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how to connect my tv to apple extreme

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amazon12 Calculating status...
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Jun 25, 2011 8:06 PM

what kind of cable needed for connecting the Airport extreme to my Internet ready TV Samsung Smart Class

Air Extreme
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:09 PM (in response to amazon12)

    Ethernet cable, most likely.

     

    What is the model number of your Samsung TV?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
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    Jun 25, 2011 8:17 PM (in response to amazon12)

    The specifications for this model indicate that it has an Ethernet port, so you would use an Ethernet cable from the AirPort Exreme to the Samsung.

     

    Be sure to get a CAT5e or CAT6 type cable.

     

    Any computer / electronics superstore will have what you need.

  • reneefromfl Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to amazon12)

    I have a Samsung Smart HDTV.  My Apple Extreme and Airport Express would NOT connect wirelessly and after 34 days with 4 Service personnel unable to fix this (changed wireless card in New TV 3 times.... I FIXED IT MYSELF!!!!!!     (with your help above)  Plug the Ethernet cord from the airport Express(has a ethernet space) to the LAN connection on the TV.   IT WORKS !!!!!!   Now, why didn't any service personell (even from Samsung) KNOW THIS!!   THANK YOU....

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    May 5, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)

    Bob I am Trying to Hook up an Airport extreme to a Directv Hr24-200. My connection method is a Cinema Connect kit -Wireless also known and a wifi broadband deca. everytime I try to hook it up. I get the Wifi Deca to reconize my internet but after selecting it it goes back to the same screen I have 10 items hooked to the Internet in my home that are working well I just can nont get this item to work. I have called Directv and spend 2and a half hours troubleshooting with no resolve, there seems to be a lack of communincation between my wifi deca and my Airport extreme

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
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    May 5, 2012 12:21 PM (in response to DTVTECHY)

    DirecTV wireless is WAY behind the times.

     

    If the name of your wireless network contains any special characters like an apostrophe, question mark, asterisk, etc.....DirecTV will not be able to connect.

     

    For example, if the name of your current wireless network is:

     

    DTVTECHY's Wireless Network.......then you need to change it to something like.......

     

    dtvtechwireless

     

    In order words, use all normal characters and numbers, with no spaces.

  • DTVTECHY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2012 12:32 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)

    its set as airport 1 on my  network. I also think that you should know that i am running my internet an airport off the windows system.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,600 points)
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    May 5, 2012 1:08 PM (in response to DTVTECHY)

    Try removing the space from the name of the network.

     

    I assume that you are using WPA2 Personal security or WPA/WPA2 Personal. Try the other setting than what you have set currently.

     

    After that, I'm out of ideas.....other than mentioning the possibility of a defective DTV device.

  • DTVTECHY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 5, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)

    The directv device isnt anything other then

     

    a dummy system. it cant controle anything. if the internet is there we will connet if it is not then it will not connect

     

     

     

     

     

    PS look at my name before you start talking about directv devices cause i was a member of the Networking department for directv before they merged it with tech i am asking on a customers behave.

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