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I was reminded of this thread last night when I attempted to use my wireless PC to alter some input settings on my networked AV Receiver.
Of course my wireless PC was unable to find my wired network AV Receiver. At this point I realised why and went off to find a network cable.
Once my PC was connected by wire the AV Receiver became visible.
An update is long overdue so how about Vodafone accept that their inability to fix this in a timely manner and allow people to leave this dreadful service without penalty?
Further to my comments, I've now switched to vodafone, and I have to say everything I've tested has worked. TV (panasonic) can access my WD nas disk via DLNA, when the TV app first starts, ot complains it cant detect a DLNA server but after a monute or so it then appears, and i can stream from ot no problem. My TV, Sky and FIre stick can all stream happily and i can print to my epson wireless printer. Testing using bt wholesales own test shows 37 mb download speed, about what i was getting with john lewis broadband.
I have checked, and my firmware upgraded to 18.104.22.168.160.13.77 so for me happy days, and im sorry DNLA doesn't work for others.
Adding my +1 to get this sorted. My old TV/amp had problems, I have a new Panasonic TV and I have to choose between having DLNA access on the TV, but not using SmartPhone app (as it can't see the TV), or having the Smartphone App but not DLNA.
Amp also could not update firmware/run app wired into router, but wifi is fine. I've tried adding a switch as others have suggested and this does nothing. This is a serious fault with what you're placing as a marker leading solution yet it's stopping all my smart devices - some of which I've had for 8 years, multiple providers and never had an issue.
Also problems with my DLNA enabled Roberts aerial, but if I route that via a Wifi booster, problem goes away - I do not need the booster as I have a strong signal.
Wish I'd understood the issues more at the start, I would have returned.
@SpiralGalaxy5 thanks - yes, I think you're right. Not a great, tidy solution at all and likely to cause grief with my remote access requirements no doubt - which again were not easy in the first place with the VF supplied router!
Thanks for your help.
Came home from work this morning (I work nights) to find my internet royally screwed up. Couldn't log into router it was that bad.
After a hard reset it turns out I have had an upgrade. Not sure of the benefits but as I had previously used my former BT SSID and wireless password as well as 192.168.0.1 for the router IP address things needed changing.
Seems I cannot use my old BT wireless key/password any more as it doesn't include a capital letter. That will cheer the kids up with all their wireless phones/devices.
I would like to think all my wired to wireless (and vice versa) woes are over but I am still shellshocked over the hour I lost just regaining access to the network and the internet.
So time will tell.
What is is your software and firmware version?
This is where i am
I was advised that a factory reset was required by Vodafone, I was on the phone to them again yesterday. They advised me that the firmware was only released yesterday. I did try just switching off and rebooting, but this didn't work. After the reset my NAS finally appeared on the Xbox 360 and my Sony TV. Not sure what version I am currently on as I am not at home currently, but Vodafone did say that the firmware had only just been released yesterday morning.
My router now has the latest firmware, and it kept my settings and didn't require a factory reset from what I can see - it was updated automatically. There is now an option to disable DHCP on the router, and the interface has been totally redesigned. I haven't had the chance yet to see if it resolves the WiFi/LAN routing & visibility issues.
@cjwalsh, perhaps you were using default settings? I have always used 192.168.0.1 for my routers the default is 192.168.1.1, which the router defaulted to when updating.
My son is now complaining about wi-fi dropouts. If I enable Guest Wi-Fi and just put his android TV box on that Wi-Fi will it detract from the signal strength of the primary Wi-Fi?
My firmware is now: 22.214.171.124.271.1.41
With hindsight perhaps a factory reset was a bit excessive but being unable to log into the router when my children claim the wireless internet is not working is a bit alarming.
Especially as the update came out of the blue.