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Problem with MRV to Tivo HD

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by KenVa, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. KenVa

    KenVa Member

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    I have been having this problem for a couple weeks now and can not seem to find an answer. I have a Premiere and a Tivo HD. In the Now Playing list on the Premiere I can see the Tivo HD and transfrer programs from it with no problem. When I go to the Now Playing list on the HD I can not see the Premiere. The Premiere is connected via wifi and the tivo HD is hardwired to the router. From my computer I can connect to either one from a browser. Any ideas???
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Might just need to reboot the Premiere.

    If that doesn't work then log into your account on tivo.com, click DVR Preferences and make sure the two boxes for "Video Sharing" and "Video Downloads" are enabled for both boxes. If they aren't then check them and click Save. It could take a day or so for this change to propagate through their system, so be patient if you make a change.

    If that's not it then it could be the wifi router. Some of them will block the ports or protocols TiVos use to discover one another. It really depends on your wifi router as to whether this can be fixed or not.

    Dan
     
  3. KenVa

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I should have included more info. I've rebooted both Tivos and the wifi router. The wifi router is my Fios router that I have had for the last two years, so nothing should have changed there. Also I did log into the tivo.com website and both boxes were checked. I clicked save anyway just incase something needs to be updated. This has been working perfectly fine for about 2 years now. Now it doen't. I know both devices are online because they get updates and I can transfer from the Tivo HD to the Premiere just not the other way around.
     
  4. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I occasionally have problems with TiVos losing track of one another, but they usually come back and if they don't a reboot fixes it.

    TiVos uses a discovery protoco,l that broadcasts on port 2190 I believe, to anounce themselves to other TiVos on the network. Is it possible you have something else puttingntraffic out on that port? Or perhaps blocking that port?

    Dan
     
  5. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    One thing to consider if you haven't already done so, is to give each of your Tivos a fixed (static) IP address outside of your routers DHCP range.
     
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Even if you gave it a fixed IP inside the routers DHCP range, the router should be smart enough to realize those IP addresses are in use and not try to give them out to another device. This is how my router works. Any static IP addresses I use from a device is always in the range that my routers DHCP uses. I've never had them give out duplicate IP addresses. Even in the old days when I only had setup a range of a couple dozen IP Addresses and they were all in use. The router never tried to give out an IP address from a device that had it's own static IP address. Now I always use a range between 101 and 254 for my home network and try to group similar devices in the same IP group.
     
  7. KenVa

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    Well I finally got it to work. I moved the Premiere to where I could hard wire it to the router and now the tivo HD can see it. Is it possible that its the wifi adapter? I hate to get another one without really knowing if that is it though.
     
  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Is it a TiVo brand adapter?

    Dan
     
  9. KenVa

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    Yes it's Tivo's Wifi G USB adapter
     
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  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Try this... Unplug both TiVos and the router. Plug the router in and allow it to completely boot. Now plug in the TiVo HD and allow it to completely boot. Finally plug in the Premiere.

    If a few minutes after the Premiere boots up you still can't see it on the TiVo HD on it then something is wrong with either the wifi adapter or the router.

    Dan
     
  12. KenVa

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I just gave that a try, but unfortunately still the same result. I'm just going to order on of the N wifi adapters. That should definitely work.
     
  13. cmshep222

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    Ken, why buy a WiFi N adapter? You have Fios, buy an "ActionTec Moca adapter" and you'd have high-speed from your Premiere as well.
     

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