I have a Sony Non-Wireless bluray player (BDP S1200) that I want to connect up so I can do Netflix. I also have a spare modem that I'm no longer using. Can that be connected to the player to get internet?
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Ideally you should have a wireless router which supplies your home's internet access, and those usually have ethernet cable connector sockets (a.k.a. ports) on them. Connecting a cat 5 ethernet cable between your router and your bluray player will give the bluray player access to the internet for its streaming apps. The term modem is very generic. But if you are talking about a dial-up modem of olden days (1990s, early 2000s), that won't work primarily because its data rate is much too slow for streaming video. An inexpensive (~$30 usd) alternative if you have wireless internet in your home, Roku makes a range of wireless internet streaming devices for streaming Netflix, and other such stuff, to your TV, though they connect directly to the TV via an HDMI cable.Usually long gone and forgotten
Universal Wi-Fi to Ethernet adapters:
Example of powerline Ethernet adapters:
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Sorry, I mis spoke. I want to connect spare Router to the Lan connection on my bluray player. Will that work?
If you can get an Ethernet cable to the player from your router, it can access the Internet and if you have a NetFlix membership,
you should be able to use it to watch. The player may take some setup, but the Sony manual or website should be able to clarify.
Most people who get the internet from ISPs get it via a modem of some sort (modem in the modern generic sense = router + medium bridge/converter). Cable modem, FIOS modem, even ADSL modem.
Your router portion separates the wider internet at large from you personal/home network.
On the home side, you likely will have IP addresses in the range of 192.168.x.x.
Unless you want the mess of multiple NATs and subnets, you want to make sure that any other device you put within your home net doesn't itself have routing/NAT enabled. Or if it does, you only connect to the Intranet side (as if a hub or switch) and not the WAN side.
But it should be entirely doable.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 30th Mar 2018 at 11:44.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord