Internet Sharing - Macbook to Blu-Ray Player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Chozo, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Chozo macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I am faced with a dilemma that has me scratching my head and making me embarrassed to be a networking student. Here's my situation:

    My blu-ray player needs to access the internet (regularly) for BD Live features. My blu-ray player is in my room. My router is in the basement. Enter rage.

    I have connected the blu-ray player directly to my router before and there was no problem, but I do not want to have to do that all the time. I saw some Youtube vids showing that with Internet Sharing, such a thing might be possible. I wanna use my Early 2008 White Macbook to share internet with the player. So I went into Internet Sharing and set it up to Share Connection from Airport and set To Computers Using Ethernet. Alas, this doesn't work. I get a "Cannot communicate properly with DHCP server."

    The player said the type of cable might be wrong. So would a crossover cable fix this? I thought Macs don't need crossovers anymore due to that auto-switching feature that is present in all OSes lately?

    Any ideas? Thoughts?
     
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  4. GtotheK macrumors member

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    media server

    You need a media server to share between your PS3 and Macbook, I just installed one, and it works great. It's $15 and a free trial, but the free trial is very limited, like 30 min worth of video at a time. Everything set itself up on my PS3. Really cool program! There are others out there, but I like this one. Here's the link:

    http://yazsoft.com/products/playback/information/

    Let me know how it works.

    This is assuming you have a PS3 as your BD player.
     
  5. Chozo thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply, but I don't have a PS3.

    I'm trying to use my Macbook as an Access Point for my Blu-Ray player.
     

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