I want to connect internet to a Sony Bravia KDL-60EX645 TV using wired ethernet using a D-Link switch.
The ethernet cable coming from router is connected to one of the ports of the switch and the another ethernet cable is connected to another port of the switch and other end to the TV. However, TV does not recognize the ethernet connetcion. If I connect a ethernet cable from a computer to one of the switch ports the computer gets on the internet so switch is working fine.
If I connect the ethernet cable coming directly from a router to the TV the internet is connected. So the networking on TV is working fine too.
Thanks for the message. Ethernet switches or hubs does not have the capability of assigning an IP address to a Bravia Internet Video Device thus your TV won't connect to the internet. Unlike switches or hubs, a router links a device to the network using an IP address thus your TV will connect to the internet when you bypass the switch.
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I know this is an old post, but came accross it while searching about another issue. Your TV should be able to obtain an IP address from the router through your switch. TV should grab DHCP address. I see no advanced settings on my Bravia to asssign a static address.
i would test a laptop plugged into your first describe configuration. You can troubleshoot the issue better with laptop. (ping / ioconfig)
Thanks Gubbie for the post. However, for the benefit of other readers, I would like to mention that explaination given by AngelaP in the earlier posts is correct. I ended connecting the TV directly to the router for a wired internet.
If things are changed in the meanwhile I am not aware of it.