03-22-2009 05:26 PM
03-22-2009 09:54 PM
03-23-2009 06:52 AM
I two things one do you know that its a good cable and are you plugging it into the right jack on the router.
The router has 5 RJ-45 jacks on the back 4 are for connecting LAN devices (computers and such) and one is to connect to a WAN (like the ONT). The wan port is marked slightly differently. You want one of the 4 LAN jacks.
03-23-2009 02:06 PM
03-23-2009 04:23 PM
Well crap....I am plugging a Cat5 calble from the Fios Tv box into the Blu Ray player. I thought since I have internet too, it would "find" the internet automatically. I did go through the setup screens via the blu ray, it was automatically searching for IP addresses.....now the real question begins.
I don't have internet in the master bedroom, just the Fios HD box. The wireless router is in the spare bedroom connected to the computer and TV there....so....Is there a wireless gadget that I can plug into the blu ray player to access BD Live.
This seems to get so complicated, yet the concept in of itself is simple. I just want to hook this stuff up, like it says on the box! ARGH!
03-23-2009 10:24 PM
03-24-2009 03:26 PM - edited 03-24-2009 03:28 PM
What you would need is a wireless bridge. About $100. Perhaps one can be found cheaper. This would give you an ethernet port and antenna for a connection to your wireless. Wireless G 54mbps.
I would say to get a CAT5 cable run if you really want the best speed for streaming.
There are also powerline ethernet extenders that plug into the wall at two locations, but I do not know how good they are.
There used to be a device available from Motorola called a Nim100 that would bridge COAX to ethernet. With this device you could get ethernet off of your coax just like the STB does. I have seen these on E-Bay.
Best bet is another hard wired connection from your router. Or move the router to the location where your BluRay player is and then use wireless for the PC in the Extra room? But this would also require a wireless adapter on your PC.
It would be nice if the STB did provide an Ethernet port for stuff like this.