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2 HR20's connected to Internet

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#1 OFFLINE   hdtvluvr



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Posted 13 December 2008 - 04:22 PM

I have 2 HR20-700's. One connects to the internet fine using Automatic. The 2nd one appears to connect after booting and then later (random times) disconnects from the internet. I tried to download the Hulk trailer to see 1080p. The first attempt got about 30% before losing internet. Several attempts later at trying to connect to the internet, I got about 70% downloaded before losing internet. After rebooting and trying to connect several times, sometimes I get a connection only to lose it later (minutes or hours later).

I currently have both HR20 Mac addresses in my router set to a static IP. Router is a Linksys WRT160N (purchased yesterday). I was having issues with my computer - internet connection so I bought the 160N to replace a 3 year old WRT54G.

I read and followed the HR20/21 networking post here and can't get a stable connection. Others posted that they could get 1 to connect but couldn't get their second DVR to connect.

How do I get this to work reliably?

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#2 OFFLINE   carl6


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 10:32 AM

I've got three DVRs connected with no problem.

You might swap the two DVRs and see if the problem stays with the unit, or with the location. Could be a wiring (or wirless bridge) issue with that unit, as opposed to the HR2x itself.

#3 OFFLINE   hdtvluvr



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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:35 PM

I finally got it resolved. I checked the wiring and I had a broken one on the punch down wall jack and 2 broken at the patch panel. I guess that's why I had intermittent connections.

Secondly, I set both IP addresses to Static IP's in my router and opened specific ports for each IP address for video and audio on the router. I then set Network Services to manual and entered the specific ports for the respective IP address.

It just finished downloading the Hulk Trailer. Wow, 1080P is nice!

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