Windows 10: Can't get Panasonic Viera TV to recognize home wifi? Solved

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  1. Posts : 4,050
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       27 Apr 2017 #21

    Page 64 of the manual, it is a wired lan, RJ45. no wifi. Further states it is needed for Viera cast. Please check printed copy of manual that you have and confirm.

    I read first post. That said, when did issue start. Were you with one supplier and then switched or was this a physical move.

    You can purchase wifi network adapters that plug into Lan port. Did original supplier remove any gear around TV.

    The connection is outlined on page 29, bottom of page. If this resembles your connection and gear is still their then it is the wireless device that has to have the SSID / Password changed and you can reset panels in TV. Note where wire is plugged in TV and trace to gear. We need its model make so we can direct you on its set up.

    Ken
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  2.    28 Apr 2017 #22

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Page 64 of the manual, it is a wired lan, RJ45. no wifi. Further states it is needed for Viera cast. Please check printed copy of manual that you have and confirm.

    I read first post. That said, when did issue start. Were you with one supplier and then switched or was this a physical move.

    You can purchase wifi network adapters that plug into Lan port. Did original supplier remove any gear around TV.

    The connection is outlined on page 29, bottom of page. If this resembles your connection and gear is still their then it is the wireless device that has to have the SSID / Password changed and you can reset panels in TV. Note where wire is plugged in TV and trace to gear. We need its model make so we can direct you on its set up.

    Ken
    Confirmed, that's my manual.

    I believe that the issue started maybe a year or two ago when Comcast disconnected the modem and router I had at that time and replaced it with their Arris TG1682G combined modem/router. However, as I didn't use vieracast again until a couple of days ago--it didn't work, this problem was just noted now. BUT, the problem may be related to something I just did to my setup.

    I'm thinking (and as I really have a problem with networking and wireless, I can be entirely off base) that vieracst was originally working because I had the following setup which was recently changed. I have a dongle in my Panasonic bluray player BP85 and the player is connected to the TV via hdmi. Choosing the BP85's input on the TV, my original router may have allowed for vieracast through the BP85's dongle??? This setup was changed when I recently got an Amazon Firestick.

    As I couldn't readily get to one of the TV's open hdmi slots (and being lazy, to boot,) I unhooked the BP85's hdmi cable and attached the Firestick to that cable. Of course, I could reattach the hdmi cable to the BP, set the TV's input to the the BP's input slot and see what happens??? But, I think I'll just wait to see what you guys have to say about this before monkeying with the cables.

    BTW, I'm also having a problem getting the computer to communicate with the Firestick. As the Firestick works fine, indicating that its connection to the modem/router is OK, I believe that my computer isn't properly on the wireless network...one of my can't get it right problems. I need communication between the Firestick and the computer because the Firestick needs some computer settings in order to get certain programs.
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  3. Posts : 4,050
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       28 Apr 2017 #23

    That is a fair bit to digest but very informative.

    I don't believe Vieracast got to the network through HDMI cable, there is no protocol for passing IP that I am aware of. That said if the Blueray player was wireless and connected you could have been pulling internet content through blueray and passed it up to TV.

    While plugging in your Blueray would provide a test it is not end state configuration so it will be disconnected. That said if it works you may wish to come up with a different end state (buy buddies some beer and pizza and lift TV off wall, make connections, LOL)

    If you look at page 29 you will see roughly where Lan port is located. Is anything plugged in to the port. A wireless adapter / dongle doesn't have to be very big.

    Just so we all have a common understanding of end state goal, do you need vieracast and firestick or do you just have to get one operational?


    Ken
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  4.    28 Apr 2017 #24

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    That is a fair bit to digest but very informative.

    I don't believe Vieracast got to the network through HDMI cable, there is no protocol for passing IP that I am aware of. That said if the Blueray player was wireless and connected you could have been pulling internet content through blueray and passed it up to TV.
    I believe that with the dongle, the bluray became wireless.


    While plugging in your Blueray would provide a test it is not end state configuration so it will be disconnected. That said if it works you may wish to come up with a different end state (buy buddies some beer and pizza and lift TV off wall, make connections, LOL)

    If you look at page 29 you will see roughly where Lan port is located. Is anything plugged in to the port. A wireless adapter / dongle doesn't have to be very big.
    I see the LAN port, but too much of a PITA to check it out.

    Just so we all have a common understanding of end state goal, do you need vieracast and firestick or do you just have to get one operational?
    Great question. Although I started out with a vieracast problem, my false assumption that that was what I needed to get the Firestick to communicate with my computer, got all this off to a bad start. My primary goal is to get communication between my Windows 10 PC and the Firestick...sorry about the confusion.


    Ken
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  5. Posts : 4,050
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       28 Apr 2017 #25

    Cool. Yes your blueray became wireless with dongle. When you say you can see the Lan port, if you can see it on TV then it sounds like nothing is plugged in. It forms a hole that you can easily feel.

    So lets move on to getting Windows and Firestick talking. I'm going to have to research Firesticks or maybe one of the other members will jump in.

    First the computer, is it wired or wireless to router. You said in an earlier post you didn't think it was hooked up right. What do you think is wrong?

    If wireless could you please follow these instructions and post the resulting text file.

    At a command prompt(admin)

    Netsh wlan show all
    (produces report on wireless. Once output is produced, click in command window, then Crtl + A, then open Notepad and Crtl + C to paste. Save and close text file. Post text file.)

    We're in the same time zone, I'll read about firesticks in the am.


    Ken
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  6.    28 Apr 2017 #26

    Why are you trying to connect the FireStick to the computer? What are you trying to accomplish?
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  7.    28 Apr 2017 #27

    If the computer and the FireStick are on the same LAN, and your computer is on a "private network" designation, the FireStick will show up in Control Panel>Devices and Printers.

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    If one is connected at 5GHz, and the other at 2.4GHz, they will never see each other.
    Last edited by simrick; 29 Apr 2017 at 10:10.
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  8. Posts : 4,050
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703
       29 Apr 2017 #28

    Did my reading on Fire Sticks and agree with simrick, nothing in instructions has connecting to computer just network.

    My turn for question, why if they are using different bands can't they see one another? Doesn't Amazon consider it one Lan, the router does. Does the Firestick establish a connection directly to the Computer.

    Thanks
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  9.    29 Apr 2017 #29

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Did my reading on Fire Sticks and agree with simrick, nothing in instructions has connecting to computer just network.

    My turn for question, why if they are using different bands can't they see one another? Doesn't Amazon consider it one Lan, the router does. Does the Firestick establish a connection directly to the Computer.

    Thanks
    I don't know, but when I try to "cast" Youtube from my phone to one of the FireSticks, they don't see each other unless they're on the same one. Or wait, maybe thinking about now - maybe it was between my normal network and my guest network - yes, maybe that was the problem I had...Yes, I think that was it. (I was a bit tired when I wrote that last post...sorry)
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  10. Posts : 2,459
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       29 Apr 2017 #30

    Forgive my not reading through all the posts....my brain got addled......I will just give my own experience.

    I have a Panasonic Viera TX-P50....To use a wireless connection you need a computer with Miracast inbuilt.
    To the TV in my case I have fitted a Microsoft Wireless HDMI to USB Display adapter.....then whatever channel the HDMI end is plugged into is the AV channel you must switch to....no need for passwords....just click on connect in Action Centre.

    With Ethernet or HDMI to HDMI cable you can connect directly without the need of a Miracast computer.....again whatever channel the HDMI is plugged into on the TV is the AV channel you must switch to....no need for passwords.
    Last edited by dencal; 29 Apr 2017 at 14:46.
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