icehockeyboy

Wi Fi Help Needed

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At the risk of the arseholes circling, I will ask this question...........No matter what I do to get the Sony BDP S 760 to connect to my router, it won't, despite doing everything the manual, and on screen instructions tell me to do.

I firstly tried the method where by pressing the WPS button on the router, it gives you 2 minutes to start the process, did that, and router says it is connected, and the process was sucessful, except the Sony says, " Unknown Error" try again. It gets to stage 2 of 3, says it is exchanging info with the router, but then says the error message.

So I try the other way, and the on screen display shows everything to do with the router, (in my mind telling me it's found it successfully) but it still won't connect .

Help please!

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Everything appears to be going as it should, done the press the button within 2 minutes at both ends..... it starts to communicate with the router....and then Unknown Error comes up.

Mark, I know you think it is user error, but my geeky mate can't even get past this stage.

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I've never had a lot of success with those one-touch wifi set up utilities, and it's possible the Sony doesn't support it. I always prefer to put the WPA passcode in manually.

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Thanks Mark, apparently the Sony does................. Is it significant the Sony has the WLAN shining brightly on it's display?

PS, Mods, surely as the question is about a Blu Ray player, should it not be in the place I originally posted it?

Can't help thinking less people look in the pc mp3 section................

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Hi Craig, It might be that the Sony is latched onto a wifi signal but it might not be yours! I hate to say it but it but you might have to resort to manually setting up the SSID and encryoption. I see this everyday with wifi and DHCP or WPS/auto discovery settings.

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Hi Craig, It might be that the Sony is latched onto a wifi signal but it might not be yours! I hate to say it but it but you might have to resort to manually setting up the SSID and encryoption. I see this everyday with wifi and DHCP or WPS/auto discovery settings.

Hi Mark, I am 99% certain it is latched onto mine, as I added a "guest" onto the router, and that is showing too..............

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Seriously, don't bother. :nup:

There are only 3 reasons to connect a Blu-Ray player to the network:

1. Firmware updates - it's both easier and safer to download these to a memory stick using your PC and install them from the stick

2. To use the player as a DLNA client - the Sony only supports DLNA for jpeg, so again a memory stick is just as easy

3. To access BD-Live - so far, BD-Live is only used to force you to watch pointless trailers. Half the time it fails, and your Blu-Ray disc stalls and won't play. On my player this feature is set to OFF.

So, not worth the hassle. But I know you'll ignore this advice and do it anyway, so over and out. :(

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Seriously, don't bother. :nup:

There are only 3 reasons to connect a Blu-Ray player to the network:

1. Firmware updates - it's both easier and safer to download these to a memory stick using your PC and install them from the stick

2. To use the player as a DLNA client - the Sony only supports DLNA for jpeg, so again a memory stick is just as easy

3. To access BD-Live - so far, BD-Live is only used to force you to watch pointless trailers. Half the time it fails, and your Blu-Ray disc stalls and won't play. On my player this feature is set to OFF.

So, not worth the hassle. But I know you'll ignore this advice and do it anyway, so over and out. :(

I want to take on board your opinion, I really do, but it appears there is not a lot of difference (if any) of this machines picture quality, and the one I am selling a Sony 550, so, taking away the 760's wifi feature, leaves me basically with a 550, and £100 less in my bank account.

See what I mean?

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Why did you buy a blu-ray player for wi-fi? What are you trying to achieve with this feature? It's a disc player. If it supported streaming audio or video then maybe - I use my Oppo for this and it's very good. But the Sony doesn't. :dunno:

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Wifi is a pain in the tit.

Plus it is hard to help without getting seriously involved and about 400 posts. Get a PC guy in, one of the ones who advertises in a newsagents or local paper. Can't imagine it would take them long or cost much.

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OK, I got my 760 talking to my router within 10 mins and I'm a numpty. I let the player select everything except the password which I input manually from the remote.

As MiB says, the ONLY reason for doing it is to update the firmware and using the internet and burning an image CD is very straightforward for that. I should know as that's how I updated the firmware on my 550 player.

The wifi connectivity for the 760 is pretty limited (photos only?) so surely you can live without that? After updating the 760's firmware I went into the factory reset menu and erased the network connection settings so the WLAN light was no longer lit - would be distracting when watching films!!!!

Good luck!

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Wifi is a pain in the tit.

Plus it is hard to help without getting seriously involved and about 400 posts. Get a PC guy in, one of the ones who advertises in a newsagents or local paper. Can't imagine it would take them long or cost much.

:goodone:

That's what I did, I didn't / don't have a clue about this kind of stuff - cost me £90 incl £45 for a router - he did all the file sharing etc. Told him what I wanted and he did it. £45 of his time for an hour was well worth it - I'd still be faffing.

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