Samsung Bd-p1600 Wireless Network Doesn't Work With Apple Express

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  1. mikel77 macrumors newbie

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    i just bought SAMSUNG BD-P1600 BLU-RAY PLAYER. This is supposed to work wirelessly to get NETFLIX & PANDORA. I have an APPLE BASE STATION EXPRESS. Does anyone have this player? If so you will know what i'm talking about and i wonder if anyone has this set-up if their able to connect wireless.
    I put in the USB STICK. The player sees my Network but when i put in my password it doesn't connect. Despite many calls to SAMSUNG-noone was able to help.
     
  2. bluesman69 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem with Airport Extreme
     
  3. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    There are forums all over the place regarding Samsung wireless players having issues with AirPort Base Stations and AirPort Extreme base stations.

    I purchased the Samsung BD-P4600 a couple of weeks ago (comes with wireless dongle for Netflix/Pandora streaming) and I have an AirPort Extreme Dual Band. I've discovered the following over the days I've played with this:

    1. Make sure your home network name has no spaces in it. (mine didn't)
    2. If you have WPA security turned on for your network, choose the appropriate connection on the Samsung menu. There are 4 security choices, None, WEP, WPAPSK, and WPA2PSK. My wireless security is WPA2 Personal, so on the Samsung I chose WPA2PSK.
    3. When you enter your password, be sure to pick either the appropriate capital letters and/or lower case letters on the Samsung screen when entering.
    4. When finished with your wireless setup on the Samsung, don't forget to "Save" the settings.

    These are the main things to be aware of for successful setup. However, not all is rosy out there, and even though mine set up perfectly the first time, I have a current issue where after a power cycle, the Samsung "forgets" about Netflix, although oddly enough Pandora ALWAYS works. I've had to unplug the Samsung, detach the dongle, plug in the Samsung and then put the dongle back in for Netflix to work.

    Netflix comes up with a message that streaming is not available check back later, blah blah. This is nonsense, as the Instant Streaming IS available as I can go to my iMac and see that it is. This is some weird glitch between Samsung/AirPort/Netflix that I've yet to figure out. This may or may not happen to you...I can only speak from my frustrating experience.

    See more discussion here:

    http://forums.cnet.com/5208-4_102-0.html?threadID=339365
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I bought the model up that comes with the wireless dongle (you get a ton of extra speed for the $20 difference after you buy the cheaper player and dongle). I think it's the BDP-3600. I had an issue at first connecting to my network, which had a two-word SSID. I changed the SSID to one word and then had no problem -- once I remembered my bloody password. Working fine now with my AEBS.
     
  5. voicegy macrumors 65816

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    Samsung & Airport Extreme

    Here's my set-up - all is well now:

    Airport Extreme
    -Wireless Network Name should be one word, no spaces (mine was, and such a protocol really is industry standard - it is generally accepted that instead of spaces, a user should enter an underscore if desired)
    -WPA2 Personal for Wireless Security
    -IPv6 settings were not changed and are currently set at "Link-local only" (With this setting, there are no other IPv6 settings or changes required.)
    -Set time automatically (This does NOT seem to be "required" but it's on anyway)

    Bluray Setup
    Set Correct Date and Time. <---If Samsung is unplugged or affected by power failure, this MIGHT NEED to be re-entered for Netflix streaming to function. Good idea to set NTP (time) server ON as well. After unplugging and plugging back in the Samsung for a few moments, the NTP server setting stayed in the ON position so that may be key in keeping things healthy..
    -Network selection set to "Wireless"
    -Once it discovers your network, choose it. If you have WPA2 Personal security, select the security protocol "WPA2PSK" <---Incorrect choices MIGHT trip up some users out there.
    -Enter your normal network password - be aware that there are CAPITAL letters and lower case to choose from...choose appropriately!
    -Confirm the following:
    a. DHCP - "On"
    b. DNS - "Auto"
    c. "Save" <---Possibly overlooked by some, important step.
    Proxy - set to "Off"
     
  6. hbbja1 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting this info. I tried to setup my system exactly as you have posted, however, no luck. Not sure what to do next. Samsung Tech Support appears to be useless.
     
  7. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Wire it up. FWIW, I have the same BD-P1600 player - connected via Cat5.. no issues whatsoever.
     
  8. hbbja1 macrumors newbie

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    Not sure what Cat5 means.
     
  9. hitekalex macrumors 68000

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    Cat5 - copper cabling standard you can use as an alternative to WiFi. BD-P1600 already comes with an Ethernet port, so if you can wire it up to the switch - you solve the WiFi compatibility issues.
     

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