10-21-2008 12:08 PM
For security reasons, my company does not allow me to have the standard 192.168.1.x network at home and VPN into the corpnet. I was able to change the network on the actiontec router to 192.168.2.x and got everything working except the STB which has an address of 192.168.1.100 and will not update. I called into tech support and the tech told me on his router, he had an option under "Advanced, IP Address Distribution, Network Home/Office (at the bottom where the STB is listed) to edit the address. I don't have the option and have tried everything I know to change the address, including going back to the 192.168.1.x network. Anybody run into this?
I have an appointment scheduled to do the work to replace the actiontec router but I'm not sure this will resolve the issue either (at least I'll get Wireless N and TZO support again).
10-21-2008 09:01 PM
10-22-2008 07:06 AM
10-22-2008 08:17 PM
Yet another point of reference:
My 3 STBs and 2 HD DVRs are all on 192.168.0.xxx with the older 6xxx series.
10-24-2008 05:14 AM
10-24-2008 09:26 AM - edited 10-24-2008 09:27 AM
Log into your router
click on advanced then go to IP address Distribution. From there you will click on network/home office. From this point Change the IP address on the STB's I bet anything they are still set to get a 192.168.1.100 IP and thus not connecting to the internet and updating guide and VOD see Pictures below for Details
10-24-2008 09:30 AM
10-25-2008 05:34 AM
Techman, thx for the reply, you get the same options as the tech I spoke to on the phone. Unfortunately, I don't have the option to edit my pool of addresses. It lists the STB (on the same page as yours) but there is no option to edit it. I have a screen shot but can't see how to paste it here. Maybe you have a later firmware or different router?
10-25-2008 10:12 AM - edited 10-25-2008 10:39 AM
I found the same thing on my router. It is one of the older routers and does not have the ability to edit the IP range of the IP-STB list. Only display it.
If you pull up the connection list. You should be able to delete the entries for the STB and then add static connections in for the MAC addressed of the STBs.
Click on Advanced
Then IP Address Distribution
If you select Edit under the Action tab for the Network Rule named Network (Home/Office) it will alow you to edit the address range for the DHCP server in your router but not for the boxes.
If you go back to IP Address Distribution and select Connection List, print out this screen, or write down the Host Names for the STBs and also the MAC addresses. You can then delete the leases for the IP addresses to the STBs.
Then enter them with the desired static leases under the New Static Connection link, based on the MAC adresses. When the STB requests an IP address, the one desired should be leased to the correct MAC address.
Please try this and let us know if it works. I hope it does. This looks as if it may be a work around for those of us that have one of the older ActionTec routers.
This is the hardware and firmware mine has. Perhaps a new Firmware load can be provided to address this. But for now, see if my sugestion works.
Firmware Version: 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Model Name: MI424-WR Hardware Version: A
I tried to add the IP-STB1 back with a static entry, and was told it was an illegal entry, with the information added manually. But what I did find was after deleting the entries for the STB and then rebooting the boxes, the router leased out a new 192.168.6.100 though 103 for my three STBs. If you look at the connection list under the IP address distribution list, you will see that the default lease for the STB is about 1440 minutes. So by deleting these entries and rebooting the STBs, the adresses are given out with the new subnet address. Works here.