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WRT54G unable to see HR-22

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by vinuneuro, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Nov 6, 2009 #1 of 10

    vinuneuro Cool Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    I can't get the DVR to show up on the network. It's wired to a Linksys WRT54G router, and even though the DVR says it's connected, it doesn't show up in the router's client list and the laptop is obviously not able to see it either. It's the same case with both the ports on the receiver, assigned a static ip in the dvr's menu. This router isn't connected to the internet. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. Nov 6, 2009 #2 of 10
    Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

    Apr 1, 2007
    I'm moving this to the HD-DVR forum.
  3. Nov 6, 2009 #3 of 10

    nn8l Legend

    Sep 7, 2007
    The clients list is a DHCP list. If you've statically set the ip it won't show. You'd have to set the HR-22 as a dynamic ip to have it show up in the list. You should be able to ping the HR-22 from your computer if it is indeed on the network.
  4. Nov 6, 2009 #4 of 10

    pjsauter Mentor

    Jan 6, 2008
    Has your DVR always had a static IP address? I ask, because, IIRC, the WRT54G admin page has a DHCP clients list, which would display all the devices it's assigned IP addresses to, but not any statically assigned devices. Assuming you have your laptop and the DVR set up on the same subnet with the same subnet mask, you should be able to ping the DVR from the laptop, though.
  5. Nov 6, 2009 #5 of 10

    vinuneuro Cool Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    You guys are absolutely right. Despite not showing up in the router list, I'm able to ping the dvr. D2PC is miraculously now able to find it as well.

    Thanks for your help!
  6. Nov 9, 2009 #6 of 10

    ShermyL New Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    First, I have just come back to DirecTV after about 4 years with Comcast. So far I am happy and impressed with what DirecTV has to offer, however, one of the reasons I switched was because DirecTV has On Demand. This is a problem for me because I am having what looks to be a similar problem with a similar set up. I had my service installed friday Nov. 6. The installer gave up on the internet connection problems because he had other installs and service calls he had to attend to - that kind of turned me off a bit, but is a topic for a different thread. When he left the only problem with my service was with the internet connection. I was getting an error code of 13. Both HD DVRs (model HR22/100) are connected via the Ethernet power strips using the electrical wiring in the house. I was able to change the IP address, Default Gateway etc. to my local network settings. This got rid of the error code 13, but now I have an error code of 22. I also tried connecting one of the HR22s directly to the router via a Cat6 cable. When I view the list of items in my network on the DHCP client list, I don't see the HR22s. I've read where in the past the HR22s had problems connecting to the internet. Do you think this is the problem, or is it associated with how my network is set up?

    I'm not a techie when it comes to networking, so could someone let me know in detail how my router should be set up(you can PM me, but I feel it may be beneficial to others with the same problem)? It is a Linksys WRK54G. Also, how do you ping the HR22s from your laptop, or in my case desktop?
  7. Nov 9, 2009 #7 of 10

    mikep554 Legend

    Feb 14, 2007
    You need to have the UPNP feature activated on your router. If it is turned off or your router doesn't support it, then you are looking at getting into some pretty techie stuff to get it working.

    As for pinging your HR22, you would go a command prompt and type:

    ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

    where the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is replaced with the address of the HR22. For instance, my HR21 has an address of, so I would type:

  8. Nov 9, 2009 #8 of 10

    ShermyL New Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Thanks!! I'll give that a try.
  9. Nov 9, 2009 #9 of 10
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA

    As stated above, if you are using static IP addresses for your receivers, they will not show up in the DHCP client list on the router. Verify if you are using static IP addresses or DHCP for the routers.

    Also, :welcome_s to DBSTalk.com!

    - Merg
  10. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    I essentially use static addresses without assigning static addresses. Of course the method differs based on your make/model of router/switch, but I have uPnP turned on and I use mac address reservations for everything, so the client sees a DHCP configuration, but they always get the same address so it can technically be used for a server, especially on a small home network. Works flawlessly.

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