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How do I connect my wireless capable Blu-ray player to a Wireless Network to use features such as DLNA, Internet Radio and video streaming services such as NETFLIX, etc.?


Before you connect your Philips Blu-ray player to a Wireless Network, you must know the following details about your Wireless Network:

  • SSID: This is the name with which the player or another computer identifies the wireless network.
  • Security Type (WEP/WPA Authentication Type): This is the encryption protocol set for the Wireless Router during its setup. The wireless adapter provided with your player supports the following security types - None, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP) and WPA2-PSK (AES).
  • WEP/WPA Authentication Key: It is a security key (like a password) which is used by a wireless router to recognize and provide access to wireless capable devices connected to the router.

Helpful Hints:

If you have a computer running Windows 7 connected to the same Wireless network as the one you are trying to connect your Philips Blu-ray player to, use the following steps to find the required setup information.

1. Left click on the wireless icon in the notification area of the taskbar to see which Wireless Network you are connected to. In our example we are connected to PNFAVDEMO.

2. Right click on the connected network (in our example it is PNFAVDEMO) and then click on Properties.

3. Once the Properties window opens, goto the Security Tab and make sure you have "Show characters" checked to see the security key in clear text. Then make a note of the following; which for our example is:

Security Type: WPA2-PSK (TKIP)
Security Key: w1f1d3m0

Note: These values are applicable only for this example.

If you have a computer with Windows XP connected to the same Wireless network as the one you are trying to connect your Philips Blu-ray player to, you can see the SSID & Security Type but not the Security Key. Please ask the person who set the key or in general refer to the documentation of your wireless router to obtain the security key and other settings if required.

Wireless Setup on the Philips Blu-ray Player:

Step 1: While the player is switched off, connect the USB Wireless Adapter to the USB port labeled "Wireless LAN" on the back of the Blu-ray player. 
Note: If you have a BDP 7520/F7, the wireless dongle is already attached to your player, skip to step 2.

Step 2: Switch on the Blu-ray player and press the Home button to navigate to the Home menu.
Note: The menu items in your home menu will be different based on your model number and features available.

Step 3: Navigate to "Settings -> Advanced Setup -> Network Connection"

Step 4: Network Connection -> Enable (Wireless)

Step 5: Enable (Wireless) -> Wireless Router

Step 6: Wireless Router -> Find Wireless Network - Now the player will scan for wireless networks in range.

Step 7: Once the scanning is complete the player will show a list of wireless networks found.

Note: The wireless icon to the right of the SSID does not represent the signal strength. If you did not see your wireless network, please move the player closer to the Wireless Router or use a repeater close to the player.

Step 8: Select the wireless network to connect to; which in our example is PNFAVDEMO.

Step 9: Now arrow down to the "Security Type" of the network and select it; which in our example is WPA2-PSK (TKIP)

Step 10: Once you select the "Security Type", the player will show a pop-up where you need to enter the security key; in which in our example is "w1f1d3m0". Then click on OK.

Step 11: Now the player will show you a confirmation screen with the settings you just entered. If the settings are correct, select "Yes".

Step 12: Now you will get the following pop-up at which point, select "Yes" and continue. At this point the player has only stored the settings which were just entered.

Step 13: The player will automatically navigate to the advanced setup screen where it will give you two options; "Standard" and "Manual". If you select:
Standard: The player will make an automatic connection to the Wireless Router in which case the router will assign the player an IP address and other addresses such as DNS, Default Gateway, etc.
Manual: Under manual setup you can choose to manually assign the player an IP address, DNS server address, default gateway, etc.

In most cases "Standard" will work fine, unless you have special network conditions which require to enter certain addresses manually. If this is the case, contact your network administrator or the person who setup your wireless network for the required settings.

In our example we will select "Standard". The player will now establish a connection with the wireless router and then test the conncetion settings provided by the wireless router.

Step 14: If all the settings were correct and the connection was successfully established the player will show the following screen:

Step 15: Now press "OK" on the next two screens to confirm and view the settings.





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