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Mac Users: EyeConnect Works with the HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by machavez00, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. blondago

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    maybe this is an issue i should address with the phone company instead of bothering you nice pple.
     
  2. blondago

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    alright, got a hold of the phone company and they said that their modem is set to block certain ports. they showed me how to open port 2170 for the directtv box, but now when i try to connect to the internet, the box freezes and i loose internet....lmao. i think i'm making things worse here. i'm gonna wait til someone who knows what they are doing can give me some advice. in the meantime i'm going to enjoy my flyers game :)
     
  3. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Not a bother at all. Are u saying that when you had it working, it was Mac>HR20, and then you changed it to Mac>Router>HR20 ?
    Sounds like something's now getting lost between the router and the HR?
    Is your router set up as DHCP?

     
  4. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Which "box" freezes and loses the net? your Mac or the HR?

     
  5. blondago

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    no, it is routed PPP in the configurations.
     
  6. blondago

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    the hr20 froze up. i unplugged the box and rebooted it. sat down to watch the game for a while. i hit menu and music and photo's appeared in the list. i played around with it for about 20 mins then went back to the game. shortly after, the message "unknown server has logged off" came across the screen. and now i can't get it back.......ahhhhh
     
  7. blondago

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    ok my bad, it says service name is routed PPP, but when i click on the computer under home network it says it's a DHCP ip address assignment......thank you so much for the help
     
  8. blondago

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    i don't understand why it is only working intermitantly. it said the server logged off.....why and how do i get the server to log back on. maybe if i watch some more flyers it will fix itself....
     
  9. blondago

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    if you need me to copy and paste any settings or whatever let me know
     
  10. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    In your Energy Saver prefs, do you have it set to have the Mac go to Sleep after a short time, and/or have the checkbox clicked for "Put the hard disk to sleep when possible"?

    Those can cause the Mac to drop it's connection with the HR.
     
  11. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    The 'unknown server' message is a bit puzzling. The server appearing on your HR should be the root name of your Mac. I wonder if the router is continuing to interfere.
     
  12. blondago

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    i can assign a public ip address of a connection to a lan device, or assign a game or application to a local network device (using my online setup of my modem/router). i assigned a game/application to the hr20 on my network, made my own application and assigned it to port 2170 which got it working for a little while at least, unless it was just a fluke. i don't understand assigning a public ip address, so i didn't fool with that.
     
  13. blondago

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    yes, i have both checked. i will uncheck them both. that server message did display on the tv after my monitor went to sleep come to think of it......but now that it is not sleeping why won't it reconnect
     
  14. blondago

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    that is what my computers name is on my network for some reason.....Unknown-00-30-65-96-ce-de.......that's what it is listed as in the online setup site. i was looking for a way to change it, but can't find a way
     
  15. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    OK - if you want to go to the chatroom at http://chat.dbstalk.com we might be able to find you some help for your router, cuz it doesn't appear to be either the Mac or the HR.
     
  16. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    Although you can't ping the HR20, running "arp -a" in a terminal should indicate that the Mac is seeing the IP of the DVR.
     
  17. blondago

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    what exactly is arp-a
     
  18. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    Arp is a Unix command (Mac OS X is based on BSD):

    ARP(8) BSD System Manager's Manual ARP(8)

    NAME
    arp -- address resolution display and control

    SYNOPSIS
    arp hostname
    arp -a
    arp -d hostname
    arp -s hostname ether_addr [temp] [pub]
    arp -f filename

    DESCRIPTION
    The arp program displays and modifies the Internet-to-Ethernet address
    translation tables used by the address resolution protocol (arp(4)).
    With no flags, the program displays the current ARP entry for hostname.
    The host may be specified by name or by number, using Internet dot nota-
    tion.

    Available options:

    -a The program displays all of the current ARP entries.

    -d A super-user may delete an entry for the host called hostname
    with the -d flag.

    -s hostname ether_addr
    Create an ARP entry for the host called hostname with the Ether-
    net address ether_addr. The Ethernet address is given as six hex
    bytes separated by colons. The entry will be permanent unless
    the word temp is given in the command. If the word pub is given,
    the entry will be "published"; i.e., this system will act as an
    ARP server, responding to requests for hostname even though the
    host address is not its own.

    -f Causes the file filename to be read and multiple entries to be
    set in the ARP tables. Entries in the file should be of the form

    hostname ether_addr [temp] [pub]

    with argument meanings as given above.

    SEE ALSO
    inet(3), arp(4), ifconfig(8)

    HISTORY
    The arp command appeared in 4.3BSD.

    4.3 Berkeley Distribution April 27, 1995 4.3 Berkeley Distribution
     
  19. blondago

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    did i mention i'm a noob when it comes to networking,lol. i didn't understand a word of the, but i'm gonna search arp online, thanks bobneilson
     
  20. blondago

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    hey canis, i tried hooking the box directly to the back of my mac, and it still isn't connecting........actually i'm having better luck connecting when i go through the router. i also turned off little snitch. i forgot i had that running....thought that could be causing some problems, even though i have eyeconnect set to recieve all network connections in it. i had it running good through the router last night, but the server logged off again, this time in the middle of playing a song.....i think i'm just gonna give up on networking this damn box. i have a dvi to component adapter coming here soon for my ati card, so i'll just connect my mac to the tv that way. sucks tho....that was a really cool feature, maybe my mac is just to outdated. its a g4 agp 500mhz. i have it upgraded to a dual 1.8 processor and many other extra's.....well anyway...thanks for the help everyone, if you come up with something i'm still gonna check back, just a little pesimistic on the issue right now.....again thanks for all the help
     

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