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.
Are you running wireless?
No I'm using wired. Forgot to mention that
the MVP works fine with the Hauppauge
software and dongle.bin.
Sorry, I asked the wrong question. Do you have the wMVP with a wireless capability?
No mine only has wired capability.
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?
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 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 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.
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,