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02-27-2007, 08:41 PM
My tivo has been having intermittent problems transferring files to my laptop, and the software also freezes up and has to be restarted quite often. Now, it won't transfer any files at all from one tivo, even though it "sees" all of the files on that tivo. I get error messages that the Transfer was interrupted, and it says "The network address is invalid". I rebooted the tivo last night, but that didn't solve the problem. I rebooted the laptop tonight and I am still getting the "Network Address is Invalid" error message, even though the Tivo Desktop 2.3 plus software does see all of the shows on that tivo. I would appreciate any suggestions or a link to what I should try next. Thanks!
02-27-2007, 09:29 PM
Are you wired, or wireless? Are you using a dynamic or static IP address on the TiVo? Have you tried rebooting your router?
02-27-2007, 10:09 PM
We're wireless, and my husband is pretty sure that we are using the dynamic ip addresses. I just rebooted the router and now that tivo is successfully transferring, but the other tivo (which was in the middle of transferring a show successfully before the router reboot) is now displaying the error message that the network is invalid. Do I need to reboot everything all at the same time? I prefer to use the tivo that wasn't working that is now working since it's closer to the network and the transfers usually come out better, but there are times that I have to transfer from the other tivo (that was working and is not not working) because it recorded something at the same time the other tivo was recording. (Both are single tuner tivos, so we use them both if shows are on against each other at the same time slot). Thanks!
02-28-2007, 05:15 AM
It sounds like they might both be vying for the same IP address for some reason (hence the 1-on 1-off behavior). On the Tivo in Messages & Settings>Settings>Phone & Network you can check the IP address of each Tivo to see if they are the same, and to see if they are being obtained automatically (via DHCP from the router). You could try assigning them different manual IPs in the same range (e.g. 192.168.0.xxx, if that's the format they're already using).
02-28-2007, 10:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. When I got home from work tonight, the back room tivo was still giving the network invalid error message. I checked both tivos later in the evening and they are set up to obtain the ip automatically via DHCP, and they had two different ip addresses (one ended in 102 and the other ended in 104). I just began transferring two shows (one from each tivo) and they are both working again. They seem to have healed themselves. This is really strange.
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