[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Hdhomerun recordings fail if internet's down?

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 19:37:50 UTC 2024

On Fri, Mar 29, 2024, 2:00 p.m. Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com>

> On Fri, Mar 29, 2024 at 5:39 PM Ian Evans <dheianevans at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > We had some internet outages this morning and I noticed my MythTV
> recordings failed. Any idea why the Homerun needs internet to function if
> I'm using MythTV? I understand their app needs the net for EPG, but MythTV
> is self-contained. Sorta defeats using OTA in weather emergencies.
> The HDHR itself does not, but if your
> router/gateway goes down (and some
> will reboot if the Internet is down,
> especially "combo" devices), and is
> providing DHCP addresses for your
> internal network one/more of those
> internal devices may have lost it's
> IP address, and you may be depending
> on having a valid IP address for
> accessing the device(s) (the HDHR's
> can also use link-local addressing,
> but you typically need to perform
> special configuration on your server
> to support that).
> You should be able to look at the
> HDHR logs (via it's web page) to
> see what it thought at the time
> (presuming you have not rebooted
> the HDHR).
Thanks for the info. Yes, in my temporary setup I'm unfortunately using the
ISP's combo router/switch/AP.

Looking at the logs on the HDHomerun, I do see a lot of "network link down"
messages around the time of the outage.

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