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Networking Issue with S3

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by elenaran, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. elenaran

    elenaran New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    I own a Premiere and a Series 3. Recently, they have stopped being able to see eachother over the network. The reason I think it's something to do with my S3 is because I'm also suddenly not able to access Streambaby on my S3, but I can use it fine on my Premiere.

    I am able to connect to TiVo service fine from both, and I can access my mp3s and photos from both just fine.

    Things I've tried:
    Restarting both TiVos
    Restarting PC
    Reinstalling TiVo Desktop
    Downgrading Java from v7 to v6
    Made sure both TiVos were set up in TiVo Desktop Access Control
    Both TiVos have video sharing/downloading permission on tivo.com

    I'm running Windows 7 on the PC if that makes a difference.

    Any ideas?
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Assign each of the Tivos a static IP address from the Network Settings screen on the Tivo (outside of your routers DHCP range) and then reboot your entire network (Tivos, computer, AND router).
  3. elenaran

    elenaran New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    OK, I'll try this later.

    Would I need to return my TiVos to automatic IPs after everything reset?
  4. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    Actually it's better to leave the TiVos set up with fixed IP addresses.

    Just be sure to write down somewhere what addresses you used.

    Really, anything on your home network that doesn't travel should have a fixed IP address so that it never has to argue or negotiate with the router about the address. One variable fewer, one thing fewer to possibly go wrong.

    And the DHCP pool shouldn't be a lot larger than the number of devices that do travel.

    I have my router set on (that's the default)

    I start the computers at and go up

    I start the TiVos at

    My DHCP pool is from downwards by as many slots as I think I need.

    If my network gets big enough that all the addresses between 200 and 254 get filled to overflowing I'll have to hire someone to administer it. :)
  5. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Yeah, I had one S3HD that refused to work on DHCP. The advice to set them all for static IP is a good one. I also do that for my security cameras and my wireless bridges and my Wii.
  6. elenaran

    elenaran New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Well that fixed the TiVos from not being able to see each other, but still no Streambaby showing up on the S3. Works just fine on the Premeire, though.

    Again, this just happened in the past week or so. Everything was working fine on both TiVos up until then.

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