRT54G). I have the TV hooked to the router through CAT5e cable. I have tried several times to change the network settings on the TV and the settings of the router. The best I have gotten in a message on the TV when I do a connection test that says 'Home Network' but indicates that the Gateway is not responding.

I have no idea what to do. Thanks for your help.

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It is plug and play
by givemeaname / December 29, 2009 1:12 PM PST

I have the WRT54GL ( alittle diffrent, it has more internal RAM & ROM + speeedboost) & it was just plug & play.

You have any router security that may mess with it?? Proxy address??

It notes you need at lease 1.5Mbps for it to work.

Also check to see of is set on.... Menu>Setup>Viera Link setting> ON


Try going to menu >setup> scroll down to 'Networksetting' see if it is set to auto for IP and DNS.

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To: givemeaname
by bfrench73 / December 30, 2009 1:28 AM PST
In reply to: It is plug and play

I do have my wireless router password protected and I am assuming that is the problem. I don't how to allow the TV through the router's firewall. Normally, if another person were to bring their laptop to my house they could connect by putting in my password. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a way to do that with the TV.

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Is the tv hookup wirelessly???
by givemeaname / December 30, 2009 4:06 AM PST
In reply to: To: givemeaname

Every once in a while VieraCast does not work for me.

for a wired hookup.... Try turning off the tv then rest the router & modem, let it run its cycle wait an extra 2-3 minutes, then turn the tv on & then try the VieraCast.

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It is hardwired.
by bfrench73 / January 1, 2010 12:19 AM PST

The TV is connected via CAT5e cable directly from router to the TV. I did not not think that there was any password protection when connected directly tho the router. I called Panasonic and they are sending someone to my house to replace the LAN port. Hopefully this works.

Thanks for your help.

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