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Old 11-22-2011, 06:59 AM   #1
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wireless laptop connected to blu ray player

Has anybody mastered hooking your bluray player to your wireless laptop to use features in blu ray such as netflix and other streaming features.
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Are you just talking about getting the BD player network access via the laptop? What do you use for internet access now? USB cell modem? Park Wifi? Satellite? Something else?

Streaming video takes a lot of bandwidth. If your internet access is rate or volume limited like most RV'ers, then streaming via the BD player is likely to be a really bad idea.

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I wanted to try with just park wi fi. thanks
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Does the BD player have wifi built in, or just ethernet? If it has Wifi built in, you can try to connect directly to the park system. If it does not, you will need to connect to the park Wifi with you laptop, and run an ethernet cable from the laptop to the BD player. Then you need to turn on Internet Connection Sharing on the laptop. I don't use Windows much, so I can't help with the exact commands to do that.

Just be aware that most parks discourage (if not outright ban) streaming video using the park Wifi system. They just don't have enough bandwidth to support it.

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I have a PlayStation 3 hooked to a Jeffa tech WiFi repeater ,if I can get a good signal , I can stream Netflix .

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Has anybody mastered hooking your bluray player to your wireless laptop to use features in blu ray such as netflix and other streaming features.
All the time on two different players. A Sony BD and a Western Digital Live Hub. Both accessed via WiFi using both a netbook running XP and a desktop running Win7.

If your internet access is satellite then you will have a bandwidth issues but connection is straight forward as the instructions say. Most public WiFi have bandwidth throttles too. So, the practicality of doing the streaming (video especially) has severe limitations in the public WiFi world.

I stream using my internal WiFi between devices only hitting my satellite connection for software updates to the players, an occasional short YouTube and Pandora for a couple hours or so. That's about the practical satellite limit for me.
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I do not recommend streaming video via park Wi-Fi.. Video eats bandwidth.
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I am trying to set this up at the house for a trial and not having much luck.The bluray I have in the motorhome now is a sony n460 that worked fine in the house with my home computer thru a linksys 4200 router,that same signal reaches my wireless laptop in the motorhome but cannot now get the blu ray to recognize laptop on ethernet cable.Do I have to make adjustment on my laptop to send signal to blu ray.Using windows 7.Thanks
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I can think of two things that might cause this. First, are you sure that the laptop has ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) enabled exactly the same as the house computer did? Second, it's possible that the house computer had an auto-configure ethernet port and the laptop does not. If that's the case, you'll either need to use a cross-over ethernet cable, or you'll need to put an ethernet hub or switch between the BD player and the laptop.

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