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HT-C5500 Internet Access with Apple Airport Express

by notJames316 / August 14, 2010 1:35 PM PDT

I just bought the HT-C5500 Blu-ray Home Theatre System and wanted to connect it to the Internet. I have a Cablevision cable modem (Motorola SBV6220)and an Apple Airport Express wireless router. Each of these devices only has one Ethernet port. Therein lies the problem; I can't connect both the Blu-ray player and the wireless router to the modem at the same time.

I went to Radio Shack and got a simple 5-port Ethernet Switch (Netgear FS605), thinking I could connect that to the modem and then hook up the Bluray and router to the extra ports. However, this device wouldn't connect them both to the network simultaneously; the first would connect and the second wouldn't. It would tell me to reboot the modem and reconnect, but then the second device would connect but not the first. I went back to RS and the employee told me I had to connect the router to the modem first, and then hook the Ethernet switch to the router, which would be impossible since, again, the router only has one port.

Is there some solution to this without having to resort to buying the Samsung wireless USB adapter or giving up the Airport Express? I would prefer to have the Bluray connection wired instead of wireless, and of course, I'd rather not have to shell out the $80 for the adapter. Also, I don't want to have to buy another wireless router since the AE comes with AirTunes, which lets me play my iTunes music over my stereo system wirelessly* (I haven't tested it with this HTS, but I assume it will work). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: HT-C5500 Internet Access with Apple Airport Express
by notJames316 / August 16, 2010 12:54 AM PDT

Anyone?

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HT-C5500 Internet Access with Apple Airport Express
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 16, 2010 11:44 AM PDT

notJames316,

I'm not able to really provide a network solution, and there's a whole forum dedicated to wired and wireless networks, and what can be done. I'd recommend checking that out if you'd rather not purchase the WIS09ABGN LinkStick. You can find that forum here:

http://forums.cnet.com/networking-and-wireless-forum/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

I don't know of an application regarding AirTunes, but if it's something that would be streamed, it may require a connection from the streaming device to the HT system. I'd check more on that before buying something and expecting a result that may or may not be there.

--HDTech

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