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So, I got a new 7000 Series Samsung TV (43 Inch) this month. I have it connected to my Home Network wirelessly and have used a few Apps, like YouTube and Netflix. I also connected the TV to my Laptop to view some pictures.
So I was running the App "Advanced IP Scanner" to set-up some unrelated devices on my Network and I happened to notice about 40 IP addresses that all Said "Samsung Electronics" and were either Dead or Unknown. I turned on the Samsung TV and did another Scan and all 40 IP addresses came 'Alive'.
Does anybody know WTF is going on? ...... I am sure that this is not beneficial to my Home Network.
Took the Shotgun Approach and Reset the TV back to Factory settings. Was a PIA, as I had to re-set everything up again.
IP Addresses are now gone.........
I found that every time I powered up the TV, it assigned a new IP address, but did not release the Old IP Address.... After the Factory Reset, I had powered off the TV 4 Times, and I now have 4 new IP addressees assigned to the TV that are all 'live' on my network.
I changed to Auto Assign of the IP Address to Manual for the time being, and that has fixed the problem for now............
It is less an issue of how many IP addresses it takes- more a question of What it is sending,
and to WHOM!
The TV should see that it has a connection and not ask for a new one. At the same time, the router should drop the old one if it gets a new request and knows that it's the same MAC address or just give the TV the old IP.
The obvious workaround is to set the TV to a preset IP or set the router to only give an assigned IP to that MAC address. Good thinking, Cut-Throat. I wonder if there's an update.
I was on a Network Forum about this problem, and there was a guy on there that used to write code for routers and has come across this problem before.
Apparently there are some routers and devices that don't always 'play well' together. And some TV manufacturers have 'strayed from standards' to accommodate different Network devices. He also said there was a lawsuit a while back involving TP-Link, that caused a lot of Manufacturers to start going 'By the Book'
He said, since it is a new TV, Samsung has probably written their code "By the Book", and that may be the problem I am experiencing.
At any rate, I have manually assigned a fixed IP address, so that I have a good work around for the problem.
Most users don't even look at their IP addresses on their network, so the problem is not widely known.
I must be one of the few that do. with all the TVs and Nexus players and Squeezebox Touches around, I wonder what all is connected and do look from time to time. TP-Link gear seems to be pretty good and reasonably priced. I've got a couple of their VPN routers, 16 port switches and a WiFi router and they've always been rock solid.
Maybe for yourself. But us 65 Year Old Retirees have pretty much given the middle finger to everyone.
Just a guess - do you have Wi-Fi Direct enabled, if so maybe the 40 IP addresses are devices from your neighbors that the Samsung is "seeing".
No and I checked the only device that it 'sees' is my printer, which is not connected.
Also every IP Address has the exact same MAC Address, so it's coming from One single Device.
Could be a hack. Have you checked your microwave?
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