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The Quick Version.
1. Set SSID to 8 alphanumeric characters or less.
2, Set WPA key to 10 digits or less. (If you want, try WPA2 later.)
3. Broadcast SSID.
Please try the router defaults EXCEPT those items that are needed by you ISP.
Your ISP's gear!
"SOLVED> SOLUTION - New!
by naderiano - 1/22/10 11:28 AM In reply to: le40b657 by naderiano
I found the problem.
It was my ADSL Router (CISCO EPC2425 I got from my service provider COMHEM here in sweden)which didn't allow the wireless/wired multicasts even though it was enabled on my modem.
I connected another wireless router (netgear wgr614 v9) which I had to it and now its all good. Wireless DLNA I have."
About Samsung 5GHz wifi
A member wrote "My "router" is an Apple Time Capsule. Updating the firmware in the Time Capsule to 7.5.2 resolved my problem"
The issues of getting the Samsung wifi sticks and devices to work on the 5GHz channels is multi-faceted. Since Samsung does not test with all things and can't support your router, LAN or "network" you may find yourself updating and trying settings on your own.
OpenDNS and Reset your TV.
Some have noted the following.
1. Always try resetting the TV. See the manual as each model varies.
2. Besides turning off the firewall in the router, try OpenDNS.
GoogleDNS for Samsung and Roku.
Look up GoogleDNS and try that! Works for a few that had issues.
What TIME is it? (Member contribution.)
An Anonymous member contributed that the date and time must be correct or
Apps such as Netflix may fail.
Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to add additional information on 07/19/2012 at 1:55 PM PT
Do not use EQUAL SIGN in the password to the router.
Here's some extra items folk have noted:
1. Use ALPHANUMERICS in the password and SSID fields.
A to Z and 0 to 9 please.
2. One member used a 63 Character password. Worked but would not remember it the next day.
Try short names.
3. DO NOT HIDE THE SSID.
This is one that those that insist it should work are free to call it in. My suggestion for folk that want it to work is to not hide the SSID.
4. WiFi Channels.
a. Use 2 to the number - 1 channels offered in your country.
b. USA or NA owners can be stumped if the router is set to EU channels!
OpenDNS. Appears to create Netflix issues.
Reports appear to confirm that if you use OpenDNS that your Apple TV and Samung NETFLIX player may fail.
Fix? A few.
1. If you can set the HDTV to use your ISP's DNS or a Google DNS then that works.
2. Using the ISP's DNS or Google DNS in the router works too but you lose the OpenDNS feature.
Regarding Netflix Blinking.
Regarding Netflix LOG ON.
Before you try to use Netflix, did you create a SmartTV login? If not, try logging in first using the red "A" key on the remote.
Netflix ESN issue. "Not available"?
"emailed Samsung support and here is the response we received:
We apologize for any inconveniences.
The weekend maintenance of our ESN server may have caused inability to log into your Netflix account. The ESN server is currently up and running and you should be able to enjoy your Netflix app on SmartTV as well as SmartHub after you follow these steps:
1. Go to your Network Status Screen and wait about five minutes. This will allow the player time to obtain the ESN from the server.
2. Go into SmartHub
3. Launch Netfllix and Enjoy!"
More about FIREWALLs. EXAMPLE.
Your router's firewall can block many features. You have a choice here to turn it off or dig in and find out what ports and more to allow. Given the cost of support and the fact that routers in the past never did this, my vote for those that don't want to become Network Ninja Gurus is to turn it off.
With that out of the way, an example from a router I recently discussed.
See Page 43: http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/DGN2200/DGN2200_UM_3Feb11.pdf
"Your modem router has a firewall that blocks unauthorized access to your wireless network and permits authorized inbound and outbound communications. Authorized communications are established according to inbound and outbound rules. The firewall has the following two default rules. You can create custom rules to further restrict the outbound communications or more widely open the inbound communications:
• Inbound. Block all access from outside except responses to requests from the LAN side.
• Outbound. Allow all access from the LAN side to the outside"
Notice how an inbound access from WiFi is blocked? You'll want to change that.
Page 44 (using the page counter in the PDF viewer) shows the default is BLOCK ALWAYS.
This means features like access to a DLNA, NAS or other server can fail.
You'll want to temper your flames to the TV makers on this area. They didn't setup your router and in most cases, it's not their product.
May I have a reservation please? (IP Address)
This one is a rather new tip from the members so let's dive in.
On most routers there is a feature called Address Reservation. It has helped a few that had the very oddest issues that nothing else seemed to help. SYMPTOMS include and are not limited to, play works fine then fails, stuttering playback and more.
Here's an article how to reserve that IP in general.
For me I pick a higher range so if my network is the usual 192.168.0.0 to 255 I'll reserve at 50 and up so to know that's what I did.
YouTube Quality Report (link only.)
WPA may mean short passwords for Samsung devices.
This nugget showed up today. It could be a router issue but let's add this to what to try as well.
For WPA WiFi, try a short 10 or less character password.