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Portal Broken

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by BenB, May 11, 2012.

  1. BenB

    BenB Member

    I realised that I never use the custom portal, so I uninstalled it, now launching the portal does nothing. The 'loading' dialogue goes away after about 2 seconds like nothing is happening, then after about 20 seconds an error message pops up failed to launch application http://humaxportal... etc.
    The internet is connected (I can access the box no problem from this laptop)

    Anyone know what's up? Thanks
  2. Brian

    Brian Administrator Staff Member

    Have you rebooted the box since uninstalling the custom portal?
  3. af123

    af123 Administrator Staff Member

    After you remove a custom portal package, you need to do a full reboot of the box (that is, put it into standby with the remote control and wait for the disk to turn off with a click before turning it back on again). That should reset the portal for you.
  4. BenB

    BenB Member

    Tried resetting it, it didn't help.
    I read what another user said, and set my lan connection to dhcp. Now it works. So I guess I'll have to switch it to manual if I want to access anything over the network
  5. RedEarth

    RedEarth Member

    You might be able to configure your router's DHCP server to always allocate the same IP address to the Humax (what it will actually do is give it an infinitely long lease on the IP address). That will then allow you to access the Humax with the same address every time.
  6. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    That's exactly the way I do it - rather than manually configure IP addresses for everything (and risk a clash if I get it wrong), the router is configured by introducing all the devices one at a time using DHCP and then "fixing" the allocated IP addresses by assigning infinite lease times. Any "guest" devices that come along then get a DHCP address that does not conflict.
  7. Wallace

    Wallace Slightly Pickled

    That is what I do. My router allocates a STATIC IP address to the Humax based on its' MAC address. The same rule is applied to all my home network devices.

    edit: Post's crossed. Sorry BH.
  8. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

    Not a problem, good to take a poll!