06-22-2010 07:48 PM
I have a wireless router setup in one room of my apartment, and that router is connected to my cable modem and then to the desktop computer. In another room of my apartment, I use my laptop for Internet connectivity and the Internet is connected through the wireless. I have a blu-ray player that can connect to a network, but it isn't currently hooked up. I now have a video game console that is also capable of connecting to a network. What I am trying to determine is what I need to get the video game console and the blu-ray player connected to a network so that they can go online. How would those two devices connect into my existing network?
06-22-2010 10:57 PM
Read the manual for the respective devices. They should tell you how to do that. You may have to purchase an additional accessory for the BD player.
What console do you have?
06-25-2010 10:40 PM
They would connect via some network port. The console will connect either via wifi or ethernet. All except wii use ethernet and all except xbox 360 use wifi. There are adapters though. The blueray, if a model made in the past three months could easily have wifi, while one that is older will have a lower chance of using wifi. Most can use an ethernet cable though.
06-26-2010 09:38 AM
06-26-2010 11:53 PM
The blu-ray player is ethernet and I have the Xbox 360 (not the new one), so the Xbox is also ethernet, but can be wireless with the adapter. Now, while the manual does show how to connect the devices, what it doesn't show is connecting the devices into a existing network where the wireless router and cable modem for internet access are in another room.
I could get a router and connect the Xbox and blu-ray player, but then where is the internet access going to come from?
06-27-2010 10:55 AM
Idea: you could hook the bluray and 360 to a splitter in that room. And then hardwire the splitter to your router in the other room. The way my house is set up is in the main room on the first floor there is the cable modem. It runs straight to a router. Connected to that router are two computers and a server in that room. Another cable going from that router leads down to the basement where it connects to a splitter. Branching off from that splitter is a 360 and another computer. There is another desktop running wirelessly on the second floor and two wiis and two laptops running wirelessly in the basement and living room. Or you could set up another router as a reciever that then branches to the two devices.
06-27-2010 01:17 PM