Originally Posted by ofcr17601
Unable to connect 105D to internet via ethernet connection. Representatives from Frontier and Net Gear Tech support(139.00 for 12 mos) referring to outlined spread sheets,no help at all. Sorry in advance if in wrong thread.
There's not much you can do wrong here. So let's start with the basics.
Double check that both ends of the Ethernet cable are fully inserted into the socket. It can take a firm push, and you'll hear a click as it seats itself.
On the OPPO there are a couple little lights at the socket which should start flashing even before they player is connected (when the player is turned on of course). They show there's network traffic on that cable. It is likely there is also some sort of connection indicator on whatever you have the other end of the cable plugged into, so check that too. If you don't see those connection lights then either the plug is not really inserted or you have a bad ethernet cable.
In Setup > Network Setup, check that Internet Connection is set to Ethernet, and that IP Setting is set to Auto (DHCP) -- the automatic protocol which lets the player get things set up with your house network's router.
If you are using a typical home network, that's all there is to it. When you power up the player, it will go out over the Ethernet cable -- automatically -- and get things set up with your house network's router. This takes a few moments. When it is live, you'll start seeing things like IP Address in Setup > Network Setup > Connection Information, and if you do a Setup > Network Setup > Connection Test it will pass.
Things get more complicated if you have set up hardware specific security in your router (so the router will only let certain, known devices, connect), or if you are talking to the outside world through a Proxy Server. But these are NOT typical things in a standard home network.