Please forgive me, but this is not a reply but a new question. I'm showing my computer ignorance by not knowing how to post a new question on this thread.
My situation- I have a dsl modem and I am hard-wire connected to the internet on my mac mini via ethernet cable and my windows notebook (in another room)via wireless (802.11 I think). There is only one ethernet connection on the dsl modem box(actiontec gt701-wg) and I need that to hook up my mac mini.
My problem-I have a panasonic bd55 blu-ray that has 2.0 capablities if connected to the internet, including automatic firmware upgrades.
When I asked at BB how to connect the bd55 to the internet I was told the best (?only) way to do it was with a unit that connects the ethernet port to a unit that plugs into a wall socket and sends the connection to another unit plugged into an outlet in another part of the house, where my bd55 is located.To do this I will need to buy the 'outlet connection' (sorry, I forgot exactly what its called) for $100 and get a new dsl modem that has more than 1 ethernet connection for $70-$100.
My question-Isn't there a better way that doesn't use my electrical outlets, but can send the internet signal to an 802.11 receiver that can be located near the blu-ray with an ethernet connection for less cost?
Thanks in advance,