Originally Posted by sharon2649
The bedroom Replay WOULD NOT ACTIVATE, no matter what I tried....and so I have taken it out for the time being. And BTW since it would NOT activate (it showed only the old Replay warning which of course has been long obsolete and so I could never use the 243Zones7 thing either.
However, I DID get the living room Replay functional as IP 10.0.0.75. The lights on the XE104's appeared to be fine...blue homeplug in the middle and the others especially the top one blinking EXCEPT when I was working on the bedroom unit, the blue light would at times blink off....tried other 104's but it did not seem to matter and on all of those that I tried, the top and bottom ethernet lights were working. So, now I at least have two units communicating, living room and office, and next week I may try to get another up...no hurry, really.
However, I am still unclear about the settings...there is no choice for Arris which it says on the bottom of my cable box and I tried "other" but that got me nowhere. And, by the way, you mentioned you had words in between the ethernet plugs but I pulled them all out and there were no words there. If you have any further thoughts regarding settings, I'd appreciate that.
Thanks, as always,
As to the Replay that would not activate, was it communicating with WiRNS? Do you see anything about it in the WiRNS logs? It can make it easier if you use the WiRNS "Rotate Log Files" option before trying. That way, you don't have to look thorough so much other stuff to find it. WiRNS won't activate a Replay it dosesn't recognize. As I suggested before, you can enter the Replay IP in WiRNS and it will get the other information.
243Zones7 should work fine once you've got DNS set to the WiRNS PC. If you have trouble doing that, try starting the Replay without the ethernet cable.
On the XE104, "Homeplug" blinking off indicates activity. If it STAYS off there's some problem with data on the powerline.
If you can't find any settings that work with your cable box, you may need one of the new IR codes. There is an extension to WiRNS that provides them to the Replays.
1. Go to the WiRNS site at wirns.com/
2. click on "Download Extras"
3. select the "Extras/" directory
4. Download "MyReplayZones - v3.zip"
5. Unzip and follow the instructions in README.TXT (Be sure to include the Comcast IR codes file)
Once your Replay does a net connect it should have the new codes.
I'm not sure what "words between the ethernet plugs" would mean, although I did mention the diagnostic LEDs built-in to the ethernet jacks. Also, you should have a label BELOW the ethernet jacks on your Arris router (with WiFi information).