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using on demand

caliberconst.
03-21-2008, 05:53 PM
Is using on demand as easy as just plugging in the dsl to the receiver. Are there many good movies?

deadhead68
03-21-2008, 05:57 PM
Is using on demand as easy as just plugging in the dsl to the receiver. Are there many good movies?

If you check out your post from when you first asked this question, you will see some good responses.

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=65258&highlight=DOD

DeadHead68

caliberconst.
03-21-2008, 07:44 PM
The main part of my question was, is using on demand as easy as just plugging in the dsl. As I have just found it is not. I plugged it in and waited for an hour and it does nothing, it wont even play the how to video. I am pretty sure I have it hooked up correctly. Ive got the dsl modem plugged into the ethernet #1 port on the back. Can some one please give me some usefull info.

buzd
03-21-2008, 11:16 PM
There are too many variables from what you are posting. If you plug the DSL modem directly into ethernet1 and reboot EVERYTHING it *should* work. That's not a really practical way to do things long term, though. Your receiver takes some time to sync with the internet connection, if you disconnect it, that will have to start all over again, and DSL modems can be picky about what MAC address they are connecting to.

Do you have a router in between? Do you have a device running DHCP? What other devices are on your network?

caliberconst.
03-21-2008, 11:36 PM
All I have is phone line going into the modem, then from the modem, into the receiver via ethernet. I am completely stupid with computer stuff, is there something else I need. You mention a router and a dhcp, is that something I am going to need. If this isnt detailed enough I am sorry like i said I dont know anything about computers. Thanks for any info you might have and dealing with a dummy like me.