Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
I have Mid Rivers internet. I just bought a fridge that has wifi capability. It asks for a security code. I enter it but says it doesn't recognize it. Could it be the wireless router that is supplied by Mid Rivers? Would a dual band router work and would I have to call Mid Rivers to hook up my dual band router?
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4460) 9 years ago
You wouldn't have to call Midrivers if you know your user ID and password and feel comfortable configuring the router. Might not fix the fridge though. Does the fridge mention WSP? That's different than your wireless password.
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
Fridge doesn't mention WSP. Just to connect to my AP.
I have the user name and security code.
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Posted by Larry Brence (+131) 9 years ago
Just pondering the messages that a Wi-Fi fridge might send me.

"Dude, can you get your kids to stop standing there with the door open looking for a snack."

"WTF, leftover cooked carrots, I know those aren't comin out until they are covered with mold."

"Do you want to know what really happened to the leftover cheesecake?"

"Might want to slow down a little on the Busch Light unless you want to make a midnight run to M&H."
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Posted by MRH (+1530) 9 years ago
Larry Brence wrote:
Just pondering the messages that a Wi-Fi fridge might send me.


Damn Gadgets!!

[This message has been edited by MRH (7/27/2013)]
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Posted by Steven Dey (+402) 9 years ago


Does this help any?
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
Still no luck. I have security code but after I enter it I get "Connection Fail".
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+680) 9 years ago
As with anything wifi gadgety... it needs name and password, which you already know. The NAME is most likely going to be your network name (family) and the password is the password exactly as it was setup, including any uppercase lowercase and numbers and special characters (PassWord-1)

Just examples, but they need to be exactly how they were set up in your router, or modem/router combo device, depending on what you have.

Not sure if calling Midrivers will tell you what these are, but it most likely is a 5 minute or less setup if everything is working correctly.

Source: ME...


lol... had several times where I needed to do this caused by a faulty modem and router one time, then a new faster modem and router came later. Each time, I had to do the steps above with all our gadgets: Phones, computers, Kindles, and a wifi tv box thing that has the netflix etc ...

EDIT: Just noticed this thread is a month old... well.. hopefully they got it all setup

EDIT2: Just noticed the OP revived the thread. Well, hopefully my stuff helps.

[This message has been edited by SeptyTwo (8/26/2013)]

[This message has been edited by SeptyTwo (8/26/2013)]
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Posted by Ingird Emilsson (+210) 9 years ago
What you need is your network name (also known as SSIDName) and password for that SSID. You also need to know the Security Type (or Encryption Type of the SSID) Check your router for the information.

The Security Type could be WPA-WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WEP

Check your fridge documentation and see if it supports the Security Type that is on your router - for example, if the fridge supports WPA but the router is WEP, it won't connect

Usually the best Security Type to set up is WPA-WPA2-Personal (can also be called AnyWPA) as this gives stronger encryption and flexibility with older computers that don't support WPA2
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Posted by Garrett Stein (+26) 9 years ago
I think the more important question here is, why does a fridge need wifi? Skynet ladies and gentleman.
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
In the fridge manual it says it needs a router that supports IEEE....
Does anyone know if the Midrivers router is a IEEE.... router?
The fridge has weather, AP news, twitter, on line Epicurious - a food geek place, etc. You need to be connected to the net to get this stuff. I guess it's just e new techie toy.
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Posted by David Schott (+18061) 9 years ago
Your Midrivers router is almost certainly an IEEE standards router.

What is the brand and model number of your fridge?

Have you ever used the wireless functionality on your Midrivers router in the past? Do you have any other wireless devices (i.e. laptop computer) that are currently successfully using your router's wifi?
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Posted by David Schott (+18061) 9 years ago
Looking at the Mid-Rivers website it seems possible that all they provided to you is a DSL modem and not a router. Do you know for a fact that you have a router that supports wifi? If so, what brand and model number is your router?
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
I have a Samsung 4 door fridge. Not sure of the model.
I have a laptop the I am successfully using wirelessly. Jeez---is that a word?
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
I have the DSL modem and the fridge detects it.
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Posted by David Schott (+18061) 9 years ago
Have you watched this video?

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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 9 years ago
Sure did , thanks. After I enter security code it displays Connect Fail. I entered the correct password
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10020) 9 years ago
Will someone please go help Chris's fridge? I can't help but think this should be able to be solved.
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Posted by David Schott (+18061) 9 years ago
It may not be a simple solution based on feedback from these owners:

"Technology is JUNK-Tech support is worse"

Save your money and don't buy. The touch screen and wifi is JUNK. Samsung tech support is useless. Ice maker didn't work either. Sent it back bought a different model.


"Technology needs improvement. Don't waste your money or time."

I bought this refrigerator thinking how my husband would love it especially having the wifi connection and pandora. The water, refrigeration, freezer and ice machine worked. When I tried to connect the wifi, it would not connect. The only time the wifi would connect is when the left door was open so I called to get a replacement. I received my replacement today and the LCD touch screen lagged and sometimes will not work. The wifi will not connect at all. I tried opening the door like I did with the first one to get connected and no luck. The second one is worse than the first one. At least I was able to connect when the door was open with the first refrigerator. I'm returning it tomorrow and getting a generic refrigerator without all advance technology that will not work.

Also, I collect magnets from all over locations I've visited and the doors are not magnetic. I have to put them on the sides. The sides of the refrigerator is not stainless steel either. Just the front.



"Horrible Waste of Money!"

Owned for approximately six weeks. WiFi has never worked properly-it sporadically works, Samsung's first fix was to move my router (even though the signal was strong), now after a second call and no WiFi at all their fix is to get rid of my microwave which they say is causing interference!?!?!...Second problem, the buttons on the display don't always work, Samsung's fix=press in the middle of the button, really? Third problem the ice maker shoots out about 1-2 tablespoons of water before ice, Samsung's fix=get cubes after crushed ice, crushed ice will leave small pieces which will come out of the shoot on the next ice retrieval. Overall, I am completely dissatisfied with the product and Samsung for their lack of solutions for such an expensive product.

http://www.sears.com/sams...eviewsWrap
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 8 years ago
Here's an update as to the access to the fridge.
I just had the wi fi modem replaced from Mid Rivers. I had to give him a new password. SHAZAAM!!!!
It could have been a few things. One - the installer of the old one entered my password wrong-unlikely. Two - the password was too long, I have a way shorter one now that worked. Three - the old modem just bad for the wavelength the fridge needed-what!
Thanks for all of your input and help with this matter.
The internet programs on the fridge work great, fast and fun. Twitter, Epicurious, Weather, In-the -fridge inventory tracker, AP News, Pandora, Note Board. Awesome!! $1500 well spent
Thanks again
Chris
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+10230) 8 years ago
So when you get your toilette tied into the network, will it tweet when you do downloads?
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Posted by steve Larson (+31) 8 years ago
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Posted by Chris Sirchia (+626) 8 years ago
Actually it fly's around as it farts three times and goes out the window! Just can't keep them around
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