posted this on November 8, 2010, 12:34 AM
Configure Boxee Network Connection
After the Boxee Box powers up, you will see a gray "Loading" screen, followed by a Welcome screen:
In just a minute you'll be able to play thousands of movies, shows and clips from the Internet. First Boxee needs to get online.
Click on "Start" (by using the Select/OK button on the remote).
If you have connected the Boxee Box to your network with an Ethernet cable, Boxee will try to automatically configure itself for your network. If it's unable to do so, you will be presented with the following options:
Switch to wireless
Adjust network settings
Selecting "Try again" will allow Boxee to try to automatically configure itself again.
Selecting "Switch to wireless" will allow you to configure a wireless connection for the Boxee Box (see below).
Selecting "Adjust network settings" will allow you to manually set up the network settings for Boxee.
When choosing to manually set up the network connection for the Boxee Box, you will need to enter:
the IP address you want for the Boxee Box (choose one that's appropriate for your LAN)
the netmask (255.255.255.0 works for most configurations)
the default gateway (or IP address of your router)
the IP address of a DNS server (check with your ISP or choose a public DNS service)
And finally, choosing to set up Boxee with a wireless connection, you will be able to select a wireless network or manually enter a wireless SID:
If your network requires a password, you will be prompted to enter one. You may select "Show password" to have the characters you enter from the Boxee remote show up in the password field (not shown below).
Select "Confirm". It may take several minutes for Boxee to complete the network so be patient.
If Boxee wasn't able to connect to your network the first time, try again, or if you can connect with an Ethernet cable, you can also switch to that.
Once the Boxee Box is connected to the Internet and you have completed the automatic update (see next step), you may switch to either wireless or Ethernet as you like and if you need to, manually set up your network settings via Settings > Network > Network.
Once Boxee connects to your network it will automatically check for the latest available version of the Boxee software, if it's a first time use of the Boxee it will automatically download the latest version.