Actiontec MI424WR DLNA Problems
aevans0001
Enthusiast - Level 2

I am hoping someone can help me.

My problem started when I switched from an Actiontec 9100EM

What happens is basically I can not stream anything from wireless to wired connections or vice versa.

I am able to temporarily fix this by going into setup-Advanced-Yes-IP Address Distribution and change it from DHCP Server to one of the other options and then change it back and all works, until the connection resets

I have tried every setting I can think of, and was thinking maybe I need to reflash the firmware to fix it?

Any help would be appreciated

0 Likes
1 Solution
UTDCole
Enthusiast - Level 1

I just wanted to let everyone know that I called Verizon this evening and they were of no help - "Try sending an email to the address that is listed somewhere on the website" (which even the technical support rep couldn't find). I did, however, find the solution to this problem!

Login to the router, Advanced -> Yes -> IPMG Proxy - Set IGMP Proxy (Enable/Disable): to Disable and save.

 

That's all it takes! Happy streaming everyone!

View solution in original post

104 Replies
Fog80
Newbie
So I also have my pc on wireless and ps3 hardwired and cannot communicate between the two. As soon as I put them both on wireless it works (but that's not what I want). I have the 4.19.36 firmware without the igmp proxy setting.

Called tech support and wasted an hour with them with no solution other than "if people are having success rolling back the firmware, you should too".
0 Likes
Fios594
Newbie

My Media Center on wireless PC is not able to see the tuner in HomeRun Prime.  It is complaining that UPnP packets are not received.  I tried the workaround of enabling IPv6 and that did not make any difference.    I spent $80 for upgrading the router to get 802.11n so I could watch my HD channels in Media Center.  It worked beautifully for a week until 4.19.36 update. Actiontec  support said they have no plans to fix it.  Verizon please put some fire under them.

I have to drag a long cable with my laptop instead of using wireless now. 😞

0 Likes
Fog80
Newbie

Has anyone been successful reverting the firmware back to the previous version?

0 Likes
onechionly
Enthusiast - Level 2

On the main forum this issue has been marked as solved.  This issue is not solved at all since the MI424WR-Gen3i with firmware 4.19.36 still does not allow for IGMP Proxy to be disabled.

In order to get more exposure for technical help, I propose the motion for the techs/moderators to mark this issue as unsolved.

0 Likes
Fios594
Newbie

I second that! Any moderator reading this Thread?

0 Likes
tns
Master - Level 2

@flaredust wrote:

On the main forum this issue has been marked as solved.  This issue is not solved at all since the MI424WR-Gen3i with firmware 4.19.36 still does not allow for IGMP Proxy to be disabled.

In order to get more exposure for technical help, I propose the motion for the techs/moderators to mark this issue as unsolved.


The original persons problem was solved, and so it should remain marked as solved.  There is a new thread talking about the removal of IGMP Proxy for the REV I version. 

0 Likes
tns
Master - Level 2

Not sure it works but BIGDADDY on DSL REPORTS has posted a jump that seems to get you to the IGMP proxy page. Previously others had success when they turned off IGMP proxy.

http://192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=6059

casper221
Newbie

The http://192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=6059 jump worked for me.  I have the gen3 and when i was logged into my router and clicked the jump link it let me finally get it taken off. restarted my Media streaming device and it pop'd right up. thanks for the hard work and effort guys.

0 Likes
DB102
Newbie

You guys Rock! Fixed my problem in 2 seconds. Huge thanks.

Now if I could only get back the time I spent trying to figure this out. Verizon {word filter avoidance}

0 Likes
Funtimes2013
Enthusiast - Level 1

TNS,

You rock! I tried all of the other URL jumps to no avail, but found exactly what I needed from your jump. As soon as I disabled IGMP Proxy and did a restart of PS3 Media Server, viola - it popped right up on both the PS3 and the PS3 Media Server status page. This configuration option is not navigable via the router's UI so your jump was the only way to access it.

Here are some of the other things I tried. For each that did not work, I reversed to the previous setting:

Turned on IPV6 (was off by default)

Togged UPnP via a jump (was on by default)

Messed around with doing static IP assignments

I called Verizon tech support while browsing this forum, found your resolution and I'm back in business. I just hung up the phone after 45 minutes of being on hold.

Devices able to stream again via DNLA thanks to one checkmark:

PS3

Kindle

2 Androids

2 Bluray players

First song I'm playing on the PS3 is Judas Priest's 'Breakin the Law' aww yeah!

Here's your jump again: http://192.168.1.1/index.cgi?active_page=6059

Many thanks!

0 Likes
Cory10701
Enthusiast - Level 1

This jump worked for me!!! Everything works again. The PS3 media server and the TVersity media server both now show up on my PS3. Thank you for posting this. I had tried all the other fixes to no avail.

0 Likes
LexLuthor1
Enthusiast - Level 3
I spent a lot of time trying to figure this out. Isn't this a bug that Verizon should be fixing ASAP? This can't be intended behavior. Only once I figured out that it was a wired vs wireless issue was I able to find that other thread in this forum about the same issue. I'm good now, but what a frustrating problem.
0 Likes
LexLuthor1
Enthusiast - Level 3
I just noticed this morning that IGMP Proxy was enabled again. I didn't touch that setting. Is it possible it reverted back on its own or via a network command from Fios? Anyone else have it revert back? In general, will Fios be issuing a fix for this? No way it's correct that this is enabled by default and causes this kind of issues with DLNA.
0 Likes
Media101
Enthusiast - Level 1

Thanks for the direct link.  I disabled IGMP proxy but my iTunes Home Sharing still disconnects after a few minutes?  Do I need to disable the IGMP in the routing sections of Advanced Settings as well or something else?

soshamba
Enthusiast - Level 1

I've got the MI424WR Rev E. and just recently streaming from my Windows 7 PC to my xbox stopped working. Had the same setup and router for almost a year and worked without issue.

Tried everything I could think of one Saturday afternoon to no avail. A call to verizon tech support didn't help either. Finally decided to get the router swapped at my nearest verizon store. Streaming worked fine when I first set it up, but to my surpise later in the evening it stopped working again.

Disabling IGMP Proxy as suggested in this thread immedietly fixed the issue. Thanks for the help!

imran238
Newbie

I have major issues with my Actiontec router, I can't see any of my DLNA devices. I tried the following fixes:

1. Changing the IGMP proxy settings - I had no options on the router to do this until I found a link that took me to this option directly and by disablingit I couldn't see my DLNA DEVICES.

2.I tired changing the IP Address Distribution and again this did not work

3. I tried messing with the IVP6 settings and again no luck.

I have called Verizon mutliple times and they cannot give me the Westell 9100em router that worked with all my DLNA devices. Does anyone have any other ideas, I now have a non-fuctioning home network because of this rubbish router.

imran238

0 Likes
lakers2012
Newbie

Worked like a charm...Thanks bro!

0 Likes
imran238
Newbie

How did you get your Actiontec to work? I've had serious issues and tried all the options and yet I can't see any pf my DLNA devcies. Any help would be geatly appreciated. 

Thanks

0 Likes
KrsL6
Newbie

I'm new to the forums and unfortunately finding where to create a new forum question has evaded me.

I'm trying to create a DLNA for home so I can stream my videos from my computer over the WiFi to my PS3, Xbox360, and WiFI Vizio TV, and mobile devices. The problem is I can't get the server (using Univerial Media Server) to find any devices. I've spent the past couple days browsing the forums and trying to find a solution, but so far nothing has worked. A lot of people have said disabling IGMP will fix the issue, but so far that alone hasn't resolved the problem. I did find another forum where someone mentioned disabling DHCP in the router, and when I did that I instantly saw my PS3 pop up as a renderer. It appears the problem is because my PC is connected directly to the router (MI424WR Actiontech), while my PS3 is connected over the wireless (downstairs). The connection from the ONT is MoCa and not ethernet. Since it appears the issue is with the wireless and DHCP from the Actiontech, I was considering purchasing another router and setting up a transparent bridge between the Actiontech and a Cisco/Linksys EA4500, but it appears Verizon nor Actiontech don't support it. Does anybody have any solutions to get this to work? If it's possible without using the Cisco, I'd prefer that, but anything at this point would be great. If you need more details I'll gladly provide them.

Thank you,

Lee

0 Likes
Chuckh19581
Enthusiast - Level 3

DHCP should  have nothing to do with it. DHCP is just for dynamically configuring a device's network parameters to allow it to access your network. Wired v. wireless should have nothing to do with it either. To your network, a device is a device is a device. It's simply an IP address on your network.

Does your DLNA server show up on any of your devices (DLNA clients)?

Have you opened up the firewall to allow DLNA traffic on the PC that's running Universal Media Server? If you want to test whether it's a firewall blocking the traffic or not just turn your firewall completely off to test it. I'm referring to the software firewall on your computer, not the one on the router. The one on the router is the more critical one as it blocks unwanted incoming internet traffic. The one on your PC only blocks traffic flowing to/from that PC for other devices on your network. Just be careful if you have not secured your wireless network.

If that still doesn't fix it, before buying a new router I'd try a different media server. I'm using WMP on Windows XP. It simplifies things because WMP automatically modifies the firewall rules to allow DLNA for the devices you select. I've also had tversity working with no problems.

0 Likes
aevans0001
Enthusiast - Level 2

Hi I just wanted to update everyone.

Today, I tried to connect my DLNA to my android (the issue that started this thread), and I found it not working again...  Once again it took me about 30 minutes to remember that the problem was this... I checked and somehow it did reset, and was now enabled again.. I disabled and everything works good!

Firmware:  20.19.8

0 Likes