three days of trying to figure this out…and can’t so far.
I bought a Live Hub. I want to get netflix streaming…and would love to be able to transfer files back and forth between my Win 7 64bit computer and the Live Hub.
I have a Netgear N150 WPN824N router. If I use it for my computer…I get the internet just fine. When I plug in network cable from LIve Hub to my router and run Network Setup on the Hub (Automatic) I get “Unable to obtain an IP address. The WDTV has limited or no network connectivity”.
If I bypass the router and plug the ethernet cable from my Live Hub directly to my dsl modem…I get Netflix streaming perfectly.
So…I posted about this before. One response was: “You need to make sure that the router is handling the DHCP requests from the local devices. Do *** NOT *** use the same numbers you found in the router… That’s the ROUTER’S information, and by duplicating them, you’ll create all kinds of problems.” Part of this response concerned my attempting to manually enter Manual Network Setup and enter IP address, Subnet mask, Gateway, and DNS numbers…all in which I was unclear where to get these numberse…even from the router information pages I can look at through www.routerinfo.net.
While I appreciate the response, I have absolutley no idea what dhcp request are. I tried looking at the router through www.routerinfo.net…which showed various IP address, subnet gateway…blah, blah, blah…none of which worked when I munually entered in Network Setup on the HUB.
I found “Use Router as DHCP Server” with a check mark next to it on one of my router info pages. Does that mean my router is handling the DHCP request from local devices? as the responder above posted?
The other response is concerning a MAC address: “Make sure you don’t have MAC address filtering on the router enabled. If you do, you need to add the Hub’s MAC address to the filter list. You can find this in the About Mochi screen in the setup mode.”
I found a MAC address in the About Mochi…but I found nothing on my router information concerning “MAC addresses being filtered”. I did find a Address Reservation area under LAN Setup. I can add a IP address, a Device Name and MAC address. So I put in a IP address but I have no idea which or where I’m supossed to find this as there seems to be numerous IP addresses throughout my router info pages. I entered WDTVLiveHub for a Device Name, and I entered the MAC address that I got from the About Mochi screen. When I click Add I get “This IP address should be in the same subnet as the LAN IP address”
Am I even close or do I give up on getting Netflix on my Hub. At this point I dont even care if I can network my computer to the HUB, I would just like to not have to plug and un-plug my HUB to my modem every time. sort of defeats the purpose of having the HUB.
Any help would most appreciated. And if you answer this can you please spell out exactly what your talking about. I"m not a noob but this part of the whole thing has been very frustrating and I’m immensely jealous of those that got this to work right from the beginning.