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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.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Networking
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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.

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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 1 year ago.

Thank you for the quick answer! Much appreciated!

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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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