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iPronto problems when not using WiFi connection
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Post 1 made on Saturday January 29, 2005 at 03:56
nickyboy
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Hi,

Has anybody else had problems with an iPronto when not using a WiFi access point?

I had to install (my first) iPronto just before Christmas and the house was out in the sticks with no Broadband. Hence we didn't feel the need for a WiFi connection as there's no need for the Netlinx in the system either.

Anyway, the unit fell over & I've tried all sorts of things, from rewriting the program from scratch in the new version of software (I also downloaded 1.8.2 firmware when I got the unit back home). Another unit was purchased as a replacement in case there was a problem with the original unit.

I have had both units at home and when coming down in the morning both screens have been on and won't switch off! This is when connected to the WiFi point but with no broadband connection on, or with the WiFi connection switched off.

Is this due to the epg trying to download, not being able to and then throwing a fit?

I can only assume this as the only time I've had it working solidly is with both WiFi & broadband connected.

Am I clutching at straws, because if this is the case, why can't Philips give you the option to switch off the epg and/or WiFi connection if not needed?

Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated, as I want to use the iProntos, I can see their potential, but if they have to have WiFi & broadband to work (which isn't always possible) then I can't endorse them.

Cheers,

Nick
Nick
Post 2 made on Sunday January 30, 2005 at 05:21
Jean-Max
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On 01/29/05 03:56 ET, nickyboy said...
Is this due to the epg trying to download, not
being able to and then throwing a fit?

I think YES
Jean-Max
Post 3 made on Wednesday February 2, 2005 at 13:59
Barry Gordon
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I do not believe I have ever activated epg. I have no problems with wi-fi (Although I just upgraded to 1.8.2 so maybe i should bite my toungue). My Broadband connection is always on though as is the Wi-Fi AP.
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at 13:44
nickyboy
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Thanks gentlemen, I think that probably answers the question then!
Nick
OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday February 9, 2005 at 13:47
nickyboy
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On 02/02/05 13:59 ET, Barry Gordon said...
I do not believe I have ever activated epg. I
have no problems with wi-fi (Although I just upgraded
to 1.8.2 so maybe i should bite my toungue).
My Broadband connection is always on though as
is the Wi-Fi AP.

Well the thing is that the unit still tries to download the epg even if you haven't subscribed to it, so if there's no broadband connection I think you're FKD.
Nick
Post 6 made on Thursday February 10, 2005 at 11:02
Jean-Max
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Well the thing is that the unit still tries to
download the epg even if you haven't subscribed
to it, so if there's no broadband connection I
think you're FKD.

and.. as I repeat each time I can, EPG disconnect is impossible at this time (it should be a very useful option..)
Jean-Max
OP | Post 7 made on Tuesday February 15, 2005 at 13:41
nickyboy
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I completely agree.

If anyone from Philips is reading this give us the option of switching off the epg & wifi connection in the next revision of firmware.

I personally won't be specifying or selling anymore until this is resolved...

Nick

On 02/10/05 11:02 ET, Jean-Max said...
and.. as I repeat each time I can, EPG disconnect
is impossible at this time (it should be a very
useful option..)
Nick


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