How to connect a DVD or Blu-Ray Player to the Internet

To connect a DVD or Blu-ray player to the Internet, it must include networking features. Some models are Wi-Fi ready, which means they can go online, but do not necessarily come with a wireless adapter. Other models have Wi-Fi built-in, and are ready to connect to a wireless router. Without wireless Internet, the other option is a wired connection that goes directly into the modem.

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A network-enabled DVD player lets you watch streaming videos on your TV.

Wired Setup

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Plug the Ethernet cable into the back of the DVD or Blu-ray player. It looks like a telephone jack, only larger.

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Plug the other end of the cable into an available spot on the router.

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Turn on the video player and wait while the device configures the proper settings to connect.

Wireless Setup

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Turn on the player and use the remote to select "Network Settings," "Internet Settings," then "Wireless Setup (built-in.)

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Select "Access Point Scan," then "Enter."

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Choose your network from the list and press "Enter."

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Press "Enter" to accept the default security, which is highlighted automatically.

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Use the buttons on the remote to enter the security key. If you do not know it, enter the URL for your router into a Web browser, and log in. You wil need the code listed as "Passphrase" or "Security Key."

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Select "Finish," and choose "Auto Acquisition" and "Auto" for the DVS server. If you use a manual setup, select "Manual" instead.

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Select "Do Not Use" when asked about a proxy server.

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Select "Finish" after the Diagnostics screen, and "Finish" again when it says "Settings are Complete."