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Topic # 87912 10-Aug-2011 13:02
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I've got a simple Panasonic Blu-Ray player which has DLNA capability.

I have snaked an ethernet cable down the hall and connected to my router no problem. I haven't spent any time on it but it does seem to work ... has downloaded latest frimware ok.

I want to do away with the cable. Can I sit a spare (Wifi enabled) laptop next to the player and connect via this to my router ?

It'a an old XP SP3 Acer. I simply have no idea how this might work. Any ideas ?

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  Reply # 504346 10-Aug-2011 13:47
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I don't know if a laptop can act as a router... probably, if you set it up correctly.

I tried using PS3 built in wireless to access a DLNA server, then I tried using bridged routers. Neither worked well, SD content mostly worked with some annoying buffering, HD content didn't have a chance.

I had ethernet cable wired into my house. It's fast and reliable.




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  Reply # 504387 10-Aug-2011 14:16
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If you want a WiFi and ethernet connection is working on your BD player, then get yourself a WiFi Access Point. Essentially, set it as an AP client and connect them both together with an ethernet cable. Good thing also is, if you add a switch, you can have more than one connection sharing on that AP.




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  Reply # 504392 10-Aug-2011 14:19
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chiefie: If you want a WiFi and ethernet connection is working on your BD player, then get yourself a WiFi Access Point. Essentially, set it as an AP client and connect them both together with an ethernet cable. Good thing also is, if you add a switch, you can have more than one connection sharing on that AP.


That's exactly what I did, with little success. Dropouts and limited bandwidth were the problem.




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  Reply # 504619 10-Aug-2011 20:05
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might not have under stood fully but wouldnt you just plug the lappy in to the blu-ray player and then bridge connections. Worked for me on an old xbox. if it was me though would just run a cable properly

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