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Author Topic: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly  (Read 4754 times)

zspy99

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Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:35:03 PM »

Bought a Panasonic HDTV recently (TCP50ST30) and I'm having trouble connecting my DIR-615 router to the tv. The TV uses a USB connecter to connect to the router wireless, but it always fails to "acquire ip address" during its network connection test. I need help! thanks
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 09:49:09 PM »

Whats this USB connector? A wireless adapter of some sort? Need more details here. Sounds like the T.V. doesn't come with a built in wireless adapter?
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 09:53:28 PM »

Hello,

Thanks for the quick reply. Yes it is a wireless adapter that connects to the USB port of the TV.
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 10:04:38 PM »

What model is this wireless adapter? Know what modes and security it supports?

I guess you can try setting the 615 to wireless single mode G and turn off security temporarily to see if you can get the adapter to connect.

Might need a specific mode and security setting to make it all work.
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 10:24:33 PM »

Its a wireless LAN adapter called N5HBZ0000055. Heres what it looks like

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-electronics-Panasonic-N5HBZ0000055-Wireless-LAN-USB-Adaptor-VIERA-New-W0QQAdIdZ342718215

What settings do I have to turn off to disable security?
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 10:33:45 PM »

On the routers web page: Setup/wireless/manual/WPA settings to OFF or disable.
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 11:27:04 PM »

I turned off security settings and it worked! Thank you very much!
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Re: Problems connecting to TV wirelessly
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2012, 07:00:25 AM »

Try using TPIK only for security settings as you should have security ON for WiFi. Having it OFF will allow others access to your internet which isn't recommended. TPIK is a common older security mode. I would check with the MFR of that WIFI USB adapter and see what security modes it supports.
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