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Does the BRAVIA Internet Video feature support a security enabled network connection?

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If your wireless network access is security-enabled (encrypted) from open access, you will need your WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access™ service) security key or password. If you do not know this information, you will need to contact the person who configured your home network settings.

About WEP and WPA for the BRAVIA® television:

  • WEP- and WPA-enabled networks are the only types of security for wireless (Wi-Fi) networks supported by the BRAVIA TV. This will prevent other users from accessing your wireless network.
  • WEP and WPA information for all devices on a single wireless local area network (WLAN) must match exactly. If you use a WEP or WPA key on a BRAVIA TV that differs from the key on the wireless access point you are trying to connect to, the wireless connection will fail.

General information about WEP:

  • WEP is a security protocol that can be used to help secure a wireless network. WEP uses a combination of letters and numbers called a key. Only users who know this key will be able to access the WEP secured network.
  • WEP information for all devices on a single wireless local area network (WLAN) must match exactly. If you use a WEP key on a BRAVIA TV that differs from the WEP key on the wireless access point to which you are trying to connect, the wireless connection between the two devices will fail.

General information about WPA:

  • WPA is a security protocol that can be used to secure a wireless network. WPA, like WEP, uses a combination of letters and numbers called a key. For a WPA security protocol to work, both the BRAVIA TV and the wireless access point (or wireless router) must have exactly the same settings.
  • The access point must be set for and support WPA-PSK (TKIP) or WPA-PSK (AES).
  • The SSID of the access point must also be entered into the TV exactly as it appears in the wireless access point.