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Author Topic: Buggy bonjour support  (Read 11560 times)

LB06

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Buggy bonjour support
« on: May 28, 2009, 03:41:59 AM »

Recently I bought a D-Link DIR-655 as a replacement for some cheap-ass Sitecom. Both performance and features are truly great. The router is perfectly capable of fully saturating my 100/100 FttH connection.

There's one major (at least, for me) problem though. My main computer is a Mac Pro running OS X. I also have an iPod Touch which I up until recently used as a remote for iTunes using the wonderful Remote.app (officially supported by Apple). I also use another app to control VLC remotely. But ever since I've replaced my sitecom with the D-Link the remote virtually stopped working.

The problem seems to be that discovering the devices on the (W)LAN is very problematic. 9 out of 10 times the discovery of my mac just fails. But when it does discover my Mac it works flawlessly (until I close the app and have to rediscover and reconnect, that is).

I was told that Apple uses Bonjour to locally discover connected devices. It seems that the D-Link is somehow blocking Bonjour traffic. With my Sitecom everythings worked flawlessly. I really hope someone can assist me with this because in the long run this is going to be a showstopper for me.

There seem to be more people who have similar problems as I have with the 655 or other D-Link products:
http://www.atmasphere.net/wp/archives/2006/03/19/d-link-dgl-4100-au-revoir-bonjour
http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?t=18809
http://mattconnolly.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/dlink-dsl-g604t-bonjour-issues/
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/637917.html

Some data:
- My router is directly connected to a central fiber router through an ethernet connection.
- I have a Mac and an Xbox 360 connected wired and an iPod Touch @WLAN.
- All are in the same subnet (192.168.0.0/24) using the built-in DHCP server
- Features like QoS, SPI, WLAN partition, WISH and even WPA are all disabled (in order to rule them out as a suspect)
- Wireless reception and performance is excellent.
- I'm have an A4 HW rev. and I'm running 1.21EU.
- Nothing suspicious is showing up in my logs

Thanks!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 03:49:04 AM by LB06 »
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EddieZ

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 12:49:55 AM »

PLease give more info on your router settings (broadcasting, firewall, unicasting, security), because without your input it is impossible to verify if your claim "the router is at fault" is correct. It's too easy to blame the router, experience has shown that wrong settings cause most of these claimed incompatibility issues...
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LB06

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 09:17:30 AM »

PLease give more info on your router settings (broadcasting, firewall, unicasting, security), because without your input it is impossible to verify if your claim "the router is at fault" is correct. It's too easy to blame the router, experience has shown that wrong settings cause most of these claimed incompatibility issues...
Features like QoS, SPI, WLAN partition, MAC-fillter, network filter, WISH, short GI, WLAN protection and even WPA were all disabled (in order to rule them out as a suspect). I've tried it with multicasting on and multicasting off, various 802.11 modi, WMM enabled and disabled, Netbios on and off and variuos combinations thereof, but non of them seemed to work.

If you need me to try a certain combination of features please let me know and I'll test them.
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petronius

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 04:14:14 AM »

I recently bought the same router to replace an aging Netgear, and was disappointed when my NAS stopped showing up in Finder and also under Bonjour in Safari bookmarks. I could still connect to it using the IP address and share names, but not by browsing.

However, I have found a setting that appears to solve the problem: on the Advanced tab,  Advanced Network settings, there is a check box for Enable Multicast Streams. Tick this and reboot the router.

I'm using firmware version 1.21 (2008/10/09)

Good luck,
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« Last Edit: July 28, 2009, 04:17:58 AM by petronius »
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DCIFRTHS

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009, 04:55:11 AM »

I have the same issue with a ReadyNAS Duo. As soon as I get the chance, I'll give your suggestion a try, and report back.

Thanks.
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LB06

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009, 05:30:00 AM »

Doesn't work for me...
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martok

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009, 03:16:09 PM »

Same issue. Strangely enough, it appears that enabling Multicast Streams helped, but only on one of the two computers...
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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 04:29:48 AM »

Bump! Found this thread. Having exactly the same problem as OP. Can someone help?
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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 09:33:57 AM »

Link>Welcome!
What Hardware version is your router? Look at sticker under router.
Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on routers web page under status.
What region are you located?

Some things to try: - Log into the routers web page at 192.168.0.1. Use IE, Opera or FF to manage the router.
Turn off ALL QoS or Disable Traffic Shaping (DIR only) GameFuel (DGL only and if ON.) options. Advanced/QoS or Gamefuel.
Turn off Advanced DNS Services if you have this option under Setup/Internet/Manual or under Setup/PARENTAL CONTROL/Set to>None: Static IP or Obtain Automatically From ISP.
Enable Use Unicasting (compatibility for some ISP DHCP Servers) under Setup/Internet/Manual.
Turn on DNS Relay under Setup/Networking.
Setup DHCP reserved IP addresses for all devices ON the router. Setup/Networking. This ensures each devices gets its own IP address when turned on and connected, eliminates IP address conflicts and helps in troubleshooting.
Ensure devices are set to auto obtain an IP address.
If IPv6 is an option on the router, select Local Connection Only or Disable IPv6 options under Setup/IPv6.
Set Firewall settings to Endpoint Independent for TCP and UDP under Advanced/Firewall.
Enable uPnP and Multi-cast Streaming under Advanced/Networking. Disable uPnP for testing Port Forwarding rules.
Turn off WISH, and WPS under Advanced.
WAN Port Speed set to Auto or specific speed? Some newer ISP modems support 1000Mb so manually setting to Gb speeds can be supported by the router. Advanced/Advanced Networking/WAN Port Speed
Set current Time Zone, Date and Time. Use an NTP server feature. Tools/Time.


Bump! Found this thread. Having exactly the same problem as OP. Can someone help?
« Last Edit: March 23, 2013, 12:24:32 PM by FurryNutz »
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LarryNOTtheCableGuy

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Re: Buggy bonjour support
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 12:23:12 PM »

Doesn't work for me...

Multicast Streams definitely needs to be enable for Bonjour to work. Just yesterday I had a heck of a time getting my iMac and MacBook Pro to recognize my Bonjour enabled printers, after replacing my HW:A4 DIR-655 with a HW:B1. Eventually I got it to work, but only after power cycling everything on the network included the unmanaged switch.

Larry ....
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2013, 07:30:54 AM »

ANy status on this?  ???

Bump! Found this thread. Having exactly the same problem as OP. Can someone help?
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