How to Make an Ethernet Connection to a Sony Bravia

by Melissa King

Your Sony Bravia television features an Ethernet port that enables you to connect it to the Internet. In this setup, an Ethernet cable connects directly to your router, so you don't need to worry about a dropped or poor-quality wireless signal. When combined with the Bravia Internet Video Link Module, you can stream online content to your TV, including full-length videos from Amazon and Netflix. The connection also allows you to update your Bravia with the latest firmware from Sony.

1

Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the port labeled "LAN" on the left side of the Bravia.

2

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to a free port on your router.

3

Power on the Bravia and press the "Home" button on the remote control.

4

Press the left or right arrow button to highlight "Settings," then select "Network Connections/Wired/Automatic." The Bravia detects your Internet connection automatically.

5

Select "Test Connection" at the prompt to verify that the Bravia is connected to the Internet.

Tip

  • To update your Bravia's firmware once you have connected to the Internet, select "Home | Settings | Product Support | Software Update."

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Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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