DVD player internet connection

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DVD player internet connection

I just got Uverse this week and went about setting up the internet connection for my DVD player (to use Netflix, Vudu etc).  I can connect to the wireless network, but I can't get a wired connection to work.  The Uverse modem/router is right next to the DVD player so it seemed like a good idea.  I would prefer a wired connection over wireless because I think it will be faster and hence stream better.

 

Anwyays I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.  It's a Sony BDP-S390.  Is there somewhere I can go to figure out the IP address, gateway, dns and all that stuff?  I tried an auto setup, but that didn't work, so it looks like I will have to manually enter all this information into the DVD player.

 

Thanks

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Re: DVD player internet connection

Hi @okieguy ,

 

I am sorry about the issues you are having with your DVD player, but I will be glad to help. The first thing you may want to try is the Ethernet connection going to the DVD player. Try to plug a laptop or another device using the same Ethernet cable going to the DVD player to see if it gets assigned an IP address. If not, it may be a defective cable.

 

To manually configure it, if you have left the U-verse router on default settings:

IP address: 192.168.1.50 (You can actually use anything from 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.253, but I would suggest using something below 192.168.1.64)

 

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

 

Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

 

DNS address: (You can actually use any DNS server out there, but here are a few that you can choose from)

8.8.8.8

8.8.4.4

68.94.156.1

 

Hope this helps.

 

-David T

 


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Re: DVD player internet connection

Thanks that worked.  Pretty sure I also had a bad cord as well.

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That's great to hear! I am glad everything is working!

 

-David T

 


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I hqave to say, I was totaly facinated to read about your dvd with the internet connection, as I had no idea that was even a thing.

 

The setup instrections for the connection were very educational. Seriously, thanks for sharing.

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