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October 15, 2004 6:49:19 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.

I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer just
grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going, but it's
listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps averaging in a
transfer speed of 0).

I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory defaults,
but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings and the
computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.

Anyone have any ideas?
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 6:49:20 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:49:19 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
(someone@earthlink.net) wrote:

>Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.
>

I used QVision for over a year. DVArchive is more capable, but I
couldn't get it to work. The docuementation is missing something
important. That is, you have to let your firewall pass IP address
239.255.255.250 (class D address). With that done, DVA was more
reliable than QVision (but there may still be a problem, see below).

>I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
>computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer just
>grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going, but it's
>listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps averaging in a
>transfer speed of 0).
>

Does your network have a DHCP server (usually part of your router)?
There have been problems with the Replay changing IP unexpectedly. See
the other messages about that (I have posted several of them). I have
a solution that has kept my Replays from having trouble for 2 weeks
now,

>I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
>thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory defaults,
>but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings and the
>computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.
>

It can help to keep a record of the custom router settings you have
made, so it's easy to recover from a router reset.

>Anyone have any ideas?

What I did, was first increase the "DHCP lease time" (that's a router
setting). Even better, enable "static DHCP" (see the other posts) for
the Replay. If your router doesn't have that feature, disable it's
DHCP server and use a program from
http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (takes a little
intelligence to se up, but works fine).

--
71 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
October 20, 2004 8:56:16 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

Mark, sorry I didn't reply until now-- this is great! I did search
for a post regarding the changing IP issue, and couldn't find one...
would you be so kind as to summarize this in another post?

Thanks again...

On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:46:15 -0500, Mark Lloyd
<mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:

>On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:49:19 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
>(someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>
>>Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.
>>
>
>I used QVision for over a year. DVArchive is more capable, but I
>couldn't get it to work. The docuementation is missing something
>important. That is, you have to let your firewall pass IP address
>239.255.255.250 (class D address). With that done, DVA was more
>reliable than QVision (but there may still be a problem, see below).
>
>>I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
>>computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer just
>>grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going, but it's
>>listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps averaging in a
>>transfer speed of 0).
>>
>
>Does your network have a DHCP server (usually part of your router)?
>There have been problems with the Replay changing IP unexpectedly. See
>the other messages about that (I have posted several of them). I have
>a solution that has kept my Replays from having trouble for 2 weeks
>now,
>
>>I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
>>thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory defaults,
>>but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings and the
>>computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.
>>
>
>It can help to keep a record of the custom router settings you have
>made, so it's easy to recover from a router reset.
>
>>Anyone have any ideas?
>
>What I did, was first increase the "DHCP lease time" (that's a router
>setting). Even better, enable "static DHCP" (see the other posts) for
>the Replay. If your router doesn't have that feature, disable it's
>DHCP server and use a program from
>http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (takes a little
>intelligence to se up, but works fine).
>
>--
>71 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
>Mark Lloyd
>http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
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Anonymous
October 20, 2004 8:56:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:56:16 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
(someone@earthlink.net) wrote:

>Mark, sorry I didn't reply until now-- this is great! I did search
>for a post regarding the changing IP issue, and couldn't find one...
>would you be so kind as to summarize this in another post?
>
>Thanks again...
>

There is a bug in the Replay software that causes it to request
different IP addresses. Changing the "DHCP lease time" on the router
can help some, but not enough. Setting the Replay to use a static IP
doesn't fix it. The Replay requests a dynamic IP anyway.

You need to set your DHCP server to "static DHCP". That is, it
associates a particular IP with the Replay's MAC (hardware) address,
and always assigns that IP.

You may be able to set this in your router (I think Netgear routers
allow it). Otherwise turn your router's DHCP off and use the program
from http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm on any networked
computer (which must itself have a static IP). If you need further
help, read on that website or ask.

I've been using that last solution since Oct 1, and no problems with
the Replay dropping off the network (it happened 2-3 times a week
before).

>On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:46:15 -0500, Mark Lloyd
><mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>
>>On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:49:19 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
>>(someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>>
>>>Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.
>>>
>>
>>I used QVision for over a year. DVArchive is more capable, but I
>>couldn't get it to work. The docuementation is missing something
>>important. That is, you have to let your firewall pass IP address
>>239.255.255.250 (class D address). With that done, DVA was more
>>reliable than QVision (but there may still be a problem, see below).
>>
>>>I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
>>>computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer just
>>>grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going, but it's
>>>listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps averaging in a
>>>transfer speed of 0).
>>>
>>
>>Does your network have a DHCP server (usually part of your router)?
>>There have been problems with the Replay changing IP unexpectedly. See
>>the other messages about that (I have posted several of them). I have
>>a solution that has kept my Replays from having trouble for 2 weeks
>>now,
>>
>>>I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
>>>thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory defaults,
>>>but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings and the
>>>computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.
>>>
>>
>>It can help to keep a record of the custom router settings you have
>>made, so it's easy to recover from a router reset.
>>
>>>Anyone have any ideas?
>>
>>What I did, was first increase the "DHCP lease time" (that's a router
>>setting). Even better, enable "static DHCP" (see the other posts) for
>>the Replay. If your router doesn't have that feature, disable it's
>>DHCP server and use a program from
>>http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (takes a little
>>intelligence to se up, but works fine).
>>
>>--
>>71 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>>Mark Lloyd
>>http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com

--
66 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
Anonymous
October 20, 2004 11:12:51 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

Further to the Netgear routers, they have a feature (as may other
brands) called "Address Reservation" that allows you to assign a
dedicated IP to a specific MAC address while still leaving the DHCP
function turned on. This is what I use for my six Replays and I've
never had an IP problem. I've also found that if you set the DHCP range
from, say 2 through 50, then you can still use static devices set to
addresses above 50 while using DHCP for other items. I've worked with
other routers like Linksys, D-link and Buffalo but I like the Netgears
the best.

From:Mark Lloyd
mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:56:16 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
> (someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>
>> Mark, sorry I didn't reply until now-- this is great! I did search
>> for a post regarding the changing IP issue, and couldn't find one...
>> would you be so kind as to summarize this in another post?
>>
>> Thanks again...
>>
>
> There is a bug in the Replay software that causes it to request
> different IP addresses. Changing the "DHCP lease time" on the router
> can help some, but not enough. Setting the Replay to use a static IP
> doesn't fix it. The Replay requests a dynamic IP anyway.
>
> You need to set your DHCP server to "static DHCP". That is, it
> associates a particular IP with the Replay's MAC (hardware) address,
> and always assigns that IP.
>
> You may be able to set this in your router (I think Netgear routers
> allow it). Otherwise turn your router's DHCP off and use the program
> from http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm on any networked
> computer (which must itself have a static IP). If you need further
> help, read on that website or ask.
>
> I've been using that last solution since Oct 1, and no problems with
> the Replay dropping off the network (it happened 2-3 times a week
> before).
>
>> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:46:15 -0500, Mark Lloyd
>> <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>
>>> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:49:19 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
>>> (someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>>>
>>>> Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.
>>>>
>>>
>>> I used QVision for over a year. DVArchive is more capable, but I
>>> couldn't get it to work. The docuementation is missing something
>>> important. That is, you have to let your firewall pass IP address
>>> 239.255.255.250 (class D address). With that done, DVA was more
>>> reliable than QVision (but there may still be a problem, see below).
>>>
>>>> I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
>>>> computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer
>>>> just grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going,
>>>> but it's listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps
>>>> averaging in a transfer speed of 0).
>>>>
>>>
>>> Does your network have a DHCP server (usually part of your router)?
>>> There have been problems with the Replay changing IP unexpectedly.
>>> See the other messages about that (I have posted several of them).
>>> I have a solution that has kept my Replays from having trouble for
>>> 2 weeks now,
>>>
>>>> I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
>>>> thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory
>>>> defaults, but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings
>>>> and the computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.
>>>>
>>>
>>> It can help to keep a record of the custom router settings you have
>>> made, so it's easy to recover from a router reset.
>>>
>>>> Anyone have any ideas?
>>>
>>> What I did, was first increase the "DHCP lease time" (that's a
>>> router setting). Even better, enable "static DHCP" (see the other
>>> posts) for the Replay. If your router doesn't have that feature,
>>> disable it's DHCP server and use a program from
>>> http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (takes a little
>>> intelligence to se up, but works fine).
>>>
>>> --
>>> 71 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>>
>>> Mark Lloyd
>>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>
> --
> 66 days until the winter solstice celebration
>
> Mark Lloyd
> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
Anonymous
October 20, 2004 11:12:52 PM

Archived from groups: alt.video.ptv.replaytv (More info?)

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 19:12:51 GMT, "BruceR" <brNOSPAM@hawaii.com>
wrote:

>Further to the Netgear routers, they have a feature (as may other
>brands) called "Address Reservation" that allows you to assign a
>dedicated IP to a specific MAC address while still leaving the DHCP
>function turned on. This is what I use for my six Replays and I've
>never had an IP problem. I've also found that if you set the DHCP range
>from, say 2 through 50, then you can still use static devices set to
>addresses above 50 while using DHCP for other items. I've worked with
>other routers like Linksys, D-link and Buffalo but I like the Netgears
>the best.
>

Apparently, that's the same feature called "static DHCP" elsewhere.

>From:Mark Lloyd
>mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx
>
>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:56:16 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
>> (someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>>
>>> Mark, sorry I didn't reply until now-- this is great! I did search
>>> for a post regarding the changing IP issue, and couldn't find one...
>>> would you be so kind as to summarize this in another post?
>>>
>>> Thanks again...
>>>
>>
>> There is a bug in the Replay software that causes it to request
>> different IP addresses. Changing the "DHCP lease time" on the router
>> can help some, but not enough. Setting the Replay to use a static IP
>> doesn't fix it. The Replay requests a dynamic IP anyway.
>>
>> You need to set your DHCP server to "static DHCP". That is, it
>> associates a particular IP with the Replay's MAC (hardware) address,
>> and always assigns that IP.
>>
>> You may be able to set this in your router (I think Netgear routers
>> allow it). Otherwise turn your router's DHCP off and use the program
>> from http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm on any networked
>> computer (which must itself have a static IP). If you need further
>> help, read on that website or ask.
>>
>> I've been using that last solution since Oct 1, and no problems with
>> the Replay dropping off the network (it happened 2-3 times a week
>> before).
>>
>>> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 11:46:15 -0500, Mark Lloyd
>>> <mlloyd@5xxxmail.com5xxx> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:49:19 GMT, someone@earthlink.net
>>>> (someone@earthlink.net) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Need some help with an odd issue I've had with QVision lately.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I used QVision for over a year. DVArchive is more capable, but I
>>>> couldn't get it to work. The docuementation is missing something
>>>> important. That is, you have to let your firewall pass IP address
>>>> 239.255.255.250 (class D address). With that done, DVA was more
>>>> reliable than QVision (but there may still be a problem, see below).
>>>>
>>>>> I'll go ahead and start a transfer from my Replay 5000 unit to my
>>>>> computer and let it run overnight. At some point, the transfer
>>>>> just grinds to a halt. QVision think the transfer is still going,
>>>>> but it's listing the speed at around .01 mb/sec (as it keeps
>>>>> averaging in a transfer speed of 0).
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Does your network have a DHCP server (usually part of your router)?
>>>> There have been problems with the Replay changing IP unexpectedly.
>>>> See the other messages about that (I have posted several of them).
>>>> I have a solution that has kept my Replays from having trouble for
>>>> 2 weeks now,
>>>>
>>>>> I've been using the software without fault for a year. My only
>>>>> thought is that recently I had to reset my router to factory
>>>>> defaults, but I went in and reprogrammed all the wireless settings
>>>>> and the computer is able to see the Replay listings just fine.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It can help to keep a record of the custom router settings you have
>>>> made, so it's easy to recover from a router reset.
>>>>
>>>>> Anyone have any ideas?
>>>>
>>>> What I did, was first increase the "DHCP lease time" (that's a
>>>> router setting). Even better, enable "static DHCP" (see the other
>>>> posts) for the Replay. If your router doesn't have that feature,
>>>> disable it's DHCP server and use a program from
>>>> http://ruttkamp.gmxhome.de/dhcpsrv/dhcpsrv.htm (takes a little
>>>> intelligence to se up, but works fine).
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> 71 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>>>
>>>> Mark Lloyd
>>>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>>
>> --
>> 66 days until the winter solstice celebration
>>
>> Mark Lloyd
>> http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
>

--
66 days until the winter solstice celebration

Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.laughingsquid.com
!