USB and Ethernet connection question


Nov 23, 2012
I'm not quite sure how to ask this particular question. I have a wireless N setup to get wi-fi access to my PC on the other side of the house. I have a USB wireless N adapter set up to that PC, but I was wondering if it was possible to attach an Ethernet cable to the PC and string that to my internet capable blu-ray player? It doesn't have a wi-fi antennae in it, just an Ethernet port, and I'd like to get it connected.

Is it possible to do this from the PC that receives its internet connection through the USB wireless N adapter? Trying to avoid purchasing the power-line networking equipment or other equipment that might exist that I do not know about.

Additional details: The PC is a Windows 7 Home Premium system.


I would say that it is worth a try, since you could easily do it if the BluRay player was a computer and the tools for it are in the PC. Connect it to the PC Ethernet (if either is gigabit adapter you can use a patch cable otherwise you need a crossover type -- gigabit has auto-MDIX that senses the correct connection for you). Then in the PC network control panel enable ICS (Internet connection sharing) on the wireless adapter, which will share it with the player. You may have to use static IP addresses for the computer Ethernet and the player, which should be on a different network than the wireless, but the same as each other's Ethernet. So if main network 192.168.0.x make the Ethernet something like 192.168.2.x where x is 2 for the PC and 4 for the player (or any combination of x you like).

edit: another thought that might be even easier. Connect the two as above, but rather than ICS, open the PC network control panel, click change adapter settings, highlight both Ethernet and wireless and right click and select bridge connection -- now the player should have a bridge to the gateway.