Linksys MCE Extender Issues

Have you guys heard about this? Apparently over the weekend some users at TGB started complaining that their Linksys DMA Media Center Extenders pretty much stopped working. Ed’s still trying to get to the bottom of this, but it’s pretty bad press for Microsoft.

The Green Button discussion thread contains what appears to be a reasonable, if slightly complicated workaround that involves disabling the Internet connection, setting a dummy DNS address for the extender, and then re-enabling the Internet connection after the PC and extender are reunited. I’m waiting to hear back from Cisco and will update as I get more information.