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Samsung Smart TV wireless connection to router? Advice?

pathfinder68

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Hi
I have been searching, but not much luck yet. I have heard many horror stories about hooking up your tv to your network, but it seems it would be as safe? Is it?
Forgot, I mean to connect to Amazon Prime Videos and stuff like that.

I mean I can use mac filtering for one. It does WPA Personal also.

Anyway, any thoughts on this subject?

Thanks very much

PF
 

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CountryBumkin

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My Samsung TV is connected to my home network - so I can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime on it (with its built-in apps). My Vizo TV is also connected the same way. My home network router has a firewall so its safe (as safe as the other computers on my network). Also the Samsung (probably Vizo too) has a setup section for "network security/firewall" but I just leave mine at the default settings.
 

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pathfinder68

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Thanks

Are they wireless or hard wired?
 

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    Asus P8Z77V
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    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeFOrce GTX650 ti
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    Echo Layla 3G for DAW-Realtek on MB
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pathfinder68

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  • OS
    win 8.1 pro
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770 3.40gz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77V
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeFOrce GTX650 ti
    Sound Card
    Echo Layla 3G for DAW-Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell HD 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X1080
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 530 OS plus 2 int Seagate HD
    PSU
    Antec 650w
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

CountryBumkin

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Thanks

Are they wireless or hard wired?

I have my Vizo TV connected wirelessly, and my Samsung connected by hard wire (CAT5e). Of course "wired" is preferred if you have a choice.
 

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    HTPC: Custom built
    CPU
    intel i5-2400
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-DS2H
    Memory
    16GB Corsair DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    on-board HD3000
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 32" LED
    Hard Drives
    eight HGTS Deskstar NAS, 3TB
    seven WD Red NAS, 3TB
    one Seagate ES.2, 1TB
    one 64GB SSD
    PSU
    Corsair 750W
    Case
    Li-Lian case with SuperMicro hotswap backplane
    Cooling
    Case 4 6" fans, stock CPU cooler
    Other Info
    Two 3-Ware (LSI) model 9650SE-8LPML RAID cards.

pathfinder68

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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i7 3770 3.40gz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8Z77V
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeFOrce GTX650 ti
    Sound Card
    Echo Layla 3G for DAW-Realtek on MB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell HD 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X1080
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 530 OS plus 2 int Seagate HD
    PSU
    Antec 650w
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky

broe23

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My son's Samsung Smart TV is connected through a switch to our router. Wireless can be iffy if you do not have a strong enough signal for it, where it sits.
 

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broe23

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I wish it were a choice but it isn't. Thanks for the help
You can use the Ethernet over Power units, if unable to pull Cat-5e or Cat 6. If there is Coax for CATV, you can use MoCA adapters for networking.
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.
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