Would assigning static IP addresses to all five of my receivers be possible and would there be any benefit. I do realize this may cause another device to get bumped.
You could do that, but you must make sure you are outside of the dynamically assignable range. If you don't do this, you could assign an IP and the router could assign the same one, causing all kinds of problems. If you do a manual IP assignment, you should also manually assign the port forwarding for use of the DTV APPS capability. You really need to get to your router setup pages and check the assignable range. What model router do you have. If you are unsure of how to do that, I'm sure there are several users here with the same router that could guide you through the DHCP range assignment process.
Personally I have a Qwest modem/router (Actiontec Q1000). I manually assign all of my IPs, DNS servers and port forwarding. The only open dynamic IP assignments I allow is for an occcasional laptop use by friends/relatives.
Edited by azarby, 14 July 2010 - 04:58 PM.