Originally Posted by zaockle
hard to say. I've had issues with samsungs in the past when installing them for a client and switching between wireless/wired, or even from one wireless to another. but at the same time, my experience tells me it could ALWAYS be the cable.
yeah it's been a little tough to pin down.
the miniPC has been sketchy everywhere, i know it's not great. but the wifi on it was basically non-functioning, so i got one of those powerline kits and hooked it up to the router that way. seemed to do the trick and worked well for several months. then one day, it says i have IP conflicts, then a couple days later it's working again(without be doing anything). another month goes by, and the IP message pops up again, connected by no internet. this time it doesn't fix itself, but resetting the router and leaving the pc off for a few minutes does. then like a week later it happens again, and i can't fix it.
it's at that point i try troubleshooting, tried changing cables where i could, plugging the powerline kit into different outlets, nothing made any difference. then by fluke, my router got soaked, and i had to replace it. everything worked again with the new one. then a month later, IP conflict message comes up again, and at that point i basically gave up on the PC. this was the first time i tried plugging in the network cable to the tv, and it didn't work.
i've tried different network cables on both ends of the powerline kit. the cables work when connected to other devices, and the cables from those other devices don't work when connected to the powerline kit. the powerline kit seems to work when connected to other devices(i don't have many to check with though that aren't right by my router anyway)
basically i don't think it's wires, since they work in other locations, and all wires don't work in this location(that i've tried)
it could be the router, but it does connect to other devices(two other devices are using a wired connection and have not had any of these issues) and will connect to the miniPC with a short, direct run
it could be the miniPC/TV, as i'm not able to check the tv in a different location, and the miniPC has always been poor, but does connect with a short, direct run
it could be the powerline kit since the miniPC will connect without it, but other devices will work with the powerline kit
so basically, the miniPC(and now TV) don't work with my router and powerline kit in my living room. but seems like everything else works with the powerline kit in the living room, and the miniPC at least works in other locations without the powerline kit. i'll have to investigate more with the powerline kit when i get the chance. seems to be the only link between TV and miniPC not working