« on: December 20, 2008, 10:13:29 pm »
Well I have 2 nics in the hybrid, one connected directly to my dsl modem which is configured as dhcp server, and that is it for that NIC. The other network card is connected directly to a switch, to which I have all other devices connected, including my NAS (other devices are a media live media director upstairs, a windows based pc, a t-mobile linksys wireless router (dhcp server turned off), and an xbox360, which can connect to xbox live fine, all of the above configured to get settings via dhcp). I am able to browse the internet from my pc, 2 wireless laptops, I can connect to the dlink NAS admin screen, linux mce admin page etc. As far as network setup, I cannot see any problems. Everything has worked pretty well, except for of course displaying pictures other than the flickr slideshow on the home page.
I did notice another thing. Somewhere along the line, the NAS stopped being recognized when I go and rip a cd, or dvd. When I first got this up and running a couple weeks ago, when I ripped one of our dvds, I could see the directory structure and choose a directory destination on my NAS. I could then play it upstairs on my media director. I notice I cannot see the directory structure a few days ago when trying to rip one of my cds.
There was at least one previous instance where someone had a similar issue, and needed to force redetection. I saw a previous post about another person who had said "no" to using his NAS as a storage unit, and wanted to use it after changing his mind. He was pointed to the unknown devices page, to then select "unlock", and reload router. This did not work for him, he was then directed to doing a database command, which then worked after a "couple days". So I tried to delete my NAS device, then turned it off/on, to try and see if linuxmce would detect. No go. I cannot see the IP/MAC of my NAS in the unknown device screen, although I can still ping it from the hybrid fine.
64 bytes from 192.168.80.251: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=0.188 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.80.251: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=0.236 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.80.251: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=0.259 ms
So perhaps I made the problem worse, but this looked like the only way to try and get my pictures on my TV (to choose "use linuxmce filesystem" when redetected, to then move my pictures under the appropriate directory structure). I can still see the NAS fine otherwise however, from my other pcs. The only thing I can think of to try is maybe give the NAS a fixed IP, but I see no reason why this should help (?).