[mythtv-users] How do you reliably provide HDHR dhcp?

John Finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Mon Oct 24 22:23:15 UTC 2011

Thanks to all who responded. I wasn't aware of how the 169.254.x.x 
networking worked but it seems everyone who responded mentioned that. 
What I ended up doing was attaching the two HDHRs to a 10/100 switch I 
had and uplinking that to a dedicated 10/100 NIC on my backend server. 
Since I use mythbuntu on the BE I had to edit that NIC's connection 
settings for IPv4 to use the Link-Local Only method.

Once this was setup I power cycled the BE, switch and HDHRs and started 
a bunch of recordings and then power cycled them all again. Everything 
came back up and the recordings all restarted. It all seems to work as 
desired so I think I'm ready for my next trip.


On 10/24/11 3:02 PM, Kris B. wrote:
> On Monday, October 24, 2011 2:31 PM, "John Finlay"<finlay at moeraki.com>
> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what static ip you are talking about but my HDHRs did not
>> respond at all to the "hdhomerun_config discover" command which makes me
>> think they weren't responding at all on the network.
>>> Or, if plugged directly into your machine like me, you don't have to use
>>> dhcp at all.
>> Would this work with two HDHRs?
>> John
> I can't take you to the exact post on this page, it is a few down:
> http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8454&highlight=static
> And you can run two hdhr's this way... however, you are right - if the
> discover doesn't work then you have to find an alternate method.  This
> happens to me if the power flickers - the computer might be fine, but it
> is enough to make the HDHR nonresponsive.  Can't wait for Christmas when
> Santa hopefully gets me a UPS for this very reason.

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