If that IS the case, then it would be a Router/Firewall issue. Double check your router settings. WinXP user should be sure to also open WinXP Firewall rules (especially SP2 users).CrispyCritter said:MY theory, but nobody has substantiated it yet (or disproven it), is that the actively refused message comes after the TiVo has lost its DHCP lease and changes IP addresses. For some adapter/router combinations the IP addresses change very frequently on the TiVo, and nobody has figured out why. That's why things seem to work again after rebooting the TiVo; it acquires a brand-new fresh lease.
Your suggestions are excellent, and should be the things looked at first. But I'm suspicious of things at a lower level. Both wireless hardware (and firmware on the wireless hardware) and linux wireless/USB drivers are still not mature; they're evolving too rapidly. I can see, for instance, a TiVo trying to reset something on the adapter because of excessive congestion/interference/ corruption/non-responsiveness, and during the reset process, good information might not get to the router in the proper timing sequence (eg the TiVo MAC, causing the router to assign a new IP address). This is based on looking at problems in the immature Linux wired ethernet drivers over 10 years ago; I haven't ever looked at wireless/USB drivers.Virt said:If that IS the case, then it would be a Router/Firewall issue. Double check your router settings. WinXP user should be sure to also open WinXP Firewall rules (especially SP2 users).
I'd also be sure the ports that TiVo uses are open in your router, software firewall (Panda, Norton, McAfee, ZoneAlarm, BlackIce, etc) and also WinXP Firewall (if activated - especially SP2 users):
TCP Port 2190
UDP Port 2190
TCP Ports 8080-8089
Lastly, I would also make sure to visit http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and be sure that you have the latest .NET updates.
Microsoft AntiSpyware users should also be sure to allow the TiVo programs access to the Internet/LAN/WAN. SpyBot Search and Destory users need to also allow the TiVo programs to make registry changes and allow access.
Yes, that's the sort of behavior that others have seen, but more explicit in your case. Thanks for posting!ryandelany said:I was having the same problem last night when I was trying to download shows before a trip I was taking. What I noticed was that if I had the Network settings page on the TV screen, and I started a download from the Tivo desktop, a few minutes would pass and all of a sudden the Tivo would lose the IP address and request a different one. ...
I solved the issue by assigning a static IP to the Tivo. Afterwards, I was able to download non-stop through the night without a single problem. So in a nutshell, the solution should be to set a static IP... if that doesn't work, you have other issues.
Yes, there is some relationship there, you're right. Essentialy it's best never ot have more than one machine in your house with a Tivo server.piper said:I had no problems at all until I installed the TiVo server software on my laptop in addition to my desktop.
Now my TiVo 'actively refuses' my connections. Networking software that doesn't work over more than one PC?
I know a lot of people really love their TiVos but the software that came with 7.1 is a joke.