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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by carguy238, Sep 25, 2010.
Thanks VOS, thats what I was thinking. I believe you posted you have a 2wire also. Any suggestions.
I do have a 2Wire, and guess I've been "lucky" because it is set to all the default settings [like DHCP] along with all the receivers being set to defaults and everything is working.
Now that you've sorted out the coax networking, you might try a complete reset, by disconnected the ICK to router, pull the power on the 2Wire for a couple of mins. Then go to each receiver and reset network defaults. Connect the ICK to the router and reboot each receiver.
Thanks VOS, I will give it a try.
I'd suggest at this point to simply disconnect the router from the system, and leave MRV self contained for a few days. This will tell you for sure if its thew directv system, or something else on you network that is still causing you issues.
Thanks for the suggestion. If the reset doesn't work I will try that next.
VOS, reset per your instructions didn't work. Came home tonight and was missing two receivers. Inkahauts, I have disconnected from router. Will see what happens.
If you get the issue again, I'd then leave it set up that way, but reset all network settings on all machines, and then set up network again, without hooking up to the router.
Everything has been reset and appears to be working well, although it will take a few days to see if it remains stable. I would have no problem leaving it this way although I would miss video on demand. I guess if this remains stable it would show my 2wire router to be the problem. I guess my only option to have both WHDVR and VOD would be to purchase a different modem/router and see if the situation improves. If anyone has any other suggestions it would be appreciated.
I guess I couldn't suggest one since I use a 2Wire and have internet access with my DECA network. All settings are defaults.
Thanks VOS, I always felt that the problem was with the 2wire. I will know for sure in a few days. I have checked and rechecked all my settings in the 2wire setup and I can't find anything that appears out of order. I have been using the 2wire for about six years and have never had any problems. I still don't, except for the WHDVR. No problems with DSL for Internet. I am using wireless adapters for the kids X box and for my panasonic Blu Ray player. Also for a Sling Box without issue. It always seems that if there is an obscure problem that no one has an answer for, I will have it.
The only thing that comes to mind here between my setup and yours seems to be the wireless. I'm using ethernet without issues, but have played with a wireless bridge and had the same problems as you with the wireless bridge, so I went back to wired.
I wounder if you disabled the wireless network in the 2Wire, if your ethernet would be stable. I doubt it would take more than a couple of days to find out and if your kids wouldn't throw a fit, I think it would be a good data point, that might help to improve/fix this as it could be passed on for DirecTV to look into, since the 2Wire is used in a fair amount of homes.
I don't have enough devices to have both wireless and DECA ethernet connected to test this out.
VOS, that's something I never would have considered. I will keep that in mind for my next experiment. Thanks again for the help.
I've just powered up my wireless bridge and reactivated the wireless network on my 2Wire, though the bridge has nothing connected to it, so I don't know how valid this will be.
I'm interested to see if this has any negative affects on your set up.
"Me too", since I know it does when the receivers are going through it.
What has my curiosity is if the 2Wire changes its behavior by having the wireless active.
Hey Guys, Well it's been about four days disconnected from my 2wire router and it's been completely stable. All receivers are showing and everything has workd great. It's been nice not having to run around doing resets. I could just leave it this way but that would be too easy. As far as I can tell my only option is to go out and purchase a different router/modem. I REALLY don't want to do this but I would like to get everything up and running as intended. If anyone can offer up any other suggestions that maybe I have missed I would really appreciate it.
I've had the wireless network active on my 2Wire for the same time and haven't had any problems, though as posted, there isn't any device connected to the bridge, using it.
This would kind of suggest that it's the other wireless devices connected to your 2Wire that are causing your problems and maybe you can connect one at a time to find out which one is causing this.
VOS, thanks for the reply. Thats another thing I hadn't thought of. I am most interested in your setup because you use the same router/modem and yours works and mine doesn't. I do realize that the only way to sort this out is to make changes and see what happens.The only problem is testing takes three days. If you dont mind I would like to bounce some ideas so I am not waisting my time with things that more than likely couldn't be responsible for my problems. If you don't mind sharing some of your 2wire settings. I have my 2wire signal set to 10 to get the signal to my basement. I wonder if setting it that high could cause issues. I also use wireless channel 10. Maybe I should experiment with different channels. I am probably reaching but just a couple of things I thought of. Another thing I thougt of is the installer used a very long cable to connect my DECA to the router, much longer than needed. I think I will try and change it for a shorter cable instead of having all the extra all coiled up. Thanks again for your time and help.
All my 2Wire settings are the defaults.
My power setting is 4 & I'm using channel 1.
My ethernet cable to the router is about 25'.
I don't know/think any of these can cause your problems.
I think it has more to do with what's "on the network" than how the network is connected, since this has to do with "time" and not function. By this I mean you can get them to connect [function] but they dropout/hang every day or so [time].
If you dig into the router's GUI, there is a "restart" option which you might look into/try.
When I had things connected only with ethernet, but was using the wrong port off a receiver to act as the bridge, it would hang the router so bad that I needed to reboot the router. This isn't what you're having, but the MRV seems to be the first to go of all the functions that the router must perform, so either a good reset of the router or maybe just a "restart" could help.
I had a question from someone else who had lost their playlist sharing and "all they did was" [famous last words :lol:] reboot their Apple Airport.
Thanks VOS, that was what I was looking for. Since any testing takes three days I am trying to not waste time with things that wouldn't matter. I have seen the restart button and I will check that out. I am probbably overly cautious with things because I always seem to get myself into trouble I dont know how to get myself out of. Thaks again.