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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Smart TV connection to 4g wifi Router

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When you set it to automatic, what default gateway and DNS addresses did it show?

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jim1611
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It had 192.168.1.1 for both default gateway and DNS.

Thanks again.

Jim

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Keith_Beddoe
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Re: Smart TV connection to 4g wifi Router

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@jim1611 wrote:

It had 192.168.1.1 for both default gateway and DNS.

Thanks again.

Jim


Then I would say the connection is being blocked, perhaps by some form of restriction on the mobile network, to prevent excessive usage. Its not really intended for video streaming applications. You will probably find that the TV has to initially connect to the manufacturers host address, and this is being blocked, so it  reports no Internet connection.

If you could work out which web addresses its trying to access, then see if you can reach them on your PC.

Without resorting to some form of packet capture software, you are not going to be able to do much.

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jim1611
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Re: Smart TV connection to 4g wifi Router

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Thanks Keith.

I can stream using my laptop on Netflix and BBC iplayer etc.... using the TP-Link with SIM data. You are suggesting that there could be a blockage to the manufactures host (Samsung in this case) by the mobile network. How would I find the manufacturers host address?

I did set up a hot spot on a mobile phone to the tv and was able to stream ok on the tv. That worked fine. I was thinking that there could be something with it being blocked but I have not come across this in any other chat. My other option is to try another tv brand and I am going to try this at the weekend.

Thanks

Jim

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jim1611
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Re: Smart TV connection to 4g wifi Router - Solution

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I have now got this working on my Smart tv and all devices.

I had to create another APN profile on the router for IPV4. I cloned the existing profile on the router with the same settings but changed the PDP to IPV4.  I restarted the router and it connected to the tv. I let the router get the settings automatically and did not manually set anything else. Works wired and via wifi.

Speeds are great and just what I need in a remote location as a backup.

Many thanks to all who replied to my issue. Hope this may help others.

Jim