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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 147248 13-Jun-2014 12:26
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Hi All,
I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction here (and I m hoping this hasn't been covered elsewhere)

Was using a Thomson TG589V2, the internet connection on which has become extremely intermittent
Telecom has since sent me a Huawei HG630B as a replacement

Now with the Huawei the internet connection is fine, but I can no longer stream to my media server
I'm using both a PS3 and WDTV Live
Neither will pickup with a connection

Connection is via Ethernet and has always worked before via the Thomson
I have checked the Thomson and can't see any open ports or anything else

I have tried using PS3 Media Server and Universal Media Server, neither work
I don't currently use Plex as I am not really a fan of how it displays etc (personal taste is all)

Telecom support is non existent for this issue ...

Any ideas or help would be much appreciated


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1064923 13-Jun-2014 13:59
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Are you using DHCP or static IP addresses on your media players?  If it's the latter, your new router may be in a different address range than the old (eg 192.168.1.x instead of 192.168.2.x).  I'd recommend going into the network settings page on the media players and ensuring they are set to auto /DHCP addressing

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 1065322 14-Jun-2014 08:01
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Thanks for the reply
Using DHCP and on Win 8

I have fixed the issue but I am not certain specifically how I did it
After enabling SAMBA on the router, deleting my homegroup, allowing media sharing and a couple of other things I noticed that it was finally working
Just am not certain what was the final step needed


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