DVD player vs laptop - war for Wi-Fi


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DK

After many months, I finally got around to setting up wireless network for
the "smart" DVD/BD player. It would never connect while one of the two
laptops was using wireless. With the laptop's wireless off, it connected fine
but then the laptop was never able to connect while the stupid player was
having its time playing some random stuff off Youtube.

Another laptop in the house and a printer are not part of this mutually
exclusive relationship. I've never seen or heard of it such thing so
not really sure what the possible solution is...

Any ideas? Thanks,

DK
 
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Shadow

After many months, I finally got around to setting up wireless network for
the "smart" DVD/BD player. It would never connect while one of the two
laptops was using wireless. With the laptop's wireless off, it connected fine
but then the laptop was never able to connect while the stupid player was
having its time playing some random stuff off Youtube.

Another laptop in the house and a printer are not part of this mutually
exclusive relationship. I've never seen or heard of it such thing so
not really sure what the possible solution is...

Any ideas? Thanks,

The most obvious would be an IP conflict. Does the laptop use
DHCP, if not, try turning it on. Or try setting a non-conflicting IP.
(Complicated way would be to fire up Wireshark and examine the
traffic)
[]'s
 
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Paul

Shadow said:
After many months, I finally got around to setting up wireless network for
the "smart" DVD/BD player. It would never connect while one of the two
laptops was using wireless. With the laptop's wireless off, it connected fine
but then the laptop was never able to connect while the stupid player was
having its time playing some random stuff off Youtube.

Another laptop in the house and a printer are not part of this mutually
exclusive relationship. I've never seen or heard of it such thing so
not really sure what the possible solution is...

Any ideas? Thanks,

The most obvious would be an IP conflict. Does the laptop use
DHCP, if not, try turning it on. Or try setting a non-conflicting IP.
(Complicated way would be to fire up Wireshark and examine the
traffic)
[]'s

On my router here, the DHCP server (web page) has a list of currently
allocated IP addresses. Not all devices have proper identifiers,
so the "odd looking one" might be the BluRay player. For the Windows
computers, I see the machine name when it is using an IP address.

Some keywords might be uPNP or DLNA. I've used upnp inspector on a
Linux box, for debugging media servers. Don't know if that would
be appropriate for the BluRay or not. It might be some sort of
streaming protocol.

Maybe the manual for the thing, mentions what protocols it uses.

An option like this, may make the device show up in the file explorer,
if the lower layers of networking are working OK. As far as I know,
there are enough other protocols, this doesn't affect functionality,
but provides a reassuring icon for an "accessible device". SSDP.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/185237-network-discovery-turn-off-windows-7-a.html

Paul
 

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