Jim McC, Thank you for your input, At least I know that combination works with someone else. If I cannot get my player to reconnect, I may have to break down and buy a new router. Which was what I concluded after all the past testing.
Originally Posted by STEELERSRULE
Are you using wireless to get your streaming?
Nope, hardwired Cat 5e Ethernet. My whole house has a Cat 5e architecture with 1 or 2 runs to each room in the house with 10-100 hardware. So, I don't need to stream wireless with the player. I am sure I can do wireless streaming but but prefer the wired solution since that would require extra hardware and a new (more expen$ive BD player).
In the BD player connection, I go from my Cable modem to my WRT54G router to a 8port switch to the BD player. I measure anywhere from 14-21 MBps depending on the time of day. I just did a test and am running a slow 15.72 MBps today. I have tested this by connecting the router directly to the player Ethernet connection with 2 different cables and tested with a laptop several times at the BD connection in the past and get within 99% of the speed of what I see at the router from my home computer. BUT when I test via the player, when I can connect, I see something in the neighborhood of 2.3MBps. and that is the same through the switch or bypassing the switch. All firmware is the latest out there (including the router) and it changed nothing. Because of my connection, I had to download the BD firmware, burn a disc and load it that way because it would not connect/load from the Ethernet. I have been on other forums and no one can figure it out other than to say I have a weird conflict somewhere. Even others with the same player and router seem to do OK.
OH, and BTW, I did exchange the player for the same model at a different store and the results were the same. And, calling Panasonic didn't help either.
Since I thought I remembered seeing something like my situation and someone did something to re-establish the connection, I thought I would ask instead of reading through all 50+ pages of this thread. Not a lot of fun IMO. In the mean time, I will try resetting the box and the internet settings to see what happens. The best I know I will be able to do is what I got before I could not connect.
Any other input will be welcome.