Sick of Daily Resets

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  1. Sep 7, 2010 #1 of 44
    Chilcoot

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    I am sick of being forced, daily or 2 out of every 3 days, to reset all three of my receivers to keep MRV running.

    I have a HR24-500, a HR21-100, and a H21-100, each supported by a SWM-5. This is a DECA setup, with a third DECA used to insert internet near the H21 (the HR24 doesn't need DECA). Standard all the way, with two green label 4-way splitters and a BSF at the right spot.

    The H21 seems to always see the HR21, but the two DVRs keep losing track of one another. If I reset the HR24, the H21 then sees the HR24 but loses track of the HR21. If I reset all three, the system works as advertised. Until the next day, when I get to reset all over.

    It's great when it works, but the daily resets are more than a nuisance. Not presently acceptable.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2010 #2 of 44
    armchair

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    Are you using DHCP, reserved DHCP or static IPs?

    Some have reported similar issues with reserved IPs.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2010 #3 of 44
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    If you're not using Static IP's you should definitely give that a shot.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2010 #4 of 44
    usnret

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    I got the same problem (except mine is an HR24-500 and HR22-200). My 24 can't see new recordings on the 22, but can play previous ones from it (i.e. the 24 can see, and play, the programs recorded on the 22 that were made this past Sun, Mon. but can see the ones from Tues and today). They both say that they can see each other too. The only way that I can see/play Tue and Wed recordings is to RBR the 22 (don't have to do anything to the 24). I also don't want to screw with my router cause I don't know that much about it and don't want to screw up anything. All cables are tight and everything was done by DTV installer.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2010 #5 of 44
    wilbur_the_goose

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    usnret,
    What are the IP addresses of your boxes?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2010 #6 of 44
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    Not a fix, but some people that had this situation reported that they could get the updated list with new recordings by resorting the client. While in the list on the 24, press the yellow button, then select to change the order of the playlist. (Then change it back if you like.) That may be quicker than doing resets.

    Again, it is not a fix, but may help until you can find the underlying problem.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2010 #7 of 44
    usnret

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    wilbur - the 24 is 192.168.2.101... the 22 is 192.168.2.100... It's a Linksys WRT54G. The ICK, my desktop and the 22 are plugged into it as is my powerline to my laptop (hope this is the info that u wanted). I'm a t..d as far as routers and their setups go.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2010 #8 of 44
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    The "22?" I don't recall you mentioning this model in your OP.

    And if its a standard install, why is one receiver connecting to the MRV cloud by ethernet through the router ports instead of a coax run to the SWM splitters?

    And have you tried assigning static IPs to the DirecTV boxes yet?
     
  9. Sep 8, 2010 #9 of 44
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    usnreg - try changing the IP addresses from 101 and 100 to 150 and 151 on your D* boxes (Setup/Network Settings).

    That should put them outside the Dynamic IP (DHCP) range.
     
  10. usnret

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    OK, changed the 24 to 150 and 22 to 151. the 24 can see the 22 playlist but when I select a program from the list, the 24 tells me that there is no video to play. I did a RBR on the 22 and will see what happens. Imagine that I will have to go in and change it )22( to 151 again??
     
  11. usnret

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    Yea, the 22 stayed at 151 and I can watch a program from it on the 24 now. Hope it stays that way. Tks a ton wilbur........
     
  12. Steve

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    I don't have a Linksys router, but some folks reported there's a "maximum" connection limit in the router config that may be coming into play. I think the default is "5", but you can raise it to 15 or more, so depending on how many other computers/devices in the house are connected, the HR's may be dropping off. Just a thought.

    EDIT: Just found that thread here.
     
  13. wilbur_the_goose

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    usnret - You're welcome. :)
     
  14. NR4P

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    A true SWM5 (original SWM design) or a SWM-5LNB?
    Dont know that the original SWM5's from years gone by are compatible with WHDVR.
    If its a SWM-5LNB, disregard.
     
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    According to a regular poster on the forum here "bobnielsen," who is still using one from the original SWM module beta testing period, the defunct SWM-5 module is compatible with the WHDVR service even between both its outputs.

    And he doesn't even use a DECA BSF in his setup with it.

    (Never was a SWM-5 LNB version to my knowledge)
     
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  18. Chilcoot

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    I have the uber-popular Linksys WRT54G router as well. My DHCP limit is 50, and I never have that many devices, so I don't think that's the problem that prompted me to start this thread.

    I don't know more about my SWM beyond that it's a SWM5 and I've been using MRV with my near-daily disconnects for three months or so. It has 5 outputs.

    I don't know if I'm using DHCP or not, where can I look in my setup to find out? I do think I personally entered the IP addresses for each of the four receivers. I've assigned as follows:
    HR24-500: 192.168.27.102
    HR21-100: 192.168.27.101
    H21-100: 192.168.27.103

    Each of the boxes access the internet via coax.

    I'm pleased by the interest this thread has generated, the knowledge of people in this forum is truly amazing.
     
  19. HoTat2

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    Well the number which follows "SWM" does not refer to the number of outputs on the module, but the maximum number of satellite tuners the unit can support, which in your case must be at least six (1 for a STB receiver and 2 for each DVR) without ruining one of the DVRs in single tuner mode.

    Therefore you must have a SWM-8 also since the SWM-5 was a discontinued model very early anyhow.

    If its a Linksys look in its web utility at the default address of 192.168.1.1 (enter log-on info. if necessary) under the setup menu for "Network Address Server Setting (DHCP)" or something similar to see if that is set to enable

    Fine, but make sure that if DHCP is enabled to set its address range (again found in your router settings near the same DHCP enable/disable option) well outside the static IP range you have listed above.
     
  20. usnret

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    Well, it seems to have worked. For the first time in a veeeery long time, I can see programs on the 24 that were recorded on the 22 earlier today. Wonder if this problem is unique to the Linksys router or would everyone benefit from the DCHP changing??
     

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