9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2009 9:31 AM by baggies1510
Gerald Martin Level 1 Level 1
I purchased a Samsung Plasma TV (model PN58B860) specifically because of its internet capability. I have had no luck connecting this TV to my network via Airport Extreme. I have the dongle for the wireless connection and have followed the instructions. I would appreciate any help or insight anyone out there has. Thanks in advance.

imac, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • sfmoore Level 1 Level 1
    I think you'll need a bit of software to do this. Check out http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/software/EyeConnect.en.html or similar. This kind of worked for me a few months ago on our Samsung LED. The other to check out is "Twonky Media".
  • Gerald Martin Level 1 Level 1
    I do not think this is the solution I am looking for, but it did give me some ideas on other things I am interested in. My TV is internet ready, my connect fails at the gateway(?). Again thank you for trying to help.
  • Norbert Herrmann Level 1 Level 1
    Has anyone had luck on this problem, I have exactly the same issue and have tried:
    TV + USB Wireless Stick to Airport, manual & auto config (fails at gateway)
    TV + Network Cable to Airport, manual & auto config (fails at gateway)

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  • Norbert Herrmann Level 1 Level 1
    Okay, got it to work but it was a little tricky.

    I didn't want to reconfigure my whole Wireless network which currently separate from the modem-router & secure so had to:
    1. Name & turn on the (previously disabled) wireless functionality of my wireless modem
    2. Enable the WEP functionality & set a HEX security key (i.e. A-F & 0-9)
    3a. Set up a MAC ADDRESS filter (on the modem) specifically for the Samsung Wireless USB dongle
    3b. NOTE: You can find this under [MENU] > SETUP > NETWORK SETUP > 'Network Test'
    4a. Go to: [MENU] > SETUP > NETWORK SETUP > 'Select a Network' - it should locate your network
    4b. Select your network, run a networks test and that should be it!

    Important to note, I am running this network in parallel with my other secure network but if you want to do it all from the same wireless modem/hub then you will want to set up MAC Address filters for all the machines on your network.
  • Gerald Martin Level 1 Level 1
    I understand the words and the concept, but have no clue where to do this on my Airport. I have looked at there does not seem to be a place to specify MAC addresses, etc. Could you be a more clear on the steps involved. You seem to have a good command of what is needed and I appreciate the help already given.
  • tatatoto Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem.

    I'm have a Samsung LN40B7501F LCD TV and I'm using the Samsung WIS09ABGN wireless LAN adapter to connect the TV to internet via my Apple Airport Extreme but I can't get pass the Gateway Ping. I would like to know what settings I should use on the AirPort Extreme to overcome this problem?
  • baggies1510 Level 1 Level 1
    Hi

    I have just bought a Samsung UE40B7000, does anyone know if I can connect this to my iMac wirelessly to stream my movie content from iTunes.

    Sorry a bit new to this kind of thing, any advise would be good.

    Thanks
  • Duane Level 10 Level 10
    baggies1510, Welcome to the discussion area!

    The only way that I know that you could do it is to hardwire connect the TV to the iMac.

    There is nothing in the Apple software that would stream movies from iTunes to that TV.
  • baggies1510 Level 1 Level 1
    Hey Duane

    Thanks for your reply, I guess the obvious answer is Apple TV, thanks for taking time to reply.