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Initial post: Apr 2, 2010 4:12:39 PM PDT
Hunk Golden says:
Wondering if anybody can help me connect my new Sony Blu-ray player (BDP-BX37) to the internet for Netflix streaming.

I don't use a wireless network at home. Everything is wired. I just bought an ethernet switch so that I could turn my 1 internet connection into 2 (or more). I had an ethernet cable running between my modem and my PC. Now, with this switch, I have an ethernet cable running between the ethernet switch and my modem, and an ethernet cable running between the ethernet switch and my PC. Internet still works fine. Just hooked up the Sony B-r to the ethernet switch with another ethernet cable. The internet still works fine on my PC, but the B-r player can't connect for some reason.

When I look at the player internet diagnostics, it reads:

Connection Method: Wired
Physical Connection: OK
Internet Access: Failed

etc..., etc...

It shows my IP address and other info, but it can't connect for some reason. Does anybody know if I'm doing anything wrong?

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 4:13:23 PM PDT
Hunk Golden says:
Sorry about the misspelling in the title.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2010 7:13:01 AM PDT
I researched online the best blue ray player to access Net-Flix and went to Best Buy and bought the LG brand, there are only some specific models of sony, and samsung that are used for net flix, you might not have one of them, the net flix web site gives a list, hope this helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2010 11:22:45 AM PDT
Does your wirelss router filter access via MAC addresses? If so, you may have to log in to your wireless access point and add the MAC address to the allowed list. While you are at it, I would ensure the Sony player gets the highest permissions to improve your streaming speed. Its a Hail Mary admittedly.......

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 10:17:58 AM PDT
You need a router not an ethernet switch to connect another device...

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 4:52:28 AM PDT
J. Allen says:
Actually, I have the BDP-S370 I purchased about a month ago and I can't get any of the media content to work. Netflix, Movies, Pictures, etc. I have spent 3 hours on the phone with Sony and have gone from Internet Chat Suppport, to level 1 support, to level 2 phone support. One thing you never want to hear from a tech is "I've never seen that before". I connect to the internet great, I can't get the firmware update (had to download to PC and burn an image disc). I get all positive messages from internet diags. Sony can actually see my player loggin into their server for updates, etc. so I am internet connected. It is very strange and when I get some spare time I'll need to call back into Sony again.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 4:56:27 AM PDT
J. Allen says:
One other thing Hunk Golden said about their network setup. sounds fine to me as your Modem is a Router and you are putting your ethernet switch into the router. That is as long as your "Modem" is actually a broadband router. Who is your internet service provider. It is broadband right?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2010 10:03:27 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 10, 2010 10:34:36 AM PDT
ERG says:
I have similar problem, but am hard wired into a D-Link DIR-655 router. BDP will not dynamically connect to router and thus internet. So I manually assigned IP, Sub net, Dyn Gateway and DNS. Still will not connect. So I added a DHCP Reservation for the BDP and entered the BDP MAC address. Still will not connect. Reset router. still not luck. Seems that they just don't want to communicate with each other.

Router is connected to a Clear Wireless modem. I have 5 other computers/devices that are connected to the router with no problems (some wireless, some hardwired).

Update: found that My MAC filter was also filtering hardwired connections (I thot it was only filtering wireless). Added the BDP to the filter allow list and viola it connected!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 15, 2010 9:57:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 15, 2010 10:34:15 AM PDT
Dale Adkison says:
I had exactly the same thing happen to me (with my clearwire modem) too so I found this out the hard way. Get your money back for the switch. ERG said about the same thing I'm saying but I'm expanding on what he said. What your problem is as much as I know about ethernet networks and your modem is this: You need a ethernet router hooked up downstream from you internet modem. This assumes you have a modem that doesn't have a built in wireless router. If it does have a wireless router than a wireless adapter of some sort might work for your BD player, again I say "maybe" cuz I really don't know that for sure. Preferrably you get a router that has a wireless transmitter with multiple ethernet cable outputs. From this router/switch you can hook up your devices via wireless adapter (if you get the router with wireless transmitter) or ethernet cable. It takes some hacking to get the wireless router to transmit securely but read the manual and you can get through it. That is all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2010 10:06:04 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 19, 2010 10:11:01 AM PDT
I'm having the same issue with my S470 (freezes after downloading only 30-45 seconds of updates and movies). Sent it back to Sony Repair, but not sure if they'll be able to do anything about it....

Posted on Apr 19, 2010 10:09:15 AM PDT
Itaucardvisa says:
how many mb

In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2010 9:45:30 AM PDT
W. Dexter says:
I don't know if you've got this working yet, but it's a lot easier to help if you use specific models for all components involved. That way people can look up what they really are and truly understand what you've done.

So instead of saying "got a switch" say "got a D-Link ABC-258" and "my modem" say "Motorola 759." (I just made those models up, but you get the idea.)

Posted on May 20, 2010 12:11:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2010 12:11:46 PM PDT
Stan Budz says:
I just got a SONY BDPN460 Blu RAy and cannot get connected to the INTERNET. get errors saying CANNOT connect to DHCP.
all computers (6) and my ROKU netflix player all work fine.
using EN connection to DI-624 router.

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 3:31:02 PM PDT
Jeff Wagner says:
Don't know if you have resolved your issues yet, I had the same problem with my Sony PS3. I found out that after plugging my earthnet cord into it I had to turn off the modem and then turn it back on and then it works.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010 7:28:55 AM PDT
Caponsacchi says:
I've never encountered a better gadget than the ROKU, which for $80 practically assures trouble-free, user-friendly downloading from Netflix at all times. It's so good I rarely use my Sony Blu-Ray or order disks from Netflix any more. Initially, I tried the Sony Videolink, which costs more than twice the ROKU and isn't half as good. In fact, I gave up on it because of all the cables (it would have required stretching ethernet across the house). The ROKU allows for ethernet or wireless connection, and the simple remote is a thing of beauty. There was only the $80 one when I ordered it. Now they have a $100 "hi-def" model (probably the better deal for Blu Ray people) and a $120 "faster" model compatible with wireless "n" protocol (which my Airport is, but I've felt no need for a faster model). My only disappointment is the absence of Youtube on the still-expanding list of channels. I'll either have to wait or try one of those WD, Iomega, or Seagate Media Players (the latter are available for under $50 since the latest update).
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