28th September 2008 at 11:12 am #2650
For all Dutch (?) Tele2 ADSL users with their Davolink VD-201 AMR wireless router, I finally stumbled on a fix for enabling Multicast (http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/1065348/0//davolink)
The Davolink does actually support the Multicast feature, however Tele2 has opted not to offer the feature from the standard user interface menu. However, typing:
will enable Multicast, and the Soundbridge will now see the FireFly Server and will connect Wirelessly without a problem 😀22nd February 2009 at 9:38 am #17734
I was very happy to see this post while googling around looking for help with this. I have Tele2 in the Netherlands with a provided Davolink DV-2020 router, and my Firefly server is only discoverable by my wireless Roku devices if I use a wireless connection for the server as well. This is irritating, since the router/modem is right next to the server, and the wireless card in the server is flaky.
Unfortunately, the link given (to enable multicast) doesn’t seem to do the trick for me — it’s the correct internal IP address for the router, but all I get is blank page, and it doesn’t seem to fix the problem, at least for Firefly (Windows Media Player is working now). As you can guess I’m running Firefly on Windows. Are there other normally inaccessible settings for the Davolink that I could try? The tweakers.net discussion is all in Dutch, which is unfortunate for a clueless English speaking expat.
I haven’t called Tele2 for this, but based on my prior experience calling them is likely to be a ******* waste of time and energy.
Thanks for any suggestions to try.22nd February 2009 at 10:19 am #17735
Google translator is your friend. Same link as above but in English, sort of….
I love the bit about peanut butter in the middle of a discussion about the reset button. 😆22nd February 2009 at 12:31 pm #17736
Yeah — I’ve done it with Babelfish, which is even funnier. Helaas pindakaas is a Dutch expression (just a nonsense rhyming) Alas, peanut butter doesn’t sound the same, does it?
It’s pretty clear that the router they’re talking about is the same or similar to mine, but I can’t actually get most of the links to display anything, which to me means Tele2 has disabled rather than hidden this option in their custom firmware. I’m just not thrilled about buying and sticking another router in.
Brett22nd February 2009 at 8:28 pm #17737
You may have a newer hardware / firmware revision where the functionality was removed completely rather than disabled.
What usually happens with these devices is they take a standard router and suppress some features in the firmware (V1)
Then they go back, remove the functionality completely and revise the hardware to use a micro with less memory to make it cheaper (V2 and above).
Eventually you end up with a device that has almost no functionality & very little memory.
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