got a new blu ray player, ticks all the boxes that im after, but im having a hell of a job keep trying to get it connected for streaming.
out of the box it all connected great, most days tho when i switch it on and try to access apps, it says it cannot connect to the network and i have to keep going into settings, trying 'automatic' settings or inputting manually (addresses my IT whizz brother tells me to try), but no success.
once in a while it will connect tho which is the puzzling thing.
could it be because the router is in the next building? yet if so, how come our laptops, squeezebox etc all connect fine with no dropping issues?
just for any techies that it may mean something to.....
when it doesnt connect, my ip addresses are 169.254.170.195, subnet mask 255.255.0.0. gateway and dns are both 0.0.0.0.
when it does connect, these change to 192.168.1.169, subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and both gateway and dns are 192.168.1.254
can anyone explain what might be happening here, and if theres anything i can do to stay connected please? im trying to get the last 3 episodes of breaking bad watched here!!