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Setup for DOD, A Bit More Specific Please

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by 1948GG, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. 1948GG

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    Okay, so I got the new d/l (0x1b4), wired up the HR20-700, and plugged into one of my etherswitches.

    Everything on my network is set up for static IP's, so I set up the HR20-700 for a specific address. It seemed to get the correct DNS as soon as I plugged it up.

    But, I don't see any response from pinging it, even though the cable (pre-checked) is okay, and the testing (from the HR20-700's standpoint) says okay.

    The 'On Demand' is showing up in the menu. No chan. 1000 yet, but I understand that may take a bit of time showing up.

    But, why isn't the box responding to the ping, esp. when the thing says everything is okay....

    I've run into lots of boxes that have the ICMP disabled due to DOS attacks and such, but this is a couple stages past my router, in fact the pc trying the pinging is on the same switch.

    Interesting.... some wacky thing with the HR20?

    I might add that although the 'On Demand' is showing up in the menu, nothing yet when I select it; but again, that may be 'active' only after xxx amount of time...?!?
     
  2. Michael D'Angelo

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    The HR20/HR21 will not respond to a ping.

    You are right that once you have the right software like you do and you are connected to the internet you just have to wait for DirecTV to activate you.
     
  3. 1948GG

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    That's kinda what I thought; although maybe they should have made that 'optional' in the setup (no response kinda makes folks a bit wondering, esp. when others have said they had gotten a ping).

    But, going on 30 min. and things are starting to 'populate', so to speak. Seems like something is working so I'll leave it be for a bit, probably wait until tomorrow morning as I'm sure from what I'm reading here that they may be a bit overloaded with all the 'connected' units coming out of the woods, so to speak.

    Thanks :)
     
  4. Wisegoat

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    I usually have all devices like this (printers, PS2, etc.) on static IP's as well. In this case, I had to use DHCP, because the HR20 did not like anything static. Once I went to DHCP, everything worked great.

    As others have replied, the HR20 does not respond to ICMP requests.

    If you have channel 1000 and you are starting to see stuff, I would say your static IP is working.
     
  5. 1948GG

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    Oh, it's all working; d/l'ed a couple smallish things, did minimal testings as to how it all interacted with the rest of the network, and actually it seems to react VERY well to the bandwidth it is given (ramped other parts of the network up and down while d/l'ing and watched how it reacted).

    A possible 'add-on' for the s/w folks on this, with the ping/ICMP nulled out, it what some other devices I've seen have, a 'ping' screen within the HR20 setup to allow one to ping from the HR20 out to something on the network (router or whatever) to any IP address, if they can't disable (or enable) the ICMP. Would really help any troubleshooting IF one doesn't get a positive result from the HR20 networking test.

    Anyway, a few hours later, and most everything has populated in. Will do some heavy tests tomorrow! Would sure like to see some HD content though......!

    Mine seemed to like the staticIP just fine. The only thing 'weird' for now is that it got the DNS from the ISP, not from my router; that's the first thing I'll change tomorrow in doing 'shake' tests! (why is the big question, might have something to do with the thing it wanted DHCP or something (actually, my DHCP on the router is disabled!).

    So... have some questions better answered when it's daylight!
     
  6. saxon2000

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    Most of the posts that I have read (after networking my HR20) have said that there is no need to access the 'advanced settings' where you will find the static IP, subnet and DNS options, however that is what I did.

    I used a Linksys adapter, set it for my SSID and WEP key, had it on auto after that, and set the HR20 to a static IP within my Linksys's wireless routers' range.

    All is working well.
     
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