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       Trouble Connecting To Network
    Koffy
    post Jul 14 2011, 09:47 AM
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    Hello all,

    I'm having trouble connecting to my network and was wondering if I could get some help, I'm out of things to try. I picked up a Cisco Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router and a Belkin USB stick that are both on the compatibility list for the player. I first tried setting up the network automatically as DHCP is turned on for my router but it didn't work so I manually entered the ip addresses and it said the connection was ok, but I could not connect to the internet. Doing the test it said my DNS ip was wrong. I upgraded the firmware on my player and router and now I can't even get the initial connection working with the same ip addresses and the automatic option still does not work.

    My router specifies 3 DNS addresses but I saw a post where they said to use the router ip,192.168.1.1. I tries both and neither works, which is correct? Do I use the gateway ip in my router status page or the ip of the router,192.168.1.1, I tried both and neither worked?

    I can make a wireless connection with this router and USB card work on my computer.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
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    post Jul 14 2011, 03:00 PM
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    on your wdtv, the DNS IP should be the IP of your router.
    if the adapter is truly supported on the live + it will have a wireless option when going into the networking section, if 'wireless' doesn't appear for you then the adapter isn't working on your device.

    I have tried several different adapters and have multiple wireless routers here and they have all worked for me fine.

    unplug your live +, insert the wireless adapter in the side and reapply power, wait for it to boot up and you should be off and running.
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    Koffy
    post Jul 15 2011, 09:28 AM
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    Thanks for the reply. Even though the wireless option comes up and I use a supported USB thumbdrive I think that's where the problem is, if I connect with an Ethernet cable from my router it works fine.
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    post Jul 15 2011, 12:36 PM
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    try a hard reset and a soft reset and see if that helps, could be some confusion going on between wired and wireless
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    post Aug 8 2011, 04:06 PM
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    QUOTE (Koffy @ Jul 15 2011, 11:28 AM) *
    Thanks for the reply. Even though the wireless option comes up and I use a supported USB thumbdrive I think that's where the problem is, if I connect with an Ethernet cable from my router it works fine.

    I was having problems going from wired to wireless too and eventually got it to work by using the side usb port, so I thought it had to be there, but no it works fine in the back too.

    Here's how:
    With the WDTV off, unplug the wired cable and turn on the WDTV and wait a minute after it's booted and then plug in the wireless in either usb port. My wireless has a light so I know it's working. Then after a minute (and these minutes are necessary) go back into the menus and choose wireless and then auto and that works for me. I've switched many times from wired to wireless during my testing. I just got the WDTV+ a few days ago.

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