How to Network a Sony Blu Ray With WiFi

By Waverly Edmondson

There are many reasons to connect your Sony Blu-ray disc player to a Wi-Fi network. You can download additional content for movie with "BD-LIVE," update the software of your Blu-ray player and play media (music, videos and photos) from other network devices via "DLNA." To connect a Sony Blu-ray disc player to a wireless network you will need a Sony USB wireless LAN router.

Things You'll Need

  • Sony Wi-Fi compatible Blu-ray disc player
  • Wireless router
  • Sony wireless LAN adapter
  • Personal computer
  • Network information

Step 1

Connect your wireless router to the back of the Sony Blu-ray player.

Step 2

Turn on your computer and check the "Security Settings" for your "Wireless Network." Windows 7 users should click on the "Wireless Network Connection" icon in the task bar. Vista and XP users should click on "Start" then "Connect to." Move your mouse over to the networks "SSID" (network name) to determine if you have a secured or unsecured network.

Step 3

Write down the SSID, pass-phrase and your wireless security settings.

Step 4

Turn on the Blu-ray disc player and use your remote control to navigate to the player's "Network Settings."

Step 5

Press the "Enter" button on your remote control to access the "Internet Settings." Under "Internet Settings," go to "Wireless Setup" and press the right arrow button on your remote control.

Step 6

Select "Scan" to begin searching for a wireless network. Verify that the correct network is highlighted and press the right arrow to continue.

Step 7

Enter your network's security key or pass-phrase. Your Blu-ray player will automatically acquire the "IP address."

Step 8

Review your network settings and then choose "Save and connect."

Tips & Warnings

  • Using any wireless network adapter other than Sony's USB Network LAN Adapter is not supported.