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On demand not connecting CSR says its router ports?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mike62, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mike62

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    I moved my new AT&T 2WIRE router/modem combo unit to where my HR22 is located so I could connect via an ethernet cable. After several attempts myself and then the tech in that area we were unable to have a successful connection. She then gave me an 800 number for another advanced tech with network services I think.

    My question is she said I would need to first call my router mfg. and have them walk me thru opening a couple of ports that my router may be blocking. Does this sound like a common issue?

    I did not want to spend an hour with AT&T to find out that is not the issue.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    My AT&T 2Wire needed nothing.
    If you find that you need to call AT&T support, get transferred to tier/level 2 tech support. They're the ones that you can understand and resolve almost anything.
    Also you might try a reboot of the router, by removing the power for a min or two.
     
  3. The Merg

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    Network Services does have ports that it uses that you would need to set up Port Forwarding on your router for, but as Network Services is not being used, that shouldn't be an issue.

    Are you just trying to get VOD to work or is the receiver telling you that you don't even have an Internet connection?

    - Merg
     
  4. mike62

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    Yes, actually its not Network Services but the internet I am trying to connect to for my VOD. When I go thru the on screen set up it brings me to a page that shows the IP address, Subnet mask, etc. and under Network it say connected.

    However, for Internet it say Not Connected (13).

    I know my router/modem is fine since I have my home wi-fi set up and running and I even run a hard line from the router to my laptop to test it that way and it was fine.
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    Does the IP address match your network (typically 192.168.x.x)? If it is 169.x.x.x that means it is not getting the address from your router via DHCP. "Connected to network" doesn't necessarily mean that it really is working.
     
  6. The Merg

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    I'll second Bob's post.

    Quick question, do you have the MRV DECA setup or are you just using an ethernet cable? I'm wondering why a tech and a CSR would be helping you if you are just connecting using a ethernet cable as that is not supported by DirecTV.

    - Merg
     
  7. ciurca

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    FWIW, after my MRV/DECA install, I couldn't get On Demand channels through the guide. I was connected fine, all boxes showing up in my network routing table and through windows networking. I went to directv.com and then dialed up the on demand choices, choose record to receiver, and the website said something like, "must be connected to the internet." In that dialog box, there was a place to check that it was connected. I clicked that box and that night my receivers were then able to connect to On Demand. I don't know if that will help, but it did for me.
     
  8. Richierich

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    If you are using DECA do you have a DECA Router Adapter (DECA1MR0-01) connected to your Router?

    Is the Green Light labeled NTWK on the DECA1MR0-01 Blinking?

    Are all three Green Lights On?

    If you are not using DECA then when you go to the directv.com and click on DOD you get a Pop Up Box that states "If you are aleady connected to the Internet, choose OK and continue recording. If not, Select an installation kit to set up your connection.". Click Ok and It will then Connect you to the Network for DOD as mentioned in the Post above.
     
  9. mike62

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    I am not using anything other than my modem/router and an ethernet cable direct to my receiver. I went to DTV and could not find the DOD section where I would get a pop up you described in order to follow your directions?

    I will note also from someone elses comment that when I looked at my IP address on my laptop at the time it was not the same as what my IP address was according to the MENU setup for the DOD.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    Keying in on your last part about IPs, it sounds like this may be the problem.
    The 2Wire [that I have here] sends out the 192.168.1.xxx. If your receiver is showing the 168.xxx.x.xxx type IP, then the two aren't connected/talking at all.
     
  11. mike62

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    Yes, my DTV set up says my IP is 169.xxx.x.xxx (it says ok)

    It also says Network is connected but Internet is Not Connected (13)

    WhatsmyIPaddress says my current IP via my laptop is like 72.xxx.xxx.xxx

    I agree two different IP's is not right.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    That IP [on the receiver] is being generated by the receiver and not being sent by your 2Wire.
    Try resetting the network defaults and then go through the "connect now" option. This should pull the IP from the router.
    Since you have a 2Wire, I know you can go in an reserve and IP by MAC address [under advanced]. Doing this lets the receiver stay in "auto" [and always work after a reset defaults] and yet you can pick the IP for it in the router.
     
  13. bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    See my comments in post #5.

    The 72.xxx.xxx.xxx address is probably the address assigned by your ISP to your connection. This will also show up as the WAN address in your router's status page. The 192.168.xxx.xxx addresses are assigned by your router (via DHCP or a static setup) to devices in your local network and Network Address translation is used to allow the devices to contact the internet.

    If your receiver cannot receive an address via DHCP, it will self-assign a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx address. This will allow DECA to be used for MRV between DVRs and receivers even if you don't have a router or internet connection, but On Demand, Media Share, Directv2PC, etc., won't work that way.

    Does the router show that is is connected to any devices other than your receiver?
     
  14. mike62

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    I have 5 lights on my router: power, ethernet, DSL, wireless, and internet. All are currently lit EXCEPT ethernet. The only thing I have plugged into my router ethernet port is the cable from it to my DTV DVR.
     
  15. mike62

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    Did the factory default but no change when I attempted to connect again.
     
  16. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Does your AT&T router see the HR22?
     
  17. mike62

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    I am thinking not because the ethernet light is not lit up. Although maybe it would only light up when I was actually downloading something via DOD?

    How would I know if the HR22 sees it or not? Or make it see it?
     
  18. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    There should be some kind of router software util that that can bring up on your computer.

    It is good time to check to see if the router firmware is current too.
     
  19. veryoldschool

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    I just looked at my 2Wire and the ethernet is lit.
    Could this cable be bad? Can you connect your computer to the 2Wire with the same cable?
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    I've got a 2Wire and it is "box stock", with no firmware updates. These work fairly well right out of the box.
     

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