[mythtv-users] Is network required for single frontend/backend machine?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sun Nov 2 21:47:39 UTC 2008

test wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
>> test wrote:
>>> Robert Johnston wrote:
>>>> On 02/11/2008 1:12 PM, test wrote:
>>>>> My question is why can I not connect my frontnend to my backend.
>>>>> I have a wireless router which connects my 2 computers to the internet.
>>>>> My linux box, which has my FE and BE uses an iP address of
>>>>> It this what I should use as the "server address"?
>>>> It is quite possible that MySQL has been set to bind to only, 
>>>> so trying to access it from the actual IP address (192.168.*) is 
>>>> refused. Try stating your backend is on That may just fix it 
>>>> (Though it may cause issues when you later want to add other back of 
>>>> frontends).
>>>  did not fix it. I still get a "failed" result from a connection test.
>> Some wireless access points/routers have a feature that prevents the
>> wireless machines from communicating with each other. I think linksys
>> calls it "Access point isolation" or something like that. You want to
>> make sure any such feature is disabled, as it would prevent precisely
>> what you need to do.
>> The feature is for an internet cafe or the like, where you want each
>> machine to connect to the internet, but not to other machines on the
>> same wireless network.
>> Make sure you can ping each machine from the other.
>> beww
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> I am able to ping my wireless router but I am NOT able to ping my 
> windows pc. Is this ok or not?

You should be able to ping the B/E machine from the F/E machine, if they
are separate machines.

I'm not sure what you are doing with your Windows box, so I don't know
if your inability to ping it is a problem.

It sounds as though AP isolation may be enabled in your router.


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