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Samsung BDP-1600 - "Cannot connect to your home network"

by dongloid / December 27, 2009 10:27 AM PST

I got a Samsung BDP-1600 for Christmas so I could stream Netflix movies over my ethernet connection. When I tried to access the streaming, Netflix gave me a message that said "Cannot connect to your home network" and that I should confirm that my router is on by attempting to connect to the internet.

I have AT&T FastAccess DSL and the connection bypasses a modem and router by fiber-optically running ethernet cable from the wall to my computer's ethernet port.

To connect to BD-P1600, I bought a Linksys 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch. I patched the computer, the wall and the Samsung Blu-Ray to the Switch.

I can access the internet fine. The Blu-Ray can't connect, though.

I've tried disabling my computer's firewall, tried patching the cable from the player to the wall directly, everything.

I Googled my problem but couldn't find anyone who had the same dilemma with connecting to Netflix fiber-optically.

Since I don't use a router, what should I do? Is there anyone who connects using this method?


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Same problem with 3600 wireless
by bluerayblues / December 27, 2009 1:05 PM PST

Took the plunge and got a 3600 for Christmas for the family. Hooked up just fine, said firmware update available, afer 30 plus minutes of DSL superfast download update of firmware. Got NetFlix and Blockbuster screen along with Pandora and You Tube, but now get an a screen that say's can not find network. Not done anything different other than download firmware. Don't know what to do now or what's next. I'm not a tech geek, so any help greatly appreciated. I'm over 2 hours away from Best Buy where I bought it just before Christmas 2009. I'm using a Linksy router as well. My other wireless networks are ok, no problems.

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Don't use router or modem
by dongloid / December 28, 2009 9:43 AM PST

Well, I don't use wireless and I don't use a router or modem, since I'm connected fiber-optically.

I've been pulling my hair out all weekend trying to figure out why I still can't connect to my home network by connecting an ethernet cable from the BD-P1600 through the Switch to the wall and to the computer.

Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone tried connecting fiber-optically and been successful?

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Samsung Bluray problems
by bluerayblues / December 28, 2009 12:32 PM PST

Went to BestBuy today and talked to one their floor men. Showed me a stack of Samsung Bluray's brought back. Said their TV's were the best, but they have problems with Samsung Bluray. Told to bring 'er back and pony up a few more dollars and get the PS3, they have had no problems with the Sony (yet)
I'm not going to spen a lot of time trying to figure out this mess. My other wireless works fine and I don't plan on goofing them up for a blueray.
Happy New Year all and God Bless!

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