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#1 8 years ago

I recently got a blu-ray player with BD-Live enabled on it. Only issue with it is, it needs to be connected to the internet for the BD-Live system to run. Considering the fact that I'm to lazy to run lengths of CAT5 to my room and move my router in the process, is there anyway I can connect my blu-ray player to my WiFi?




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#2 8 years ago

Not unless it supports it.

I would suggest getting some EoP adapters, shouldn't cost you to much. I know NetComm make them.

NP204: NetComm Although apparently they don't work to well in a power board, so you may have to get the particular one I linked, and jump the power board off of it.

--EDIT-- Adelaide's local office supplies sell them for $178 AUD, and take it from me, OfficeWorks sure aren't cheap! I'd expect you could find them for $120 AUD

http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Technology/Networking-and-Wireless/Networking-Accessories/NENP201AV




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#3 8 years ago

Eh...looks like I'm rewiring my room. Got about a mile of Cat5 left over from the cameras put in at our house. I'll figure something out. No devices out there that can pick up a WiFi signal and then provide wired connections out?




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#4 8 years ago
GateCrusher420;5422488No devices out there that can pick up a WiFi signal and then provide wired connections out?

Any normal wireless switch?




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#6 8 years ago
GateCrusher420;5422787Something like this: Newegg.com - TRENDnet TEW-638APB 300Mbps Wireless N Access Point

The problem with using any Access point in Wireless Bridge mode (WDS) is that the firmware's have to be the same, each manufacturer implement their own version of WDS which cause's incompatibilities.

So you would really need two of these devices, WDS them, and use one of them to replace his current AP.

Unless he was to flash with something like DD-WRT, but if he has a Modem/Router, it won't work, since DD-WRT only works with routers.

The easiest and quickest way would be to use EoP, plug and play. You obviously have a power point near the BluRay player so that it gets power, so you can obviously use EoP to achieve your goal.




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#7 8 years ago

TL-PA201

I'm presuming that this is what you're talking about. Just plug into the wall, and that's it?




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#8 8 years ago

Thats the thing. You can find ones that allow you to still use the power plug so it's not 'wasted'. This is, plug the EoP in, then plug a power device into the EoP so you can still use it's power.

Could be handy if power points are limited.




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#9 8 years ago

Does it automatically recognize WiFi or not use it at all? Because I have a password protected router.