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  1. Novictory

    Novictory Thread Starter

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    A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.
     
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    you have a wireless router - and so you can connect to the router with a cable as you currenty are doing and other devices PCs etc or your PC can also connect with wireless
    someone else will need to answer the netflix service

    from what I can see on the website
    http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
    you can watch via a PC


    so you can watch directly on your PC without any other device - and then if you have your PC video output connected to the TV you should be able to watch on TV via PC

    whats the make and model of TV
    - what outputs do you have on the PC video card ?
    - what inputs do you have on the TV

    if you have HDMI on both - then you should be able to use that - although for some copyright materials you will only be able to display on the TV and not two monitors
     
  3. Novictory

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    Ok that solves the first part - I have both. On to the next part - I looked at the Roku setup guide and here's what I gather: If I use the wireless connection, I plug the hdmi cable from the Roku box to the tv hdmi input. Anyway, if I use the wired connection, I plug the roku device into the router with the ethernet cable and the hdmi cable from the roku box into the pc. I think I have to go with the ethernet option as my router is under a desk and around the corner from the tv. The guide indicates that the player should be within range of the router - I think I'm within range feet wise but not sure if the around the corner and under the desk might provide some obstruction. -- I hope my understanding of this is correct - Thanks again.
     
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    Is the last part of my post in the wrong forum - or is there no one on this forum who might provide an answer to my latest post. Thanks in advance.
     
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