1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

MRV isssue

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by trety, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    I have 2 series 3 Tivo. 1 for bedroom (BR), 1 for living room (LR).
    They have been working fine using MRV for a while now, but in the past 2 months, I have started having issues with the LR one.
    Both are hardwired and now also have static IP's
    The BR one can see the LR one with no problem.
    The LR one can see the BR one for a little while and then it disappears. When this happens the BR one can still see the LR one.
    When this happens, the LR can still connect to the Tivo service via ethernet
    If I restart the LR one, it will see the BR for a while.
    I am using Verizon FIOS with a model MI424WR router.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    10,440
    55
    Aug 2, 2003
    It's the bedroom one you need to restart. Either it's not sending out beacons, or they're not getting through. Restarting it will at least restart the beacons. I can't say the problem won't recur, though.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,400
    7
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Reboot both TiVos and the router.

    Can't hurt, might help.

    Also, assuming your router's Local Area Network IP address is

    xxx.xxx.xxx.1

    then you've got

    xxx.xxx.xxx.2 through xxx.xxx.xxx.254 to play with.

    Figure out what range you want to set aside for non-traveling computers, what range for TiVos, and what range for DHCP addresses (I suggest the lowest amount needed plus one or two more for the unforseen) and set the DHCP range accordingly.

    For instance I do

    computers

    .101 up

    TiVos

    .201 up

    and

    DHCP

    .250 to .254

    Prevents any possibility of the DHCP server sticking its nose where it doesn't belong and interfering with anything.
     
  4. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    Static IP's are set outside the DHCP range already, so that isn't it and rebooting the BR Tivo doesn't solve the problem, the LR Tivo still can't see it until I reboot the LR one.

    And yes, rebooting both Tivo's and the router solve the problem, but it comes back quickly.. We are rebooting the LR Tivo multiple times per day right now...
     
  5. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,400
    7
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    I don't see the words "rebooted the router" in there anywhere.
     
  6. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    It's there... :)
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    16,400
    7
    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Here's the version I saw.


    If you edit a comment quickly enough, it doesn't have "last edited at..." in small print at the bottom, but that's no guarantee that the comment wasn't edited.
     
  8. fyodor

    fyodor Member

    535
    1
    Sep 19, 2006
    When I had that problem, simply renewing your network settings would fix the problem.

    In terms of longer term solutions, I think that you need to fiddle with the multicast settings on your router. Search for "multicast" for more info.
     
  9. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    I made some changes to the multicast options, so I'll see how it goes.. if it stays connected for a few days, I should be good, since it has been geting worse...
     
  10. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    no go on the multicast. lasted about a day... and rebooting the router alone doesn't do anything...
    rebooting the LR Tivo by itself still works....
     
  11. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    10,440
    55
    Aug 2, 2003
    If rebooting the router doesn't help, you might try replacing it.

    I have the same router (although perhaps not the same revision). But the way my network is set up, everything comes to a switch, with only one line going from the switch to the router. A switch is less likely to mess things up... I mean, you can't even configure it if you want to. :) Even my wireless goes through access points, to the switch -- I've disabled it on the router. I did all this mostly for speed reasons (gigabit switch, N access points), but that may not be the only benefit.
     
  12. trety

    trety New Member

    6
    0
    Feb 17, 2012
    I do have a single line leaving the router going to a switch as well.. mostly just to clean up all the wires, since my whole house is wired and the wireless is just for my tablets and 2 laptops ( speed isn't a concern on the laptops)...

    While it could be the router, I don't think it is... If it was the router, why is the LR Tivo, the only one with the problem? The BR Tivo doesn't have the problem at all... I am thinking there might be something wrong with the LR Tivo at this point....
     
  13. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    10,440
    55
    Aug 2, 2003
    I was suggesting "replacing" the router with a switch. If you already have only a switch between the TiVos, then it's the switch you could try replacing.
     

Share This Page