The net-x EPL-9200 HomePlug AV pair I use for my HDR-FOX appear to have gone phut. I say "appear to", because this has happened at around the same time as I was fiddling with networky things elsewhere, and I don't accept coincidences easily. The reason I am posting in the HDR-FOX section is because I only realised there was a problem when my HD-FOX failed to connect to it late last night, and when I went looking there were some very strange symptoms which made me suspect the HDR. When the HD failed to mount the HDR drive, I tried DLNA and the server was not found either. Usually a reboot puts things right so I tried - and it didn't. I then looked at Menu >> Settings >> System >> Internet Settings >> Configure LAN to see what was what. I have my router configured to allocate the same IP address every time by DHCP, and the Humax settings were indeed on DHCP but the IP address and net mask showed completely weird values. Being late I assumed this was some consequence of my network fiddling, so I switched to manual and set the normal values by hand. "Apply" just said the connection had failed however. So I gave up and used iPlayer from the HD instead, leaving the clean up until the morning. Today I fired up the HDR and looked at the Internet settings again, only to find the setup still on manual but with different values than the ones I set last night. At this point I got worried about the HDR-FOX - would a factory reset sort it or was it buggered? I checked over the router config and that seemed OK, everything else was working and on its usual address. Leaving no stone unturned I then bypassed the HomePlug link with a long Cat5, set the HDR back to DHCP, and everything returned to normal. Put the HomePlugs back in and it all falls down again. It can stay like that (long cable) for the time being - I have other things to worry about, but I now have another job on my list to access any kind of config interface the HomePlugs have and see if they can be rescued. The RS site said the last contact with my HDR was at midnight, so presumably they fell over in the short period between midnight and when I was stymied.