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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 4, 2005 5:26:41 PM

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I know this has been asked and answered so I'm not gonna beg too much, but
simply want a pointer to where I can find the answer. . .

I have my 5040 connected to my network via a wireless bridge. Without fail,
when it comes time for Replay's every three day update, the unit freezes
with the "Please wait. . . " screen.

I unplug the ethernet connection to the wireless bridge, restart the 5040
and it works fine. I then plug the ethernet back in and can update it
manually and it continues to work fine until the next network update where
it freezes again.

It's only a minor nuisance to keep the ethernet unplugged and manually
update, but I shouldn't have to. I'm familiar that there is some kind of
DHCP bug, but I have a fixed IP address set for the 5040. (Yet I'm not sure
about the wireless box. . .)

Any ideas welcome except I'm not gonna go back to a wired connection. . .

TIA

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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 5, 2005 1:14:11 AM

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This reminds me.....

If you have a "Lifetime" does it need to connect regullary (other than
for the channel guide) or can it just run along forever in "Manual VCR"
mode like, Well, a VCR

jpmist wrote:
> I know this has been asked and answered so I'm not gonna beg too much, but
> simply want a pointer to where I can find the answer. . .
>
> I have my 5040 connected to my network via a wireless bridge. Without fail,
> when it comes time for Replay's every three day update, the unit freezes
> with the "Please wait. . . " screen.
>
> I unplug the ethernet connection to the wireless bridge, restart the 5040
> and it works fine. I then plug the ethernet back in and can update it
> manually and it continues to work fine until the next network update where
> it freezes again.
>
> It's only a minor nuisance to keep the ethernet unplugged and manually
> update, but I shouldn't have to. I'm familiar that there is some kind of
> DHCP bug, but I have a fixed IP address set for the 5040. (Yet I'm not sure
> about the wireless box. . .)
>
> Any ideas welcome except I'm not gonna go back to a wired connection. . .
>
> TIA
>
> ___________________________
>
> jpmis* speedfactory * net
> ___________________________

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August 9, 2005 5:56:49 AM

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I think it will work. There's been times when I was on dial-up and for
whatever reason the updates would totally fail (faulty outlets). I
didn't notice for a few weeks until the guide suddenly was blank. But I
still had all my shows.

Similarly, when I bought it used (already activated), it was
operational, even though it had been in storage for an unknown amount of
time.
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 9, 2005 7:02:54 AM

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John in Detroit wrote:
> This reminds me.....
>
> If you have a "Lifetime" does it need to connect regullary (other than
> for the channel guide) or can it just run along forever in "Manual VCR"
> mode like, Well, a VCR
>
It will have to connect to update the clock and verify activation status
eventually.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 9, 2005 7:06:07 AM

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> I have my 5040 connected to my network via a wireless bridge. Without fail,
> when it comes time for Replay's every three day update, the unit freezes
> with the "Please wait. . . " screen.
>
> I unplug the ethernet connection to the wireless bridge, restart the 5040
> and it works fine. I then plug the ethernet back in and can update it
> manually and it continues to work fine until the next network update where
> it freezes again.
>
> It's only a minor nuisance to keep the ethernet unplugged and manually
> update, but I shouldn't have to. I'm familiar that there is some kind of
> DHCP bug, but I have a fixed IP address set for the 5040. (Yet I'm not sure
> about the wireless box. . .)

Fixed IP is not enough. The router has to be set to reserve the static
ip of the Replay to its mac address to eliminate the bug.
August 9, 2005 1:51:46 PM

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On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:06:07 -0400, Tony D <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>
>> I have my 5040 connected to my network via a wireless bridge. Without fail,
>> when it comes time for Replay's every three day update, the unit freezes
>> with the "Please wait. . . " screen.
>>
>> I unplug the ethernet connection to the wireless bridge, restart the 5040
>> and it works fine. I then plug the ethernet back in and can update it
>> manually and it continues to work fine until the next network update where
>> it freezes again.
>>
>> It's only a minor nuisance to keep the ethernet unplugged and manually
>> update, but I shouldn't have to. I'm familiar that there is some kind of
>> DHCP bug, but I have a fixed IP address set for the 5040. (Yet I'm not sure
>> about the wireless box. . .)
>
>Fixed IP is not enough. The router has to be set to reserve the static
>ip of the Replay to its mac address to eliminate the bug.

Again, assuming all routers support address reservation. Many don't.

If it doesn't, you will need to DISABLE DHCP. There's a program people
often talk about here that does support address resolution, and can be
used even if your router doesn't. It takes a little to work to set up,
but may be preferable to static IP.

Wireless adds considerable complexity. Be very sure you need it.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 9, 2005 3:01:50 PM

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sam wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 03:06:07 -0400, Tony D <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>
>>>I have my 5040 connected to my network via a wireless bridge. Without fail,
>>>when it comes time for Replay's every three day update, the unit freezes
>>>with the "Please wait. . . " screen.
>>>
>>>I unplug the ethernet connection to the wireless bridge, restart the 5040
>>>and it works fine. I then plug the ethernet back in and can update it
>>>manually and it continues to work fine until the next network update where
>>>it freezes again.
>>>
>>>It's only a minor nuisance to keep the ethernet unplugged and manually
>>>update, but I shouldn't have to. I'm familiar that there is some kind of
>>>DHCP bug, but I have a fixed IP address set for the 5040. (Yet I'm not sure
>>>about the wireless box. . .)
>>
>>Fixed IP is not enough. The router has to be set to reserve the static
>>ip of the Replay to its mac address to eliminate the bug.
>
>
> Again, assuming all routers support address reservation. Many don't.

And again, throw away your 3yr old $30 router and spend another $30. It
isn't worth $30 in time or effort to jury rig something.
>
> If it doesn't, you will need to DISABLE DHCP. There's a program people
> often talk about here that does support address resolution, and can be
> used even if your router doesn't. It takes a little to work to set up,
> but may be preferable to static IP.

Since the Replay looks for a DHCP server whether it is static or not,
removing the server causes a couple of minutes to be added to the
Replay's boot time.
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