11-05-2012 09:23:45 AM
I recently added a new router (Asus RT-AC66U) behind my 2Wire 3801HGV residential gateway by following SomeJoe7777's *very* helpful post:
After doing so, Internet and all devices worked fine with the exception of my DVR - a Scientific Atlanta ISB7500). With it connected to one of the new rtouter's ports, I was able to verify that it acquired an IP address from the router (which is on a different LAN segment than the RG); however, after about a minute, the DVR reported loss of signal. Switching to another channel restored operation for about a minute, after which signal loss was reported again.
I found that I was able to restore TV operation by plugging the DVR into one of the RG ports, thus bypassing the router. For several reasons, I would like to have everything (including the DVR) on the new router.
Any thoughts on what I need to do to accomplish this?
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11-05-2012 09:27:18 AM
You may not connect the DVR or any STB (or the transmitter for a wireless STB) behind your own router.
They must be connected to the RG, or to a switch connected to an RG port. They must get DHCP addresses from the RG, and be able to properly get multicast traffic and IGMP packets to and from the RG.
11-05-2012 05:36:54 PM
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