IP Lan setup between Samsung TV Plex app and Server directly (No modem/router)

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#1

Hi Orca

Hope you are feeling better :)
Sorry to bother you, but I need your assistance and expertise...

I hope you can guide or help me in the following:
I setup the PMS on my server (HP Server) and connected to my Samsung Smart TV.

Currently i am using the PMS itself as the player, but would rather like to use the Samsung Plex app for a player. So i installed the app and can connect through WiFi and is connecting (linking).
The problem is that the WiFi setup from phone was a temporary setup to get it linked. I then connected the LAN cable directly from the HP server to the Samsung TV (without modem), but it is not seeing IP's addresses correctly.

Could you perhaps assist me with the correct setup (IP's setup) so the Samsung TV Plex can see my HP server LAN cable?

Sorry IT not my expertise :)

Hope you can assist in setup and hope you recover soon :)

Regards


#2

Connect your TV to your home network through your Ethernet switch and also connect your PC to your home network through your Ethernet switch

A couple of reasons why
1. Your TV and PC are probably setup for DHCP
2. Your TV may not have an autosense port
3. Plex app on TV needs an internet connection for token


#3

Hi Umiq88

Thanks for the reply :) The thing is i would like to cut out any switches/modems/routers...just a straight cable from PC to TV (with LAN).
1. Your TV and PC are probably setup for DHCP - How do i change it?
2. Your TV may not have an autosense port - How do i check?

Again thanks for the assistance :)

Regards


#4

@Pbear12

There is no guarantee that a PMS and client will work in this way. I have never tried it, but if you want to you will first need to get crossover RJ45 Ethernet cable. Something like this (NB other market sites are available :))

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-CAT5e-Crossover-Patch-Cable/dp/B004X625R8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1503438479&sr=8-7&keywords=rj45+crossover+cable

You will then need to configure your server and TV to use fixed IP addresses.
On a Windows PC you can do this from "Network and Sharing Centre" and then click on "change adaptor settings" to find your Local Area Connection.

You will need to use a fixed IP such as 192.168.1.1, Subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and default gateway 192.168.1.1 (although the gateway will make little difference in this configuration)

Then on the TV in Network Settings, turn off "Obtain Automatically" and enter 192.168.1.2 in the IP address field. Use the same subnet mask and gateway as you did on the Server.

In the Plex app on the TV enter the server address as 192.168.1.1

The TV and server should now see each other, but you won't have any internet connection on either, and the TV will probably sulk about that!

Good luck, and don't forget to report back

John.


#5

@ anaglypta

Thanks so much for the detailed information...excactly what i needed to know :smile:

Really appreciate yours guys input and help :smiley:

Regards
Manuel


#6

You probably don't need a crossover cable as nearly everything has autosense.

Also to get Plex to work without an internet connection you need to do the following

Go onto your plex server and open up plex from the system tray (windows). Open up server settings go to network and under manually add ip address without auth enter 192.168.1.2 (in the above example).


#7

@umiq88 said:
You probably don't need a crossover cable as nearly everything has autosense.

I am aware that most network cards support autosense, but to remove any possibility of problems I recommended the use of a crossover cable which will always work regardless.

Thanks for adding the extra step, which I had forgotten. :(

John


#8

@umiq88 said:
You probably don't need a crossover cable as nearly everything has autosense.

Autosense is only mandatory for ethernet ports at 1Gbps and faster.
TV devices (even new ones) have mostly ports with only 100mbps, so the crossover cable is most likely needed.
If you can't find a crossover cable at the desired length, get a 'crossover plug' which you can use to turn a straight ethernet wire into a crossover one.