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Series 7 LCD-TV & Windows 7: No recognition

I'm trying to connect my Samsung tv (Model code LE40C755R2WXXE) to my home network, which includes a Windows 7 pc. The tv is connected (internet@tv works fine, my router has the tv's mac-address listed), but it does not show up as a unit on me home network map in the Windows 7 control panel.

How can I make my pc "see" and include my tv on the network and enable me to push pics and video?

Any help much appreciated.


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Series 7 LCD-TV & Windows 7: No recognition


What happens when you have the PC try to identify a new network device?


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Device recognition

First, turn off the PC firewall and see if the TV appears (give it a few minutes at least). The TV will broadcast discovery protocol packets at intervals and these should be detected by the PC if they are not being blocked.

Find and install Intel Device Spy and associated tools - this will tell you if the packets are being received.

If not a firewall problem, some routers can block transmission of these packets on wireless LANs.

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Thanks jw650 and Samsung_HD_Tech. Apparently my wireless LAN was the problem; cabling my pc to the network made the tv show up. /Troels

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