02-12-2011 05:44 PM
I'm trying to stream music files to my A/V system.
After weeks of encountering problems, I discovered that UPnP was disabled (by default) on the router.
After enabling UPnP on the router, bingo......it worked.
My A/V system has a Yamaha A/V receiver, which is a networking receiver capable of net radio and accessing/playing files on my PC. Net radio works fine.
The problem I'm having is that when I shut down the A/V receiver, turn it back on, I can't access the files.
I have to disable UPnP, save changes, and then reenable UPnP, save changes.
When I do that, all is well and my receiver "sees" my PC and files.
Shut down the receiver, turn it back on, back to square one and have to do the do the disable/enable routine again.
PC is WinXP, using Windows Media Player 11.
Seems the "enable" UPnP desn't "stick", even though it shows enabled on the setup page.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
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02-13-2011 01:52 PM
I think you can try to reset the router and reconfigure it.
Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router and reconfigure it.
02-15-2011 06:17 AM
I'm an absolute green horn when it comes to networking and router knowledge.
When I first connected the router a few years ago, I didn't have to do anything (that I remember) but connect our two PC's, and everything worked fine.
In the 3 1/2 years we've been in our house, I only remember having to power cycle the router twice to get a connection.
it's been very stable.
Our two PC's are right next to each other, so no need for wireless.
A couple of years ago, while reading a thread about the model A/V receiver I have on a forum for home theater, etc., other owners were posting about how good internet radio was on the receiver. I wanted to try it, but really didn't want to buy a wireless router just for net radio. I had a device that Logitech used to sell called Play Link. It was originally designed to allow for wireless operation of XBox. It consists of two small black boxes. One gets connected to the router, the other to the device you want to connect to the router, like Xbox, A/V recievers, Blu Ray players, etc. The two boxes "talk" to each other via RF, and were made in matched pairs so you can have more than one set, and no security issues to deal with. I hooked it up, and it worked great. Net radio comes in, and is surprisingly good. Could it be possible that Play Link is the culprit here? I don't think it is, as I never have any problems with net radio. I have two A/V systems, and have both receivers set up with Play Link, and both work fine with radio. I think if Play Link was the problem, net radio would have problems also.
At this point, I'm pretty sure that there's some setting, somewhere, for the router that I'm missing. There's nothing that has to be set up on the receiver; just connect to the router. Windows Media Player 11 is set up correctly to allow for sharing (Media Player 11 is what Yamaha specifies for this, but Twonky also works).
I'm going to try a reset and power cycle as you suggest, unless there's another setting on the router you can think of I should check?
Thanks very much for your reply.
02-16-2011 06:06 PM
As far as you are able to go online through the router, then i think don't think it might be the problem with the router itself. I think you need to check the settings of Logitech Play Link.Check if you have any updates of the Play Link that should solve your problem.
02-17-2011 05:34 AM
No settings to check on the Play Link. Just connect them and they work.
I'm convinced it's not the Play Link.
I'm sure there's some setting on the router that needs to be done, but as I'm completely unfamiliar with this sort of thing, I don't know what it is.
Thanks for the reply.
02-18-2011 04:30 PM - edited 02-18-2011 04:41 PM
Hi again all.
I'd like to ask a favor of you networking gurus.
Are there any other settings I have to make on my router, besides enabling UPnP, to solve the problem I'm having?
An example would be on the UPnP Forwarding page of my router setup (Linksys BEFSR41 wired ).
All kinds of settings there, none of which are enabled (such as FTP, TELNET, SMTP, DNS, TFTP, etc.).
Do I need to set up port forwarding?
I have no idea if any of them need to be enabled or not. I'm a total greenhorn when it comes to this.
Could someone be so kind as to check?
02-24-2011 06:32 AM
Found the problem.The fix was to set "filter multicast" to enabled on my router.
Did that, and lo and behold, problem solved!
Thanks again to everyone for the replies!