Plugged in my new BDP-80, plugged in the ethernet cable which previously worked fine with my Samsung BDD-1400 (both green and yellow lights turn on), went to the Network setup and noticed wonky DHCP addresses
It didn't pick up my Linksys router's DHCP settings.
So I set up manual addresses (I use the 192.168.2.xxx range):
Manual IP: 192.168.2.50
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
And clicked the Test Connection button.
After the player thinks for a while, it simply reports "Not Connected".
I've upgraded the firmware (via USB since the net didn't connect), reset to factory defaults, and re-entered the above settings without success.
And I downloaded that firmware on a computer connected to the same router. That Vista computer has this ipconfig:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::795f:22c6:d7a0:eea4%9
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.3
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
(The connections TCP/IP DNS is set to ONLY 192.168.2.1)
Do I just have a bum Blu-ray player?
Or are there some magic tricks related to Networking and this player?