[mythtv-users] HDHR prob with new wallwarts

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Mon Dec 9 11:27:31 UTC 2019

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 11:17 PM Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Sat, 7 Dec 2019 14:28:42 -0500, you wrote:
> >It was insomnia testing 4am I started four recordings, then opened a
> >browser on my FE/BE and immediately the recordings failed no other network
> >traffic at all.
> So that makes it unlikely that it was a traffic problem that caused
> the bad recordings.
> When you say "failed", what exactly happened?  Did the recordings just
> stop, or did they complete but had lots of errors?

Yes, the size of the files stopped growing and the "tuner in use" lights
went out.

> >My router allows 1 top priority service 2 second level priority and ten
> >normal priority device staging. My wife's VoIP phone takes the top spot
> and
> >the HDHRs occupy the next two spots. This change was made prior the the
> >last test. The ethrenet switch is a "smart switch" maybe that is where I'm
> >getting into trouble?
> I am presuming that you have your MythTV box and HDHRs all connected
> to the same "smart switch" and on the same subnet.  If so, then the
> packets between the HDHRs and the MythTV box will never be going to
> the router, and will not be affected by its QoS operations.  The
> packets will be switched by the Ethernet switch between its ports
> without ever getting to the router.

Because this is indeed my setup, using the NIC would not make things any
better, or would it?

> Ideally, you would want your switch to do DSCP QoS, but it is unlikely
> it is capable of that.  QoS in switches is usually only found in
> enterprise grade switches or top end consumer ones.  But you certainly
> should look up your switch to see if it is capable of doing DSCP QoS.
> I have an EdgeSwitch ES-24-LITE:
> https://www.ui.com/edgemax/edgeswitch-lite/
> which is an enterprise grade switch and has full QoS capabilities.
> That is one of the features I bought it for.  I have it configured to
> do DSCP priority on all ports, but I have never actually tested to see
> if it is working as I do not have any problems that would actually
> need DSCP to be working.

At a $20 price point, mine is much less capable than yours.

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