How to Connect My LG Blu-Ray Player to the Internet

by Steve Lander

Connecting your LG Blu-Ray player to the Internet opens up a new world of entertainment. Depending on the functions built into your player, you can access BD-Live content to go deeper into movies that you purchase or buy, stream content from Internet sites like Netflix, Hulu or YouTube -- or even use your Blu-Ray player as an interface to access media stored on your computer to play back on your home entertainment system. If you're making a wired network connection, you just need to plug an Ethernet cable into the back of your Blu-Ray player and turn the player off and on. Wireless connections require a bit more work, if your LG player supports them.

Making a Wireless Connection

1

Press the "Home" button on your remote control to return to your player's home screen.

2

Use the left or right direction buttons to highlight the "Setup" option and press the "Enter" key.

3

Scroll down to "Network" and press "Enter" to select it.

4

Scroll to "Connection Setting" and press "Enter." After reading the description, press "Enter" again to start the process.

5

Scroll to the network ID for your home's wireless network and press "Enter" to select.

6

Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your network's passcode, if it has one. Highlight "OK" and press "Enter" when you are done.

7

Select the "Dynamic" IP mode, unless you know your Static IP, select "Next," then press "Enter." Once your network settings appear on screen, select "Close" then press "Enter" to finish setting up your wireless connection.

Tips

  • Wired connections typically have faster transfer speeds and may work better, especially if the Wi-Fi signal available to your LG Blu-Ray player is not strong.
  • The procedures outlined here are based on the LG MP220 wired player and the MP330 wireless player. They may or may not work with other LG Blu-Ray players. To find the exact procedure for your device, consult the Owner's Manual.

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About the Author

Steve Lander has been a writer since 1996, with experience in the fields of financial services, real estate and technology. His work has appeared in trade publications such as the "Minnesota Real Estate Journal" and "Minnesota Multi-Housing Association Advocate." Lander holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Columbia University.

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