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Novice here with a wireless network - not getting the HR20 to see my PCs pictures/music.

Specs:
D-Link DI-614+ wireless router; Buffalo Wireless G Ethernet Converter; Windows XP Desktop

Steps:
- Downloaded and installed Twonky. Included 3 additional add-on files in the Cgi-bin directory. Started Twonymedia server.
- Installed Ethernet Converter (EC) with installation CD while connected to router port. Used Dynamic addressing as per instructions.
- Attached EC to the HR20.
- Connected to the Network on the HR20 via the Network menu. Test Successful.
- Checked address in Advanced Settings; Matched what the HR20 address now shows on the wireless router admin screens for an address.
- Rebooted HR20

I am not seeing a change in the Menu on the HR20. Any ideas for me to check?

Thanks - Mark
 

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m_jraj said:
Novice here with a wireless network - not getting the HR20 to see my PCs pictures/music.

Specs:
D-Link DI-614+ wireless router; Buffalo Wireless G Ethernet Converter; Windows XP Desktop

Steps:
- Downloaded and installed Twonky. Included 3 additional add-on files in the Cgi-bin directory. Started Twonymedia server.
- Installed Ethernet Converter (EC) with installation CD while connected to router port. Used Dynamic addressing as per instructions.
- Attached EC to the HR20.
- Connected to the Network on the HR20 via the Network menu. Test Successful.
- Checked address in Advanced Settings; Matched what the HR20 address now shows on the wireless router admin screens for an address.
- Rebooted HR20

I am not seeing a change in the Menu on the HR20. Any ideas for me to check?

Thanks - Mark
Does the HR20 show both network connection as well as an internet connection?

It appears as though the HR20 needs both before you'll get Musics & Pics.
 

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The HR20 test shows connection to both the Internet and Network.
 

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Do you have the Buffalo converter set up to use DHCP or fixed IP address?

I was having much aggravating trouble with the HR 20 showing connected on both Inet and net yet no movie & pics when trying to use a fixed IP. My main router kept showing a different IP than the converter was set to.

I finally set the converter to use DHCP, reset the HR20 to use defaults, and got everything back.

We'll get this thing licked yet.

Good luck
 

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Thanks - using DHCP, although I did try static addressing as well during the process as I got a message when setting up the converter saying the IP addresses were in conflict. Now I am using DHCP, although I still get the occasional message on my laptop (connected via wire through the router) that I need to reconnect to the internet while surfing. Very intermittent though.
 

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In order to get my Buffalo wireless ethernet converter working, I first had to run a hardwire cat5 connection from my router directly to the HR20. Then I had the Music & Photos option appear in the menu. Then I unplugged the hardwire connection, and made the connection to the Buffalo converter - it worked! Unfortunately, once I rebooted my PC the HR20 lost the connection again.

It appears I can only get my HR20 connected (reliably) is with a hardwire connection. However, I can't leave 75' of cat5 cable running from the upstairs of my house to the downstairs where the HR20 is. This evening I'll be trying THIS METHOD, and hopefully I won't have anymore connection issues. If this works, the Buffalo converter is being sent back.
 

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The Powerline Ethernet Adapter does indeed work - finally! :D It acts just like a hardwired network cable connection. For anyone having issues with their wireless ethernet converters, I recommend going this route and they can be had from $50-$150 depending on where and what model you get. :)

EDIT: The only issue I still have remaining is that my HR20 can only see the Twonky media server software and not WMP11. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling WMP11 a couple times now to no avail. Looks like I'll need to cough up the $20 for the non-trial version of the Twonky software - unless someone can provide any tips for getting WMP11 to work?
 

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Tried direct connect from router straight to HR20 without using Ethernet Converter. Still not seeing Music and Pictures in menu. I must be doing something fundamentally wrong...
 
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