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Humax YouView IP update address

asked 2021-05-02 10:45:27 +0000

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updated 2021-05-02 11:03:25 +0000

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I have a Humax YouView PVR. It uses the internet to access the YouView servers to:

  1. get thumbnails to populate the Recorded Programmes screen
  2. update the Humax YouView s/w when an update is available.

I want to find out the IP address(es) that are used but having difficulty. I know the local IP address of my Humax box. I can apply a Display filter to just show the Humax. But all I see is local multicast/DNS stuff. I see nothing trying to get out to the wider web. Yet those thumbnails are there and if I unplug the ethernet cable, they disappear...so their display is effectively done in real-time.

So what am I doing wrong ?

The objective is to block the IP address used for updates.

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answered 2021-05-02 11:07:30 +0000

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You are likely capturing on a switched network. To capture the Humax traffic you need to be able to capture in-line with it, usually via an on-router capture, or via a mirror or span port on a switch in the path between the Humax and the internet.

See the wiki page on Ethernet capture for more info.

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Thank you very much, Graham for the quick reply which hit the nail on the head. Luckily I never throw away old kit and found a vintage Netgear hub. Job done!

countryman gravatar imagecountryman ( 2021-05-02 11:38:24 +0000 )edit

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