[Cerowrt-devel] DirecTV Video-on-demand broken

R. redag2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 11:37:29 EDT 2014

Hi Jim,

I had trouble with an ATA device not always finding the right path to
the net, and after much head-scratching it turns out that issuing this
command on boot-up (in rc.local) fixed my issue:

/etc/init.d/firewall restart;

Give that a shot?

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Jim Reisert AD1C
<jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> I've been trying to debug why VoD on DirecTV has stopped working with
> many of the recent CeroWRT releases.  I am not sure at this point that
> it ever worked.  As an experiment, I just put a Linksys DIR-655
> Wireless N Gigabit Router (factory firmware 1.37) after the cable
> modem and VoD is working fine, so I've ruled out the HR-44 box from
> DirecTV.  From what I've read, I need to forward Port 1701:
> http://forums.comcast.com/t5/Home-Networking-Router-WiFi/opening-port-1701-LT2P-on-a-Netgear-router/td-p/1382983
> Here is how I have set it up in CeroWRT but it doesn't seem to be working:
> Network | Firewall | Port Forwards
> Port Forwards:
> Name:  GenieGO
> Match:  IPv4-UDP
> From any host in wan
> Via any router IP at port 1701
> Forward to:  IP, port 1701 in guest
> Enable:  checked
> is the IP address of my -guest network (to be compatible
> with Sony Blu-ray players)
> When I attempt to watch/record VoD, DirecTV says there is a problem
> with the Internet connection, and eventually throws away the request.
> What am I doing wrong?  Did I set the "Internal zone" (as guest)
> incorrectly?  Should I have set it to LAN instead?
> --
> Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us
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