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Widgets, Where are you?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Widgets (private)' started by Doug Brott, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The AT&T modem setting is referred to as "IP passthrough".

    The reason I had to use that is that the range of acceptable IP's in the modem differe significantly from the router. It made the most sense to have the router control all that. The actual key to the last element was using the IP for the Modem (in passthrough mode) on each of the 3 HD DVRs....now everything works, since the modem flows the Internet connection on to the router, and then to the DVR's.

    What is a bit concerning is not only the time it took to make all this magic work, but most people's setups will vary, depending on their ISP provider, modem setup, and router.

    It would be great to have some simple documentation indicating the dependencies of what IP's should be used where, and what modem dependencies must be satisfied.....as without that.....there are countless individual elements that could possibly stop it all from working.
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    :confused: All of this is still :confused: to me.
    Gateway & DNS needs to get passed, but the rounter does this and with DHCP assigns IP to each thing connected.
    Network services is the only part that I've needed to manually change [from a few CEs back]. Before I had one port open/forwarded and all my DVRs used this in their auto mode. Once I got "the new" CE [3 ago?] services didn't work. Manual setup, adding each port [2 per DVR= 6 total]] by IP, and resetting defaults, running "get connected", system test, and maybe a reboot, was "the trick" for me.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    The problem is that if I do not have the passthrough settings enabled in my Westell AT&T modem settings - as well as forwarding the same ports configured in the HD DVRS over to the router - all the network-based elements stop working. By setting up the "passthrough", it effectively hands off the controls to the router.

    If that is not in place, the AT&T Westell modem becomes an obstacle for proper operation of any network/Internet-based activities in the HD DVRs here.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Your "pass through" sounds exactly like "bridging". You have a log in right? Without bridging I need to set this up in my modem [direct connection] and then my router does everything else. In a bridge mode, the modem get configured "dumb" and then my router does everything. I need to have a log in setup in the router.
    My Netgear must be 5 years old by now, so there isn't anything "fancy" in it. Almost as dumb as they come, I'd guess.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds pretty similar....however...there is no login, per sae.

    There are also a ton of things in the modem that can be configured.....whereas I've ready other folks have modems with their ISP that seems to have no configurablity.

    In any case...yes....is appeats to accomplish much of the same thing, only perhaps with more options available for configuration.
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    AT&T uses PPoE, which is where the log in comes from.
    My cable modems never needed this. Log ins were simply for mail servers.
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    True.
     
  8. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    PPPoE is EVIL :box:
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    That may be....but it works flawlessly now here for 6 years.

    In my area, about 50% of folks use AT&T DSL while about 40% use COmcast cable INternet, and 10% use other providers.

    To me reilability is important....and my cable neighbors have told me some real horror stories.

    In any case...Widgets are alive and well here with the latest CE.
     
  10. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    Great to hear, but how do I get one programmed and created....i still haven't gotten that one correct
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Others are working on and struggling a bit too on that endeavor....the other thread on Widgets has some info via a link on how to create a widget.

    Here:

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=139925
     
  12. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

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    I read that too. I startd a thread too "service unavailable" I know I got the right URL but still it doesn't work
     
  13. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    Cablevision ISP, DLINK DIR-655 router, gigabit switches, UPnP for port forwarding, dynamic IP, numerous devices on the network - just plugged in and it works. I love hands-off, but it seems that this will not be the case for everyone...
     

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