LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

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LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Mon 23 May 2011, 10:03 pm

I have a specified LAN adaptor for my TV which I've entered the encryption code. Which was allowed. My TV tells me i'm connected,but when I click on it it say's it can't be found.

I've tried many avenues to fix this but still no results.

Do I have to "pair" up my TV to my modem/computer?

How do I fix this problem?

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Mon 23 May 2011, 10:21 pm

TV is a Panasonic TH-P50V20 and the modem is a Belkin F1pi242EGau

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by Jan2011 on Tue 24 May 2011, 3:46 am

Make sure you put that code in correctly. If it's in correctly and still not connecting, I'd suggest removing TEMPORARILY the security on your router to see if you can connect.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Tue 24 May 2011, 9:19 pm

Are you able to possibly tell me how to do that exactly?

Because the code that I got to work, is a code that I thought wasn't a code.

I thought that I would type in the security code, as if I was connecting my laptop to the modem.

But trying this, it didn't work.

The code I used, which I found in the modem setting is found under
Wireless/Security/

Then is has four box which say's "Key 1" "Key 2" "Key 3" & "Key 4"
There is only a code in "Key 1" The rest are reacurring 0's.

Hopefully this baffle makes sense.
If you can help me? "great" if you can't? could you help me to understand the concept of LAN

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Post by Jan2011 on Tue 24 May 2011, 10:36 pm

On the term LAN (Local Area Network) it referrs to the network created by your router. It allows more than one device to connect to the Internet and to communicate with each other. The router typically has four Ethernet ports which you can connect your computer and other network-capable devices to.

They usually also have a radio transmitter/receiver which allow wireless connections. When referring to the wireless connection, the term WLAN is used.

I checked Panasonic's site for your TV. It has a LAN connection as opposed to a WLAN. That means you're connecting to your router with an Ethernet cable which looks like a fat phone cable.
* Is that correct - you connect your TV to the router with a cable? *

If you're connecting via LAN, the code that you used won't work because that code is for the Wirelsss LAN (WLAN). How many digits are in the code? Are they all numbers and letters in the range A, B, C, D, E. F?

If you go thru the Panasonic network setup, is there an option to select DHCP? If so, give that a try. When using DHCP, you shouldn't have to do anything on your own. All the setup is coordinated by the router and your TV.

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Post by torran on Wed 25 May 2011, 4:03 pm

The code I used was a 10 digit code which only consist of numbers.

The panasonic adaptor has a "mac address". I was wondering if I needed to add this into the router/computer.

The TV isn't connected by any Ethernet cable. I thought that was the job of the adaptor. Meaning I thought it was a wireless gizzmo gadget.

The tv is trying to connect to computer,but when I press to connect it keeps say "Connection Failed" so I was wondering do I need to add the "mac address" for it to pair up? If yes is that added to the router or computer?

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Wed 25 May 2011, 4:49 pm

My computer is connected to my modem, but only by having the security password to the internet.

I haven't added any MAC or IP address into the modem.

Could this be the problem?

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by Jan2011 on Wed 25 May 2011, 10:28 pm

Sorry I missed the part about a LAN adapter. Is this an adapter that allows you to connect wirelessly? Can you please tell me about this adapter - make and model number?

Have you tried connecting the TV directly to the router without the adapter?

When you can't get a wireless connection to work, I like to remove the wireless security because that is sometimes an issue. Especially if you can connect, but don't have Internet access. If that doesn't work, I then like to connect with a wire.

The MAC address shouldn't be required unless you've added MAC filtering on your router. MAC address is the hard-coded physical address of the adapter and it not normally required when setting up a network. If you've gone into the router and added MAC filtering, then you need to add the MAC address of your adapter to the router's MAC table. Most people don't set up MAC filtering.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Thu 26 May 2011, 9:22 pm

Ok this is what I've come up with.

The LAN adapter ia a Panasonic DYWL10EK Wireless LAN Adaptor.
From a little forum reading. Someone was saying that the range of this adaptor is 10 feet. I will try and see if this is true as soon as I can.

Now being the amauter that I am. I've found my TV won't say "connected" unless my laptop has been turned on.
But the encryption code that I used to connect the tv, was a ten digit code consisting only of numbers was found on my router. I really dont know what this code is for.
All I can tell you is, in my router,there is
wireless/security, on this page it has four boxes "Key 1 - 4. (don't know what this code is for?)
From my trial and error attempts. I'm guessing my computer is somehow not connected to my tv, but my tv is connected to my router.

Boy the more I think about it the more confussing it gets.

I haven't tried connecting the tv to my router without the adapter.

You suggest remove the wireless security? How would I do this exactly? I'm guessing it would be in the router?

If you can let me know your thoughts great.
I'm gonna go try somethings. I'll let you know how I go.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Thu 26 May 2011, 10:48 pm

No change from after trying many ways

Moved modem closer- No change although signal was stronger.
Started from scratch and went through the whole process for installing the LAN which ended up with the same result.

I'm now thinking that maybe my computer doesn't have the appropriate software.

So not having any software given at the time of purchase for the tv and LAN adapter. May cause a bit of grief.

Will try and find whether I need any software.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by Jan2011 on Fri 27 May 2011, 8:29 am

I looked up your adapter. It's a simple USB Wireless network adapter. If you put the correct 10 digit code from your router in the setup on the TV, it should work. The fact that it says you're connected, but you can't get anywhere points to a problem with the password.

btw: when you try to connect, where are you going, Netflix or something like that? I'm not familiar with TV's that have built in networking.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Fri 27 May 2011, 5:37 pm

Not sure what the code is that I entered. If you would like to have a look at what type the code might be check out this website

http://cache-www.belkin.com/support/dl/f1pi242exau%20manual.pdf

Page 39 or if you are scrolling down the page using adode reader it would be page 21/55. You'll need to inlarge the screen to see what I mean

On this page there are four seperate boxes saying "key 1" - "key 4"

this is the code in which I entered.

If you could tell me what this code is I would appreciate it

Thanks

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Post by Jan2011 on Fri 27 May 2011, 10:58 pm

Good place to look. I think you have the right code because in post 9 you mentioned that the code was 10 digits and only numbers.

Your router comes with the capability to install security on the wireless network so that the casual passer-by can't hop onto your network. It has a varitey of methods available: WPA/WPA2, WPA2 only, WPA only, WEP and of course you can disable the security. All this is shown on p39 (p21 of the pdf).

WEP security (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is the easiest to use (and btw, the least secure - but that's better than nothing). It comes in two flavors, 64 and 128 bit. If using 64-bit and using HEX, the code would be 10 digits long and can only use the numbers 0-9 and the letters A, B, C, D, E, F.

So this is the code to enter into your wireless adapter to access your wireless network.

Looking at p 39, you probably have
WEP checked
HEX checked
Key Provisioning - static
Default key = 1

If you can't get things working, how about removing security for a test? This is done by selecting DISABLED on the security page. After doing that, you probably have to go back to the TV adapter page and seach for the network. No password is required when the security is disabled.

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Re: LAN adaptor for TV can't connect to internet

Post by torran on Sat 28 May 2011, 4:07 pm

I think I may have found the problem.

Reading through the manaul of the TV is says

The DLNA control funtion of Windows 7 is not supported with this TV

I'm running windows 7.

Could this be the problem?


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Post by Jan2011 on Sun 29 May 2011, 8:15 am

I'm not familiar with DLNA. I'll have to do some reading up on it.

What do you think of some the suggestions I put forth in post 13?

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