Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler
The HTPC and the HDHR are connected to a Netgear 10/100 ethernet switch. The router is in another room and has no permanent connection to the HTPC, at the moment. And yes, the router, the switch, and the HDHR are on all the time. Thanks for your help.
I think that you have a new HDHR so this is perhaps an unnecessary question.
Is your HDHR firmware up to date? I remember a change in the firmware that is perhaps related.
1. I do not have easy access to the web (for downloading SD data) from my living room HTPC, but it can be done on a "need-to" basis.
OK, now I understand the bigger problem.
For CW_EPG to operate like I and most others use it, an always on connection to the Internet is required.
The automatic downloading of listings once a day is needed to be done hands off.
The router also needs to be connected to your HDHR and HTPC all the time I believe.
The router can provide network information quickly, Windows XP can provide network information but much more slowly. If I understand how your network is working now I wonder how only a two minute delay allows it to work.
The term "Master Browser' produces an useless description and a notice that XP is different. Like so many documents about networking they just are readable only by persons who know all about what is in the document already.
I did one time find a document that provided an usefull description of networking but I did not save where the document was and it was deleted from the MSDN Library. /EDIT:
My first router was a $25 Airlink Wireless one from Fry's. I just quickly found a $10 USB Wireless adapter at Microcenter. (~ $35 total.) Fast enough for downloading listings.
My current Wireless N router cost ~ $150 and my new USB Wireless N adapter $90.
I am able to transfer Captures from my HTPC to my Laptop or spare HTPC very fast. Actually to / from my Network Attached Storage (NAS).
You need to rethink how you are connecting your computers, your present configuration will not work for intended CW_EPG HTPC operation.