I have DLNA ready Samsung TV at home. I've tested it with my router. Everything goes well.

Is it possible to connect the TV directly to a PC via ethernet cable? If so, how can configure the PC to handle it?

  • What are you trying to do? Play movies from your PC on the TV? – akashic Aug 28 '11 at 5:59
  • exactly. but i want to connect tv directly to pc, not with router. is it possible? and if yes how to configure this connection? – Tural Ali Aug 28 '11 at 6:01

You could use a crossover network cable and fix the IP address of both your PC and the TV in the same subnet, but it would be simpler just to buy yourself a cheap router.

  • yes i did it. It's working now. Thx for fast reply – Tural Ali Aug 28 '11 at 6:49

If you have a router, why arent you be connecting the TV to it? More than likely it is the router is what is providing your network connectivity, and you want everything to connect to it.

However, you can hook up the TV to the PC, using Internet Connection Sharing.

My gut feeling is that you think the TV needs to be hooked up to the PC to "get your stuff." However, the reality is the router is what everything should be connected to.

  • listen, currently I have no router. And i'm trying to connect tv directly to my pc. I wanna stream my pc's content to tv without router – Tural Ali Aug 28 '11 at 6:08
  • you said you had a router in your question... – Keltari Aug 28 '11 at 6:19
  • I've tested it once upon a time. CURRENTLY i have no router. – Tural Ali Aug 28 '11 at 6:22
  • You don't need ICS for that if you don't need your TV to have internet connection. You would probably need a second network interface for your computer (e.g. a second Ethernet card). – slhck Aug 28 '11 at 6:27
  • well my answer still applies. – Keltari Aug 28 '11 at 6:27

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