Originally Posted by NoFlyZone
OK I'm completey disgusted. I've spent way too may hours trying to get my BDP95 to be seen on the network. I mean "way - too - many - hours".
It sees my router with a 100% visibility. I'm using the wireless connection attached to rear of the Oppo. I can scan all day and it will always come up with a failed connection. It appears to be seen in my network map in my win 7 computer as a wireless hub.
When I go manual connection I can give it the 2WIRE695 address and the security key, but WTF does it need for a security mode?
Sorry for my rant but rarely do I have computer issues. I'm the guy who often helps others with this crp!
Searches have yeilded no answers. I'd rather be watching football.....
The security mode is the type of protection you have set up on your Wifi base station for this Wifi network.
The simplest, most common, and least safe mode is WEP. If you are using the factory defaults in your Wifi base station, that's the most likely one.
The next most common is the safer (and recommended) WPA2(AES).
If you don't know what's set in your Wifi base station, and can't find out from its own status displays, then try those two first. Remember that the network name and the password are both upper/lower case sensitive.
And also remember that the network name is NOT the hardware network identifier (MAC Address) of your base station. So if you are entering a network name with a form like 12:34:56:78:ab:cd, then you are entering the wrong thing.
NOTE: Scan can only find "open" networks that broadcast their name as an available Wifi choice. If your base station is set to be a "closed" network, then it won't broadcast its name -- which means you need to enter both the network name and the password as a Manual setup. BUT, if you go into the base station and tell it to make the network open -- temporarily -- then the Oppo can find it via Scan. After the Oppo finds it and things are working, you can tell the base station to make the network closed again, and the Oppo stuff will still work, because it already knows what name to use. (If the Oppo finds the "open" network name in its scan, then it will also be able to find out what security mode to use, so you won't need to figure that out.)
The toughest situation is if you have set your Wifi base station to only allow connections from a fixed set of devices. In that case you need to get the Wifi "MAC Address" from the Oppo (Setup > Network Setup > Connection Information -- use the MAC Address for wireless, not for ethernet) and enter that into the table of allowed devices in your Wifi base station.
There are only a handful of security mode options, so really, if you have to try them in turn in the Oppo, it doesn't take that long. Once you find it, you are done. The Oppo will remember it.