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How to connect a Sony Bravia TV to the internet through your Airport network

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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Since it took me a lot of time to figure out how to connect my Sony Bravia TV to the internet through my Airport network, I better share how to do it. Hopefully saving others a lot of time.
My 32EX600 Sony Bravia TV is Ethernet connected to my Mac Mini, which is part of my Airport network, together with another Mac, an Airport Extreme Base Station and an ADSL modem/router. Moreover, the Mac Mini is connected to the TV by HDMI.
Whatever I tried in the TV’s Wired Network Set-up (Auto, or Manual with manual IP, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS IPs), I couldn’t get it right. Cable Connection and Local Access were mostly OK, Internet Access always Failed.
The solution lies in the Sharing panel of the System Preferences of the Mac Mini. In the Internet Sharing item of that panel, you should choose to “share your internet connection from WiFi to computers (the TV in this case) using Ethernet“, and NOT (as I had chosen before and seemed so obvious) “share your internet connection from Airport to computers using Ethernet“. After that change, the Bravia Network Set-up, using the Wired and Auto options, flawlessly connected to the internet. No expensive (Sony) WiFi USB dongle needed.

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I have now had a detailed reply from Sony Europe and the way to do this is to:
1.       Press Home on the TV Setup
2.       Use the right and left arrow to select Setting.
3.       Use the up and down to select Network, press Enter.
4.       Select Network Setup.
5.       Select Wireless setup.
6.       Select Scan
7.       Select your network
8.       A new screen will appear asking for entering the security key.
9.       Enter your WPA2 key.
10.   Select Enter.
11.   It will take you back to the same screen asking for entering the
security key.
12.   Press the right arrow.
13.   Select Auto.
14.   Press the right arrow.
15.   Select Save and connect.
These instructions are not the same as shown on the TV but they worked fine for me so they may help others with a similar problem.
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