As a "Computer Geek Buddy", I get dragged to my mate's house regularly. Last night we spent a good couple of hours trying to get his 46es8000 to connect up to the Internet. Absolutely no joy at all. Neither wireless, nor LAN cable connections get us anywhere. He recently switched from Sky to Virgin, and has a brand new, black Virgin Hub3 router sitting right beside the TV. He is "pretty sure" the Sammy has not "done the Internet thing" since Virgin was installed, and that it was fine beforehand. Hmmm. I have my doubts... I've seen what he does to computers! Heheh. I reckon the timing of his problems is coincidental. Maybe. Anyways up, the Hub seems to work absolutely fine (despite plentiful claims on a multitude of forums that it's to blame). All wireless toys (phones and laptops), connect up instantly. Connect a laptop by LAN cable and it works, No Problemo! All I have left to try are a couple of the DNS tweaks that are being thrown around as answers... and I'm only gonna try those as possible ways of getting around what seems (to me), to be the obvious problem - the built-in "Call Home Handshake" that these TVs apparently carry out. The server - side software/local firmware don't seem to like each other. So, I reckon it's a Roku plug-in thats required. While we wait for a firmware update. Mind you - he has an LG TV in his bedroom. Couldn't test that last night as his Missus was in bed! Waiting to find out how that works!
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