10-22-2009 10:13 PM
I actually got WEP encryption to work finally, but I still can't get the more robust WPA2 to work. Any ideas? If not then i guess I'll stick with the weaker encryption for now as it's better than nothing.
10-23-2009 12:09 PM
10-24-2009 06:47 PM
WTF? I have read every blog entry and tried all the suggestions and still ZERO! Can you walk me through this step-by-step before I return this thing that I have litterally spend more time with the last three days then I have spent with my kids for the last month.
My wireless router is a Netgear WGR614 v4. I have changed my settings from WEP to WPA-PSK per a previous poster. I have tried every possible way of accessing my network through the player and still nada.
10-25-2009 09:38 PM
Well thanks for nothing Roger and Insignia cause I figured out myself after 20 hours!
Here's the fix: If using the wireless network you must go into the wired network and change the connection type from "dynamic" to "disable", then connect to your wireless network with whatever security type you have already.
10-26-2009 11:58 AM
Roger - welcome any recommendations you might have. I was able to connect the NS-WBRDVD to my router on Friday, and I downloaded and upgraded the firmware update to provide the Netflix capability. I watched part of a Netflix movie. However, since then I have not been able to get the unit to connect.
When I power it on, it says that it is not connected. When I display the networks, it finds the network, and even says that it is connected. This is after I did a manual setup. However, the status says that it is acquiring an IP address. The signal strength is listed as excellent.
When I look on my router, I do not see the NS-WBRDVD listed as one of the wireless clients connected to the router.
10-26-2009 12:48 PM
Quote: "Well thanks for nothing Roger and Insignia cause I figured out myself after 20 hours!
Here's the fix: If using the wireless network you must go into the wired network and change the connection type from "dynamic" to "disable", then connect to your wireless network with whatever security type you have already."
For what it's worth - this fix does not work for me. Initially, I was able to successfully connect wirelessly to my WEP shared key router. I made no changes to my home LAN. I was able to download the Netflix firmware upgrade over the wireless, and even watched part of a Netflix film. However, a couple days later, nothing I try on the NS-WBRDVD will seem to work to get it to connect to my home network.
I have the same symptom as earlier posters about the unit seeing the network, apparently connecting (although not evident on the router side), but then hanging acquiring an IP address.
I am reluctant to change my network security protocol to WPA just for this, since it would seem that that is not a guaranteed fix either, and I have definitely had it work with WEP shared key.
10-26-2009 01:00 PM
10-26-2009 02:03 PM
Ciege - thank you for the ideas. My struggle with this is knowing that it connected and worked pretty well on Friday, with no changes to my wireless LAN required at all. I also was able to get it connected in about 5 minutes out of the box, but the reliability issue is the problem here. On your list of things to check:
- the signal strength is not great but it was adequate enough for me to download the firmware update and apply it and then watch a Netflix film last Friday. Today, I am using a laptop right nearby the DVD player, and I'm typing this post on it at this moment. So the signal is at least strong enough for a laptop connection in the same place.
- there are no other layers of security that I am aware of, and certainly no additional layers have been added since Friday.
- to test the DHCP addresses item, I rebooted the router, with no change in behavior on the DVD player connection. I have two laptops connected to the router, and I have disconnected and reconnected both to the network with no trouble.
- SSID broadcasting is turned on
So, left to try is the change from WEP to WPA, and the change of the wireless channel. Over the last 5+ years, in my experience, home networks are fairly flakey so I am loathe to start messing with my home network, which is pretty stable these days, and have ripple problems with other things. If I had never been able to connect, that would be one thing. But the fact that it worked 'fine' on Friday, and doesn't on Monday (nor on a couple spot checks over the weekend) makes me suspect something in the unit - either a configuration, or something. Come to think of it, I think I will try to reset settings on the unit and see if that helps.
Thanks again for your ideas. If I can't get the wireless to work right, I might look into a power line networking solution, and return this wireless unit for a wired unit, and put the $50 saved towards the power line network.
10-26-2009 02:19 PM