simple.tv dual-tuner – three red flashes means network issues

By | August 12, 2016

simple-tv dual-tuner

I have the simple.tv dual-tuner version (which I love) and for months, I saw the primary light blinking red 3 times over and over again.  I searched all over the internet but couldn’t find anything about it.  I was afraid of rebooting the machine since it was working well – I didn’t want to screw it up if something was indeed wrong.  After contacting support, they came back with this:

#define ERROR_NO_WAN "red-fast 3"
#define ERROR_NO_DNS "red-fast 3"

So, the box was just having issues getting DNS or something.  After a reboot, the machine came back up fine.  I figured that since there was no mention of this on their site or anywhere on the internet, I’d make a blog post in case anyone else has the same issue.