[mythtv-users] first build, $695 - extra eyes, please

Geoffrey Leach geoff at hughes.net
Sat Jun 6 00:28:36 UTC 2009

On 06/05/2009 12:53:52 PM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> says:
> > It can't be that hard to have the HDHR accept a static IP, but I
> > suppose the target market is Mac and Windows users, which have no
> > idea what an IP is.
> > 
> > It's not a major problem, just an annoyance for those of us who 
> like
> > as much control as possible over our networks.
> I stated in my earlier message that I a) use static IPs via the 
> Tomato
> firmware on my WRT54G router and b) the HDHomeRun has one, if only
> because every device on my network (down to the two Xboxes) does.
> What I don't understand is the assertion that the HDHomeRun benefits
> from having one, as both mythtv-setup and hdhomerun_config use a
> unique identifier to locate HDHomeRuns on the network, as opposed to
> using an IP address or hostname. Are there other applications that 
> use
> the latter?

The HDHR does not care what kind of IP it has. The way it works, when 
it powers up it sends out a request to be assigned an IP address. It 
sits there (blinking) until it gets one. How that happens it up to you.

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