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Old 01-07-10, 11:32 PM
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Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

I have a new LG LHB977 blu-ray, and after it took me a day to get my headphones to work with help from the forum, I thought I'd come back with this whopper.

I can't get my unit to connect to the Internet. I have a Time Warner-supplied RCA router hooked up to a simple Dynex 4-port Ethernet hub. The internet connection is wired and active. I have checked the connection on my Mac and the cable I have plugged into my unit seems to be working.

I went to the connection setting page to get started, and tried to get it to set up a dynamic IP, but it simply wouldn't. So, I tried to set up a dynamic IP with my settings from my laptop's network connections.

IP Address: I have tried the same IP as my laptop, and I've tried changing the last number.

Subnet Mask: LG says to use 255.255.255.0, but I have tried both that and the one from my settings, no results.

Gateway: I assume this is the same as the Router, which is what I entered

I also set up the DNS server address, both primary and secondary.

The LG customer support was useless, the guy just told me to call my ISP. I have a very limited understanding of any of this stuff, so any help someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Old 01-07-10, 11:55 PM
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

Wait, is part of the problem that I have a modem hooked up to a hub, and it needs to be connected to a router to assign an IP? Not sure if that's the problem...
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

Well, I was completely useless on your last question. So no doubt this will be....similar.

Here's what seems to work for me with a fairly vanilla install, which means my router is still set as 192.168.0.1:

Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Router/Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DNS: 192.168.0.1
IP: Either dynamic or somewhere between 192.168.0.001-192.168.0.255, depending on your router setup. DHCP tends to annoy me, so I generally set my devices specifically.

edit: What's the hub?

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Old 01-08-10, 10:51 AM
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

Did Time Warner give you a router or just a modem? Does it have ethernet ports? If so, skip the hub. If not, then you need a router. That's my understanding, anyway.

Would this question get better/faster response in the Tech forum?
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

Is your working configuration like this?

Cable -> Time Warner RCA Router -> Dynex (ugh) Hub -> Laptop
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

you need a router, and TW cable is a bastard when it comes to routers.

get a router
shut your modem down and unplug it
connect router
book up modem
boot up router
configure router and make sure it has an external IP

apparently TW cable routers cache the MAC of whatever is connected for 12-24 hours. you need to clear the cache or enable MAC cloning
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Re: Connect Blu Ray to Internet - Static IP?

Yeah, they just gave me a modem, with no extra ports. Cable>Modem>Laptop. I'm returning the hub, getting a router - I won't even bother trying to get one from TW.

Hope it works, I'll try and pick one up this weekend and respond if I have any snafu's. Thanks everyone for the responses...

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