DVD player vs laptop - war for Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by DK, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. DK

    DK Guest

    After many months, I finally got around to setting up wireless network for
    the "smart" DVD/BD player. It would never connect while one of the two
    laptops was using wireless. With the laptop's wireless off, it connected fine
    but then the laptop was never able to connect while the stupid player was
    having its time playing some random stuff off Youtube.

    Another laptop in the house and a printer are not part of this mutually
    exclusive relationship. I've never seen or heard of it such thing so
    not really sure what the possible solution is...

    Any ideas? Thanks,

    DK
     
    DK, Sep 28, 2014
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  2. DK

    Shadow Guest

    The most obvious would be an IP conflict. Does the laptop use
    DHCP, if not, try turning it on. Or try setting a non-conflicting IP.
    (Complicated way would be to fire up Wireshark and examine the
    traffic)
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    Shadow, Sep 28, 2014
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    Paul Guest

    On my router here, the DHCP server (web page) has a list of currently
    allocated IP addresses. Not all devices have proper identifiers,
    so the "odd looking one" might be the BluRay player. For the Windows
    computers, I see the machine name when it is using an IP address.

    Some keywords might be uPNP or DLNA. I've used upnp inspector on a
    Linux box, for debugging media servers. Don't know if that would
    be appropriate for the BluRay or not. It might be some sort of
    streaming protocol.

    Maybe the manual for the thing, mentions what protocols it uses.

    An option like this, may make the device show up in the file explorer,
    if the lower layers of networking are working OK. As far as I know,
    there are enough other protocols, this doesn't affect functionality,
    but provides a reassuring icon for an "accessible device". SSDP.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/185237-network-discovery-turn-off-windows-7-a.html

    Paul
     
    Paul, Sep 28, 2014
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