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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Sep 18, 2009.
I'll try flashing to DD-WRT and see if that helps. I'll post the results.
Use version 12533. NOT 13604!!!!!!!!! This version has bad Wifi.
Whoops, already put it on
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) std
(SVN revision 13064)
Well it doesn't really matter, I have the exact same problem. My yahoo will still cut out and some sites lag out. Ugh.... I'm guessing it's something with my computer, gonna go back to tomato.
Did you try the QOS? Maybe it's your router. I can stream from Dtv, run teamspeak, skype all at the same time.
I only have 1.2mbps down and 40kbps up. Crappy I know, but it works.
Just put tomato back on (1.28 now) I'll try turning on QOS in tomato. Do you have your QOS on when u run all that stuff?
I dont' run QOS. Everything works fine without it. I just looked at your "setup" page. My god! maybe that's the problem Are the problems you are having are from wireless with the wrt54gl? If so, that 13064 version is terrible for wireless.
ha, yea I gotta update that. For the most part it's still the same but I have made some changes. Well I tried QOS (default settings on Tomato) doesn't help any. I have my desktop plugged directly into the router and the box I am streaming from is plugged into a switch which plugs directly into the router. So no wireless. The other computers on the network work just fine when I am streaming (they don't lag out or have internet problems). Like I said the DirecTV2PC streams perfect it just lags my connection out.
Here is another odd thing, even with the stream paused I still have lag out problems. It's gotta be something with my computer. I have no idea what it could be. When the stream is paused it doesn't keep streaming data does it? Does anyone else have a similar problem as me or is it just my computer?
Check this out, http://forums.directv.com/pe/action/forums/displaythread?rootPostID=10628790
The exact same problem as me only I don't play WOW but my other programs lag out randomly.
Your computer is more than powerful enough to handle the stream. I am not sure if it keeps streaming when paused (like youtube). Another thing you can try just for giggles is to set yahoo and your other apps to work on your specific CORES of your comptuer. Maybe 3 or 4. and let Dtv run on 1 & 2. I'm not even sure if dtv uses multiple cores.
Go into task managers, click on processes, right click on the app and set the affinity to the cores you want to use. maybe you can isolate it that way.
Tried that, didn't help. Also tried compatibility mode, run as administrator and shutting off windows firewall. None of that helped.
QOS will have no effect on the internal LAN on any of the 'home' routers.
hmm, bad router? Is your wifi password protected? My friend had a similar problem last week and it turn out a neighbor was stealing his wifi causing him lag.
Yea I was wondering about that. Well the other computers on the network don't suffer at all when I have it streaming. It's hardwired so there is plenty of bandwidth to go around.
Yea it's encrypted, I check for outside visitors and have never had a problem. Don't think it's that.
bad lan socket on router? try swapping your cables. I'm running out of ideas
In case anyone else runs into this.. I found the problem. As it turns out, Windows7 Home Premium has some quirk in it about registry access. Apparently only Administrator can perform certain functions and one is not allowed, at least on my copy, to enable that userid. Because I work for a software company, I just downloaded and installed the Windows7 Professional version, and am now able to do everything I want to do. Go figure.So I re-installed the app, got a new key anf fired it up and was able to watch on my desktop, though for some reason my laptop, running XPSP3 remains unable to playback the content at this time.
I have now been upgraded to the newHR24 which I love.. and so far I can still watch the content on my HR20 and the external drive.When I get a chance, I plan to swing that drive over to another laptop where I have PVRexplorer installed to see if I can access the files directly. The bad news is that after working perfectly the first day after the installation, DirecTV2PC is now demanding that I activate him again. This is F-in annoying to say the least. Don't know when I will get a chance to play with that again. Maybe next weekend.
I am unable to view your setup. Though I might have some ideas if I could ..
I am using an old CRT monitor to view content. But the video is partially cut off. Half of the image is on the screen, and the other half is off screen.
Is there any way to fix this? Or do I need to get a new monitor? Any help is appreciated!
Strange. I've used CRTs without problems "and" you can size the window also, so you should be able to move it from fullscreen to what you need.
I only see the minimize, restore down, maximize, and close options on the top right hand corner of the program. Clicking on any of these don't do anything, the image is still cut in half. It seems like the 16:9 video is not being converted to properly fit my 4:3 CRT monitor. Therefore, only half of the image is displayed on the screen.