Booting mvpmc with Hauppauge - can't telnet

Windows
colingold
2007-02-24
2013-06-03
  • colingold
    colingold
    2007-02-24

    Hello,

    I'm using the Hauppauge server software to test out mvpmc.
    I can see that the MVP downloads the dongle.bin and displays
    the www.mvpmc.org logo on a black screen. However at this
    point it seems that the MVP might be unresponsive, as I can
    no longer ping the MVP and can not telnet to it.

    When the MVP is waiting at the server selection screen, after
    it has an IP assigned I am still able to ping. Here are the last
    few lines of the Hauppauge hcwsmslog file:

    Sat Feb 24 20:09:16 2007->192.168.0.2: read request for C:\PROGRA~1\HAUPPA~1\Hardware\\dongle.bin.ver: success
    Sat Feb 24 20:09:16 2007->(netloader): started handler, wait for next...
    Sat Feb 24 20:09:21 2007->192.168.0.2: read request for C:\PROGRA~1\HAUPPA~1\Hardware\\dongle.bin: success

    At this point the MVP seems to disable and enable it's ethernet.
    I'm using a rev H3 MVP and have tried both dongle.bin-mvpmc0.3.3
    and dongle.bin-mvpmc0.3.2 with exactly the sam results, and have
    deleted dongle.bin.ver with each attempt.

    Any ideas? Many thanks.

     
    • MVallevand
      MVallevand
      2007-02-24

      Are you running wireless?

      Martin

       
    • colingold
      colingold
      2007-02-24

      No I'm using wired. Forgot to mention that
      the MVP works fine with the Hauppauge
      software and dongle.bin.

      thanks.

       
      • MVallevand
        MVallevand
        2007-02-24

        Sorry, I asked the wrong question.  Do you have the wMVP with a wireless capability?

        Martin

         
    • colingold
      colingold
      2007-02-24

      No mine only has wired capability.

      Colin.

       
      • MVallevand
        MVallevand
        2007-02-24

        Colin, this is odd.  I've got two questions

        1. Are you direct connected from the MediaMVP to your computer.  If so, if you have a router could you try connecting the mvp to the router. 

        2. Are you trying to load dongle.bin.config in any way?

         
    • colingold
      colingold
      2007-02-24

      I initially used the MVP connected directly to my PC.
      Then I thought that the way my PC NIC 'disables'
      when there is no connection is confusing the MVP.
      I set it all up again with a switch, with only
      the PC and MVP connected, so the PC NIC stays
      awake all the time. But still the same result.

      I have tried with and without dongle.bin.config

      I could try booting from a Linux box on Monday.

      Thanks for your help

      Colin.

       
      • MVallevand
        MVallevand
        2007-02-24

        Colin when you "I set it all up again with a switch, with only the PC and MVP connected" do you mean router since I am a bit confused on how mvpmc is getting an IP address.  When you use the Hauppauge software there doesn't need to be a DHCP service, but you do with mvpmc.

        Martin

         
    • colingold
      colingold
      2007-02-25

      Martin sorry for the confusion, I see what you mean.
      I am still running the Hauppauge MVPMediaSvc on my
      PC to assign an IP address and serve the dongle.bin

      I saw that this would be one way of testing mvpmc
      without having to install other bootp/dhcp servers.

      Colin.

       
    • colingold
      colingold
      2007-02-27

      Martin,

      Just an update. I managed to get mvpmc loaded, using different server software.
      Very impressive indeed, thanks for all your trouble.

      The best combination to get it going was DHCP Turbo & the GB-PVR MediaMVP service
      to serve the mvpmc dongle. Or you could use plain old Internet Connection Sharing
      to assign an ip address and the GB-PVR MediaMVP service. All these worked fine.

      Thanks for your help,

      Colin.