What am I doing Wrong?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by am3211, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. am3211

    am3211 AllStar

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    I have two HR20-100's. They are both hardwired into a AT&T 2Wire DSL Modem/Router. One of the DVR's (Unit A) has no problem connecting to my network and MediaShare works well. The second unit (Unit B) shows up on my network ( in the network maps on my laptops and desktop) but it cannot make the connection to the Internet. Error Code 22 is the message I get..

    I have read all the threads on this forum but I have found nothing that has helped my solve this issue. I have tried various combination's of addressing, connecting. powering off and even connecting it as the only DVR on the network but Unit B cannot connect to the Internet.

    Here is the pertinent information

    Unit A

    IP Address 192.168.1.67
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway 192.168.1.254
    DNS 192.158.1.254

    MAC address 00:18:98:F0:6C:6A

    Unit B

    IP Address 192.168.1.64
    Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway 192.168.1.254
    DNS 192.158.1.254

    MAC address 00:18:98:F2:54:72

    With MRV becoming a reality I would like to be able to get Unit B connected to the Network to allow myself some flexibility in viewing recorded programs in each location. What else should I try to get Unit B connected?

    Thanks in advance for any help or information you can provide.
     
  2. BattleScott

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    Configure unit B exactly as unit A and test in unit A's location. If that does not work then the problem is with the DVR itself. I believe I have seen posted that only one of the ethernet ports is active on the HR20s so keep that in mind

    Configure unit B as unit B and test again in the location of unit A. If this works then you can be sure the problem is not configuration related in the DVR and is either a cabling problem or a setup/hardware problem in the router.
     
  3. am3211

    am3211 AllStar

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    Thanks, I'll give that a shot, although I think I tried that but having tied so many variables I may be confused.
     
  4. rudeney

    rudeney Hall Of Fame

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    Is it failing the Internet connection or "Network Services"? If it's Network Services, then don't worry about it. NS is basically an implementation of UPnP that opens external ports so data can be pushed to the receivers and for now, it's just for future expansion. If you can access VOD from the receiver, then you have a good Internet connection and you are fine.
     
  5. am3211

    am3211 AllStar

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    No, It is failing the internet connection. I am beginning to think there is a bad network card since I can't get it to work even if I switch it with the other DVR.
     
  6. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

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    Ping it and see if it responds...

    relying on dsl modems is risky... get a router
     
  7. nought1

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    I assume your router address is 192.168.1.1. That should be your gateway address. I do not remember if you need a DNS address or not, but if you do it should be the same as your your router (ie 192.168.1.1). The other numbers you are using i assume you got from your service provider and they belong in your router. Your device gets these address from the router. Incidentally, if you have your computer set up the way you are describing, it will work, but it is working harder than it needs to. It should also be set up as i have described.
     
  8. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    The HR20-100 has two RJ45 connectors but only one is enabled. Be sure your cable is plugged into the proper connector.
     

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