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Weird network problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jjcool, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. jjcool

    jjcool New Member

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    Hi all,
    Have a weird situation going on. Recently upgraded my home network. That means I got a new wireless router, as well as a wireless bridge/range extender. I currently have two Tivo HDs. Set everything up, and everything was fine. One tivo is hardwired to the bridge. The other is wireless using the b/g adapter. Could transfer from one tivo to the other, and from computer to tivos no problem. Now, the tivos cannot see each other. THey dont show up in the Now Playing lists. Both can connect and transfer from the computer as well as both can connect to the tivo service. If I reboot both machines, they show up in the respective now playing lists, and even let me transfer between the two, but eventually they both dissappear from the now playing list. The only other time I have had something like this happen was before I got the bridge. I got one N adapter, and hooked it up to one tivo, keeping the other b/g. It would work for a bit then stop. Reboot and it would work for a bit then stop. I am by no means a network specialist, and am sure it is something very simple that I am missing, but I just cant see it. Any help?
    Thanks.
     
  2. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    Only thing I can think of to suggest is to give each of your Tivos a static IP address outside of your routers DHCP range.

    And reboot your entire network after you do so (this includes the Tivos).
     
  3. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Yup, go with static IP addresses. Sounds like the DHCP lease is timing out.
     
  4. jjcool

    jjcool New Member

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    Thanks to both of you for the quick response. I set the routers DHCP range 100 and above, and set the two tivos IPs below that. So far that seems to have done the trick. I never would have come up with that solution on my own. Is there any way to extend that "lease" so it wouldnt time out?
     
  5. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    There may be a way depending on your router type. Log into your router and try to find a page that lets you set the lease timeout. Frankly, though, why worry about it for your Tivos? There is no reason they need anything other than a fixed IP address because they aren't mobile.
     
  6. lrhorer

    lrhorer Active Member

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    Even more strongly, there are some good reasons for them to be static.
     
  7. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Log onto TiVo, Inc's website, and go to your account there and see if all of your TiVos are listed and if everything looks as it should, especially regarding the names you've given your TiVos--a few months ago they disregarded them and started using the default ones based on the TSN for a week or three until they got that straightened out.

    I had to re-rename my S3 HD twice before it stuck.
     

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