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Old 12-07-2014, 04:33 PM   #1  
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My Panasonic tc-p60s30 hdtv will not connect to my desktop pc. I have an Ethernet cable from the lan port on tv to my Linksys wrt54g router. When I run the connection test on my tv everything is ok. The apps that came loaded on the tv all work. However when I select the dlna app to connect to my pc it says dlna server found. It shows Steve-pc on large screen. When I select that is says connection to server failed. I have googled this problem and tried a few things, with no success. I would appreciate any help. Thanks,
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You might have to set your router to allow DLNA connections through? Maybe look for any ports to set or permissions.
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I'm not knowledgeable on what you are doing but just curious why you are using this connection instead of an HDMI cable?
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What OS do you have on the PC? Windows 7, 8, 8.1 10 ?

And does the TV set show up in your "Home Group"?
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What OS do you have on the PC? Windows 7, 8, 8.1 10 ?

And does the TV set show up in your "Home Group"?
I have windows 7, and the tv does not show up in my home group
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I'm not knowledgeable on what you are doing but just curious why you are using this connection instead of an HDMI cable?
I had an Ethernet cable that was long enough to connect the tv and pc. However I have a hdmi cable ordered and will use it when it arrives.
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You can't directly connect to the TV via an ethernet cable from the laptop, you would need an ethernet switch or router to go through first.

Try this, connect the TV directly to the router (if you have one) with the ethernet cable, then go to the TV and see if the router supplied an IP address to the TV, then look on your laptop and see if it now shows up on the laptop.
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You can't directly connect to the TV via an ethernet cable from the laptop, you would need an ethernet switch or router to go through first.

Try this, connect the TV directly to the router (if you have one) with the ethernet cable, then go to the TV and see if the router supplied an IP address to the TV, then look on your laptop and see if it now shows up on the laptop.
Let me clarify my setup. I have an Ethernet cable that runs from the lan port on the back of my tv to a wrt54g router. The router is connected with an Ethernet cable to a frontier 7550 modem. The modem is connected to my Dell studio 540 computer running windows 7. When I run the connection test on the tv the following are confirmed. Ethernet cable connection, IP address confirmed, Check for IP address duplication, Connection to the internet, Connection with Easy IPTV. It says all are ok. Another screen on the tv actually shows the IP address. I can get into my frontier modem settings, but I can't get into the Linksys router.
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You have to have some software on your PC to make it DLNA compliant. If you set up Windows Media Player it will make it DLNA compliant. You can also use a third party software like XBMC, Plex, etc. I use one called Serviio.
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You have to have some software on your PC to make it DLNA compliant. If you set up Windows Media Player it will make it DLNA compliant. You can also use a third party software like XBMC, Plex, etc. I use one called Serviio.
Since he was just using that until an HDMI cable arrived an it was over four months ago I would think the problem already resolved.
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Since he was just using that until an HDMI cable arrived an it was over four months ago I would think the problem already resolved.
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