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Old 03-17-2005, 02:40 PM   #1 (Print)
adamooo
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serial ppp - always on vs. daily call

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After switching to Vonage my internal modem had trouble completing calls (even with ",#034" etc), and using a 14400 external eats too many of my vonage minutes (I'm on the cheap plan). So I've hacked my already capacity-upgraded Series One for tivobin, tivowebplus, tivoftpd, and ppp, connecting to a linux PC that I have always-on via a Linksys WRT54g to cable modem service.

I have made always-on ppp work using lots of good info from this forum and other web resources. I can also get the daily call completed, using dial prefix ",#211", but only if I first disable the pppd connection so that it can initiate a new connection cleanly.

Question is: is it not possible to have both an always-on serial ppp connection, and the daily call over that serial connection? I don't really want to spend money on a turbonet/tivonet/airnet card given that I have all the components working that seem required. . . . Have I just missed a way to trigger only the IP portion of the daily download, without it setting up a new PPP connection each time?

(Seems like a FAQ, but I have looked around enough to make the rest of it work and haven't seen this specifically referenced in any of the forums/sites.)


TIA,
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:32 PM   #2 (Print)
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Yes, set the dial prefix to,#401, as if it had an etherent onnection.

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Old 03-18-2005, 09:14 AM   #3 (Print)
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Yes, set the dial prefix to,#401, as if it had an etherent onnection


I had hoped that was the answer and tried that (seems obvious that that would just launch the IP side of the request) but it didn't seem to work. In fact I think it hung indefinitely on the "dialing" state and I had to reboot from the shell.

I'll try again - have to pull the harddrive to re-enable always-on ppp.


Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:38 AM   #4 (Print)
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I used the information in this thread http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-v...ead.php?t=66247

I have PPP working for me all the time and use the ,#401 dialing prefix for daily updates on my series 1.

Good luck!
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Old 03-18-2005, 10:02 AM   #5 (Print)
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You did modify the rc.arch file, right?

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Old 03-19-2005, 04:01 PM   #6 (Print)
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Aha! That's the ticket. . . strangely, not mentioned in the Steve Jenkins directions. I found a post on this forum with the info and did the modification and reboot, and now it works like a champ!

Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:03 AM   #7 (Print)
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Can you lead me to that post adamooo...Thanks
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Old 03-20-2005, 11:25 AM   #8 (Print)
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