BDP7600/12 - WiFi Infrastructure (Manual) Settings
Further to my purchase of a BDP7600/12 Player, I attempted to install it, including the WiFi feature (adding it to my local Network).
As my Network is setup as "infrastructure", meaning that I don't take advantage of the router's DHCP feature, nor do I allow it to broadcast the network's (SSID) name, I have to manually enter all relevant connection data (SSID, password, gateway address, mask, fixed IP address, DNS-es, ...) into each component that is to adhere to the Network, the BDP7600/12 included.
Regretfully, I failed to find a way for manual setup of the Network data for this Player (only a "wizard" that attempts to discover by itself the Network, attempt that will always fail, as the Network does not broadcast its name! And even if I were to allow it to broadcast the SSID, it would fail at getting an IP address ...)
Could you advise?
(incidentally: I had no trouble at all adding my 46PFL9704H/12 TV to the WiFi Network, by manually setting up all relevant data)
Thanks in advance for any support you may provide,
WiFi Network Setting Issues (part 1 of 2)
Thanks for the input.
Sorry for the delay in my reply, but the flu did not pardon me ...
Rather than a video, I took EIGHT pictures of the various stages related to the issue at hand (due to Forum limitations, only 5 are attached to THIS message, with 3 more to come in the next).
As you can see:
1. First I select to setup the WiFi Network,
2. Further to which the Wizard scans for a Network,
3. Not finding it, it offers to rescan or select Manual Input,
4 & 5. On Manual Input I enter the Network's SSID & Password (for security reasons, the values in the pictures are NOT the real ones; I replaced them with the correct values, after having taken the pictures),
6. When done with the SSID & Password, the Wizard scans again fot the Network,
7. And when NOT finding it, it ofers to Retry (or exit),
8. With Retry bringing us back to point 3, above ...
Should, at step 7, an option for manual entry be offered for the remaining parms (Gateway, Mask, DNSes, ...) the whole issue could have been solved.
Hope this helps further a solution to the problem at hand.
Thanks again for your help,
P.S.: Check the next message too, for the remaining pictures
WiFi Network Setting Issues (part 2 of 2)
Attached are the three remaining pictures (6-8), described in the previous message (limitations of the Forum prevented me from sending more than 6 pics in one mail ...)
On a side note: I was able to eventually setup the Network, by adding a Repeater to strengthen the signal and thus enabling the Player find the Network during Setup.
Still, the fact that when the relevant Network is NOT present there seems to be no way (for now) to configure the WiFi Network feature of this Player is still valid (meaning that -- for instance -- a technician cannot pre-set the info, at the User's request, at the Lab ...)
You may wish to have this issue addressed (possibly according to my suggestion from the previous message, see step 7) in a future release of the Firmware.
Best wishes for a Happy Weekend & Easter,