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Wifi in an RV Park?

by toten.jennifer / April 3, 2018 7:12 AM PDT

So my RV park has free wifi. I am trying to connect my bluray player to it. It shows a full signal and connects but says "connected to network but no internet connection". What does that really mean? What do I need? A router, modem, extender? Please help. I don't really understand all this.....

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Usually means the server for the device
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2018 7:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Wifi in an RV Park?

Can't be found. Many DNS (see google for tech terms) don't have an entry for the device maker's servers.

I see this a lot on Samsung gear (message to Samsung, you can fix this by trying DNS 8.8.8.8).

So give that a try. Set the DNS manually in your device to 8.8.8.8 before you call the bluray maker's support. Also, the player must have the latest firmware.

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Thank you
by toten.jennifer / April 5, 2018 6:01 AM PDT

I'll try that this weekend. It is a Samsung bluray so hopefully that works.

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The second problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2018 7:19 AM PDT
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Is that some of these WiFi systems require LOG IN. Devices like bluray players will be locked out of such.

Ask the RV IT support if they can add support or if you can use a Roku player instead.

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That didn't work....
by toten.jennifer / April 9, 2018 8:45 AM PDT
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I tried changing the DNS on the bluray and tried a Roku player. It shows it connects to their router but not the internet. I will see if it's something they can do. At this point it's my only option because I am lost with this. Thanks for your help.

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To me this means
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2018 8:52 AM PDT
In reply to: That didn't work....

More questions to the provider of this WiFi. Many of these free WiFi systems have a login system that you can connect but must be on a smart phone or PC to see the login page to answer and continue.

This blocks use of Roku and such boxes.

But to know if this is the case you either have seen this login system or have to ask those that support this WiFi system.

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