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GenieGO IP Address

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Blitz68, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Why not return the Linksys for a router that does what you want?
     
  2. dennisj00

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    Load DD-WRT on it.
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Well ...

    Don't mean to be cheapskate, but the E2500 is a normally around a $90.00 router and was on sale for about $40.00 as a refurb. from TigerDirect. :D
     
  4. HoTat2

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    Wow, thanks for the suggestion ...

    Didn't even realize it was compatible with what I thought was too recent a model. But it is according to the WW DRT router database.

    Version 24 pre SP2 [Beta] build 21061

    I'll upload it to the router tonight.

    Hope it doesn't brick my router :)
     
  5. Laxguy

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    If it does, a perfect excuse to upgrade!
     
  6. dennisj00

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    It's pretty bullet proof if you follow the instructions. You can even go back to the Linksys build if you needed for warranty or other reason. I won't buy a router for anyone unless it can take dd-wrt.
     
  7. The Merg

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    Yup. I have DD-WRT on both of my routers. I just wish I could get the second to work as a true wireless extender. I think my issue is that the second one has an older version of DD-WRT and I'm just to lazy too upgrade the firmware. :)


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  8. Steve

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    Can it be hard-wired to your LAN? If so, no need to update DD-WRT to turn it into a WAP.
     
  9. The Merg

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    Is it hard-wired to your LAN? If so, no need to update DD-WRT to turn it into a WAP.


    No. I'm trying to make it a true wireless extender. I want wireless devices to be able to connect to it and the extender is connected to my router wirelessly. It usually works once or twice and then it won't connect back to my network. I think it's just that the extender has an old version of DD-WRT.


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  10. Steve

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    Rot's a ruck. I gave up on wireless extenders because that second wireless hop is often a killer for handshake-sensitive client apps.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    And the second hop often kills DHCP assignments.
     
  12. The Merg

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    Rot's a ruck. I gave up on wireless extenders because that second wireless hop is often a killer for handshake-sensitive client apps.


    Yeah, just need something to help out in the master bedroom and outside on the porch. Sometimes lose signal altogether outside.


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  13. peds48

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    It is possible, and maybe pointless.... :shrug:
     
  14. HoTat2

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    OK;

    Just an update;

    Finally got a chance with everyone out of the house and thus not using the internet long enough to upgrade the firmware of my router (a Linksys E2500) from stock to the latest release of DD-WRT.

    Seems to be working alright so far, but still evaluating all these new options.

    Though there is one major drawback I found out.

    The router is a dual band type, but DD-WRT has no driver support for the 5 GHz band yet. So there's no UI for 5 GHz WiFi setup in the router settings. :(

    Don't have any 5 GHz clients at the moment, so I can live with this for now. But I obviously want that capability back in the near future or I will have to revert to the stock FW if DD-WRT don't come up with a fix ASAP.
     
  15. Blitz68

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    What does DD-WRT offer that one would need? My router works fine out of the box.
     
  16. Blitz68

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    What does DD-WRT offer that one would need? My router works fine out of the box.
     
  17. dennisj00

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    DD-WRT offers a lot over the stock firmware of many routers. Maybe not so much as a year ago since some are catching up, but I won't buy a router unless DD-WRT is supported.

    I did run into the same problem with the E2500 - there seems to be a problem with the dual band. Fortunately, I didn't need the 5ghz band for this one.

    Keep watching the dd-wrt updates.
     
  18. Diana C

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    Another 3rd party firmware option is Tomato: http://tomatousb.org/

    Tomato is missing a few features that DD-WRT has, but dual band works very well, and the throughput on Tomato can't be beat.
     
  19. Ichinisan

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    I know it's an old topic, but maybe someone else will find it through Google the same way I did and offer a solution...

    I work for a local cable ISP and I've been speaking with one of our Internet subscribers who has DirecTV with a Genie DVR and a GenieGo device. The customer-owned Motorola SBG6580 cable modem actually allows me to access the router interface, so I can see his LAN configuration and DHCP clients list. The GenieGo device appears with the network ID "NomadIIXXXXXX." It seems like the IP address is constantly changing.

    I'm guessing the DHCP glitches are *most likely* caused by the Motorola modem's built-in router. DHCP reservation simply doesn't work. It will show a reservation for a little while. Then the IP address will change and the device will show in the DHCP clients table with a new IP address and no indication that one had ever been reserved for it.

    It appears that the DHCP server starts with low-numbered addresses (.2, .3, .4, etc...), but many LAN IPs are 192.168.0.46, .47, .48, etc. -- and a device will seem to jump around between a high-numbered address and a low-numbered address. We can't find any likely rogue DHCP server on the LAN. Even if there was, I wouldn't expect it to wipe-out the DHCP reservations that I create in this one.

    Even though I know the GenieGo is probably not at fault, having a manual IP option would definitely work-around the issue. I changed the DHCP starting address to 192.168.0.10 and hoped to enter 192.168.0.9 manually on the GenieGo. Is there still no way to manually enter IP settings on the GenieGo?

    The modem's firmware version is: SBG6580-6.5.2.0-GA-06-077-NOSH
     
  20. dennisj00

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    There is no way to set a static IP on GG. A reservation works well but the router has to support it correctly. Is there a possible firmware update for the router?

    As a last resort, change the DHCP renewal time to a week or more . . . it shouldn't jump around.
     

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