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series 3 no longer sees HME applications

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by jbernardis, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    :rolleyes: What does the OP have to lose? Oh wait. More time and trouble trying to troubleshoot network problems that probably don't exist.

    Whatever. I'll shut up now. I couldn't care less if the OP checks his power supply or not. No skin off my back....
  2. jbernardis

    jbernardis New Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Princeton NJ
    The current status of all of this is that it is now working. About a week ago, I changed to a static IP address, but it had no apparent effect. So earlier today, I had planned to change my network topology a bit by adding a switch between the wireless access point/router, and then moving the TiVo to that switch - so it was no longer going through the WAP. Before I did so, I took one last look at the system and my apps were in the menu!!!

    I can't explain it. My only thought is that I didn't give the static IP change enough time to propagate through the network. I'll be keeping a closer eye on it in case it recurs, but for now I am happy.
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC
    I'm pleased that your problem appears to be resolved.
  4. jbernardis

    jbernardis New Member

    Oct 21, 2003
    Princeton NJ
    Actually there is more to report in this saga.

    Soon after I noticed the applications were back after the static IP address change, they were gone again. In a way I was relieved because I couldn't explain how a dynamic address would have caused this problem.

    Shortly thereafter, the tivo started behaving oddly in other ways, so I thought perhaps there was something to this power supply issue. I opened up the case and found some bulging capacitors, so I put together an order to Digikey for a complete capacitor set for both of my Tivos (about $20 total) and a few days later when I got them, I replaced the capacitors, but still the applications were missing.

    So next I tried my original thought - the one it turns out I should have tried first. My main network is cat6 cabling throughout the house with the hub in the basement where I have my cable modem and router. There is also a network switch in the same location because of the number of runs I have. One of those runs goes to my tv/stereo cabinet where it is terminated in my wireless access point. The wireless access point also includes an internal gigabit switch, and this is where I have my tivo, blu-ray, and AV receiver connected.

    I noticed that for some reason, the wireless access point was indicating that it had a gigabit connection to the tivo. I'm not sure why, because the tivo is of course only a 100Mbit device, and the cable was cat5, but everything seemed to work until now.

    What I did was to move all of the wires out of the WAP and into a gigabit switch, and then home the WAP itself to this new switch - basically taking the switch within the WAP out of the picture. The tivo immediately came up as a 100mbit device, and all of the apps re-appeared and are still there several days later.

    I'm guessing that the switch portion of the WAP has failed. I'm glad to be once again using the apps I developed.

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