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Connecting my Vizio TV to my Airport Express

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Jiltson Calculating status...
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Jan 11, 2011 9:17 PM
I can't connect my Vizio M470NV tv to my Airport Express wireless 802.11n network. This tv has a built in Wi-Fi network and I can see my network listed on the tv but I can't connect. I have changed my password to all letters or numbers as suggested my the manufacturer and reset the tv and Airport may times. What am I doing wrong? Do I need something other than Airport Express to connect?
THANKS!
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,550 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 9:39 PM (in response to Jiltson)
    Hello Jiltson. Welcome to the Apple Discussions!

    If you temporarily disable wireless encryption, can your Vizio TV connect now? If not, are you operating your 802.11n AirPort Express Base Station (AXn) on the 2.4 or 5 GHz radio band? If on 5 GHz, try changing to the 2.4 GHz band. Can it connect now?
     Macmini3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6),  Macmini1,1  MacBook4,1  PowerBook5,6  PowerMac3,5
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,475 points)
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    Jan 12, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to Jiltson)
    It would be hard to believe that the Vizio would not connect at faster "n" speeds, but to test, keep the security off, but change the Radio Mode on the AirPort Express to 802.11b/g compatible.

    Open AirPort Utility - Click Manual Setup
    Click the Wireless tab
    Hold down the option key on your Mac while you click on the Radio Mode setting
    Choose 802.11b/g compatible
    Update

    Test with no security to see if you can connect that way. If you can, it's a question of finding the right security settings now. But, the speed on your network will be less than half of what it was before.
    MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, iPhone
  • Tesserax Level 8 Level 8 (47,550 points)
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    Jan 12, 2011 8:11 PM (in response to Jiltson)
    Ok, with security disabled, did you also try reconfiguring your Express to operate on the 2.4 GHz band?
     Macmini3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6),  Macmini1,1  MacBook4,1  PowerBook5,6  PowerMac3,5
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,475 points)
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    Jan 16, 2011 9:01 AM (in response to Jiltson)
    Can you please clarify if you tried the suggestion to disable security and change the Radio Mode setting to a more compatible setting?
    MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, iPhone
  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,475 points)
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    Jan 16, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to Jiltson)
    I suggested the 802.11 b/g setting for the Radio Mode, but if you haven't already tried it, you might try the "802.11 g only" setting.

    The 802.11 g setting with no security would allow just about any wireless device to connect, so if the Vizio won't connect, I tend to think that the wireless feature is not working correctly on the TV.

    Any feedback from Vizio on the matter?
    MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, iPhone
  • AV2008 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 2, 2011 5:50 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
    Were you ever able to get this issue solved, I'm also having vizio wifi problems.
  • paulfixit Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2011 3:32 AM (in response to Jiltson)
    My Vizio TV won't connect either. The logs messages on the airport extreme go on forever while the TV is turned on. Something like:


    Mar 08 03:23:17 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:21 Severity:5 Deauthenticating with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9 (reserved 2).
    Mar 08 03:23:21 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:22 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:26 Severity:5 Deauthenticating with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9 (reserved 2).
    Mar 08 03:23:26 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:26 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:30 Severity:5 Deauthenticating with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9 (reserved 2).
    Mar 08 03:23:30 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:31 Severity:5 Associated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    Mar 08 03:23:33 Severity:5 Disassociated with station 00:19:9d:57:73:c9
    macmini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • AV2008 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2011 4:39 AM (in response to paulfixit)
    My Vizio Wifi conn. seems to be working now. The fix was to replace my "top of the line" Motorola Docsis 3.0 cable modem with a rental 2.0 modem from Comcast. My symptom w/ the 3.0 was that the Vizio could see the network but wouldn't connect. All my wireless devices worked fine with the 3.0 but not the Vizio. The network speed is identical.

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