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Weird MRV Issue

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by bjamin82, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    FYI remote scheduling from directv.com isn't done via internet, it's done through the sat.

    For the sake of thoroughness, I would disconnect the uplink connection from the switch the receivers are on. Basically leave just the 3 receivers on the switch (nothing else); then either assign them static IP's, or reboot to allow the receivers to auto-assign their own IP's. This will isolate the problem to a smaller area.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    I guess I have to ask, why the odd IP range? I don't think that's a valid range for home networking. Better to stay in the 192.168.x.x range or 172.16.x.x range.
     
  3. bjamin82

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    10.x.x.x is just a larger Class of private IPs. 10.x.x.x can support 16 million ip's where is 192.168.x.x only supports 65,000 and 172.16.x.x only support 1 million...

    For your reference... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_network

    Yes I will never reach any of those, its just for better organization for my part, no real reason.

    So this worked... I kept the recivers configured with their static ips... just moved them to an isolated switch... they can all see each other.

    When I plug the uplink back into the router that is handeling my home network, same issue as before.

    The router that is handling my home network is a Linksys E2000... doing some searching around here and found this thread http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=184777 which basically states that E2000 breaks MRV

    Anyone know why? Not a huge deal I can just switch routers its connected to or flash my E2000 with DD-WRT.

    Thanks
     
  4. The Merg

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    Not quite sure why the E2000 would break MRV, however, I would definitely suggest upgrading it to DD-WRT firmware. You will just have a more stable router to begin with and if the issue with the E2000 is the Linksys firmware, you are eliminating that factor.

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  5. bjamin82

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    Yeah... I have been meaning to do it, just been procrastinating... I will flash the router and let everyone know.
     
  6. bjamin82

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    The flash to DD-WRT resolved all issues... so it is definitely an issue with Linksys E2000 model.
     
  7. dsw2112

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    Glad to hear you resolved the issue :)
     
  8. dennisj00

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    dd-wrt makes most routers move several steps above the existing firmware.
     
  9. bjamin82

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    Definitely... lots more support for many other functions.
     
  10. The Merg

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    Good to hear things are working well now.

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  11. bjamin82

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    Thanks... I am very curious on whats so different with the Linksys E2000 firmware that causes this issues. Is it something on the DirecTV side or the Linksys side?

    Even if I had DECA... it would have still be hooked into this router... so its not just a non supported MRV issue.
     
  12. The Merg

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    Linksys firmware is just flaky to being with. Considering I've had multitudes of network issues when I use the stock Linksys firmware and the issues go away when I install DD-WRT, I would put the issue more on the firmware side of things than on DirecTV's side in this case.

    Don't get me wrong. Linksys makes some great routers. Everyone I've had has worked without issue until I've upgraded. I very rarely have ever had to reboot one. I just make sure that they are flashed with DD-WRT soon after purchasing.

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  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Completely agree with flashing to DD-WRT, Big fan of it. Just to point out that doing so may void your warranty and you should make sure you're ok with that.
     
  14. bjamin82

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    Yup agreed
     
  15. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    What's the benefits for DD-WRT in non networking geek talk? My network seems all good with my DLink DIR-825, but I'm curious.
     
  16. bjamin82

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    It basically turns a $40 router into a $1k router. VPN, VLANS... ect
     
  17. The Merg

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    It also lets you set up DHCP reservations easily. While the newer Linksys firmware can do that now, in the past it could not. It also has the capability to turn your router into a wireless ethernet adapter/access point. I have one of my WRT160N's upstairs in the bedroom and use it as a range extender for when I use my laptop up there. There's no ethernet cable connected to it, but it helps boost the wireless signal from my main router for my laptop use.

    - Merg
     

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