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HR20 connected to internet but I cannot see it with WMP11

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by jonpfl, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. Nov 5, 2007 #1 of 11
    jonpfl

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    All,

    Should I be able to see my HR20 on my network? When I go into "My Network Places", all I see are my two computers on my LAN. Should I be able to see my HR20.

    I have a Linksys Wireless WRT54GS talking to a Buffalo Ethernet Adaptor (both having the latest firmware). I looked through quite a few threads and have tried various things.

    Would some kind soul contact me and help walk me through the process?

    Thx
    jonpfl
     
  2. Nov 5, 2007 #2 of 11
    phat78boy

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    The HR20 is only a client, it does not share anything on your network. You will not see it in your My Network Places. You will only see it as a connected client in whatever media sharing software you are using.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2007 #3 of 11
    Michael D'Angelo

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    Have you set WMP11 up to share with the HR20?

    If not open WMP11-->right click the top bar-->tools-->options-->Library-->configure sharing-->check the "share my media to" box-->then you should see a unknown device pop up. That is the HR20. Allow it and then you should have a music & photo's option added to the HR20 menu.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2007 #4 of 11
    jonpfl

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    Oh, didn't realize that.

    Thx
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  5. Nov 6, 2007 #5 of 11
    jonpfl

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    Yes I have. Nothing is in the list at all. Is there something I have to do with my HR20 so I can see it on my PC? I have a wireless ethernet adaptor (Buffalo) for my HR20 and a Linksys wireless router (both G). I have both of them set to WPA for security.

    I have assigned a static IP address to my Buffalo wireless ethernet adaptor. I did not change anything on my HR20 as it worked when I hooked everything up. Do I need to assign a static IP address to my HR20? I assume it is being assigned an IP address from my router, right? (I have that set up to do DHCP and allow a max of 3 addresses).

    What am I missing?

    Thx
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    jonpfl

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    I actually read that thread before posting and still have problems

    I cannot get my HR20 to show up in WMP. I had the red X in my list and followed the suggestion and still have the problem.

    Any ideas?

    Thx
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  8. Nov 6, 2007 #8 of 11
    jonpfl

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    I rebooted my HR20 and got the newest firmware (I think it came out today) and it works!!

    Thx for your help
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  9. Nov 8, 2007 #9 of 11
    Lee L

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    OK, I have the latest software and I just hooked my HR 20-100 up for the first time tonight. It got connected right away and I now have the On DEmand menu item. However, I get nothing in WMP11. I can see the Xbox 360 and my D-Link DSM 320, but nothing for the HR20.

    I am assuming from reading that it should just work by itself right? Maybe tonight after I am done recording everythign I will reboot the HR20.
     
  10. BigSey

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    I'm also having issues with my media sharing. I set up my Buffalo Ethernet Adaptor to connect to my wireless modem/router. On Demand is working great but I can't for the life of my get it to share my pictures or music.

    When I go in to WMP 11 to media sharing, there aren't any devices listed. I've rebooted a few times and still nothing. Any advice is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  11. CrAnK

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    I have tried ever thing but can not get the menu to show. Wired from HR20-700 with 0x1b4 to Linksys router BEFSR41v4 running Win Vista and Kaspersky firewall it shows an ip of 192.168.1.102 on HR 20 which I can not ping any ideas?
     
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