View Full Version : new mag 254 not connecting to server

08-30-2015, 01:18 AM
I just got a 2nd new mag 254. My 1st one has been (and still is) working fine. On the 2nd one, Mac add. is running and I loaded all other info.
When I turn it, it loads up, I click on portal 1 and it goes to the progress bar in middle of screen and stays like that.....long time.
During this time you have no functions with remote. You cannot even power it off. You have to unplug power cord, then power on and it does the same again.
What am I doing wrong?
I could not find any step by step setup directions for the 254. ( i'm sure I didn't look in the right place, please help !!!)

08-30-2015, 03:04 AM
edit you mac on the server put another mac update ok exit , enter again and edit mac now put original mac update again. desconet mag and conect it all

08-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Not sure I understand, I went to Servers--General--NTP Server: s1.iks66.tv
I'm lost, can't find where to edit ! sorry for confusion

08-30-2015, 02:11 PM
eddie 11725 NPT Server: it is not s1.iks66.tv you need to put 66.iptv66.TV on your mag for it to work

08-30-2015, 03:05 PM
OK, I made the change like you said, but still having the same problem !!
This still confuses me because on my donation info. it says "server: s1.iks66.tv" and IPTV Portal: "66.IPTV66.tv
But it does not work either way !

08-30-2015, 03:38 PM
What firmware do you have? unplug the cat 5 when powering on.

08-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Hardware version is: 2.6-1B-00 I tried unplugging Cat 5----still the same.
Does anyone know where I can find some simple. easy to understand setup instructions for the Mag 254 ( starting with taking it out of the box)??????

08-30-2015, 04:17 PM
Hi I am not hijacking this tread but I am experiencing the same problem, my mag 254 worked for a few hours and now it is telling me to contact my provider to register my device, when I check the route and mac address it is telling me that my mac address already exist, any help to resolve this would be appreciated, even how to delete my mac address to start clean, thanks.

08-30-2015, 05:22 PM
Hardware version is: 2.6-1B-00 I tried unplugging Cat 5----still the same.
Does anyone know where I can find some simple. easy to understand setup instructions for the Mag 254 ( starting with taking it out of the box)??????

do you see something along the lines of 2.18 blah blah blah?

08-30-2015, 08:32 PM
yes, 0.2.18-r3-----

08-30-2015, 11:50 PM
I have watched several different versions of how to "setup" on youtube. It seems everyone has a different way to do this.
Is there no one or no where to get some clear written instructions???? When I got my first Mag, several months ago, there was a post then telling you how to do it. It was very clear and simple, but I cannot find it now,-------HELP someone

08-31-2015, 11:04 AM
Quick Setup for MAG 254

> Unpack your box and place the included batteries into the remote control.

> Connect your HDMI and Ethernet cables to your MAG254, then plug in the power

> Wait for the system to completely startup, it might take what feels like hours. It will start up in what is called the Inner portal (also know as the Embedded portal).

> Navigate to the Menu Guide tab at bottom press OK to access the Help menu where you can read up on all aspects for using the device before setting it up.

> Click on the Settings Icon and then choose System Settings.

> Network is the first choice you are presented with. Click on the icon and from there choose either Wired or Wireless (you will need an external adapter).

> Click on Wired and then Auto (DHCP), press Exit to get back to the System Settings menu.

> Now choose Servers, first server is called General, click on it and you will be presented with a place to enter a server name with NTP beside it. Type pool.ntp.org and press OK to save.

> Next server is Portal, there are 2 Portals that are able to be filled out. For now just use the first one. For Portal 1 name type in iptv66, move to the Portal URL and enter 66.iptv66.tv/ (it is not necessary to use the [Dear Guest/Member you can't see link before replyclick here to register] and press OK to save. That is it for the portal servers.

> Now choose Video and set the resolution you wish to use. Set the video output mode to 720p-60 or 1080i-60 or 1080p-60 depending on the resolution you wish to use. For graphic resolution set it to 1280x720 for 720p and 1980x1080 for 1080i and p. Make sure to press OK to save.

> Now go to Advanced Settings: these settings are important for the time settings.
- Language: choose the language you wish to have the menus in.
- Timezone: toggle left or right to scroll through the area/cities until you find your location or the closest one to your location. You can also press the Aspect Ratio button on the remote and it will bring up the list of area/countries and you can scroll through to find your location. Make sure to press OK to save your settings.

> Now the device has to reboot, after it reboots you should be in the NFPS portal. If you end up with a blank screen press Exit several times to get to the Portal main screen. Use the left right arrow buttons on the remote to choose your options at the bottom of the screen.

Some settings need to be done and checked on for the outer portal.

> Use the left/right arrow buttons until you get to Settings then press OK.

> Use the up/down buttons and choose Localization, verify your Language, Country, City and Timezone. When the cursor is on an option press the OK button and it will bring up a list of choices, except for City where you use the left/right buttons to toggle through the choices, select the one that applies to you.

> You can go through the Network, Video, Audio, Playback options to set them to your choice as they might be different that what you had set in the inner portal.

> The Portal option is for the outer portal and what happens when the STB starts up. The choices are Main Menu and Last TV Channel, you can decide which you prefer.
- It is highly recommended to set this option to Main Menu. In the event of a power failure the STB will turn back on in fully operational mode, if left on the Last TV Channel it would start using internet resources and you would not be aware of it. This would come as a big surprise to someone when the monthly bill arrives if you happen to be on a limited line.

> Advanced Settings - if you are having freezing issues try setting the buffer (in seconds) to a higher value, maximum is 15 seconds. You can also adjust the time interval for the screen saver, the other options leave alone for the time being.

> The server option is for the NTP server. Make sure it is pool.ntp.org incase it didn't save the settings before.

08-31-2015, 11:37 PM
Great post.

09-01-2015, 12:13 AM
Thank you so much.....now that's what I've been looking for !!!