Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by evan_s, Oct 22, 2008.
For anyone getting this error message try the following
I am getting the same thing.
This did not work for me. I'm running windows vista ultimate. I am connected to the internet, that's how I'm writing this post.
Didn't work adding the line to the hosts file
. Still insists that I am not on the internet!!! I called DirecTV support ... ha ha... they didn't have any documentation on the application. Well, at least they had heard of it !!!
I'm getting the same error. Going to try a reboot.
For those having problems can you bring up a command prompt and type ping activation.cyberlink.com and see what you get for a response?
Same problem here...guessing the activation servers have been crushed with unanticipated traffic.
edit: ping times out
It worked! Thank You!
Tried pinging the site. Request timed out. Interesting. So why can't I get there? I can ping yahoo, etc. We'll I guess that explains it. But what is happening???
I was using OpenDNS. I switched back to my roadrunner dynamic DNS, but neither will ping the activation server.
Also, I tried pinging both the ip address and the friendly name from my work PC -- neither one returned any packets. So it's not just my home PC acting up. Something is wrong on the other end, or it's a strange DNS issue, though I thought pinging the ip address directly does not involve DNS.
It's on their end. If you run a tracert to the IP, it shows it timing out on the far end. Either their servers are down or getting hammered and unable to respond. Guess will just try later or tomorrow.
Perhaps they need an activation server not based in Taiwan.
If you are still getting this issue you might try adding a second line that says
I don't know that the server not returning a ping is an indication of a problem. It might be configured not to return a ping but if you are getting the address resolved properly then we know that is not the issue.
I have tried disabling firewalls for port 443 and adding the suggested lines to my hosts file but I am unable to get my DirecTVPC application to activate.
IS this a problem with my system or are the Cyberlink activation servers not working currently?
I had this error. I just uninstalled and reinstalled to fix.
this is akin to a ctrl-alt-del to resolve problems, however I tried it and got the result I expected, which was the problem didn't change.
When you try pinging does it give you a request timed out message or a different one?
Can you provide more information about your computer setup and internet connect? Do you happen to have ip6 setup?
yes, I get a "request timed out" message
yes, I had IPV6 enabled so I disabled it and there is no difference - I continue to get the "activation failed" with more wording about ensuring that port 443 is open.
Hey, this is my 1st post...
Ok, I have read all day on all aspects of the activation failure..
I had success on 2 computers connected to the same router.. thus having a failure at the router end of 443 was not the issue. However it was on this computer, well almost..
2 things, went to fire and added an exception for directv2pc... looked it up on the programs list, but that was 1 part..
2nd is that I added the line 188.8.131.52 activation.cyberlink.com in Host as instructed and walla.. I now got activated..
I did do and exception for port 443 in firewall, but it made no difference as uPnp on or off.
Here what I had
1 computer connected (Wired) to router.. Was easiest setup.
2 computer (older) connected via wifi and it activated.
3 this guy started to work after I did the exception for directv2pc and added the mention line. Its connected via AC box to router. Suppose to be fast, but I read the 200mps better..
Im a happy camper.. SD is working fine, HD chops.. I think its the speed of the AC boxes
TY for the person with the add..
That absolutely worked for me after a technical support call and a half day of frustration trying to get the software activated.