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No data packets.. Whole House DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by n3ntj, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. n3ntj

    n3ntj Hall Of Fame

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    I have a SWim8 connected to two HR24 IRDs.. been connected since this past winter. Periodically, I'll try to watch a program from the other IRD and it won't play but instead I get an error that there were no data packets received and program can't be watched. I can watch it on the original (where the program was recorded) IRD, though. This doesn't happen all of the time, though. Any idea why this happens sometimes? How do I prevent this from happening?
     
  2. peds48

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    Are you using the "PWR to IRD" port of the PI to connect a receiver?
     
  3. lugnutathome

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    It occurrs somewhat randomly in my realm as well and sometimes the next try it works sometimes I need to reboot the non cooperative DVR. Not certain there is a way to prevent this from happening as it seems at times a timeout issue, on others a missed connection.

    If its a frequent issue there may be an issue with your router and how it plays with Whole Home in which case a static IP address might solve the issue. But in general sometimes it just happens.

    Don "birds on the line, or misaligned seat cushions" Bolton

     

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