UPnP Multicast Send Unicast Recv Test

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HDHomeRun Setup detected the PC is receiving UPnP discover announcement packets from the network, but is not receiving UPnP discovery response packets. This will cause problems with UPnP/DLNA applications and Windows Media Center.

Windows Media Center or UPnP/DLNA applications may take up to 10 minutes to detect the tuner after the PC resumes from sleep. Windows Media Center or UPnP/DLNA applications may take up to 10 minutes to recover if the HDHomeRun is power cycled.

This can be caused by third-party firewall software on the PC, a home router blocking multicast communication, or a managed switch blocking multicast communication.

The 20170930 firmware release includes IGMP improvements to ensure correct operation with managed switches that have IGMPv3 support. Make sure you are running HDHomeRun software and firmware version 20170930 or newer.

Some home routers block multicast traffic by default and need to be configured to allow multicast communication within the LAN. This is common with DLink GigE routers.

A managed switch that supports IGMPv2 but not IGMPv3 may fail to track multicast paths correctly.

The test can be repeated by clicking the Rescan button on the Tuners tab in HDHomeRun Setup. It is recommended that the test be repeated after each configuration change until the cause of the problem has been identified and the error is no longer reported.

  1. Configure any software firewalls on your PC:
    • Norton 360: Open Norton 360, click Settings, then Firewall, then Traffic Rules, and uncheck Default Block UPnP Discovery and Default Block SSDP, then click Apply, then Close.
    • McAfee: Open McAfee, click Web and Email Protection, then Firewall, then Ports and System Services, then check Universal Plug and Play (UPNP). Then, click on Connections and make sure your home network is listed with a security level of Home.
    • Other firewalls: look for any options related to multicast, UPnP, or SSDP, and make sure they are allowed.
  2. Log into your home router and look for settings relating to UPnP and/or Multicast. For DLink routers click on the ADVANCED heading at the top, then clickADVANCED NETWORK on the left hand menu. If there is a Multicast option test with this option enabled and with this option disabled. If there is a UPnP option test with this option enabled and with this option disabled. If the test continues to fail:
  3. If you have a managed switch try bypassing the switch and repeating the test. If this resolves the problem, log into the switch and look for options relating to Multicast. Test with IGMPv3 snooping enabled, with IGMP snooping disabled, etc. If the test continues to fail:
  4. If you have VirtualBox installed try disabling the “VirtualBox Host-Only Network Adapter” in Device Manager. If the test continues to fail:
  5. Reset the Ethernet configuration by going into Device Manager, deleting the Ethernet adapter (keep files), then rebooting the computer. When Windows starts back up it should automatically detect and enable the Ethernet adapter driver again.

HDHomeRun Setup send a series of SSDP M-SEARCH packets to the multicast group.

If received by the HDHomeRun the HDHomeRun responds with a unicast SSDP response.

The expected response was not received by the PC running HDHomeRun Setup.

  • Last modified: 2024/01/18 20:44