Originally Posted by Iwanthd
I am still in this camp too. I have to reset (unplug) the 673 frequently, and it may work for 2 or 3 days but I always end up with "access error". I noticed on the information screen that I have a 169.xxx.xxx IP address when this happens which I understand indicates a DHCP problem of some kind. I have DHCP set to on and using the Yamaha YWA-10 wireless adapter. Is the unreliable network access a problem for those who use a direct Ethernet connection to the AVR?
Different combinations of wireless routers and wireless network adapters often yield weird issues with DHCP, especially with devices that are not always on and connected to the network. I'm not sure it is possible with the Yamaha wireless adapter, but I would try "hard-coding" a specific IP address into the settings for the Yamaha adapter, rather than using DHCP, if you are experiencing this problem a lot.
You need to get into your wireless router settings for four pieces of information: the IP address range of your home network, the range of addresses the router uses for DHCP address assignment, the Subnet Mask number for your home network, and the IP address of the router itself. Most or all of this should be in the LAN Settings part of your wireless router's settings pages. The DHCP settings may be in a different place.
The IP address range for most home networks usually is either 192.168.0.(0-255) or 192.168.1.(0-255). Every device on the home network will have some unique number between 0 and 255 as its last number in the IP address quartet.
Then you need to look at the DHCP settings in your router to be sure that the address you are going to "hard code" for the AVR does not wind up being duplicated on some other device via the router's DHCP server. The DHCP settings should tell you what range of addresses your router will hand out to devices, and it is adjustable. Mine is set to hand out no more than 15 IP addresses starting at 192.168.1.100 up to 192.168.1.114. This means that I can use any number NOT in this range (eg. from 2 up to 99, or from 115 up to 254) to assign a specific address to the AVR. Your DHCP server settings are almost certainly different than that, as different manufacturers set different ways and I hand-adjusted mine, so my numbers in this paragraph are just for illustration.
Generally the router itself is 192.168.1.1 (or 192.168.0.1), so you can't use that. And the last number (255) is reserved. But any number from 2 to 254 should be ok as long as it does not fall into the range that the DHCP server is going to use.
From the LAN settings in the wireless router you will also need the Subnet Mask (usually 255.255.255.0 for home networks) and the IP address of the router itself (usually 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1).
In the settings for the wireless dongle, you then want to turn DHCP off. For IP address, use whatever address number you've come up with after checking to be sure it's not in the router's DHCP range. For Subnet Mask use the numbers from the LAN settings on the router. For Gateway, use the address of the router. That should be all the info you need to hard-code an IP address for the AVR.Edited by mknecht01 - 5/28/13 at 8:11am