Network problem

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Network problem

I installed PTVnet-S2DT-62 and ICAKE-S2DT-62 with all of the defaults on 2 new 50GB drives in my HUGHES-DVR40. Then I plugged in my Netgear FA120 USB 2.0 adapter and connected it to a working cable that I had pulled out of another networked computer. When I plugged in the DVR, it never picked up an IP address from the DHCP server, though the lights are blinking green. Do I need to start over and try the USB 1.1 driver?

When did you plug in the

When did you plug in the adapter? Did you plug it in before the TiVo began to boot (as you should)? Sometimes, a simple reboot is all that is necessary to fix problems.

Do not use the 1.1 driver.

Did you boot from the PTVNet CD and insert InstantCake when it asked?

A peson in another thread said that a "Clear and Delete Everything" fixed the issue with his Netgear FA120 (and another user confirmed), though that *shouldn't* be necessary if PTVNet and InstantCake were installed correctly.

Yog-Sothoth said:When did you

Yog-Sothoth said:

When did you plug in the adapter? Did you boot from the PTVNet CD and insert InstantCake when it asked?



I plugged in the USB adapter and network cable prior to booting. I've tried rebooting. I booted from PTVNet CD and inserted InstantCake when it asked--said 'yes' to everything. I'll try "Clear and Delete Everything."

I just realized that I had

I just realized that I had seen the "Clear and Delete Everything" thread before. In that thread, the DVR had received an IP address via DHCP but services were not accessible. In my case, it has not. I'll test the net adapter on a PC first. If it works, should I try to redo the PTVNet/IC install with a static IP?

Did you try the other USB

Did you try the other USB port?

Yes.

Yes.

<scratches head>You could try

<scratches head>

You could try re-running only PTVNet on the drive, but since you already chose the USB 2.0 drivers....

I would almost recommend do a complete PTVNet/InstantCake installation over a "Clear and Delete Everything," as the latter could take hours.

There was one instance where I had to install PTVNet, re-install PTVNet, and re-install PTVNet again; I was trying to use a USB-ethernet adapter that turned out to be 1.1, but I ended up switching to another Linksys because I wasn't happy with the speed.

I hope there isn't a new version of the Netgear FA120 that isn't supported with software 6.2. All of mine are Linksys version 1s, and I've never had any problems with them.

What router are you using?

I confirmed from Windows that

I confirmed from Windows that my FA120 works, rebooted my SMC Barricade 10/100/wireless router, reboot my DVR40. Then I tried re-running only PTVNet, re-running again with USB 1.1, re-running PTVNet AND InstantCake with USB 2.0 on a newer PC... Still NO NETWORK! I was a little frustrated to find that PTVNet would not even allow me to set the IP address to static. I'm still getting a blinking green light, but I have not acquired an IP address from the router. Neither the router logs nor Look@Lan have seen a new IP turn up, and I've tried pinging every IP address in the DHCP range.

What specific model is yours?

What specific model is yours? I see that the 7004ABR has the ability for static DHCP. I have all of my network devices set up this way.

HUGHES SD-DVR40 - PTVNet only

HUGHES SD-DVR40 - PTVNet only provides an 'ok' option to configure with DHCP and turn the static flag 'off' - I'm running "Clear and Delete Everything" now to see if that fixes the network connectivity issue. I'm not very confident that it will...

My fault - What specific

My fault - What specific model router is yours?

I have a short DHCP range set

I have a short DHCP range set. I changed the IPs to never expire. I wanted to try setting a static IP on the DVR to see if it would connect, rather than counting on it to pull an IP with DHCP, but the PTVNet script wouldn't allow that. Do I need to buy a Linksys? If so, will I need to re-run PTVNet, or just plug it in and restart? I've had the Netgear too long to return it...

The reason I ask about your

The reason I ask about your router is the fact that it may support manually assigning IPs by MAC address (static DHCP).

The router is a SMCWBR14-G. I

The router is a SMCWBR14-G. I don't see a place to configure static DHCP, and I don't see a firmware update for it online. I bought a Linksys USB200M, connected it, and restarted the DVR, but it still didn't pick up an IP, and the activity light is not blinking.

I re-ran PTVNet and booted

I re-ran PTVNet and booted with the USB200M again--still no go...

I booted with both cards, and

I booted with both cards, and it finally came up! Now I'm afraid to unplug one of them...

It looks like it was a

It looks like it was a problem with the LAN cable--ugh... Thanks for the tips.