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Networking help chat: Prepare for VOD

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jul 30, 2007.

Will you be coming to network help chat?

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  2. Nope already set/dont need

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  3. Will be there to provide help (guru)

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  1. Aug 3, 2007 #121 of 136
    Button Pusher

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    Thanks,that is going to be my next step too!
     
  2. Aug 3, 2007 #122 of 136
    Spanky_Partain

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    This is also key to get WMP11 to work in some cases!

    Check out this thread and follow the intructions in it as well if you cannot get WMP11 to work using the 1.1 tips on WMP.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=90631

    EDIT
    Thansk to boilerjt for this helpfull thread!
     
  3. Aug 3, 2007 #123 of 136
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    Yep I had that one printed out and in front of me last night! Very good info,thanks boilerjt for the info and thanks for the reminder spanky

    Hey Eaglesfan27,where did you download the newest version of WMP11 from?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2007 #124 of 136
    houskamp

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    Steve2726

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    Thanks for all your help. Yes, I am running on WPA security, I will try to change that and also the DHCP this weekend when I get a chance. Good stuff, thanks again.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2007 #126 of 136
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    I finally got my HR20 to show up as an unknown device on WMP11. I wasn't getting anything to show up after I checked the media share box and clicked ok.Than I used boilerjt's post and used the xbox link to "start" the "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services".Than I got the 1068 error and had to make sure the other two services were started and it that was it,my HR20 showed up.Thanks boilerjt for that thread.You saved me alot of time.I suggest everyone who is still having a problem with WMP11 to make sure you follow the link to the xbox forums and give those directions a try.It worked for me.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2007 #127 of 136
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    If you feel like you need the WPA over WEP, you can use a ethernet bridge like the one in my signature and it will provide WPA 1 and 2.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2007 #128 of 136
    Milominderbinder2

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    Were there notes from the Chat that should be added to the info thread?

    How many people were you able to help?

    - Craig
     
  9. vestaviaScott

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    I would like to connect my DVR to my PC wirelessly to enable music and pics from my PC on my DVR.

    Can someone give me some help on how to do it? I have a linksys router/access point connected to the PC.

    I have a buffalo wrh-g125 router/access point connected to the DVR.
     
  10. FrankLee

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    I recently got 2 HR20-700 receivers and last week decided to research what, if anything the Ethernet ports were for. I found this excellent forum and was quite pleased to read that DirecTV had finally added some network functionality and that functionality was something I would want to use.

    A week later I have been unable to get the media player functionality of the HR20s to work despite all useful the help in this forum. I can not get Windows Media Player 11 or Twonkey to see either of my HR20s. Here is what I have:

    2 PCs with Windows XP sp 2
    1 PC with Windows Server 2003
    2 HR20-700s at release 0x18a
    Linksys BEFSR41A (latest release)
    Linksys 8-Port Workgroup Switch
    Netgear 4 Port Giganet Switch

    My local area network uses IP address range 10.7.7.nnn
    The default gateway address is 10.7.7.254


    Here is what I have done:

    I setup the HR20s to use static IP addresses of 10.7.7.7 and 10.7.7.8.

    The HR20s are on the network since I get successful HR20 tests and I am able to get a response using telnet (telnet <ip address> 49152 as outlined in this forum).

    I downloaded the latest version of Media Player 11 and went through the steps outlined in this forum but was unable to get the HR20 to show up in the Media Sharing window (should come up as undefined with a MAC Address). I did some more research in this forum and found that there were specific services that need to be running, which includes SSDP, HTTP SSL, Windows Media Player Network Sharing and Universal Plug and Play Device Host. I had some of these services disabled so I enabled them but still no luck. I then saw the suggestion to delete files in the “DRM” folder but this did not work. I saw that many, after struggling with the same problem, were able to get resolution by rebooting the HR20 and or the PC. That did not work either. I read that some could not get Windows Media Player to work but had luck using “Twonky” so I installed that but no luck with that either. I tried the other Windows XP pc with the same result. I then tried Twonky on the Windows Server 2003 box but still could not see the HR20s.

    I was talking to DirecTV and asked that they confirm that I should be able to use this functionality because when I run the network setup on the units I get this message; “This network setup will verify you can reach DirecTV via the Internet. It does not provide any new features or services.”. They confirmed the message was erroneous and I should be to use the beta Media Player functionality of the HR20.

    After triple checking and reading all the related information in this forum I still could not get this to work so I did some research on how this all works. The functionality uses Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Part of the process is referred to as “Discovery”. This is where the problem lies. UPnP devices on the network need to advertise there presence to controllers (PCs) and this is done by the SSDP protocol (and thus the need for the SSDP service to be on).

    Being a Novel Certified Engineer many moons ago I decided I could quickly determine what the problem was by use of a Protocol Analyzer. I had found an open source protocol analyzer named “Wireshark” for resolving another problem I had a while back so I fired it up and set it to monitor one of the HR20 IP addresses. I then reset the HR20, which according to the specification of the UPnP, should eventually result in a series of SSDP broadcast packets (broadcast packets are intended for all network addresses in the sub net) being generated by the HR20. The only packets I got out or the HR20 were occasional ARP packets which are not at all related to the UPnP specification. So basically the HR20s are not functioning as an UPnP device. Just to verify my expectation for the SSDP packets I set the protocol analyzer to monitor my routers IP address. Since it is also an UPnP device I should see the SSDP packets when it powers up. I recycled the power on the router and shortly there after it did indeed see it generate a series of SSDP packets.

    The lack of SSDP packets from the HR20s will cause them not to be discovered by any UPnP controller including Windows Media Player 11 and Twonky. Untill the HR20s generate these packets they will not be seen period.

    So does anyone have any ideas on why my HR20s are not generating any SSDP packets when it seems that everybody else’s HR20s are generating these packets just fine? Has anybody else seen or heard of this happening before?
     
  11. Oct 1, 2007 #131 of 136
    tmslater22

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    I can get HR20 connected and can access Pixs & Music but while connected internet on PC is very slow and Xbox constantly signs out of xbox live. As soon as I disconnect HR20 from router connection improves. Cannot access router web interface while connected to HR20.

    I have HR20-700
    Linksys WRT55AG
    Actiontec 710-wg Internet routed through Linksys
    Vista Ultimate
    Norton 360

    I am stumped?
     
  12. Oct 1, 2007 #132 of 136
    Spanky_Partain

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    Make sure you are running the latest firmware on your network equipment...
    Actiontec
    http://www.qwest.com/internethelp/modems/gt701-wg/index.html?option=drivers
    Linksys
    www.linksys.com

    The linksys site was doing maintenance at the time of this posting so you will need to go there and find the correct firmware download for your model number.

    Good luck!
     
  13. Oct 2, 2007 #133 of 136
    tmslater22

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    That was one of the things I tried. I had to update ActionTEC but it did not correct problem.
     
  14. newsposter

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    is it just my imagination or is the PQ on vod somewhat worse? I d/l my 1st starz movie and i know it's not HD but it really looks fuzzy. The opening with all the ratings etc is definitely really fuzzy and poor PQ.
     
  15. lehozle

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    Can you please post a link to that thread? I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks in advance
     
  16. Spanky_Partain

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    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=90631

    ...and for more networking help, click on the link for network help in my signature...
     
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