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November 13th, 2010, 10:34 PM
My new Boxee Box is not letting me specify a static IP address!!!!
Is anyone else having this issue?
November 13th, 2010, 10:53 PM
Just a thought... Could it be that you have a dhcp range set up and the static IP you are using is in that range?
November 13th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Nope it actually wont let me set any manual IP address everything I try comes up as "Invalid IP address specified" even when its within the range specified in the router settings.
November 13th, 2010, 11:21 PM
I have mine set to a static IP. Try using the delete key on the remote keyboard to clear the entries in each box and re-entering them -- especially the final octet of course. :)
November 14th, 2010, 12:14 AM
After a little research it might actually be my shitty router (Linksys WRT120N) because found out that others are having troubles with DHCP and the latest firmware that is supposed to fix this issue does not work at all. So to anybody who reads this please avoid buying this router.
November 18th, 2010, 12:02 PM
I had troubles setting a static IP on 2 BBoxes - one with v1 and the other with the v9 that came with the BBox
I had noticed that both versions/BBoxes were showing 3 different DNS IPs when set to auto/DHCP, which are set in my router
But when trying to change to a static IP and assigning the same 3 DNS #'s I always got the "Invalid IP address specified"
So just now I tried it again - but I only used One DSN IP and both BBoxes with different versions on them accepted the static IP
Morale: don't use any more than one DSN IP when setting up a static IP for the BBox
November 18th, 2010, 12:11 PM
I started a similar thread yesterday http://forums.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=22509.
The suggestion is that you try to completely blank the ip address to make sure that there are no spaces and enter the address entirely.
I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it makes sense. Two different moderators are monitoring that thread and I'm sure the boxee team has been notified that this is a potential problem.
November 18th, 2010, 12:47 PM
just posted this to the other thread...
Finally had a chance to try. completely removed all numbers. no go. tried entering 192.168.2.123. still got invalid address. even tried with on screen keypad. still no love.
I'm sure that the moderators and support team will be on this.
December 19th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Not to drag up an old issue but had this issue and resolved it by only setting up one DNS Server rather then letting it us the two it had from using DHCP.
December 19th, 2010, 08:45 PM
Additionally, a lot of router firmware lets you assign static IPs to specific MAC addresses, after which the DHCP server will automatically assign the network device the same IP each time. Just look for the "static DHCP" feature.
I never assign static IPs manually any more.
January 7th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Got the same old "Can't make this happen" on trying to log-in/register, even though the "happy smiley face" showed I was connected.
I tried to manually set the IP address, and sometimes it froze, usually it displayed the following message: "Invalid IP address specified".
The problem was that my DHCP server (on my Level One WBR-3406TX wireless router) screwed up the Boxee Box's DNS configuration. It received 2 DNS servers, one of which had 4 (yes, 4!) digits in its last part (e.g. 10.0.0.2345). This is the cause for the "Invalid IP address" and why the Boxee cannot connect - DNS does not work.
It's a bug in Boxee. Weird, how does it represent IP address if not as a 32-bit integer?
Anyways, the fix? To manually configure the DNS. Set it to either the IP address of the router or the DNS server received from your ISP. You can also look in your Windows network connect to get these details. That's it.
January 25th, 2011, 08:31 AM
I figured out why I get the "Invalid Static IP" message.
It's because, by default BB uses DHCP to acquire an IP, but more importantly its list of DNS servers.
My DNS server list reads:
192.168.1.1 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 (note the spaces)
When I set my static IP address to 192.168.1.8, the problem is the spaces in the DNS record (not in the static IP).
If I changes the DNS line to read: 188.8.131.52, it works and I can set a static IP.
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