How To: Connect your Blu-ray Player to your network wired or wirelessly

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How To: Connect your Blu-ray Player to your network wired or wirelessly

IMPORTANT: This procedure applies to Blu-ray player models:

BDX2150, BDX21, BDX2200, BDX2250, BDX4150, BDX5200

 

CLICK HERE for BDX2300, BDX3300, BDK33, BDX5300 procedure.

 

'Wi-Fi' Blu-ray Players vs. 'Wi-Fi Ready' Blu-ray Players

Wi-Fi Blu-ray players have a built in receiver to connect to your wireless router (access point in the below example). Wi-Fi Ready players require the purchase of a separate Wi-Fi adapter/dongle (Toshiba Model No. WLM-10UB1 for BDX2150 and BDK21KU) that plugs into the USB port on the player and allows connection to your router wirelessly.

 

IMPORTANT: This procedure may be differ depending on your player. Always refer to your Owner's Manual for complete details.

 

NOTE: Both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray players have a USB port located on the rear. Verify your model number is a Wi-Fi Ready version before purchasing a Wi-Fi adapter.

 

 

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Both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray players have the ability to be connected to the network through the LAN (wired Ethernet) connection located on the rear.

 

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PROCEDURE

Before attempting to connect to the network wirelessly or wired, ensure the following parameters are met:

  • The modem or wireless router is working and properly connected to other devices (laptops, tablets, etc...) allowing internet access.
  • You must use a wireless router that supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n. (n is recommended for stable operation of the wireless network.)

NOTE: Wireless LAN may cause interference, depending on the use condition (AP performance, distance, obstacle, interference by other radio devices, etc.).

  • Set the wireless router to Infrastructure mode. Ad-hoc mode is not supported.
    • You have the SSID and Security Key for the network (wireless router) you want to connect to.
    • When applying the security key for the wireless router, only the following is supported.
      • Authentication Mode : WPAPSK, WPA2PSK
      • Encryption Type : WEP, TKIP, AES
  • On Wi-Fi Ready players, after you have verified your model number is Wi-Fi Ready and you have purchased a Wi-Fi Adapter, connect the Wi-Fi Adapter to the USB port located on the player.

Connecting Wirelessly

Easy Setup

NOTE: On Wi-Fi Ready players, ensure the Wi-Fi adapter is connected.

  1. Turn the TV and Blu-ray player ON.
  2. Your Blu-ray player may display a message similar to "Your BD Player does not seem to have a properly configured internet connection... red button to configure your network connection." If your player does not display this type of message or prompt you to set up your wireless connection, go to MANUAL SETUP procedure to manually setup your wireless connection.

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  3. Press the red button on the remote control. WIRELESS options will be displayed.
  4. WIRELESS Options allow you to search for wireless routers automatically through the NETWORK LIST, enter your wireless router information manually under MANUAL as well as other options. We will discuss searching for routers under NETWORK LIST. For manual setup of your router, go to MANUAL SETUP procedure. For details on other available options, refer to the Owner's Guide for your particular model.

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  5. Select NETWORK LIST. The player will search for and display the available network list.
  6. The list of available wireless router SSID's will be displayed.
    NOTE: If your router has been set to not broadcast its SSID, go to MANUAL SETUP procedure to manually setup your wireless connection.

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  7. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to select the desired SSID and press OK. The Password Screen will display allowing you to enter the security key.

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  8. Press OK or ENTER on the remote control to display the keyboard and allow entry of the password. When the correct password is selected, select DONE on the keyboard display.
    IMPORTANT: The Password (Security Key) is case-sensitive - meaning if you have capital and lower-case letters in your SSID or password, you must enter them exactly as so, or you will not be able to connect to your wireless router.

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  9. If this is the correct network you want to connect to, select CONNECT. If this is not the correct network, select CANCEL and select the desired network.

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  10. After selecting CONNECT, the player will obtain the IP address of the router and configure the connection.

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  11. Confirmation will be displayed once connected and CONNECTED will be displayed.

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    NOTE: When connected, to the left of the SSID a red dot will appear. To the left of the red dot a green check mark indicates the currently connected network. If more than one network on the list has been connected to this player in the past, a red dot will display to the left of that SSID.

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  12. You should now be connected to the desired network and the Internet, if the router is working properly.

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    NOTE: If your Blu-ray player connected to the network but cannot access the Internet, there may be a problem with your modem or wireless router. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for assistance.
  13. Next time your Blu-ray player is turned on it will display DISCONNECTED in the upper right corner of the screen when powering up, then automatically connect to the last connected network and display CONNECTED.

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Manual Setup

NOTE: On Wi-Fi Ready players, ensure the Wi-Fi adapter is connected.

  1. Turn the TV and Blu-ray player ON.
  2. Select the MENU for the Blu-ray Player.
  3. Select SETTINGS then NETWORK. Network settings will be displayed.

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  4. Press the right arrow on the remote control to display WIRELESS options.

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  5. WIRELESS options will display allowing you to search for wireless routers automatically through NETWORK LIST, enter your wireless router information manually under MANUAL as well as other options. We will discuss manual entry. For searching procedure, go to STEP 5 under the EASY SETUP procedure. For details on other available options, refer to the Owner's Guide for your particular model.
  6. Use the UP/DOWN arrows to select MANUAL and press OK.

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  7. Under NAME enter the SSID for the network router you wish to connect to.

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  8. Press OK or ENTER on the remote control to display the keyboard and allow entry of the SSID. When the correct SSID is selected, select DONE on the keyboard display.
    IMPORTANT: The SSID name and Password (Security Key) are case-sensitive - meaning if you have capital and lower-case letters in your SSID or password, you must enter them exactly as created, or you will not be able to connect to your wireless router.

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  9. Use the DOWN arrow on the remote control to move the cursor to the PASSWORD field. Press OK or ENTER on the remote control to display the keyboard and allow entry of the password. When the correct password is selected, select DONE on the keyboard display.

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  10. If this is the correct SSID (network) you want to connect to as PASSWORD, select CONNECT. If this is not the correct SSID/PASSWORD, select CANCEL and select the entry.

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  11. After selecting CONNECT, the player will obtain the IP address from the router.

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  12. Confirmation of a successful connection will be displayed, once achieved.

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  13. You should now be connected to the desired network and the Internet if the router is working properly.

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    NOTE: If your Blu-ray player connected to the network but cannot access the Internet, there may be a problem with your modem or wireless router. Contact your ISP for assistance.
  14. Next time your Blu-ray player is turned on it will display DISCONNECTED in the upper Right corner of the screen when powering up, then automatically connect to the last used network and display CONNECTED.

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Wired Connection

Your Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Disc™ player can be connected to your home network by connecting an Ethernet cable to the ETHERNET jack on the rear of your player and to a wired hub or router. Using a wired network provides the best performance, because the attached devices connect directly to the network and are not subject to radio frequency interference by connecting through the built-in wireless device and a wireless access point or router.

  1. Turn the TV and Blu-ray player ON.
  2. Your Blu-ray player may display a message similar to "Your BD Player does not seem to have a properly configured internet connection... red button to configure your network connection."

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  3. Connect an Ethernet cable (CAT5 or better with RJ45 connector) to the ETHERNET jack on the back of your player and to an Ethernet jack on a hub or broadband router. The Player will automatically configure the connection.

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    NOTE: Do not connect a modular phone cable to the ETHERNET jack. When plugging or unplugging the cable, hold the connector on the end of the cable. When unplugging, do not pull on the cable. Press down the lock tab and pull the connector out of the jack. Because there are various connection configurations, follow the instructions from your telecommunication carrier or Internet service provider.
  4. When successfully connected, ETHERNET CONNECTED will be displayed.

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    NOTE: After being connected to the network using an Ethernet cable, when disconnected for any reason, ETHERNET DISCONNECTED will be displayed along with the message similar to "Your BD Player does not seem to have a properly configured internet connection... red button to configure your network connection" will reappear.

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  5. You should now be connected to the desired network and the Internet if the router is working properly.
    NOTE: If your Blu-ray player connected to the network but cannot access the Internet, there may be a problem with your modem or wireless router. Contact your ISP for assistance.

 

IMPORTANT: This procedure applies to Blu-ray player models:

BDX2300, BDX3300, BDK33, BDX5300

 

The following procedure outlines connecting BDX3300, BDK33, BDX5300 with Built-In Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Ready BDX2300 Blu-ray players to your wireless home network.

 

For BDX2300 a seperately purchased wireless LAN adapter (WLM-12NB1) is required for wireless connection to your home network. For BDX2300, plug the wireless LAN adapter (WLM-12NB1) into the USB port located on the front of the player before begining this procedure.

 

NOTE:

  • The network configuration and connection method may vary depending on the equipment in use and the network environment. Your Blu-ray player is equipped with an IEEE 802.11n wireless module, which also supports the 802.11 a/b/g/n standards.
  • For the best wireless performance, TISHIBA recommends using an IEEE 802.11n certified Wi-Fi network (access point or wireless router).
  • Set the wireless router to "Infrastructure" mode. Ad-hoc is not supported.
  • When entering the security key, only the following are supported: Authentication Mode - WPAPSK, WPA2PSK; Encryption Type - WEP, TKIP, AES.
  1. Power the player ON. The menu will display (if no DVD or Blu-Ray is insterted.)
  2. Using the Up/Down Arrow buttons, select Setting and press the OK button.
  3. Using the Up/Down Arrow buttons, select Network and press the OK button.
  4. Using the Right arrow button select Intenet Connection and press the OK button.
  5. Using the Up/Down Arrow buttons, select Enable and press the OK button.
  6. Using the Down arrow button select Interface and press the OK button.
  7. Using the Up/Down Arrow buttons, select Wireless and press the OK button.
  8. You will be prompted that the current network will be cut-off. Select the Yes  and press OK to continue to establish a new connection.
  9. Under Wireless Setting select Scan. Select Next at the bottom and press the OK button. The player will scan for wireless networks within range ("Scanning" will be displayed.)
  10. Select the desired network from the list using the Up/Down arrow buttons and press the OK button.
  11. Enter the security key when prompted by pressing the OK button and using the on-screen keyboard. When done select ENTER and press OK.
  12. The screen will return to displaying just the security key as "****". Select Next and press OK. The player will attempt to connect to the network ("Waiting" will be displayed.)
    NOTE: If "Connect fail" displays, try entering the security key again untill it connects.
  13. When connection to network is made, "Connection success and IP is obtained" will be displayed. Press OK.
    NOTE: If you still cannot connect to the internet after connecting to your network, you may be experiencing issues with your internet connection or router. Ensure other devices can connect to the same network AND connect to the internet. Check with your router manufacturer or Internet Service Provider (ISP) for additional support.
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