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Re: Problem with Verizon Fios and Media server Help please??? I have disabled the firewall in the router and on windows and it changes nothing thats one thing that everyone suggests everywhere. I am having a really hard time accepting that its not a network or configuration issue. Although since today the DLNA input has stopped working completely I am trying to convince myself this is possible. After spending all this time with them today and having LG decide to schedule the local technician to come out I am hoping the guy who comes will know but they called and said they are going to replace the motherboard on the TV so they pushed back the time of coming until they get the part.
It was working in the past day though this says too me it has to be a configuration issue, and it worked fine for years before I switched to verizon fios and it worked fine for 2 months until that day 24 days ago when it just randomly stopped. Now that I have access to my router I have triied to really favor the device and open up anything I can on it. I figured out which one of them is the TV through the ip address and when looking in my router I can now see it and it does say its active:
Connection Type: Wireless
Access Shared Files
Block Internet Services
View Device Details
Rename this Device
IP Address: 192.168.1.3
IP Address Allocation: DHCP
MAC Address: e8:5b:5b:4c:d7:b8
Ethernet: 1 device(s)
Coax: 4 device(s)
Wireless: 2 device(s)
PC Name: new-host
Connection Type: Wireless
IP Address: 192.168.1.3
and as i am typing this the TV is connected to the internet through the proper access point the ip address is 1.1 of my pc though and the tv is 1.3 and I am also certain that my media server(s) are up and running I have 4 oft them up and running and they were all viewable this morning when everything was working until I came back from running errands and they just disappeared again. Remember though this time (today) THe DLNA input is completely greyed out and instead of showing itself lit up and allowing me to click it and access just the Verizon Fios Stb and the rest of the list where my PC name and the media server name would populate since TODAY only the DLNA input is gone entirely and doesnt even have the option to go to it for the verizon fios STB (set top box)
I have a Actiontec wireless router for verizon fios which is connected from the back of the router modem device to my Desktop PC which has always ran the media server just fine when I had comcast and for the first 2/3 months since I have had verizon Fios. The TV itself only gets internet because of a USB adapter that plugs into one of the USB Ports on the back of the TV and allows wireless internet to go to the LG smart TV. So I connect through the access point to the router and have wireless internet working just fine on the TV once again I am able to connect to internet, use things like netflix and hulu and youtube and google web browsing. And just today I did figure out which device the TV is in the list and tried to Enable Device through MAC authentication or something? that didnt work and infact when i did that it wouldnt let me connect to the internet at all on the TV. so i had to disable it. and then I did make sure i could sucessfully ping the device from the login of the router and YES it works 4/4 times it recieves and responds to the ping extremely fast basically instantaneously.
All the media servers are up and running on the desktop PC as well I wouldnt forget too do that.
Lastly you asked "Do all the devices get valid DHCP addresses?
This question i do not know how to answer for certain but I can say if I had to guess I would say yes and i havent fooled with it nor am I tech savvy enough to know how I would surely have that set to any default setting to automatically do this. but if you can tell me what to do to check it/change it/fix it if this is an issue I will surely try. THanks for taking your time to try and help me, appreciate any further advice you may have thanks again.
oh and since the Tv gets internet through wireless usb device I have no way how I would connect the tv to the router with a wire i dont think thats possible, but even if it were it wouldnt be a feasible solution for me. Although It has dawned too me that I wish I could manually connect too make sure its a network issue but there is no way to manually connect the TV to the router it only gets internet through this USB wifi device correct?
am able to shed some new liht on this which may or may not be able to fix it heres the thing i found...
My problem started when I switched from an Actiontec 9100EM
What happens is basically I can not stream anything from wireless to wired connections or vice versa.
I am able to temporarily fix this by going into setup-Advanced-Yes-IP Address Distribution and change it from DHCP Server to one of the other options and then change it back and all works, until the connection resets
I have tried every setting I can think of, and was thinking maybe I need to reflash the firmware to fix it?
Any help would be appreciated
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I can duplicate this fix and GET ALL the Access too all the media servers and all my libararies too stream on my ps3 or my TV. BUT when i do it DISCONNECTS me from the internet on MY TV and on MY PS3 so obviou8sly this is progress, but its not the solution i need. In order to regain internet on my TV, and my PS3 i have to reset my router to factory settings. Obviously i need to be able to keep my internet on my tv, ps3, and have access too all my media servers. Maybe this clue will help u be able to solve this? I dunno what to do next. they came and replaced the motehrboard of the tv so its obviously somethoing to do with the Routers> Advanced Setting> Ip Address Distribution... because if I change it from DHCP server to DHCP relay or disabled ALL media servers then SHOW up but i cant use the internet on the TV or PS3. Any ideas please?