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Connecting to a Wireless Network

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BD- Connecting to a Wireless Network

CONNECTING TO A WIRELESS NETWORK

Before you can connect to your network you will need to make sure you have the LG remote control, LG Wireless Adapter (model PW-DN427), and a router/modem. Pending on the Home Theatre System's specifications it may feature a built-in Wi-Fi adapter at which point there will be no need for the above mentioned Wi-Fi dongle.

Is your home wireless network already set up and working for other devices?

If so,

Connect the LG wireless USB adapter to the USB port on the LG device. Note: Some LG devices have built-in Wi-Fi. Check the specifications of the model to determine whether the LG Wireless USB adapter is required.

The Wireless USB Adapter must be LG branded.

The blue LED light should be illuminated when the adapter is connected and receiving power.

If not,

Do you have a broadband modem and wireless router?

If so, check to ensure the LAN cable is routed properly. A LAN cable is required from the modem to the router in order for the router to broadcast a network signal.

Note: If you have a combination modem/router from your cable service provider, a LAN cable is not necessary.

If not, a modem and router are required in order to connect the LG device the home network. Contact the Internet Service Provider for additional information regarding hardware requirements.

Connect the PW-DN427 LG Wi-Fi adapter to the Home Theatre system while powered on.

Once the adapter has been connected, a message should appear -“Connecting the wireless USB dongle. Network is not connected. Do you want to set the Network?”

Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed. If the above message does not appear, access the Setup Menu to manually choose the Network Settings option.

Selecting the Network Setting Type

Setting from the AP List is the standard setting type.

This method allows you to search for available networks within range and/or enter the name of the network to connect the device.

Once this option is selected, the device will begin to search for available Access Points (routers).

After the device has completed the search, the results will be displayed as several options:

Input the new SSID

You may choose to not broadcast your wireless network signal. In this instance, you must enter the exact name of your home network in order to make a connection.

Once the home network has been entered, you must know the type of security that is in place. If you are unsure of this you will need to contact the router manufacturer for additional assistance.

PIN

The PIN method allows the device to communicate with the Access Point using a pre-defined PIN that must be entered directly on the router’s admin site.

The router must support this method in order to use it. This is not a common method of connecting to a wireless network.

After searching for Access Points, the list of networks in range will be displayed here. The customer can choose from the available networks then click 'Connect'.

The device will now attempt to successfully communicate with the selected router or access point.

If the access point was not broadcasting during the time of the initial search, press the Access Point Search button to re-scan for available networks.

If the network is password protected, the customer will be prompted to enter the Network Key after connecting to the router. The Network Key is case sensitive and must be entered exactly. Note: to change the keyboard from T9 to a full on-screen keyboard, press the volume up/down key.

Alternative Methods for Connectivity

Simple Setting (WPS-button mode)

This method of connecting the device wirelessly is the easiest and most convenient option. Anytime you have a push-button on the Access Point (Router), this should be the first option.

This method does not require you to enter a network security key.

Select the Simple Setting option.

The on-screen instructions advise you to press the push-button on the Access Point (This should be labeled as WPS Button or WPS Mode).

Once the AP is in discovery mode, press the Connect button on the LG device on-screen display.

Setting Ad-hoc Network

Each wireless adapter must be configured for ad-hoc mode to setup an ad-hoc network. In addition, all wireless adapters on the ad-hoc network must use the same SSID and the same channel number.

Ad-hoc networks tend to feature a small group of devices in very close proximity of one another. Performance suffers as the numbers of devices grow, and a large ad-hoc network quickly becomes difficult to manage.

Once selected, the LG device will generate a Network ID (SSID) and Security Key that must be entered into the other ad-hoc device. Press the 'Connect' button once entered.

Follow the on-screen instructions for Network Settings.

Select the IP Settings

In order to access the IP Settings

Take the LG remote and select the HOME button.

Navigate to SETUP.

Scroll down to NETWORK.

Select CONNECTION SETTING.

Auto IP Setting (Most Common)

Select Auto IP Setting from the on-screen menu.

Using the Auto Setting is the most common and simplest form of connecting to a network and will allow you to connect without entering in any information.

Manual IP Setting (Advanced, Less Common)

If you prefer to set the IP Settings manually, you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider to obtain the necessary IP information. You can attempt to do the following manually using the steps below.

Windows XP:

Select the "Start" menu and highlight "Run"

In the dialogue box, type "CMD" then click 'OK'

In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig/all" then click 'Enter'.

The IP address of the computer, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS Server is displayed.

Windows 7:

Select the "Start" menu > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt

In the command prompt window, type "ipconfig/all" then click 'Enter'.

The IP address of the computer, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS Server is displayed.

By knowing the IP address of the computer or a router on the network, you can assign this device an IP address. You simply change the last set of numbers to a number that is not being used by any other device on the network.

Example: Router IP is "192.168.1.1". Change the last digit to "192.168.1.2 or 192.168.0.3"on the LG device to assign a static IP address.

The additional information (Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS) from the command window can be entered into the remaining fields of the IP settings on the LG device.

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