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LAN Connection Error: Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu Ray Player
Slpnbyu
Newbie

Hello,

My Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu Ray player has a wired LAN connection port that is used to download firmware updates.

When I was using a DLink WBR-2310 with Verizon DSL the system worked perfectly with the BD35 player wired to a LAN port on the DLink router. I recently switched to Verizon FiOS and now the BD35 player is wired to LAN port 2 on the FiOS wireless router.

The BD35 is no longer able to connect to the network now that it is wired to the FiOS router. When I run the connection test an error is returned, "Cannot obtain IP Address using DHCP." However, all of my other network devices (Wii, Laptops, Desktops, Print Router, etc.) have had no problem connecting to the router, both wirelessly and wired. I have even wired a laptop to the jack that the BD35 is using and the laptop connects just fine (wireless turned off). Also, I checked the Port Configuration screen on the router and Port 2 is showing that it is connected at 100Mbps Full-Duplex when the BD35 is on, but the device does not appear on the list of devices connected on the My Network screen.

Here are the settings on the BD35:

- IP Address Auto Configuration (DHCP) = ON

- DNS Auto Configuration (DHCP) = OFF

- Auto Detect Connection Speed = ON

Does anyone have experience with this issue? Is it possible to setup a Static IP for the BD35 in the router using the MAC Address for the BD35?

Thank you!

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Re: LAN Connection Error: Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu Ray Player
BrianMcD
Specialist

I'm not familiar with the Panasonic BD35 but I would suggest that you try it with DNS Auto Configuration turned on.

You may also be able to set it up with a  manual address that is way out of the range of anything that you woudl normally use. 

Try the following:

Check the TCP/IP Address that your PC is getting.  Assuming your IP Address is set to 192.168.1.x set the Panasonic to

IP Address: 192.168.1.200

Subnet: 255.255.255.0

Gateway: 192.168.1.1

DNS: 192.168.1.1

The Verizon STBs will use 100 to 150 and your other DHCP Devices woudl normally use the addresses between 2 and 99.

If you still have problems try using OpenDNS and set the DNS address to 208.67.222.222.

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Re: LAN Connection Error: Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu Ray Player
Slpnbyu
Newbie

Hello,

Thanks for the tips. Unfortunately, none of that worked.

The router does not even seem to see that the Blu Ray player is even there despite the fact that the port the player is plugged into is lit up and flashing like crazy.

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Re: LAN Connection Error: Panasonic DMP-BD35 Blu Ray Player
BrianMcD
Specialist

Here is another thing that I rember working for me a few years ago with a similiar configuration:

Connect the laptop via wireless.

Then go into the network settings and Bridge the  Wireed and Wireless jacks together.

Connect a cable from the laptops lan jack to the lan jack on the Panasonic.

See if the Panasonci works.

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