Yes, it is completely possible. You can substitute a wireless bridge like noted above and a switch - and in theory, it will work using the ethernet ports. Naturally, we can't offer support on the bridge - only the dongles - so if you do buy one, I *might* recommend buying the <b>same brand as your wireless router</b>. That way, Linksys doesn't tell you to call Netgear, who tells you to call Linksys, ad infinium, with the wireless router manufacturer blaming the Bridge and Switch manufacturer for not linking up... it CAN be a mess.
Been there, done that hooking up wireless for my Xbox, so I know. Had I ever dreamed 2 years ago that I'd use up to three ethernet ports at any given time, I might have considered the same thing.
Non-Samsung USB dongles aren't supported with 800-SAMSUNG's customer service, and I haven't seen any reports where USB dongles from another manufacturer work. None. But the ethernet bridge could work - but we won't be able to offer support for the setup of that network.
Okay - onto the iPods:
There are some Gen-4 Nano and Gen-4 Classics that possibly have a new firmware that does not allow them to work with the WiseLink (Samsung's software) capabilities. I called a few months ago to get some kind of official word from someone at Apple who could clarify some obvious changes people were experiencing, but my questions have gone unanswered and the person I spoke to was very vague about Gen-4 technologies, and I respect that. I have to be careful too. I'm not bashing them, but I couldn't get an answer to provide here.
In the meantime, I really have to geuss, since I can't speak on behalf of any company. But here's what my experience tells me:
Some of the iPods have what I suspect is an extra level of DRM (Digital Rights Management) which prevents the content from being digitally transferred - and that much I was able to conclude from my conversation with Apple - the person on the phone did say that a new protection level was placed. On these units, there is an additional level of protection that can't be bypassed by the Samsung televisions because they were implemented after the televisions were manufactured.
I welcome someone from Apple to correct me, and to clarify. But until then, that's the closest I can conclude.
Out of curiousity, and because I track these thread every day, which one works and which one doesn't? The Mac or PC one? I might start keeping track of this issue.
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