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GenieGO Remote Streaming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jun 27, 2013 #41 of 360
    willardcpa

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    OK, gave it the "supreme test" went to the local public library, got onto their wifi and tried to connect to GenieGO. To no avail, get a "Can't connect to GenieGo" message. On the IPAD under "Network Assistant" it fails Connectivity Tests numbers 3, 4 and 6. On my laptop it also fails numbers 3, 4 and 6 under the "Diagnostic" tab.
    I know that I'm OK on the library's wifi, as that is how I am sending this message.
    Maybe DTV hasn't turned on a switch somewhere that routes my computer request through the Vapornet to my GenieGO that is at home dutifully hooked up to my home network???
     
  2. Jun 27, 2013 #42 of 360
    Rob Dawn

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    I don't have a Nomad/GenieGo yet so maybe that's why I'm confused. So sorry in advance if this is an obvious question:

    If I have an episode of Walking Dead on my Genie & a GenieGo, AND have not previously downloaded that episode from the GenieGo to my PC or iPhone, can I watch that episode on my PC or iPhone if I am away from home ?

    Thanks!!
     
  3. Jun 27, 2013 #43 of 360
    lucky13

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    I updated the app on my iPhone and iPad. Will set up the streaming when I get home.
    I never added my laptops to Nomad, as I don't walk around the house with them, and it's easier to use the iPad.
    Do I have to dl the app to a laptop to set up the remote streaming?
    Once streaming is set up, can I delete the app from the computer if I need to stay under the device limit?
     
  4. Jun 27, 2013 #44 of 360
    willardcpa

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    It may be different for other routers, but for my Actiontec Q1000 it said to set up two separate Port forwarding "lines" one with a starting and ending number of 8082 and the other one with a starting and ending number of 8083. When I set up port forwarding for my HR20-700's I just set up one line with (for example) a starting number of 8082 and ending number of 8083, and my HR20*s seem to work just fine with the internet (with apps, utube, and Pandora, etc.)
     
  5. Jun 27, 2013 #45 of 360
    willardcpa

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    That's one of the purposes for the new "streaming" update that is occurring today. So yes, after you get the new app set up on your yet to be acquired GenieGO
     
  6. Jun 27, 2013 #46 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Take a look at post number 12 above. In it I have a link to the new GenieGO manual, the answers to you questions are on page 5 of the manual.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2013 #47 of 360
    lucky13

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    Thanks.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2013 #48 of 360
    dennisj00

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    You don't need to set up port forwarding for an HRXX. The geniego communicates with your HRs on your local LAN. The port forwarding is for your mobile device to get back to your geniego when you're out of home (OOH).
     
  9. Jun 27, 2013 #49 of 360
    HoTat2

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    Sorry for the noobish sounding networking question dennisj00;

    But you say DHCP reservations are setup "outside" the router's DHCP range?
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 #50 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Sorry to introduce confusion. The only reason I mentioned the HRXX was to draw attention to the way DTV was instructing us to set up two "lines" of port forwarding for the GenieGO. With each "line" dedicated to one of the ports (8082 and 8083) instead of one "line" with a range of 8082 to 8083. I actually set mine up for port forwarding yesterday after reading the manual, and used the "range", and then this morning I saw that it needed separate "lines" for each port.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2013 #51 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Has anyone gotten this to work "outside of the home" yet? I haven't, and am wondering if it's "just me", or are others experiencing problems as well. Thanks

    Maybe my problem is from using the public library's wifi for a test drive. Maybe they have their wifi set up some way to prevent downloading files etc. Otherwise somebody would be camped out here watching something prohibited all day long.

    So has anybody out there had "success" yet??
     
  12. Jun 27, 2013 #52 of 360
    realfan

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    Just set my ipad with the new release. I am in London watching everything on all four of my DVRs at home. I also used the regular app to set a new recording and can basically watch it on Genie a minute after it starts recording. So I am practically streaming live TV from my US home to my London hotel room. This is awesome!!!
     
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  13. Jun 27, 2013 #53 of 360
    Laxguy

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    That is awesome! Tonight, I may be able to do streaming to my apartment from my home, a vast distance of 60 miles......
     
  14. Jun 27, 2013 #54 of 360
    dennisj00

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    Lax, there's a good chance your 60 miles will travel a thousand or more on the internet!
     
  15. Jun 27, 2013 #55 of 360
    dennisj00

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    Depending on your router, the range may work as well as two individual lines.

    I have a Linksys with dd-wrt and the IOS client set up port forwarding as two individual lines.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2013 #56 of 360
    dennisj00

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    I think you'll find some locations limit their public access to ports 80/443 for surfing and some email ports.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2013 #57 of 360
    realfan

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    Let me add that I did nothing more than update my app and it automatically worked. I was out of the country when the update came through. Pretty seamless. The only downside is that the video quality is OK when watching a home DVR show on my ipad via wifi. The downloaded shows on Genie which I transferred to my ipad are of a higher quality.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2013 #58 of 360
    dennisj00

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    Again, It may depend on your router, but I like to set Statics and since I can't do that on geniego, I set a reservation for its MAC address outside of the normal DHCP range. All my Directv addresses are grouped together.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 #59 of 360
    peds48

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    Since I have an AirPort Extreme, I had to set up my router manually. Very easy. tried it in the morning using a customer's WiFi and it work flawlessly.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2013 #60 of 360
    willardcpa

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    That may have been my problem. I abandoned the Public Library. Right now I'm parked in a McDonalds parking lot, using their wifi. Everything works on GenieGO. Did find out that it will only stream to one thing at a time. Sitting here in the car I tried to simultaneously stream to my wife's IPAD and my laptop. The second one on wouldn't stream and gave me a message to the effect that it will only stream to one thing at once.
    Everything was coming in fine on the IPAD. On the laptop, I'm getting some "freezes", so something somewhere is slowing things down. Probably my home network/DSL, as I've noticed before that it is kind of slow.
     

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