Any firewall will be a problem. Look in the Cnet Networking forum for the Samsung Owner's start here post.
The direct connection usually fails for the reason we forgot to power cycle the cable modem.
Hello everyone i have a samsung blu-ray player (BD-C5500T) that I want to connect to the internet so I can use netflix. I live in Canada and using shaw as my provider. I tried to connect my player and when doing the network test everything passes until i get to "Internet service test" at which point i get an "the http port is disabled". I tried everything that I could, I tried intering the IP/DNS addresses manually to no avail. I also tried connecting my player directly to the modem (a Motorola SB5102 cable modem) and at which point it fails at "gateway ping". I am using a D-link 802.11 wireless router but i have my player connected wired via a eathernet cable. I am out of ideas. I even updated the firmware to my blu ray player to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am a total newbie at this and can't find a solution. Thank you kindly in advance!