NO ! MY LAPTOP COMPUTER IS GETTING 2 BARS DOWNSTAIRS (NEXT TO THE BLURAY PLAYER).
MY LAPTOP COMPUTER IS GETTING A STRONG 5 BARS UPSTAIRS NEXT TO THE NETGEAR ROUTER (WHICH IS NEXT TO MY OFFICE DESKTOP COMPUTER)
BTW, I gave you the answer below IN MY ORIGINAL QUESTION. .....I'm wondering when I'll get a response from this question?
"ALSO my laptop computer checks five (5) bars near the router, but only two (2) down at the bluray player. (good speed but not enough SIGNAL STRENGTH)
Thanks for the response....You said
"You will either need a more powerful router, or.. Connect the Blu ray by ethernet.."
So I went to Office Max. The salesperson said I should replace my Netgear router with their "Belkin"(never heard of them) N600DB router. Cost $80 bucks. (not much more than the Powerline adapter !!
Do you think that Belkin DB(dual band) would eliminate the "re-buffering" problem I'm getting on the Blu ray player? ......I noticed it didn't get very good ratings when I Googled Belkin.???
Sure, I can just purchase the "wireless extender" ZyXEL WAP3205 online as you recommend.
The only thing that scares me is the reviews (even your comment above) that say these can be tricky to set up. Believe me if anyone can screw it up I CAN.
Do I set this extender up down in the video room or up next to my current Netgear router?
Conceptually, what's so difficult about setting it up?
ps I always thought "Ethernet" was a wired type connection. Guess I'll need to Google What is ethernet?
Hmmm Right now it's 40 ft. from my router to the top of the stairs. Then 13 steps down to video room. Then 25 ft from bottom of stairs to the Blu ray player.
I could plug the exterder in downstairs but around the corner (more walls/ceilings to go through) about 10 feet from bottom of stairs.
Does that still make sense to you?
But there's no outlet either near the top of the stairs or the bottom of the stairs.
Does that kinda take me back to a more powerful router? If so what would you recommend given all the above considerations?
The way it works, its elegantly simple. Your router, has to be plugged into a wal outlet for powerYour blu ray player, has to bve plugged into a wall outlet for power. WHAT'S A BVE? THE BLU RAY PLAYER IS CURRENT PLUGGED INTO A MONSTER SURGE PROTECTOR (deep in the bowels of my entertainment system, though i do have access to it .)The power line adapter, makes use of those two wall outlets, and connects them together.. Then, you simply plug the blu ray player into the ethernet port on the wall adapterand plug an ethernet cord from the router into the powerline adapter.. OH !! SO I WOULD NEED TWO POWER LINE ADAPTERS?
ARE THESE ADAPTERS WHAT AMPLIFIES THE SIGNAL? THEN DOES THE ADDED POWER GO THROUGH THE ELECTRIC LINES OR SOMETHING?
YOU THINK THAT WILL GIVE BLU RAY ENOUGH POWER TO QUICKLY BUFFER AND PLAY A NETFLIX MOVIE?
DO I NEED TO ORDER CABLES OR ANYTHING ELSE WITH THESE?
OKAY I'LL DO IT
JUST THREE MORE QUESTIONS
BUT The other two questions above are much more important !!!!!
Forget the emoticans !
HOW DO I REVIEW THE ABOVE CONVERSATION (ALONG WITH LINKS YOU RECOMMENDED?)
Okay, to review,
YOUR IMAGE DID NOT COME UP?????? JUST A BOX WITH AN "X" IN IT.
THEREFORE I COULDN'T SEE YOUR DIAGRAM
NOW SHOULD I ACCEPT ANSWER?
BTW.....I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP AND PATIENCE.
I was looking to hook up the Ethernet Power adapters, but I still have a problem understanding the diagram you referred me to.
I think I'm supposed to plug the adapter into the wall, and then hook the ethernet line from the wall to the router......Then from the router to the Modem !
My Netgear router only has ONE ethernet socket , and it goes to the Modem!
Then how do I connect it (the router) to both the Modem AND the Adapter per the diagram ???????
ROUTER ==> NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700
BLU RAY ==> SAMSUNG BD-D5700 (Netflix imbedded in Blu-ray Player)
SEPERATE MODEM ==> SPEEDSTREAM 5100
You asked for the model number of my NetGear router.
I have yet to receive your answer regarding hook-up of Router/Modem/Adapter since there doesn't seem to be enough ethernet ports?????
Are you still OUT THERE?
I need to know which way to go after you've studied my answers above !!!
OR DO I JUST GO BACK THROUGH THE "JUST ANSWER" PAGE AGAIN?
Soooo......The adapters plug with a "LAN port"
.And I presume the same goes for the blu ray player SAMSUNG BD-D5700 ???
I that's so the only issue I have left is DO THE ADAPTERS NEED TO BE PLUGGED INTO A GROUNDED WALL SOCKET?
I have an older house that doesn't have "3 prong sockets"
Sorry to hear about your travel delay problems
Okay, I'm assuming the Blu ray port will also work.
I'LL ORDER THE STUFF AND GET BACK WITH YOU TO (HOPEFULLY) FINALIZE PROBLEM
BTW .....YOU DID CHECK MY BLU RAY PLAYER TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WOULD BE COMPATIBLE ALSO DIDN'T YOU?
Will do....thank you
I'm still trying to get my mind wrapped around how my interface with blu ray is "just gonna happen", ???
Oh well, we'll see.
Amazing......I'll believe it when I see it
I'll let you know.....thanks again
I just got a 'followup' from "justanswer" regarding my initial question to you regarding Power adapter. I have not responded to it because.....
I recall you offering to followup on the solution(personally) once it is completed.
I have sent for the Adapters you recommended and should be getting them today of 1st part of next week.
At that time I'll plug 'em in and see if it all works. Then I'll give you feedback and/or further inquiries at that time.
IS THAT ACCEPTABLE FOR NOW?
Hi Mr. Sandlin,
Just to make sure.. Id like you to plug something up into the blu ray side of the adapters.. I DID THAT WITH MY HP LAPTOP COMPUTER.Such as a computer. and then see if It gets a signal properly.. YES! THEN I MADE SURE THE COMPUTER WAS NOT COMMUNICATING WITH MY ROUTER VIA "WIRELESS" (i.e. LAN OFF). WAS ABLE TO GET ON TO INTERNET VIA GOOGLE.
Then, when you have the computer plugged into the adapter, try to go to netflix on the computer. What happens Doug? NETFLIX COMES ON OKAY!
BLU RAY ==> SAMSUNG BD-D5700 (Netflix imbedded in Blu-ray Player)
GO TO WHAT SETTINGS? WHERE? ON MY OFFICE COMPUTER OR WHAT?
(Note: I will now unplug the ethernet line from my laptop (downstairs) and re connect the downstairs adapter to the blu ray. As I said before, the blu ray player will say "online", but I don't know if it's "online via wireless" OR "online via Adapter". ???
The steps I mentioned. are for the blu ray.We need to plug it back in....OKAY, I DID THAT !Turn it off and on I DID THAT .......
and then go to settings, network. and choose LAN as the connection type, not wireless! I CAN'T GO TO SETTINGS/NETWORK/LAN ON THE BLU RAY CUZ IT DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DO THIS..???
DO I DO THIS ON MY OFFICE COMPUTER, OR WHERE?
BY THE WAY.....THE BLU RAY IS ON, AND THE LED SCREEN SAYS "ONLINE",
AND THE TV ALLOWS ME TO GO TO THE INTERNET
....BUT WHEN I CLICK "NETFLIX" IT GIVES ME THE MESSAGE.....
"NETWORK INTERFERENCE, PLEASE TRY AGAIN LATER".
Sorry I'm so dumb about all this stuff
"How is the TV getting internet.. Through the blu ray" YES !!....."or does it have its own wireless adapter?" NO
BEFORE WE STARTED ALL THIS "POWER ADAPTER" STUFF, ALL MY STREAMING MOVIES FROM NETFLIX GOT TO THE TV via MY OFFICE ROUTER TO THE BLU RAY (via WIRELESS,) THEN TO THE "RECEIVER"(DOWNSTAIRS), AND ON TO THE TV USING THE LATEST AND GREATEST HDMI CABLES.
(ALL MY CABLE TV STUFF ALSO GOES THROUGH THE "RECEIVER" AND THEN TO THE TV MONITOR via HDMI.)
UPSTAIRS (IN MY OFFICE) THE INTERNET GOES THROUGH THE SPEEDSTREAM MODEM, THEN THROUGH A ROUTER. THE ROUTER FARMS IT OUT (to other computers) via FOUR "WIRED" ETHERNET PORTS PLUS "WIRELESS CAPABILITY" TO THE BLU RAY DOWNSTAIRS.
(NOTE: ONE OF THOSE ETHERNET PORTS ON MY ROUTER SEEMS TO BE QUITE SUCCESSFULLY HOOKED TO MY HOME ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VIA THE ADAPTERS YOU REFERRED ME TO.....YEA!)
Long winded answer to your simple question.....just thought the explanation would help.
LONG ANSWER TO YOUR SIMPLE QUESTION...
A RADIO ???.......SORRY.....I DIDN'T EVEN MENTION "A RADIO".!
HOWEVER, I HAVE ALREADY DISCONNTCTED MY LAPTOP COMPUTER FROM THE ADAPTER, AND RE-CONNECTED THE ADAPTER TO THE BLU RAY.
THE ONLY OTHER THING THE BLU RAY IS CONNECTED TO IS
WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?
On the blu ray player. if you use the remoteand go into the settings. do you see a network section? YESIf so, tell me what you see in there, and we will go from there
I DID THAT ALREADY
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I'LL GIVE IT A GO AND GET BACK TO YOU WITH RESULTS LATER. .
WELL, RESULTS SEEM TO BE GREAT !
As a said above, I saw the logic of the conflict that my router had, and with your help I'm pretty satisfied that the "Lack of strong signal from my NetGear to the Blu ray has been solved
In order to get to the "System Setting" on the blu ray, I had to put aside my universal remote, and get out the blu ray remote......Duh
I come from the "BC" (before computers) era, and still have my old engineer's slide rule to prove it. So, when I see something like this Powerline Adapter Technology come along that can send a movie through my home electrical system, I am truly impressed.
Oh, don't forget....the next time you recommend the ZyXEL PLA-401 v3, IT COMES WITH TWO 3 ft. ethernet cables to boot! (I did need a 7 ft one for the blu ray hook-up however.)
My wife couldn't believe I was spending all that time running up and down stairs, but this weekend I hope to impress her with the newly found speed of watching Netflix movies.
I'm also impressed with the "JustAnswer" system. How will I get you personally the next time I have a different system problem?
Let me know, then we'll close this issue out. with another +ve feedback response