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Ferguson Ariva 250

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  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    I upgraded my firmware, but I'm still getting the network error message on the weather. Does anyone have it working?
    I am on the last firmware and once you set up your city its working, youporn has a password on it also as a default


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    Each box needs it's own feed from the dish, so you should probably get a quad LNB.

    Agreed on both counts

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,945 ✭✭✭dodzy


    MickserB wrote: »
    I am on the last firmware and once you set up your city its working, youporn has a password on it also as a default
    Mickser, turn off boldface. Makes you look like ya wanna be a mod.


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭5h4mr0(k


    MickserB wrote: »
    I am on the last firmware and once you set up your city its working, youporn has a password on it also as a default

    I've tried a few different cities, all the same result.
    Went into the YouPorn section with default password, but gives the network error and doesn't download anything. Maps, RSS, YouTube all work without any errors.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    I've tried a few different cities, all the same result.
    Went into the YouPorn section with 0000 as password, but gives the network error and doesn't download anything. Maps, RSS, YouTube all work without any errors.
    Are you using wireless or connected direct? I have now switched to a direct line into the box, using homeplugs, wireless is to hit and miss:mad::mad:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭5h4mr0(k


    MickserB wrote: »
    Are you using wireless or connected direct? I have now switched to a direct line into the box, using homeplugs, wireless is to hit and miss:mad::mad:

    Direct connection into it. What DDNS settings are you using?


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,551 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg


    Lets not talk about anything which we wouldn't want kids accessing here, there is no 18+ restriction on this forum.


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭5h4mr0(k


    icdg wrote: »
    Lets not talk about anything which we wouldn't want kids accessing here, there is no 18+ restriction on this forum.

    All I want is to get the weather feeds on the box working.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 ✭✭✭Ronnie Raygun


    If the problem actually lies with your internet setup, you might want to get that sorted, rather than cluttering this thread with endless back & forth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    Is this thread not about ariva 250 box is it not, if not what's it for?? Some one is havin an issue with the box, whether its the box settings or not, it relates to this box, which could benefit others if they had the same issue, same way I had an issue with the wireless on this box, i posted my question and followed up with what i tried to see if I could get the wireless to work, for the benefit of others also, what the OP asked is a genuine question, so I ask again, whats this thread for if not to discuss, help and advise or you gonna tell the other members here to check whatever their problem is and dont clutter up the thread


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,351 ✭✭✭Ronnie Raygun


    It would be of more benefit to others if they just sorted the problem & posted the solution rather than "I did this & it didn't work, then I did that & it still didn't work".


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    It would be of more benefit to others if they just sorted the problem & posted the solution rather than "I did this & it didn't work, then I did that & it still didn't work".
    Are you having a laugh? If he or they knew the reason they wouldn't be asking now would they!! would there be need for forums or discussions like this place, if we all knew the reason why something didnt work, so your moaning cause someone asks a question and posts back, if thats the case the other's in this thread is just clutter to cause they ask a question or seek help, :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭EoghanConway


    The wireless support is not the best, any issue returns the "timeout" error even at reported signal strengths of ~70% which I would consider high as my laptop can get a reported 18Mb/s at about 25% strength (RSSI). That alone merits highlighting and discussion.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    The wireless support is not the best, any issue returns the "timeout" error even at reported signal strengths of ~70% which I would consider high as my laptop can get a reported 18Mb/s at about 25% strength (RSSI). That alone merits highlighting and discussion.

    Its more to do with the wifi dongle itself. The unoffcial ones built opn the Ralink RT5370 chip are glitchy with the boxes AP. I noticed that it does disconnect and the USB Wifi device get were hot. What wifi devices are you guys using ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 385 ✭✭EoghanConway


    STB wrote: »
    Its more to do with the wifi dongle itself. The unoffcial ones built opn the Ralink RT5370 chip are glitchy with the boxes AP. I noticed that it does disconnect and the USB Wifi device get were hot. What wifi devices are you guys using ?

    Yes this is quite possible indeed, especially considering I have one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/150Mbps-Mini-USB-WiFi-Wireless-Adapter-150M-Network-LAN-Card-IEEE-802-11n-g-b-/190687433061?forcev4exp=true


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    Since i switched to a direct line via homeplugs, the box is working perfect, youtube is not hanging, RSS feeds are perfect, I understand the wired option is always best, but the wireless on this box is dire, perhaps a firmware update may resolve it or improve it perhaps, not sure, Some folks may buy this box as it offers the wireless option to them as they may not be able to use the homeplug's or run a cable to the box, I would hold off if I were them - Mine timed out at over 80% in some cases.

    EDIT - @ STB - I tried one like this and also a different model with an antenna built onto the dongle, the one Eoghan linked ran as hot as hell, so you could be onto something there, the other one I tried wasnt as hot, but still seemed to perform the same


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    Okay Eoghan/MickserB,

    I have a few of those myself. They work fine for a week and then stop working. They also are very in and out to get it loading and talking with the stb. I am guessing that the driver whilst on the device and readable by the API is not fully there/unstable as it it disconnecting itself. Given that these things heat up so much I am guessing that it is a safety mechanism. There is nowehere for the heat to disapate as they are practicly solid with no air holes. I wonder do the official ones have the same issue.

    Hard wired its fine of course. Fine for me as my router is by the TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    had a look at the "official" one and the build is not to dissimilar, but i wonder if the cheap one is running hotter trying keep up so to speak, the driver is not up to the task of whats required. Be interesting to see some comments from anyone that has a "official" one


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    I've found those small dongles to be pretty short range and not reliable unless they are close to the router.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    On the tests I done Tony, the router was upstairs first, signal level of about 75% on avg, I moved it into the same room to see would it remedy it, approx 8 to 9 foot away from the box, clear line nothing blocking or in front of the router, signal level of 80/85%, but the same if not sim results, manual connect sometimes, auto some others, time outs in connecting, freezing (on UPC 25 meg bbandand getting solid speeds od 20 to 25 all the time), etc, ran as hot as hell also, that was on the one pictured in the Ebay link, not payng 25 quid to see of the Ferguson runs the same


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭Tony


    MickserB wrote: »
    not payng 25 quid to see of the Ferguson runs the same

    Don't blame you, the ferguson dongle is the same spec , I'm not convinced it would fare any better.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    Tony wrote: »
    Don't blame you, the ferguson dongle is the same spec , I'm not convinced it would fare any better.
    Yea, something tells me it would be the same alright,


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    If the problem actually lies with your internet setup, you might want to get that sorted, rather than cluttering this thread with endless back & forth.

    I think the problem is with the box. My 250 has a direct internet cable connection and I still can't access weather or YouPorn etc, a laptop sitting beside it can pick them up wirelessly. Shortly after I upgraded to firmware 1.19, Youporn appeared but I hadn't looked again until this topic came up, when I look now I get "network not available"


  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭5h4mr0(k


    bmaxi wrote: »
    I think the problem is with the box. My 250 has a direct internet cable connection and I still can't access weather or YouPorn etc, a laptop sitting beside it can pick them up wirelessly. Shortly after I upgraded to firmware 1.19, Youporn appeared but I hadn't looked again until this topic came up, when I look now I get "network not available"

    Are you seeing the same error on the weather feeds?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭bmaxi


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    Are you seeing the same error on the weather feeds?

    Yes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 gg69me


    Hi guys i am new to boards.ie but am very interested in buying one of thes Ariva Combo 250 boxes as i have two of the Ariva 120 boxes and am very pleased with them .
    I need another box now so i may as well get the newest one on the market so that is why i am reading this discussion .
    i was wondering that if i connect the new box up to the internet using a wired ( ethernet ) connection and i can get stuff like youtube ,youporn .weather etc etc , would i be able to get NETFLIX the movie and tv website or is this possible at all to add extra sites to the installed list of sites on the box .
    Also is youporn password protected and will it come in on original software on the 250 or does this version have to be updated first.
    Last question....i have a mains powered external hard drive connected to my 120 box at the moment with loads of stuff on it that i havent watched so if i unplug this from the ariva 120 box and connect it to the new 250 box , will i still have all my recordings or will i have to format the hard drive again thereby losing my recordings....thanks guys , sorry for the long winded message.


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    5h4mr0(k wrote: »
    Are you seeing the same error on the weather feeds?
    yeah just checked and its the same here, the youporn option is giving the Network problem, the others work, such as youtube, weather etc,


  • Registered Users Posts: 42 MickserB


    i was wondering that if i connect the new box up to the internet using a wired ( ethernet ) connection and i can get stuff like youtube ,youporn .weather etc etc , would i be able to get NETFLIX the movie and tv website or is this possible at all to add extra sites to the installed list of sites on the box . - No as the firmware would need to be amended to have these icons/apps, for me the RTE/TV3 etc player would be excellent,
    Also is youporn password protected and will it come in on original software on the 250 or does this version have to be updated first. - No its on the firmware already

    Last question....i have a mains powered external hard drive connected to my 120 box at the moment with loads of stuff on it that i havent watched so if i unplug this from the ariva 120 box and connect it to the new 250 box , will i still have all my recordings or will i have to format the hard drive again thereby losing my recordings.... - if its in TS format i shouldnt see why not


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,178 ✭✭✭STB


    For those worried about somebody opening Youporn it requires a password (0000). Infact if firmware version is before version 1.19 it wont work at all, even with the password. The firmware is simply loaded with a usb stick/device.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 gg69me


    thanks guys for reply... i will let you know how i get on when i can find a site that has them in stock as they are all out of stock on every site at the moment . i take it then that this box is worth investing in...


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