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Old 01-07-2019, 09:01 PM   #16
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I removed the MAC address filtering suggestion because it might not apply to a wired network. The electrical wiring network option (aka the homeplug option) will use the wired port on the router.



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Old 01-09-2019, 07:30 AM   #17
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I know that it's over your head but try to follow me. I'll make it simple. It's basic networking. There should be a label on the router. On that label you should see the router password & the wifi password. They are not the same. Look at it & tell me what you see.


The TV needs an IP address. The router has 253 of them. If the TV gives the router the password, the router will give the TV one of the IP addresses & everyone will live happily ever after.
Attached are pictures of my router. Thanks for being willing to work through this with me.

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:39 AM   #18
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Bingo! It's right there. The wireless password it XXXXXXXX. That's the password that the TV needs to get an IP address from the router. Don't forget that passwords are case sensitive. The letters have to be entered as UPPER CASE. Make sure that I read it right. I used reading glasses.

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Old 01-09-2019, 09:46 AM   #19
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Bingo! It's right there. The wireless password it [removed]. That's the password that the TV needs to get an IP address from the router. Don't forget that passwords are case sensitive. The letters have to be entered as UPPER CASE. Make sure that I read it right. I used reading glasses.
Ok. I just tried it and it didn't work. BUT I think I may also have a wifi signal strength issue because the tv does not consistently find my network when it lists the available networks. My network is "removed" and the tv found it in this picture below together with some of my neighbors. But if I click "refresh" my network will sometimes disappear from the list - as will my neighbors. That makes me think that I am just on the border of being close enough.

I have extra cable tv cable. I am going to physically move my router closer to the tv and enter that PW and see if that works. I may not be able to do that until tonight so please check back. Thanks so much for the help.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:25 AM   #20
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There are some apps on your phone you can get that let you monitor your wifi signal strength that are useful in situations like this. Search for "wifi analyzer" or similar. I use the one by farproc.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:55 PM   #21
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Sometimes you only have to move the router a few feet. If it's on the floor, put it on a table.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:16 PM   #22
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If someone changed the Network name - they also likely changed the password. You may need to reset it to default.


https://d15yx0mnc9teae.cloudfront.ne...-userguide.pdf
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:19 PM   #23
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Tribe has a good point. Hold the reset button for a minute first.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #24
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Dont have this completely solved yet but I did establish that its a wifi range issue rather than a PW issue. I took the modem and moved it 60 ft from my office and put it right next to the tv. When I did that the tv was able to find the wifi signal and i got onto netflix using my pw (info removed). So I will be looking to get a stronger wifi signal at the tv. Thanks for all the help.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:22 PM   #25
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If you weren't so far away, I'd fix it for you. Anyway, hold the reset button for a minute. Then the password that is on the label will work.
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I needed to extend wifi out to my parking space in the back. I used D-link extender. Works well, easy to set up. You can use it to extend with wire or wirelessly. I tried the wireless extension first and it worked but through-put wasn't that great so I ran some cat5 wire to it. Works well and has full through-put.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:22 AM   #27
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Bob, apparently you haven't been following the thread. The main problem is an authentication problem. The extender part of the problem has been solved.
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Bob, apparently you haven't been following the thread. The main problem is an authentication problem. The extender part of the problem has been solved.

Ohhh sorry man! Didn't read through all the posts!
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:33 AM   #29
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I have my shop exactly 60 ft from my house and the WiFi is another 50 to 60 ft inside the house. I don't really want to read through all 28 posts, but was just wondering what was the finial solution for the extender part of problem?
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:12 PM   #30
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I don't really want to read through all 28 posts, but was just wondering what was the finial solution for the extender part of problem?
He moved the router. Any other questions?
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