mediasmart server looses connection and troubleshooter gives two network adapter error RRS feed

  • Question

  • randomly 1 to 3 days, i will turn on a any of my pc's or use my appletv and not have a connection to the server.  on the computers the status box is gray.  I will run the troubleshooter and get a message that their are 2 network adapters along with errors that essentially nothing works (server website not available, upnp unavailable, etc).  I will then use the button to shut down the server, wait a few seconds, restart it and everything works.  This started about 6 months ago.  I have spent hours of time looking on the internet, checked firewalls, cables, etc.  I even purchased a new routers and  called my dsl provider to check modem set up.  I will think I fixed it only to have it happen on the 3rd day.  My setup is a new netgear router (wndr3400) with a speedstream 4100 modem  (they are bridged), one pc (2005 xp media center) and the server are plugged in via cables to the netgear router and 3 pc's (1 vista lap top, 1 7 home premium laptop, a an old xp machine infrequently used), an appletv, and a wii connect wirelessly. 

    Another annoying issue is that when powering up the computers, they go much slower when the server is not available.  I think this is because the machines are trying to find the server with no luck.


    Saturday, October 2, 2010 5:32 AM

All replies

  • It is essentially a bug with the Mediasmart server - which seems to freeze randomly. I experience the same since I upgraded to 2 GB of memory, and the only workaround is to powercycle the machine.

    Which model do you have and how much memory is there installed?

    Best greetings from Germany

    Saturday, October 2, 2010 10:16 AM