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What would I need to hook up Blu-Ray player to a shared internet connection
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Right now I have an ethernet port/jack in my room and my computer is hooked up to it via the cable.

What would I need to hook up my Blu-Ray player to this one connection?


And another question.
Once hooked up would the router automatically recognize the player and set up the IP Address and all of that?
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Your Blu ray player and your PC cannot share the same port per se.  You could buy a small ethernet switch (four port) and connect it to your current PC port and give yourself the extra port you need for the Blu ray player.

Once you hook up the Blu ray player, the router will assign it an IP address.  There is probably a "setup" process you will need to go through in the Blu ray menu to help you do this.

Just because it is on the network, does not necessarily mean you can access it from your PC or other devices.  It all depends on the player and/or software that may or may not have accompanied it.
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Just a little clarification: Router > Wall Jack > Switch. Blu-Ray and PC plugged into switch.

This also assumes that your ISP account uses a router and it assigns your computer an IP address such as 192.168.x.x. or 10.0.x.x.  If you get any other IP address, it is likely that you don't have a router in the mix and your ISP is assigning you your IP address and they may not assign additional IP addresses. If this is the case, purchasing a router to put between the IN jack to your house and the wall jacks should resolve.

Basically, we will need to know more about your home network setup.
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Once hooked up would the router automatically recognize the player and set up the IP Address and all of that?

That depends on the network settings. Did you have to enter anything IP-wise on your PC? If not, the router of your building most likely does DHCP, meaning if a new machine enters the network it gets an IP automatically. The same would go for the BD-player.


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Just a little clarification: Router > Wall Jack > Switch. Blu-Ray and PC plugged into switch.

This also assumes that your ISP account uses a router and it assigns your computer an IP address such as 192.168.x.x. or 10.0.x.x.  If you get any other IP address, it is likely that you don't have a router in the mix and your ISP is assigning you your IP address and they may not assign additional IP addresses. If this is the case, purchasing a router to put between the IN jack to your house and the wall jacks should resolve.

Basically, we will need to know more about your home network setup.



The IP Address on my computer is 192.169.x.x type and under the status window it also lists a Subnet Mask # and a Default Gateway #.

How much are these switches?
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How much are these switches?


Here's a 5-port one at Amazon for $9.99.
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I have an 8-port switch to handle all my many extra ethernet powered home theatre devices. It works flawlessly.
1. Input from router
2. Blu-Ray player
3. HD DVD
4. Wii
5. WDTV Live Hub
6. Internet radio
7. Free
8. Free
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You can also have multiple switches on a network.

I have a switch attached to the router which links to two other switches, one in my bedroom and one in the downstairs family area. The later also works as a repeater for the switch in the upstairs living room.
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