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

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 13:36:45 UTC 2021

On 9/12/21 6:50 AM, Phill Edwards wrote:
>     It is possible that you are misunderstanding the function of the
>     device you link to. (It is also
>     possible that I am misunderstanding it!)
>      From my reading of the very sketchy description, this device is
>     designed for locations where a WiFi
>     signal is poor or non-existent. Therefore, I would think that all
>     it has is a mini-WiFi access point
>     from which the Chromecast can get a local signal.
>     It won't be sending Ethernet up the power cable, if that's what
>     you assumed.
> Hi Mike, I think it's highly likely I misunderstood the function of 
> the device! I did believe it sent ethernet up the cable, but now I 
> think about that I can see that was mistaken.
> But how does that explain Mythfrontend not being able to connect to 
> the database when using it?

The way the fire TV ethernet adapters work is they connect into the fire 
TV power socket, which is actually a "USB On-The-Go" port 
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_On-The-Go). I have two of these from 
the URL below. There are many varieties available. It connects between 
the power adapter and the fire stick, and has an ethernet port that you 
plug into your router or switch. This could only work if your device has 
a USB type power supply and a micro usb socket on the device for the 
power input.


This particular item is actually two things bundled together: a "USB 
On-The-Go" adapter and a USB hub with some USB ports and an ethernet 
port. You can plug the USB hub part into any computer USB port and get 
an extra ethernet connection plus some extra USB ports.


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