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I am trying to connect my 2011 Panasonic TCP42ST30 tv w/WLAN

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I am trying to connect my 2011 Panasonic TCP42ST30 tv w/WLAN accessory to my acer aspire 4530 laptop w/Vista Home, so I can stream video. My TV is receiving signal from my Cisco DPC3825 router as I am listening to online radio right now. My problem is the TV can't "find" a server. I've never tried to setup a home network before so I probably did it wrong.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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p0llinate :

Hi there, sorry to hear you're having trouble,

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the reason for this is that the tv has limited streaming support for sources on your home network, and will only connect with a DLNA server.

p0llinate :

The problem here though is that Vista is just too old and doesn't support DLNA. Do you have another computer you can try streaming from?

p0llinate :

Or depending what content you're wanting to watch, you might try using a dedicated streaming device like an appletv, chromecast, or roku which would help you to share content on your computer to the tv, these are available for about $30-100, and would be your best bet (besides hooking the computer up to the tv directly and using the tv as a monitor) other than upgrading windows or buying a new computer.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for the quick answer! Much appreciated!

You're very welcome! Note that if you go with the chromecast, you'll want to install google chrome as your browser for the best compatibility/control.

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