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Whole Home System Causes Loss of Internet Connection

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by mjg, May 13, 2013.

  1. mdavej

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    If static IP works, does that mean DHCP reservation would avoid this problem as well?
     
  2. dondude32

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    Where would that setting be on a westell 7500?
     
  3. Laxguy

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    Which problem?
    Since moving into a new home where I had to get ATT Uverse (but at a very low throughput, under 3 Megs), I've let 'er ride at default values, and have had no internet connection problems— at least none attributable to any DVR.

    In other words, the magic of static IPs, which I had for a couple of years, is no more on the Genies in my experience.
     
  4. The Merg

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    4 HD-DVR's hr24-500, hr21-100 hr23-700 hr20-700 Put all on static ip out of DHCP. Changed lease time to 99 days. DECA connected to black wired cck and cat 5 to modem/router. Works hooked up with westell in bridge mode and wrt54g running dhcp. Just wanted to see if I could get westell to work.


    Just for clarification... If you are using static IP addresses (the IP address is set on the device), the lease time does not matter. If you are using DHCP Reservations (the router assigns the IP address, but it is always the same for a device), the lease time is used to refresh the IP address at the end of the lease period.


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  5. The Merg

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    If static IP works, does that mean DHCP reservation would avoid this problem as well?


    DHCP Reservations should work just as well as static IP addresses, however, sometimes the renewal of the lease for the IP address with DHCP Reservations could still cause a hiccup with things.

    For the record, I use DHCP Reservations extensively and try to avoid using static IP addresses. It is a lot easier to manage my network that way.


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  6. mdavej

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    The OP's "staying connected" problem. Merge answered my question though (thanks, Merge). I have to support my parent's DirecTV from afar, so I just wanted to confirm the DHCP reservation would not result in a connection issue like the OP. I believe they can live with occasional blips when the IPs renew. I was surprised that automatic DHCP didn't work anymore with DirecTV receivers. It seemed to work fine for me for many years.
     
  7. Laxguy

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    It's working just fine. Of course, there will be the exception to any statement or condition, but I've not had a problem since moving away from static IPs.
     

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