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Why won't my Samsung BD-D5300 Blu Ray connect to Internet?

Howdy.

I bought a Samsung BD-D5300 Blu Ray player yesterday and am having issues getting it to connect to the Internet. By manually entering the following IP settings, I can get it to connect to my network but not to the Internet.

IP: 192.168.1.10
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 24.217.0.5 (my ISP's primary DNS, I get the same problem with their secondary)

I am using a WIRED connection, not wireless. The wire tests good, I can plug a laptop into it and access the Internet fine.

I am using a Netgear N300 router. DHCP is enabled. I have reserved the above IP address for the Blu Ray use and can see that nothing else on the network is using that address.

Soooooooooooo...

It seems to me that this is a DNS issue or some sort of firewall problem in the router since the Blu Ray can see the router but not the Internet.

Any ideas, folks?

Thanks in advance.

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Odd thing that firewall in the router.

Those didn't exist a few years ago. Can I ask why you would firewall a TV or DVD player today?

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No firewall.

I've found that there is no firewall in the router. Still won't connect though. What gives?

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I see this is not a stock setup.

"I have reserved the above IP address"

I am left to guess why this was done. We have other ideas in the CNET NETWORKING Forum but the details are slim here. Country, ISP, why that reservation as well as why not the out of the box simple as can be, what average joe would use.
Bob

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BOB's Right

I agree with BOB, Why would you reserve an IP Address then turn o DHCP surly that is DHCP's Job it automatically assigns IP addresses

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Reserved, working

It's working after a reboot of the router. Still unsure what the issue was.

I reserved the IP since I had to set the IP manually in the Blu Ray settings. By reserving it in the router I knew that no other device on the network would grab it (laptops, Wii etc) and therefore eliminated one possible reason for the disconnect.

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