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Topic # 87094 19-Jul-2011 19:32
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ey,

Just got the HG556a modem (Vodafone Complete Broadband) and am trying to setup DLNA in the house...

As there is simply an on/off function for the DLNA on the modem, am I right in presuming it doesn't actually operate as a DLNA server, moreso simply allows DLNA to pass between devices?

I have an External HDD, Sony TV and MacBook Pro connected to the modem.... so to play media over DLNA from the MacBook, I need a DLNA server on the Mac, is that correct? Something like Twonky Media Server?

My hopes were the modem would be a DLNA server and would server any media on external HDDs for example... if not, I don't see the point of the DLNA function on the modem...? have I got the wrong end of the stick?!

Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 495865 20-Jul-2011 18:31
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rjbathgate: ey,

Just got the HG556a modem (Vodafone Complete Broadband) and am trying to setup DLNA in the house...

As there is simply an on/off function for the DLNA on the modem, am I right in presuming it doesn't actually operate as a DLNA server, moreso simply allows DLNA to pass between devices?

I have an External HDD, Sony TV and MacBook Pro connected to the modem.... so to play media over DLNA from the MacBook, I need a DLNA server on the Mac, is that correct? Something like Twonky Media Server?

My hopes were the modem would be a DLNA server and would server any media on external HDDs for example... if not, I don't see the point of the DLNA function on the modem...? have I got the wrong end of the stick?!

Thanks in advance


I doubt your modem has enough storage to be content server. More likely to be one of these DLNAdevices listed on wikipedia:Home Infrastructure Devices
  • Mobile Network Connectivity Function (M-NCF): These devices provide a bridge between mobile handheld device network connectivity and home network connectivity.
  • Media Interoperability Unit (MIU):These devices provide content transformation between required media formats for home network and mobile handheld devices.







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  Reply # 495888 20-Jul-2011 19:22
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download PS3 mediaserver, your tv should reconise it. Will also transcode on the fly if file is not in the correct format



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  Reply # 495916 20-Jul-2011 19:55
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plod: download PS3 mediaserver, your tv should reconise it. Will also transcode on the fly if file is not in the correct format


Hey that's exactly what i tried last night, but it didn't recognise the TV/the TV didn't see the ps3mediaserver.

It's a Bravia KDL, which are far as I could see should be supported. Didn't give it long of trying thou, so might try again!

Cheers

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  Reply # 495933 20-Jul-2011 20:49
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rjbathgate:
plod: download PS3 mediaserver, your tv should reconise it. Will also transcode on the fly if file is not in the correct format


Hey that's exactly what i tried last night, but it didn't recognise the TV/the TV didn't see the ps3mediaserver.

It's a Bravia KDL, which are far as I could see should be supported. Didn't give it long of trying thou, so might try again!

Cheers

On mine the ps3 server comes up with device unknown, but the tv sees the computer. I have a samsung tv. 



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  Reply # 495937 20-Jul-2011 20:57
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plod:
On mine the ps3 server comes up with device unknown, but the tv sees the computer. I have a samsung tv. 


Yeah my ps3server says device unknown with warning symbol saying it may still work

But TV doesn't see anything at all.

Will try again sometime!

cheers

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  Reply # 495959 20-Jul-2011 21:39
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rjbathgate:
plod:
On mine the ps3 server comes up with device unknown, but the tv sees the computer. I have a samsung tv. 


Yeah my ps3server says device unknown with warning symbol saying it may still work

But TV doesn't see anything at all.

Will try again sometime!

cheers
You could try putting the tv's ip address directly into media server

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  Reply # 495984 20-Jul-2011 22:08
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Have you tried plugging a USB hard drive into your Vodafone router to see if the computer can see the drive?
I have the same router, but I use an Apple Airport Extreme to connect my USB HDD to.
Never bothered with the Vodafone unit...

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