6 Replies Latest reply: May 17, 2012 12:28 AM by ngnbc
pftleduc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a new 55" Samsung 6900 LED TV. It will not connect to my wireless network when I have WPA/WPA2 security turned on the Airport. It will connect with NO security on the Airport. Any tips?

  • 1. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    Shawn Grinter 2 Level 3 Level 3 (940 points)

    I think it's more a case of the TV not connecting to the AirPort :-)

     

    You may get a better answer in the Samsung forums, I did a quick search and got:

     

    http://answers.us.samsung.com/answers/7463/product/BD-C6500/samsung-wi-fi-blu-ra y-disc-player-questions-answers/questions.htm?expandquestion=817157

     

    One comment is that the Samsung devices don't seem to play well with more advanced encryptions. Solution, turn it off or use WEP (which is about the same thing)

     

    Regards,

    Shawn

  • 2. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    pftleduc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I originally had a hidden network set-up on my Airport Extreme. I made it visible and turned off all security. The TV would then hook-up. So I gradually increased my security on the airport. I turned my WPA/WPA2 back on and the TV was able to hook-up. Then I made the network invisible... the TV, still knowing the correct network name and passwords could NOT hook-up. I tried poking a sharp stick at it for a while with different combinations of WEP and WPA and visible and invisible conditions... it came down to the same thing everytime. The Samsung could NOT connect to a hidden wireless network regardless of the security settings... but it can connect to a visible network with all security options.  THANK YOU for your tips. They pointed me in the right direction.

  • 3. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    ngnbc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, I had a similar problem with my samsung as well, but, I solved it by specifying the IP address manually. Use airport utility to get the info. You may need to specify a new IP address (within the DHCP range) to get it to work. Hope this helps. I am using Samsung 7000 and with airport dualband with WPA/WPA2 personal security

  • 4. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    alexwwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi I've been having problems with this for 2 years and just decided to try again as it has never worked. I have the 8000 and can't get it to connect to the Airport using WPA2 or no security. Please help!

  • 5. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    alexwwood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I should say I tried specifying the IP address and it still fails the test!

  • 6. Re: airport will not connect to samsung tv
    ngnbc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alex, I managed to get it to work after a few tries with my new Samsung. So may not have done much tinkering or research to be able to advise further. Besides the IP address, I also have to specify the subnet mask and gateway ids for mine (based on the info provided by airport utility).  Since I share the airport with multiple devices, there was an initial conflict in the IP with one of there other devices, hence, I specified a new one within the DHCP range specified in airport, and it worked after that. Hope this helps.