Originally Posted by PeninsulaMark
Art, I meticulously tried to not update, but somehow it did. Lower left hand corner now has a short bar: Featured (changing icons in one square), recent (HDMI 1), and garbage can.
PQ looks the same as before.
How to block updates in the router ?
This provides no protection from updates already loaded into your system, but should prevent any updates from being loaded in the future.
You will, of course still be able to download updates and install them using USB method.
As long as your Modem or Router provides ability to Block Websites, enabling that will protect you from future surprises!
Go to your Modem or Router's Support Site for specific instructions for How to Do it.
I've seen reports about Modem/Routers that only block websites on a nanny 'chip' containing a blacklist. I know nothing more about that or Modem/Router Firewall. You will just have to check your modem/router's support site.
I use the CenturyLink (provided) "Technicolor C2000T" Modem and this link opens Support Instructions for performing that task:
Your 8550's IP Address is seen on Menu>Network>Multimedia Device Settings and will be 192.168.x.x (mine is 192.168.0.7).
This is seen on the drop-down list on my Router Control site, or it could be entered Manually.
Then in the 'box' for "website to block" enter the following URL's (mine requires a separate operation for each website:
You would need to enter samsungotn.net
and then do it again for: msecnd.net
(My Router would only Block above URL's for specific IP Address, but two below were accepted as blocked for "All LAN Devices".)
and this: www.samsungotn.net
and this: test.samsungotn.net
I prefer to place the block for those websites on "All LAN Devices" if possible. That would block the 8550 no matter what IP Address it was using. Removing Blocks in future (if you want) is easier.
This will not prevent you from access to YouTube or any other SmartHub app or other Web based services (Like Getting BIG BANG Rabbid)
Those four URL's were reported here and SammyGo
as the URL's to block to prevent auto update and manual except for USB update.
(BTW the SammyGo Service Menu method will not be possible on our 8550's.)
The picture below is what I see if I try to open "www.samsungotn.net" which is blocked on "All LAN Devices"
(There is nothing for you to see on that site anyway)