Samsung Blu-Ray and WRT54G

Samsung Bd-p3600 blu-ray disc player
October 25, 2009 at 16:02:05
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I have a Samsung Blu-Ray BD-P3600 which comes with the Samsung wireless dongle, and a Linksys WRT54G router. I am not currently using DHCP so manually set the IP addresses. From the Samsung when I get through the wireless config sequence and enter the WEP key then hit connect, it fails to connect. Samsung appears to be clueless. I'm going to power down the Samsung, unplug the dongle, then power up and reconnect. I'm also going to try DHCP (which may cause my household printer sharing to fail - but just to see if it works).

Any thoughts out there?

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October 26, 2009 at 10:11:43
did you review the online help?

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October 26, 2009 at 17:03:01
I did, and when I got to the link for troubleshooting when the network will not connect, it went to a location thaat always times out (

I also called Samsung tech support, who are pretty much no help and said I should talk to my ISP. Does that tell you anything?

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October 26, 2009 at 18:25:19
*smile* no that doesn't tell anyone much but that is no fault of yours.

I wouldn't bother with dhcp. Clearly static will work.
what is the ip address of your workstation and the one you were trying to assign to the dongle? for dns did you put the routers lan ip [gateway] in? You should unless you have listed the isp's dns server than that is a better dns ip to use.

Did you see your network?
Which did you use wep wpa wpa2?
Sure the pass phrase is correct?

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November 27, 2009 at 13:34:35
I can see the SSID now that I'm broadcasting it. I'm using WEP. I've tried the passkey in both upper and lower case (it's upper case on the Linksys). After I enter the WEP key I always get unable to connect the network. Samsung insists the problem is the Linksys built-in firewall, even though I previously added Port Forwarding on 80, 443 and 880 per Samsung tech support. I'm using the ISP's DNS server address (just as I do on the computers connected to this router).

Port forwarding isn't a good approach anyway because I've got two blu-ray players and both will need to connect to the net although probably not at the same time.

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December 25, 2009 at 14:41:56
We resolved our issue with the Santa brought Samsung bd-p3600 not connecting to our wireless network; router is a Motorola SGB-900. Originally used WEP. Tried everything to get it working using WEP. Nothing succeeded. Changed to WPA encryption and it worked like magic. This is painful in that our home network has been set up for 5+ years and we have to change all other wireless laptops, xbox, etc. to WPA.

But, it's been connecting and even NETFLIXED this morning. In the long run, well worth it.

Good luck.

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December 25, 2009 at 17:21:31
My apologies for losing track of this thread. What worked in my case was changing security from WEP to WPA-PSK. And thanks to Linksys tech support who came up with that idea.

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December 26, 2009 at 06:39:21
Changing from WEP to WPA in any case is a great idea.

Our security guy cracked WEP in under 30 minutes.

What this means to the average home user is, if you're using WEP, you pretty much still wide open to any 'war driver' out there who wishes to hack into your wireless and use it to say, traffic in child pornography.

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