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Topic # 93000 10-Nov-2011 20:43 Send private message

Got a bit of a strange problem.

We have 2 tivo's, both connected to the home network via wired ethernet.

one of the Tivo's every few days falls off the network, i've changed the cables, changed the port it's plugged in to on the router.

Typically by restarting the router it re-appears on the network, I've been looking at blaming the router so today when it had gone again from the network, I logged in to the router in admin mode, I noticed when looking at the DHCP lease page the both the tivo's were listed, but one of them had an expired lease

So what do I blame here, the router for not dishing out a new lease or the tivo?

It's kind of strange, but the other tivo has absolutely no problem in obtaining a new lease.
 

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  Reply # 544010 10-Nov-2011 22:04 Send private message

They don't have the same MAC address do they?

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  Reply # 544052 10-Nov-2011 23:40 Send private message

why dont you just make the lease permanent, or 999 days?

surely you havent got more than 254 devices obtaining IP addresses on your home network?




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  Reply # 544061 11-Nov-2011 00:14 Send private message

It's hard to tell based on how DHCP is negotiated,

Can you set an IP address manually in the TiVO and/or can you statically assign an IP address via DHCP to the TiVO in question, either option may help you.



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  Reply # 544072 11-Nov-2011 06:13 Send private message

I figured that making the lease time really big is the solution, although it doesn't fix the problem it will stop the tivo from falling off the network



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  Reply # 547250 19-Nov-2011 15:50 Send private message

gregmcc: I figured that making the lease time really big is the solution, although it doesn't fix the problem it will stop the tivo from falling off the network


If only it was that easy, now the IP address is maintained, gateway not found error.....doh!

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  Reply # 547581 20-Nov-2011 21:36 Send private message

what router do you have? i have an smc adsl router, and it crashes all the time - dhcp being an issue... about to bin it




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  Reply # 547590 20-Nov-2011 21:46 Send private message

Regs: what router do you have? i have an smc adsl router, and it crashes all the time - dhcp being an issue... about to bin it


One of "vodafone" branded, it's unlikely the router as I have a 2nd tivo on the same router with no problems, I can swap the lan ports between tivo's and the problem stays with the same tivo

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