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Network Problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Ed_Hunt, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    I haven't seen this problem, so I thought I would ask. My series3 HD is hardwired to the same Router as my Computer. The Tivo will only see the Computer on occasion, I can't see any rhyme or reason for when it sees it and when it doesn't. My Laptop is wireless and the Tivo sees it all the time. I have rebooted everything one at a time and it seems if I reboot the main router where the cable comes into the house it will see the Tivo at least for a while. It will then disappear and come back on its own.
    Any thoughts?
     
  2. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

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    Are both routers doing DHCP? If so, are they on different subnets? Are the IP addresses handed out to the TiVo, the desktop and the laptop all on the same subnet? IOW, are all three client devices getting IP addresses from the same router?
     
  3. sfhub

    sfhub Active Member

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    Can your computer (desktop?) ping the S3 TiVo all the time, continuously, or does the TiVo drop out occasionally?
     
  4. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    Tivo can only see a computer if the computer is running programs such as Tivo Desktop or PyTivo.
     
  5. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    Patterson,...
    I am running both:up:
     
  6. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    The problem I have with this solution is I can go to the now playing list and the computer will be there, then watch a show, go back to the npl and its gone. I know the computer has a good solid connection to the network because shows transfer from the tivo to the computer with no problem and from tivo to tivo with no problem. It is a pain since I just got a 2 TB drive for it and I have transferred my shows to the computer, which by the way keeps transferring even when it disappears, again telling me my network connection is good.
     
  7. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Active Member

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    I was having the same problem a while back. It was caused by the Bonjour service turning itself off for some reason. I had to uninstall and then reinstall the Tivo desktop to make it stay running.
     
  8. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    I will try this tonight, thank you:up:
     
  9. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    Have you tried switching Desktop from Bonjour to TiVo Beacon? It's much more reliable IMO.
     
  10. Ed_Hunt

    Ed_Hunt Pokerpro

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    At least for now re-installing desktop seems to be working. A caveat, you can't download the free version of desktop anymore even if you have a key. I had a download I kept, took a while to find it, I used that.
    Thanks for the replys
     
  11. Housted

    Housted New Member

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    How do you do that???

    Housted
     
  12. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Launch TiVo Desktop.

    At the top where it says

    File View Actions Services Help

    click on Services, then click on TiVo Server Properties, then click on the tab that says Network.
     
  13. ggieseke

    ggieseke Active Member

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    http://www.tivo.com/assets/exe/tivotogo/TiVoDesktop2.8.3.exe
     

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