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Old 12-25-2005, 07:19 PM   #1 (Print)
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help - programme data about to run out!


I am hoping someone can help. I bought an upgraded Tivo with Tivoweb via ebay a few months ago. It's worked fine until now - it has failed to make a daily call and update programme data since 14 December, which means it is shortly going to run out.

I've tried rebooting and forcing a daily call with no joy. On Tivoweb it basically says 'failed, service unavailable' after housekeeping.

I must admit that I bought the unit to plug and play and so don't really know the ins and outs of how to change things around. I've read in the posts that I could get Tivo to try updating via the phone line instead. How would I change the setting from network to phone line?

Is there something simple or straight forward that I could try that I am missing?

Thanks for your help and Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:59 AM   #2 (Print)
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How are you connecting to the internet? Modem/Router, or via a PC? Check for any changes to the firewall settings, especially if you've just upgraded to WinXP SP2.

To change to using a modem, run 'nic_config_tivo' at the bash prompt.


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Old 12-26-2005, 05:50 AM   #3 (Print)
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Hi, thanks for that - the command worked and the programme is updating as we speak. My Tivo is connected to an apple airport station and then through NTL broadband.

I am sure this has been posted on the forum already, but the terminal application on my mac didn't manage to get the bash prompt working, I had to download a telnet programme (in this case 'Mocha') from Tucows.
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