[mythtv-users] Can't connect to remote backend database (again)

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 07:48:28 UTC 2021

> >Thanks Stephen. I tried what you suggested and changed the MySQL settings
> >but the Chomecast with Google TV still wouldn't connect. So I dropped the
> >user account in MySQL and re-created it. Still no joy - even though the PC
> >sitting right next to it on the same subnet connects without problems.
> >
> >I also contacted the developer of the mythtvfrontend Android app and
> >relayed your theory to him. He was very helpful and tried installing and
> >connecting and it all worked fine for him. After his testing he said "So
> it
> >is not an incompatibility with mysql or with recent versions that is
> >causing the problem".
> >
> >I've also tried to install a MySQL client on the device. But there's only
> >one I could find, and it doesn't work on Google TV because the UI won't
> let
> >you create a connection database using a remote control. The developer is
> >going to address that in the next release but I have no idea when that
> will
> >be.
> >
> >So I'm now even more stumped than I was before.
> If you capture the TCP/IP packets again, is it the same as before - is
> it still the same error message?

Thanks very much, Stephen, for your patient assistance with this one. I
didn't try your last suggestion. But I have fixed the problem. When I
disconnected  the wired ethernet connection and connected with WiFi
instead,Mythfrontend connected without any issues. Obviously I'm delighted
with this development. But I have no idea why it can connect over WiFi but
not ethernet when they're on the same subnet. It doesn't make sense to me.
Do you think there could be a bug of some sort with the devices' ethernet
implementation? The ethernet cable connects into the power supply which is
an adaptor sold by Google -

It's good news that it's working. But the WiFi connection obviously isn't
as fast as the ethernet connection, so I would like to get it going over
ethernet eventually if I can. I might try a powered USB hub and connect the
ethernet to that instead of the power supply and see if that works. i did
have one but I've lost it!
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