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Old 12-26-2009, 01:37 AM   #1
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I just got a Sony BDP-S360 Player and I'm trying to figure out how to get it connected to the internet. In one room I have a wireless router and a computer that is directly connected to it via an ethernet cable. In the room with the Blu-ray player, I use a wireless USB network adapter to connect my computer to the net. I have a spare wireless router that can be used if possible.

Now I really don't know much about wireless networks. I know just enough to be able to connect my computer wirelessly to the computer in the other room. Can I somehow use the spare router or connect the player directly to my computer via an ethernet cable? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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I decided that it would just be easier to take it back and get the Sony BDP-S560 since it has wireless built in already. It cost a little more but it was worth it.

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Old 12-27-2009, 06:08 AM   #3
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I've been researching the same problem and, while certainly not a networking expert, I've decide that the way to go is with what is called an Ethernet bridge. I have both the Sony BDP-S360 and S350. Sony on their web site recommends the Lynksys WET610N wireless bridge. I also wondered if a regular wireless router would accomplish the connection but have been told that a bridge is what is used. These items may also be called "Access Point" units by other manufacturers. I'm not clear on that point. The other option is to directly connect the S360 with a cable to your router as you say. That will not work for me so meanwhile, I order firmware updates on discs directly from Sony. That actually works pretty well.

I also have the PS3 Slim with a wireless connection and really like being able to get firmware updates instantly. However, I have not been too impressed with "BD Live" features so far so spending $80 to $100 for a bridge connection has not been a major need for me. Hope this helps a bit.

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I just got a Sony BDP-S360 Player and I'm trying to figure out how to get it connected to the internet. In one room I have a wireless router and a computer that is directly connected to it via an ethernet cable. In the room with the Blu-ray player, I use a wireless USB network adapter to connect my computer to the net. I have a spare wireless router that can be used if possible.

Now I really don't know much about wireless networks. I know just enough to be able to connect my computer wirelessly to the computer in the other room. Can I somehow use the spare router or connect the player directly to my computer via an ethernet cable? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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Yes, I did find out that a bridge or access point is what could be used. However, the price of a bridge and the price of the S360 would have been more than just buying a S560. So that's why I decided to go with the S560. I found one for $189.99. I thought that was a pretty good price.

A Geek Squad person at Best Buy tried to tell me the only way to do it would be to buy an overly expensive thing called a powerline adapter. They didn't have any bridges or access points. He said they were outdated tech. In other words he was just trying to get me to buy an overpriced item.

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Old 12-27-2009, 10:49 AM   #5
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Sorry, Mike, I missed your second post. You made a good decision with the S560. My problem is I already had the two other Sony units so I'm still thinking about the option I mentioned.

I've also had some conflicting opinions on this subject from Best Buy employees.

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I hoping there will be a firmware update to allow the S560 to stream video from Youtube and other sites.
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