Hi there, Having trouble connecting pc to dreambox500-c have tried to follow ...
Having trouble connecting pc to dreambox500-c
have tried to follow this tutorial.
it seems to be very good.
How to Connect your Dreambox to your PC
however when i try to connect using flashfxp.exe
it connects and after a few seconds it disconects.
says it will retry in 120secs
I have used the ip numbers as shown in the tutorial .
Am i supposed to change them to my own numbers.
any info would be greatly appreciated
Last edited by mark015; 17th January, 2009 at 01:31 AM.
are you connecting via router or network cable ????
if connectin via router make sure the box ip is in the same range
as your router
network cable make sure you give pc a static ip summat like
192.168.2.3,then on box set ip like 192.168.2.4,then restart
i hope this helps...
you beat me to it mark
THanks mark and elric
I am trying to connect via my netopia modem and using a null modem cable. using the aforementioned tutorial in my first post.
"How to Connect your Dreambox to your PC"
need to connect to pc to ftp fixes
hi mickyrobbo thanks for answering
but i am lost.
i have spent hours on this.
am getting nowhere fast.
I am trying to set up a connection between my dreambox and pc via my netopia router.
i am trying to setup ip address's
using the above tutorial and failing miserably.
on ur dreambox go ino main menu then set up then expert settings then communication and take a note of ur dreambox ip. then on your flashxp program enter the ip of dreambox .the user name is root and password is dreambox.hope it make sense am a bit pished the now.,..
Last edited by mark015; 17th January, 2009 at 03:03 AM.
do u have the ethernet connected to ur dreambox and router?
your dreambox communications settings must be set to dhcp. Then it will get an IP from the router automatically. Use that IP. BTW, the router must be set to DHCP server also so that it will generate IPs for other connected devices...
The first part of that guide states what is required...
Do you have a crossover ethernet cable? You cannot connect to the dreambox via ftp using a null modem cable. A null modem cable is only used for flashing images with Dreamup.What is needed
If your dreambox is going to be connected straight to your PC then you will need a crossover ethernet cable. This is not the same as a standard patch ethernet cable that you get with your router or cable modem, the send and receive wires are crossed, hence the name. This cable is more commonly used to connect ethernet equipped PCs together without a hub or router. But we need it to connect to the dreambox as well.
thanks for replying.
went to bed sorry for delay in getting back
will read and act on messages
and report back soon
I was tired and probably missread everything
have being trying to ftp using a null modem cable. This is obviously the wrong cable.
yere info suggests null mdem cable is only used to to use dreamup.exe to flash the box with a new image if box does not work or dies.
to ftp a fix i will need a cross over ethernet cable.
(i will have to get one of these.)
Have I got it now?
Can ye confirm the above.
thanks again to Devilfish;mat989 and mark015
thanka again lads.
is this true.
I cannot ftp using null modem cable I must use ethernet crossover cable.
That is correct.
You can get the cable on ebay for few quid. Maplin, PC world and argos probably sell them but will obviously be more expensive.
The box doesn't need to be dead or faulty before you can use Dreamup, you can flash using dreamup and null modem cable any time you want.
If you are connecting your dreambox to your router, and your pc to your router, use a standard patch cable for each connection instead (some routers can also auto-detect crossover cables and work with them)