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    Streaming from PC to Dreambox

    Quick question, does anyone know how to stream movies (divx etc) from their PC ->Dreambox? I can stream fullscreen video from Dreambox -> PC but can't for the life of me get it working the other way round.

    Other question as well. My motherboard has 2 ethernet ports. At the moment, one ethernet controller connects me to the XP server in my house (for internet etc). The other ethernet controller connects the PC to the Dreambox via crossover. I currently have to disable the connection to my server everytime I want to communicate with the dreambox. Is there any way around this?



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    I have 3 network connections.... one is wireless, one is a standard ethernet port that connects to another device, and the other one is a standard ethernet port that connects to the dreambox.

    Strangely, I dont have to disable anything. I can FTP, stream, webinterface etc without having to change connection settings. The dreambox is set to 192.168.0.24, and the ethernet adapter that connects to it has been assigned an IP of 192.168.0.2. My wireless network is on DHCP and maintains an IP of 192.168.0.4, and my other ethernet connection has an IP of 192.168.1.2. All work fine. I dont use the same nameserver/gateway IP address on any of the connections.

    Liam

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    Forgot to add that I havent tried streaming this way before so don't know, but will give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apintofmilk
    Quick question, does anyone know how to stream movies (divx etc) from their PC ->Dreambox? I can stream fullscreen video from Dreambox -> PC but can't for the life of me get it working the other way round.

    Other question as well. My motherboard has 2 ethernet ports. At the moment, one ethernet controller connects me to the XP server in my house (for internet etc). The other ethernet controller connects the PC to the Dreambox via crossover. I currently have to disable the connection to my server everytime I want to communicate with the dreambox. Is there any way around this?

    To answer your second question you could do with investing in a cable/adsl router (not that much now) this will give you the ability to have (probably 4 fixed eths and wireless to if you decide to go that way) def a good investment.

    As for streaming etc this is something else a router will help you with, as you need to be able to mount a network share (from what I have been reading this is mainly aimed at the other dreamboxes) but it is possible.

    Your current PC would be the 'media streaming server' which would need to be setup in yer dream, this is where you are likely to run into some probs as the PC is doing 2 jobs via 1 connection.

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    Here's my exact settings for the two network connections:

    ---------------------------------------------------
    LAN Connection (Going to winXP server)
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    IP: 192.168.0.19 (static for port-forwarding purposes)
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (ip of server)
    Pref DNS Server : 192.168.0.1 (ip of server)
    Alternate DNS : Blank

    ------------------------------------------
    Dreambox Crossover Connection
    ------------------------------------------
    IP: 192.168.0.201
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.200 (dreanboxip)
    Pref DNS Server : blank
    Alternate DNS : blank


    ---------------------------------------
    Dreambox neutrino settings
    ----------------------------------------
    IP Address : 192.168.0.200
    netmask : 255.255.255.0
    broadcast : 192.168.0.202
    default gateway : 192.168.0.201
    name server : 192.168.0.201


    Any ideas from that?

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    Speedy2206
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    On dreambox (neutrino), try changing the default gateway and nameserver to 127.0.0.1.

    On your dreambox crossover connection, try leaving the gateway/dns servers blank.

    Thats the only difference between mine and yours setup.
    (Apart from the IP addresses of course which are just a few numbers different, but in the same subnet as yours)

    Liam

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    Tried that Liam and it didnt work. Cheers anyway for the help

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    I'm not sure that I'd need a router. At the moment I have a 4-port switch attached to the server. Plugged into that are 3 PC's and 1 wireless access point for the laptops. I might just buy a bigger switch and run the dreambox straight into that.

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    Yeah..but routers are cooooooooooool


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