I cant figure out why but my DVR is hooked up through an ethernet cable to my router. The DVR says is has an IP address (so it must see my network) but its unable to connect to the internet so I can access the on demand stuff. I'm guessing I have to change my router settings, but verizon and direct tv both say I have to talk to the other. Can someone please help?
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It's hard to tell exactly what you have but it sounds like you have DSL on the 2wire. If everything is hard wired you can use the LAN Ethernet ports on the Belkin as a switch. You should to assign a static IP on the Belkin for management purposes and shut off its DHCP server. The static IP should be something in the range assigned by the 2wire but out of its DHCP range. Like 192.168.0.5 You will not need the WAN port on the Belkin. After you reconfigure the Belkin connect the Ethernet port on the 2wire to it. Along with your PC and DVR. I think it has 4 LAN ports so that will leave one open. It would probably be easier to buy a switch at the store.
Ethernet cable is the easiest way. If you can, run a cable from your router to the DVR. This may require buying an extra long cable. Once you make the connections, just restart the router and DVR in that order, your IP info should show up on the broadband set-up page, found in the DVR menu. If your router requires a password to access the network you will have to enter that into the DVR settings after the connection is set up.
If running a long ethernet cable is not practical you may find it useful to try a Home Plug device. Just follow the manufacture's instructions. Alternately, a USB wireless device that plugs into your DVR can be used. You will need your wireless security info to complete the connection.
your other router has to have the following settings:
1) it's IP must be on the same subnet as your actiontec. The subnet is the "third" number in the ip address. So if your actiontec has ip of 192.168.1.0, your other router must have IP of 192.168.1.XXX where xxx is some number other than 0.
2) the dhcp server of your other router must be turned off
3) you must run a lan cable from a lan port on the actiontec to a lan port on the other router. Note that the internet/wan ports are NOT used on either router for the purpose of daisy-chaining routers together.
For what it is worth, I fhave found streaming video does not function well using a wireless connection. The options of multipale routers will work as long as you configure them as to not have conflicting IP address assignment's via DHCP, and the routers do not have matching IP address's. Never fear all is possible with paticence. BPCS
I think the screen you may be looking at is the Application layer forwarding screen, the drop down box being populated by DHCP clients, that's why it isn't seeing the DVR. The DMZ Hosting screen doesn't have a drop down box, it only requires an IP address to be entered.