TV Repair Questions? Ask a TV Technician
Can you get us your Router's brand name and model number on it?
Are you attempting to connect the TV to the router with a cable, or are you trying to go wireless?
Ok, I'm going to download that instuction book, along with your TV's manual.
The first thing I see is the DHCP issue....we should correct that on your router so your router TALKS to your TV set and delivers a fresh new IP address to it.
The address you were trying....it was likely being used by anther device like a computer or printer, maybe a phone.
Can't use another device's IP....
I would think I'd want to do it the other way around....Turn off the wireless computer and see if the TV re-establishes it's connection. THEN with the TV on and actively using the internet, see if the computer can establish a 2nd wireless connection.
My concern is bandwidth. TVs want a lot of bandwidth compared to computers, so is there an issue with BOTH being online at the same time?
If so, turning off the computer SHOULD let the TV reconnect.
I think that's the very first thing we should do. Get the TV connected, turn on the computer afterwards, see if the DHCP releases on the computer and re-establishes it's own connection to wireless.
Yes, do leave the TV on and connected.
Theory has it that we should be able to connect MORE than one device to wireless.
Now, In MY home, I have one Blu Ray connected via Lan...the other connected via wireless.
If my wife wakes up and isn't ....well, you know....then I can certainly TEST that theory.
I'd like to test it.
However, at this point in time, leave the TV on, and running with an internet connection. See if your laptop connects.
If it doesn't....see if it allows you to re-establish a NEW connection on wireless.
If it doesn't...then it would seem to me that wireless in our homes isn't the same as Wireless at McDonalds...
That does depend. Maybe 5Mb bandwidth would be adequate, 10 Better, and 25MB...that's going to handle 2 Video downloads and 2 computers easily. That's where I'm at.
I run all four at the same time. As for wired....I'm pretty sure a wired connection is better than wireless. No issues with signal strength. Now, I don't let my router "roll" it's channels. I've set mine to Channel 7 and keep it there. The reason....less neighbors on Channel 7.
If you change your channel on your router, then go to your TV set and have it set up a connection, you see all your neighbors on that channel before you make your connection. If there's 5, you'll see 5 choices besides you on that channel.
I have one neighbor on channel 7. Less sharing, more response.
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