Originally Posted by phatka
Al, I checked the DHCP clients table in my router yesterday night (after connecting my laptop through LAN cable and not wirelessly) and it showed both the IP addresses of the PC and Blu-ray player (can't remember the exact IP now ... but it was same except the last 3 digits xxx.xx.0.194 and xxx.xx.0.197). I also checked the blu-ray player LAN settings and the IP being shown there matched the one on the LAN clients of router.
But, whenever I restarted the router it reassigned a different IP to the blu-ray player, so can it be due to some settings in the router? If the IP address for the blu-ray/laptop keeps on changing dynamically it will be a problem. It's just strange that no one in this thread ever have faced this problem.
Actually that shouldn't be a problem, even if the laptop comes up with a new IP address, once it starts the PC Share Manager services it should locate the BD player.
If you like you could assign static IP address to the BD player and see if that makes a difference, but as you say this hasn't been talked about much if at all because it shouldn't be an issue.
IT is clear that the router sees the BD player and assigns an IP address, but there is a problem regarding communication between the PC Share manger software and the BD player's application.
I suggest you try one of the 'other' DLNA server choices like serviio or JR Media Center on your laptop to test the BD's response.
If they can't talk to the BD player then you know the problem is with the BD player, if they can you could use them or completely de-install PC Share Manager and re-install (you could even try this first)... BTW see the post below, there is a new version of PC Share Manager (4.1) available from Samsung US