08-08-2009 12:40:03 PM
08-08-2009 04:53:57 PM
The media sharing stuff uses (I believe) multicast/anycast, which the RG's integrated switch is set to suppress. If you plug the TV and computer into a common switch (maybe you have an old SOHO router laying around that has a four port switch in it?) it should come back (also plug the switch into a yellow RG Ethernet port).
For the manual setup, go to the PC, open a DOS window, enter "IPCONFIG /ALL" ... the computer's IP address & mask, plus the network's default gateway and DNS setting (probably the same number) should all be listed.
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08-09-2009 09:39:21 AM
I have a Pioneer Elite TV with Home Media Gallery which allows me to access my main desktop computer for pictures, etc. After setting up U-verse the connection to the desktop is gone. I think the Elite is trying to access the 2-Wire router and not the desktop anymore as both the hdtv and the desktop are networked from the 2-Wire router. The manual network set-up in the Media Gallery in the Elite asks for IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS server numbers. So, in my limited understanding of such things, how do I find for sure what numbers go into these fields? Thanks one and all!
If your TV is set to use manual IP addressing, it probably has an IP address in it from your old setup. This will need to be changed to work with your new home network.
You can do this one of two ways:
1) On the TV, if there is an option to obtain an IP address automatically (may be labeled "DHCP"), choose that.
2) If that is not an option, try the following settings:
IP Address: 192.168.1.20
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
DNS (if needed): 192.168.1.254
After this, make sure that your main desktop computer where the pictures are is able to browse the internet. This indicates that it is on the network.
Then on your TV, try to reestablish the connection to the main desktop.
08-09-2009 12:50:11 PM
Big shout out to SomeJoe7777! Those settings were instant winners! The tv and computer instantly found each other are are communicating far better than most married couples!