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Title: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 12:15:05 PM
Bought the DIR-880L to use a bridge for some stuff I connect to my DIR-895L

My network IP range is different than the default DLink range & it appears that once I connect to my network with the DIR-880L in bridge mode I lose all access to it on my network since the default IP in bridge mode is 192.168.0.50. We need a way to change this so I don't have to plug in to my bridge every time to be able to update/access it!

Or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 12:21:24 PM
Link>Welcome! (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48135.0)


You should be able to connect 1 PC to the 880L.
Set a static IP address on the PC to match 192.168.0.50 first, set .49 on the PC.
Change the routers IP address from 192.168.0.1 to what your network uses. Reboot.
Change the PCs IP address to match and use same for PC just something different.
Then change the mode of the 880L from Router to Bridge mode.
I believe the 880L should have same new IP address if PC can access it.

Doe 880L connect to the wireless and get your custom IP address after changing to Bridge mode while using 192.168.0.50?

Review this:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65327.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=65327.0)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 12:52:57 PM
Hardware Version: A
Firmware: 1.08B04
Region: NA (USA)

I attempted to try what you're suggesting but changing the IP while in Router mode just make the bridge side completely unreachable. I had to reset the DIR-880 just to be able to access it. It seems that there's no way to change the Bridge mode IP address at all.

The point is moot anyway. I'm going back to using my DAP-1522 because for some reason the moment I connect my DIR-880L I can no longer see my DLNA shares on any Device connected to it. If I unplug & reconnect via the DAP-1522, boom, the DLNA shares show back up.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 12:56:54 PM
Sounds like the configuration isn't right. Did you try accessing the 880L with this? http://dlinkrouter.loca/
What IP address string are you using on the main host router? Just curious.
What Mfr and Model is the main host router?

I've used the 880L in bridge mode several times. Works well for me however I keep with D-Link default IP address pool.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 12:59:31 PM
Sounds like the configuration isn't right. Did you try accessing the 880L with this? http://dlinkrouter.loca/
What IP address string are you using on the main host router? Just curious.
What Mfr and Model is the main host router?

I've used the 880L in bridge mode several times. Works well for me however I keep with D-Link default IP address pool.

I tried that as well. I tried even changing it to dir880.local & while in router mode it works fine. But the minute I connect to my network I lose all ability to connect to it from a connected PC that is getting it's IP from my network.

You use it in bridge mode but do you have any DLNA devices attached to it? I would definitely like some assistance in troubleshooting the DLNA part. Really bugs me that this is an issue. I can deal with having to hardwire into it to access the login, but no DLNA = can't use it.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 01:02:45 PM
What Mfr and Model is the main host router?
What IP address pool are you using?

I have a DNS-345, Boxee Box, DISH Hopper system and 2 xbox game consoles here.

I wonder if a problem could be that your using a custom IP address instead of default IP address pool.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 01:05:44 PM
What Mfr and Model is the main host router?
What IP address pool are you using?

I have a DNS-345, Boxee Box, DISH Hopper system and 2 xbox game consoles here.

I wonder if a problem could be that your using a custom IP address instead of default IP address pool.

Host Router is: D-Link DIR-895L
IP address pool: 192.168.1.1

Weird that with the DAP-1522 I have no issues & can see my Serviio share on my Xbox & my LG blu-ray player. However if I use the DIR-880L, it shows the SMB share but not the DLNA.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 01:09:03 PM
Well should be just a pass thru with the 880L. I'll ask and see if there maybe any known issues while in bridge mode.
I believe 192.168.1.### should be supported. Any IP address.

Any chance you can switch back to .0.1 and test? I won't have my 880L available for another day or two as im running a test with mine in router mode.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 01:12:05 PM
Well should be just a pass thru with the 880L. I'll ask and see if there maybe any known issues while in bridge mode.
I believe 192.168.1.### should be supported. Any IP address.

Any chance you can switch back to .0.1 and test? I won't have my 880L available for another day or two as im running a test with mine in router mode.

I could try later on but it would be a huge pain as my network does have several Reserved IP addresses. So switching everything over on the DIR-895L wouldn't be a quick switch.

Let me know what you hear first & then I'll give it a shot. For now I've just switched back to the DAP-1522.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 01:16:20 PM
Ok, I'll talk to D-Link tomorrow and ask for a review on this and get some info.

I found that with my 880L, the UI was slowing down while as the main router so wasn't sure if it's a HW issue or FW issue or something bogging it down so it's been running behind my 890L for the weekend after a complete factory reset and re-load of FW. Soon as I get this test over, I'll check this out in bridge mode.

Hope the 895L is doing good.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 05, 2017, 01:19:26 PM
Ok, I'll talk to D-Link tomorrow and ask for a review on this and get some info.

I found that with my 880L, the UI was slowing down while as the main router so wasn't sure if it's a HW issue or FW issue or something bogging it down so it's been running behind my 890L for the weekend after a complete factory reset and re-load of FW. Soon as I get this test over, I'll check this out in bridge mode.

Hope the 895L is doing good.

The DIR-895L is great. I picked it up from Costco for $215 over black friday last year. Too good of a deal to pass up. It's been great. Wanted to go full "AC" & picked up the DIR-880L when I saw it could be used as a bridge. Did not expect that my DLNA shares wouldn't show up.

Thanks for your help & I'll keep a look out here for your follow ups.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2017, 01:20:49 PM
Will definitely look in to this with you.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 06, 2017, 06:22:10 PM
FYI, I set my 880L up as bridge with my 890L. I connected my boxee box to the 880L and I was able to stream from my DNS-345 a movie i have on one of the drives.

Just an initial test as I didn't get enough time to fiddle with it more.  ;)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 06, 2017, 07:54:16 PM
FYI, I set my 880L up as bridge with my 890L. I connected my boxee box to the 880L and I was able to stream from my DNS-345 a movie i have on one of the drives.

Just an initial test as I didn't get enough time to fiddle with it more.  ;)

Very interesting. Is the Boxee Box streaming via DLNA?

I just don't know how the DAP-1522 can see the DLNA share on my PC via Serviio & yet the moment I switch to the 880 I can't see it. I can see the smb share but not the DLNA one.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2017, 06:59:55 AM
Not sure yet. I know I have the boxee set up to look at my DNS as a resource for files. I didn't get much time to play with it as someone wanted to watch TV so I couldn't go much farther.
Give me details on how you have your DLNA set up? Any specific apps your using? How do you have this configured besides the bridges.
I presume the DNLA PC in the same network as main router? or is the hard-drive connected to 890 via USB?

I know that I can set up my xbox and stream DLNA that way which I'll try for sure.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 07, 2017, 09:47:15 AM
Not sure yet. I know I have the boxee set up to look at my DNS as a resource for files. I didn't get much time to play with it as someone wanted to watch TV so I couldn't go much farther.
Give me details on how you have your DLNA set up? Any specific apps your using? How do you have this configured besides the bridges.
I presume the DNLA PC in the same network as main router? or is the hard-drive connected to 890 via USB?

I know that I can set up my xbox and stream DLNA that way which I'll try for sure.

Basically, here's my setup. Yes, the PC is on the same network. PC, Xbox, Blu-ray Player all have reserved IPs in the 895L. The PC must be on to use DLNA streaming as I use that as my streaming box because I do not stream often enough to setup a "stream" box.

PC has Serviio installed (similar to Plex)
PC is hardwired into the DIR-895L
DIR-880L (Or DAP-1522) connects to DIR-895L as a bridge
Xbox & Blu-Ray Player hardwired to DIR-880L

With the DAP-1522 I can see the Serviio share (Shows up at Serviio-PC Name). With the DIR-880L I can't see the share at all. On both I can see the SMB share, but not the DLNA share. I've stopped & started the service for Serviio on my PC & still nothing shows up. But I can literally swap out the DIR-880L with the DAP-1522 & got from not seeing the DLNA to seeing it & being able to stream from it.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2017, 12:24:19 PM
Ok, Good info here.

Is this what your using? https://serviiowhs.codeplex.com/
If so, I'll load this as well and test it.
I'll try my xbox first and see what I find then go for PC and SW testing. I believe my boxee box is using SMB as I have to set up a mapping to any shared resources. I'll see if my DNS does DLNA or not. I don't use it much and when I do, boxee connects direct LAN cable.  ::)

I'm having D-Link review this as well...
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 07, 2017, 12:40:24 PM
Ok, Good info here.

Is this what your using? https://serviiowhs.codeplex.com/
If so, I'll load this as well and test it.
I'll try my xbox first and see what I find then go for PC and SW testing. I believe my boxee box is using SMB as I have to set up a mapping to any shared resources. I'll see if my DNS does DLNA or not. I don't use it much and when I do, boxee connects direct LAN cable.  ::)

I'm having D-Link review this as well...

I'm not using that one. It should be at Serviio.org, but that site is down for some reason right now. I'm using the latest version of their app, 1.8.0.

Let me know if you need me to do any testing on my end.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2017, 12:46:30 PM
Ok I did go to the .org site and it didn't come up so I saw the next one and it did so I thought it was that SW. I'll check again with the .org site and get there latest SW when it's available.

Will keep ya posted.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 07, 2017, 01:04:58 PM
Ok I did go to the .org site and it didn't come up so I saw the next one and it did so I thought it was that SW. I'll check again with the .org site and get there latest SW when it's available.

Will keep ya posted.

Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2017, 01:23:06 PM
Will try and get it figured out. The 880L is a good unit.  ;)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2017, 05:32:04 PM
Ok so I was able to connect my Xbox1 to the 880L in wireless bridge mode. I had shared out my Windows 10 PC and the video folder that Windows 10 and Xbox looks for is the default Video folder under the user account. I put some files and folders in there and launched the media app on Xb1. Saw my PC listed there along with two other devices I have. I was able to navigate down to the folder location. I presume that xb1 has specific file types it plays as the files i have in this location are not recognized by the media player in Xb1. There is one file, WildLife in HD that does play with the media player so I presume this file type is correct. This was streaming from Windows 10 thats LAN connected to the 890L and to the 880L thats wireless bridged to the xb1 which is LAN connected to the back of the 880L.

That site is still down so I can't test with that SW and configuration at the moment.

How big is that SW package? Something small enough to email?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 07, 2017, 11:04:33 PM
Ok so I was able to connect my Xbox1 to the 880L in wireless bridge mode. I had shared out my Windows 10 PC and the video folder that Windows 10 and Xbox looks for is the default Video folder under the user account. I put some files and folders in there and launched the media app on Xb1. Saw my PC listed there along with two other devices I have. I was able to navigate down to the folder location. I presume that xb1 has specific file types it plays as the files i have in this location are not recognized by the media player in Xb1. There is one file, WildLife in HD that does play with the media player so I presume this file type is correct. This was streaming from Windows 10 thats LAN connected to the 890L and to the 880L thats wireless bridged to the xb1 which is LAN connected to the back of the 880L.

That site is still down so I can't test with that SW and configuration at the moment.

How big is that SW package? Something small enough to email?

Yeah, not sure how Win10 & Xbox One share so I haven't tried that.

The file is big enough that email won't work but I can PM you a dropbox link. I will do that.

It sounds like your setup was exactly the same as mine. The DLNA share never shows up on the Xbox Media Player app when connected to the 880L. On the DAP-1522 it does. I can literally keep both powered up & swap the cable back & forth & see it appear & disappear. It's very weird.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 06:48:34 AM
Ok so I was able to connect my Xbox1 to the 880L in wireless bridge mode. I had shared out my Windows 10 PC and the video folder that Windows 10 and Xbox looks for is the default Video folder under the user account. I put some files and folders in there and launched the media app on Xb1. Saw my PC listed there along with two other devices I have. I was able to navigate down to the folder location. I presume that xb1 has specific file types it plays as the files i have in this location are not recognized by the media player in Xb1. There is one file, WildLife in HD that does play with the media player so I presume this file type is correct. This was streaming from Windows 10 thats LAN connected to the 890L and to the 880L thats wireless bridged to the xb1 which is LAN connected to the back of the 880L.

That site is still down so I can't test with that SW and configuration at the moment.

How big is that SW package? Something small enough to email?

Just an FYI, the site is up: http://serviio.org/ (http://serviio.org/)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 07:02:15 AM
Ok, will have a look at the SW.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 08:44:25 AM
Got this from D-Link
"Tested this with 880L bridging off my main router 890L, on 2.4Ghz. DNLA server is connected to main router (890L also). Wired a laptop to 880L and was able to discover DNLA services with Kodi as client.

Bridge mode is repeater mode. DHCP through the wireless bridge and DNLA discovery took unusually long, even though the wireless bridge is only five feet away. However, it works.

I do not see any configuration that would effect how DNLA functions."
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 09:03:14 AM
Got this from D-Link
"Tested this with 880L bridging off my main router 890L, on 2.4Ghz. DNLA server is connected to main router (890L also). Wired a laptop to 880L and was able to discover DNLA services with Kodi as client.

Bridge mode is repeater mode. DHCP through the wireless bridge and DNLA discovery took unusually long, even though the wireless bridge is only five feet away. However, it works.

I do not see any configuration that would effect how DNLA functions."

I will have to check then on the "Unusually Long" part. That is a bit disconcerting IMO.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 09:32:26 AM
How long did you wait after you connected tot he 880L? Was the 880L connected at the same time as the 1522?

Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 09:37:25 AM
How long did you wait after you connected tot he 880L? Was the 880L connected at the same time as the 1522?

I waited a good few minutes. Tops around 5. That's a long time to wait when you're trying to watch a movie. This is especially true when the 1522 just pops up. Any plans from DLink to fix that?

I'm at work until this evening so I can't try re-hooking up the 880L but I'll try when I get home, then use a stopwatch to see how long it takes to show up.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 09:59:02 AM
Don't know. Possible. if we can get some good details to present to D-Link and respectfully ask them. I presume they would. Shouldn't take a long period of time.  ::)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 10:06:52 AM
Don't know. Possible. if we can get some good details to present to D-Link and respectfully ask them. I presume they would. Shouldn't take a long period of time.  ::)

I'll reconnect tonight, then do a stop & start of the Serviio service & start the stopwatch. Once I have the numbers I'll post them here. I wish I had an estimate from DLink rather than "unusually long" but I'll see about getting the numbers.

Anything else you think I should test?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 10:23:13 AM
Are you connecting to a 2.4Ghz or 5ghz radio on the 895L?

Try with and with out Smart Connect.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 10:31:53 AM
Are you connecting to a 2.4Ghz or 5ghz radio on the 895L?

Try with and with out Smart Connect.

Smart Connect is disabled.

Connecting via 5Ghz AC only radio.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 10:32:51 AM
Ok, I had SC enabled on the 890L and I was able to pick a 5Ghz radio while setting up the 880L scanning for wireless networks to attach to. I presume that SC either way may not effect any differences.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 10:38:33 AM
Ok, I had SC enabled on the 890L and I was able to pick a 5Ghz radio while setting up the 880L scanning for wireless networks to attach to. I presume that SC either way may not effect any differences.

I've read a lot of people experience slow downs with Smart Connect & similar tech. So I disabled it from the get go.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 10:39:48 AM
Might try it as a test especially if you have current FW on the 895L. Can disable it afterwards.

Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 10:43:38 AM
Might try it as a test especially if you have current FW on the 895L. Can disable it afterwards.

On current firmware (had to downgrade from 1.13 since that erroneously posted on the site for the NA region). Downgraded to 1.12 then upgraded to the patch.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 11:01:46 AM
K
FYI:
"Oh, just longer than the usual 2-3 minutes longer, not too bad. It is expected and probably normal because its acting as a repeater. I have a lot of wireless nodes at my desk and wireless interference could be the culprit. It may be different in your or his environment."

Were getting clarification on "repeater".  ::)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 11:15:37 AM
K
FYI:
"Oh, just longer than the usual 2-3 minutes longer, not too bad. It is expected and probably normal because its acting as a repeater. I have a lot of wireless nodes at my desk and wireless interference could be the culprit. It may be different in your or his environment."

Were getting clarification on "repeater".  ::)

Excellent info & I thank you.

Will try it tonight with the stopwatch. Still so weird that the 1522 is nearly instant (especially if I'm connected & stop & start the Serviio service) while this one could take 2-3 minutes. I'll time it when I get home for the day.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 11:19:02 AM
I presume there maybe less processes for the 1522 to do since wireless has changed some since then.
What Rev # is the 1522? I think Rev A was a draft N and B was official N.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 11:20:04 AM
One last thing...

Is DLink open to letting us setup the default IP of the 880L in bridge mode? By having the IP default to 192.168.0.50 that means unless you keep the default network you won't be able to manage the router while on your network without assigning a static IP to a device & directly connecting to it.

The DAP-1522 allows this.

The 1522 I am currently using is Rev B.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 11:21:34 AM
I'll check on this. Ya I did notice that you can't set a different address pool while in bridge mode.

One last thing...

Is DLink open to letting us setup the default IP of the 880L in bridge mode? By having the IP default to 192.168.0.50 that means unless you keep the default network you won't be able to manage the router while on your network without assigning a static IP to a device & directly connecting to it.

The DAP-1522 allows this.

The 1522 I am currently using is Rev B.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 08, 2017, 02:08:32 PM
"Yes you can assign any IP to it. Go to settings > Internet > my internet connection, and input any static IP."
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 07:39:30 PM
"Yes you can assign any IP to it. Go to settings > Internet > my internet connection, and input any static IP."

Yeah, that's for Router mode.

In bridge mode I get the option of DHCP or Static IP, but that doesn't change the IP needed to access the 880L's login. No matter what, if the 880L is in bridge mode the IP is always 192.168.0.50. There is zero option to change it.

EDIT: I'm a dumb-dumb. Followed the User Guide & it works for setting a IP different from the default. I can now access the 880L via a different static IP.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 08, 2017, 08:25:34 PM
K
FYI:
"Oh, just longer than the usual 2-3 minutes longer, not too bad. It is expected and probably normal because its acting as a repeater. I have a lot of wireless nodes at my desk and wireless interference could be the culprit. It may be different in your or his environment."

Were getting clarification on "repeater".  ::)

So I set it up & the DLNA share never showed up.

I have an iPhone directly connected to my DIR-895L & I stopped & started my DLNA service (Serviio) & within moments it showed up on my phone. 6 minutes later & the Blu-ray player & the Xbox Media app connected to the 880L still showed nothing. Swapped out the 880L with the 1522 & boom, within a minute the DLNA share shows up. Basically, directly connect to my WiFi? DLNA shows up. Connect with the 1522, DLNA shows up. Connect with the 880L? Nope.

I waited a full 6 minutes a total of 4 times. Blu-Ray powered up & connected, wait 6 minutes & nothing. Stop & Start the DLNA service, wait 6 minutes, nothing. Repeat for the Xbox One & the media player app.

This literally makes no sense. If I have time this weekend I guess I will try moving my network over to the default DLink network setup. Not happy about it, but will give it a shot as that's the only difference I can see at this point.

EDIT: Tried with the new static IP. Repeated above steps at 10 minutes each. DLNA does not show up at all. I doubt I'll try switching my network at this point because it's clear it just doesn't work & I have no clue why it doesn't at this point
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 06:37:11 AM
Ok, good details and info. I'll have D-Link review this. I'll try this out this weekend as well to confirm with my 890L.

Just curious, do you have a different main host router, maybe your old one?
Does the 895L have bridge mode? I can't remember.  ???
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 09, 2017, 06:54:07 AM
Ok, good details and info. I'll have D-Link review this. I'll try this out this weekend as well to confirm with my 890L.

Just curious, do you have a different main host router, maybe your old one?
Does the 895L have bridge mode? I can't remember.  ???

Thanks & thanks for looking at this. I'm really at a loss for the cause.

One more addition, the blu-ray player is an LG BD-670. On the Xbox One I used the Media Player app & the VLC app. While connected to the 1522, the Media Player app found my DLNA share in under a minute, while VLC took about 2-3 minutes. While connected to the 880L neither app found the DLNA share after a full 10 minutes.

My old router is a DIR-825 (I keep coming back to DLink as they're the only ones that will allow me to do Wake-on-Wan). I guess I could fire that up & see, but that's on similar firmware to the DAP-1522. Plus I never had an issue streaming via this same setup with it. I guess this would be another way to point to the 880L as the culprit but I think the troubleshooting done has already done that.

Let me know what you'd like me to try.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 07:05:33 AM
If you have some time, put the 825 online and connect the 880L to it and test.

Does the 895L have wireless bridge mode?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 09, 2017, 07:30:25 AM
If you have some time, put the 825 online and connect the 880L to it and test.

Does the 895L have wireless bridge mode?

I'll see about doing that tonight. Have to find the 825 first! Unfortunately I'm off to work again so it won't be until later that I could try this.

Doesn't look like the 895L has a bridge mode. Just a straight router. Went through the docs & the UI, no options I could find.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 07:50:06 AM
Ok, Let us know the results when you have time on the 825.

I'll get this set up this weekend to confirm...
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Gattsu on March 09, 2017, 08:33:05 AM
Hello,

Well, I did another test with 895L acting as my main router and 880L bridging off it. I stated previously the DHCP or DNLA were slower than usual. It was running slower because the Channel was on "Auto" mode. After changing that to a static channel 6, it connected right away. Kodi (DNLA client) was able to detect the service across the wireless bridge on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz.

If you have not already done so, set a good channel, 1, 6 or 11 are recommended.

Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 08:34:24 AM
Can you install this SW that he's using as a test and see if you can reproduce this issue using that SW?

Hello,

Well, I did another test with 895L acting as my main router and 880L bridging off it. I stated previously the DHCP or DNLA were slower than usual. It was running slower because the Channel was on "Auto" mode. After changing that to a static channel 6, it connected right away. Kodi (DNLA client) was able to detect the service across the wireless bridge on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz.

If you have not already done so, set a good channel, 1, 6 or 11 are recommended.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Gattsu on March 09, 2017, 08:39:03 AM
Yea I can set that up as DNLA server for testing.

I have been using DNS-1250-04 as my DNLA server.

Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 08:44:44 AM
I'll be trying the SW with my DNS-345 this weekend.  ::)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 09, 2017, 09:21:46 AM
Hello,

Well, I did another test with 895L acting as my main router and 880L bridging off it. I stated previously the DHCP or DNLA were slower than usual. It was running slower because the Channel was on "Auto" mode. After changing that to a static channel 6, it connected right away. Kodi (DNLA client) was able to detect the service across the wireless bridge on both 2.4 and 5.0 GHz.

If you have not already done so, set a good channel, 1, 6 or 11 are recommended.

So on the 895L select a channel instead of Auto? Will try this.

Still doesn't explain why after 10 minutes it doesn't show up.

I have 2 homework assignments. Try changing the channel on the 895L to 1, 6, or 11 & Try connecting the 880L to the 825.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 09, 2017, 09:22:33 AM
Yea I can set that up as DNLA server for testing.

I have been using DNS-1250-04 as my DNLA server.

Just as an FYI, I've just been using software on my PC as the DLNA server.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 09, 2017, 04:32:20 PM
Ok I installed the SW on a Windows 7 PC. Will do some playing around tonite and this weekend. I won't be able to switch to my 880L in bridge mode until weekend. IT's running mas main host router currently.  ;D
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 09, 2017, 07:06:00 PM
Okay, Troubleshooting update

Tried several different choices on changing the channel on the 5Ghz option.

Channels I tried:

Waiting up to 10 minutes after making the changes, booting up the Xbox One & the Blu-ray that are connected to the 880L & no DLNA share. The SMB share did appear within a minute.

Dug out the DIR-825 I have. While the Xbox & the Blu-Ray were connected via the 880L, 10 minutes on the stop watch, no DLNA share. For kicks I switched out the 880L with the 1522 & within a minute the DLNA share appeared.

As a completely off the wall try, in a VM on my PC I installed Plex & fired it up under normal setup (895L -> 1522) & the Plex DLNA share showed up. Removed the 1522 & hooked up the 880L, no Plex DLNA share.

I just don't think that as a bridge the 880L will show a DLNA share. For whatever reason it fails every single time.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 10, 2017, 06:15:07 AM
Ok, great details. I'll get this to D-Link for review. I'll be looking at my 880L this weekend. Hope this can be fixed.  :-\
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 11, 2017, 03:40:00 PM
Well I presume that I may not have this Serviio program set up right as I've set a few resources in the app and the app says it's running.
While in Windows 10, I can see the Serviio listed under media and devices in the Networking windows. If select the serviio PC here, it launches Windows Media player and no files is found for this PC/app. This is on a LAN wired connected. Same thing happens if I connect to the 880L in bridge mode. Using the default user for the same PC, I can see and view windows default media files on the PC with Serviio. Both wired LAN and Windows 10 PC connected to bridge.

I see unknown devices listed in the Serviio app and can't edit anything or change the names. Something else I need to do to get Media Player in Windows to see files I've shared out with this Serviio app on my Windows 7 PC? Both PCs are connected on the same switch when LAN wired.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 12, 2017, 11:37:46 AM
Well I presume that I may not have this Serviio program set up right as I've set a few resources in the app and the app says it's running.
While in Windows 10, I can see the Serviio listed under media and devices in the Networking windows. If select the serviio PC here, it launches Windows Media player and no files is found for this PC/app. This is on a LAN wired connected. Same thing happens if I connect to the 880L in bridge mode. Using the default user for the same PC, I can see and view windows default media files on the PC with Serviio. Both wired LAN and Windows 10 PC connected to bridge.

I see unknown devices listed in the Serviio app and can't edit anything or change the names. Something else I need to do to get Media Player in Windows to see files I've shared out with this Serviio app on my Windows 7 PC? Both PCs are connected on the same switch when LAN wired.

Sorry about the delay. To be honest I have it setup with the default settings then just add my video shares to it. I've never tried accessing it via another PC. It's always just been via the Xbox, Blu-ray player or over wifi with my phone. No sure why it's showing Unknown devices (I only have one of those) but then clicking "edit" allows me to adjust their profile. One thing to be sure is checked is to "Enbable access to new devices". Also make sure your PC's firewall is allowing sharing or possibly even disable it during testing.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 13, 2017, 07:00:01 AM
Using default settings too. Firewall is disabled on my PCs.
The fact that I can view some Windows default media thru the 880L bridge seems to work at least on some level. Just getting this Serviio to work is something different I guess. I'll connect up my xbox and boxee box and test again.

What app are you using on the xbox when it's connected to the 880L/1522 bridge?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Gattsu on March 13, 2017, 10:20:32 AM
I was unable to install SW. So instead I use Plex on Windows 7 and it was detected within a minute. I'm using Windows 7 DNLA services as a client.

DNLA is a standard protocol, used by a lot of software. So no matter which DNLA software you use, it should be the same DNLA coding. So far it has been working for me on Plex and DNS-1250-04.

After you swap the 880 from 1522 make sure to power cycle the 890L, if you have not already done so.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 13, 2017, 10:23:18 AM
Is Windows 7 DLNA services running by default or do you have to enable it? Just want to make sure I've got my PCs set up right.

What app did you use to view and check your DLNA resources on your DNS and Plex Server?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 13, 2017, 03:06:32 PM
I was unable to install SW. So instead I use Plex on Windows 7 and it was detected within a minute. I'm using Windows 7 DNLA services as a client.

DNLA is a standard protocol, used by a lot of software. So no matter which DNLA software you use, it should be the same DNLA coding. So far it has been working for me on Plex and DNS-1250-04.

After you swap the 880 from 1522 make sure to power cycle the 890L, if you have not already done so.

I will try a power cycle. Again, the 880L seems to be the issue. No matter what, Plex or Serviio, the DLNA share does not show up. I can repeat this every time.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 13, 2017, 04:25:39 PM
Let us know how it goes.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 14, 2017, 09:31:53 AM
I might try this on my DNS:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66515.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=66515.0)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 14, 2017, 08:28:41 PM
Let us know how it goes.

As honestly expected the power cycle (both hitting Reboot in the GUI of the 895L & using the power button with an unplug) yielded the same results. I cannot see the share at all.

I guess I'll try to throw the 880L up on eBay or something & continue to use the 1522. Really disappointed about this but not too surprised to be honest. I've tried this with other products & had the same issues as well as DD-WRT (several builds tried) not seeing the share either. Seems to be a common problem in the industry.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 06:31:02 AM
Wondering if there maybe a problem with this Serviio app and newer wifi and upnp. The 1522 is based on older code and maybe less secure as uPnP had issue which were closed by later FW updates and more recent code. The 1522 hasn't been updated in a while. If you saw this issue with other products and 3rd party FW, problem maybe with this app.

Did you get to try the 880L as the main host router and use the 1522 to see if the problem tracked?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 15, 2017, 08:23:54 AM
Wondering if there maybe a problem with this Serviio app and newer wifi and upnp. The 1522 is based on older code and maybe less secure as uPnP had issue which were closed by later FW updates and more recent code. The 1522 hasn't been updated in a while. If you saw this issue with other products and 3rd party FW, problem maybe with this app.

Did you get to try the 880L as the main host router and use the 1522 to see if the problem tracked?

Perhaps, but Plex had the same issue. Not sure how both would fail & it be the fault of both apps. Also, when directly connected to the 895L via wifi, the DLNA shares show up. Indicating it isn't a problem with the 895L at all. I even switched to directly connecting my Xbox One via wifi to the 895L & the share shows up. The only time it doesn't is while connected to the 880L.

The issue has only appeared in products under bridge mode. I do not know the reasons why, but in DD-WRT it apparently is an issue that many people experienced & it's just been ignored since it's a fringe use (a bridge). I originally had a Rev A of the 1522 but when that went down I got a refurb from DLink that was a Rev B & that's what I'm using today. Both had no issues with seeing DLNA shares.

I honestly don't see how setting up the 880L as a router would do anything other than confirm that bridge mode is the issue. If you'd like me to do that I can, but I'm not sure how that will help with troubleshooting.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 08:32:28 AM
Might help confirm that problem is seen only in bridge mode or maybe in router mode. If it works in router mode then we can narrow it down to bridge mode only and would help D-Link determine if maybe a FW issue or maybe your unit maybe faulty. If they can't reproduce it, then maybe an issue with your unit only and bridge mode maybe ok. This is something that I would have D-Link support look at your unit and test it out.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 15, 2017, 09:14:29 AM
Might help confirm that problem is seen only in bridge mode or maybe in router mode. If it works in router mode then we can narrow it down to bridge mode only and would help D-Link determine if maybe a FW issue or maybe your unit maybe faulty. If they can't reproduce it, then maybe an issue with your unit only and bridge mode maybe ok. This is something that I would have D-Link support look at your unit and test it out.

I'll try to give it a shot this week. I'll reset the router & then set it up so that it will act similarly to the 895L so I won't have to change much.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 09:51:23 AM
Ok, I'l drag out my DIR-868L and put it in bridge mode. I'm using the 880L has a main router currently. Trying to help test a camera that I'm having problems with.  ::)
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 10:01:59 AM
I might have you use teamviewer with me and have you check my Serviio configuration just to make sure it's set up right. I'm still not sure about that app.
Is Plex something else I can install and try?
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 15, 2017, 10:04:32 AM
I might have you use teamviewer with me and have you check my Serviio configuration just to make sure it's set up right. I'm still not sure about that app.
Is Plex something else I can install and try?

Yep, Plex is also free. https://www.plex.tv/

I don't use it because I don't like that I can't turn off transcoding. It's automatic on Plex with no way to disable it. Could totally do a Teamviewer share if you want at some point.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 10:24:25 AM
Ok, will check on that. See if I get some time this weekend to hook up with you if not before.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: Tario70 on March 15, 2017, 10:27:23 AM
Ok, will check on that. See if I get some time this weekend to hook up with you if not before.

Just an FYI, this weekend I'm out of town. But we'll figure it out.
Title: Re: Setup as a Bridge
Post by: FurryNutz on March 15, 2017, 10:33:21 AM
Kewl, no worries. Will do.  ;)