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Old 02-16-2005, 11:37 AM   #61 (Print)
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My serial cable is 75' of Cat5 with the connectors soldered (not crimped) on the ends. Works flawlessly at any speed I try. I'm sure I could go a LOT longer should the need arise.

I bought the 20' one from 9thtee and it works at any speed.

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Old 02-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #62 (Print)
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Big Grin hey, got it to work!

Just wanted to add my experience with the serial method. I created my own cable with a 1/8" stereo male-to-male cable and a left over modem serial cable. I cut and soldered the matching cables, then plugged it in following the steps listed in the links provided. I used my laptop, which has a serial port, XP, and connectes wirelessly through my router.

It wasn't working at first, but then I realized I had to do the same thing as some others... instead of using DHCP, I changed the IP addres to be static and gave it a range above the DHCP range of my router. So, my router spits out IPs from 192.168.0.100 to .120, so I set the Tivo's connection on my laptop to be from .121 to .129, and it worked!


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Old 02-17-2005, 10:06 AM   #63 (Print)
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I'm curious about something. I have Vonage and just dropped my landline service to a 30 call per month limit. I have other receivers connected to the landline, so I'm thinking maybe I'd be better off letting one or more dial out via Vonage.

However, does this cause a problem with Direct TV mirrored service? My Vonage number is in a different area code than my home number. Do they know/ care what number you dial in from?
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:14 AM   #64 (Print)
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However, does this cause a problem with Direct TV mirrored service? My Vonage number is in a different area code than my home number. Do they know/ care what number you dial in from?


While you'd probably be OK with that method, it is entirely possible that they'd notice the discrepancy and cause you some headaches.

If you're concerned about the 30 call per month limit, a better approach might be to simply unplug the phone line from all of your recievers, then only plug it back in when the nag screen appears. This would keep them all calling in from the same ANI, while limiting the number of calls to the absolute minimum.

If you don't mind the nag screen, or are willing to hack your TiVos, you can easily get by without ever having them call in at all.
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:47 AM   #65 (Print)
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Any way for me to do serial ppp with Mac OS X 10.3? I can do the cable no problem and get a RS232 to USB adapter. Thanks!


I'll answer my own question... This works perfectly for me...

Open the terminal and type as one line:

usdo pppd /dev/tty.USBDeviceName 115200 computerIP:DirecTivoIP noauth debug proxyarp persist maxfail 0 local passive

enter password when asked

"USBDeviceName" is the name of your USB devise
"computerIP is your computer's IP address
"DirecTivoIP" is the address you are assigning to the DirecTivo

You can get the USB Device name by typing in the terminal:

ls /dev | grep USA

you should get something like

% ls | grep USA
cu.USA1911123P1.1
tty.USA1911123P1.1

Then you need to forward packets on the Mac, so type in the terminal:

sudo sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=1

if asked, enter your password.

Go back to the DirectTivo and force a daily call using ,#211... Should work...

To undo it all you kill the pppd process; type in the terminal:

ps -xuaw | grep pppd

to get something like

root 1594 0.0 0.0 14028 300 ?? Ss+ 3:06PM 0:00.05 /usr/sbin/p etc etc

you need the number of the process 1594. With this in hand do

sudo kill 1594

or whatever number you had.

and turn off packet forwarding:

sudo sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=0

You're done.
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:56 PM   #66 (Print)
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Thumbs up This is what I've been looking for!

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I'll answer my own question... This works perfectly for me...

Open the terminal and type as one line:

usdo pppd /dev/tty.USBDeviceName 115200 computerIPirecTivoIP noauth debug proxyarp persist maxfail 0 local passive

enter password when asked

"USBDeviceName" is the name of your USB devise
"computerIP is your computer's IP address
"DirecTivoIP" is the address you are assigning to the DirecTivo



This is what I've been looking for. I've spent the last month trying to get the PPP over serial to work on XP with no luck. I always get stuck at the "Failed while negotiating."

I'm much more comfortable working with my Mac, so I'm going to give this a try. I do have one question.... Where do you assign the DirecTivoIP IP address?

Thanks,
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:04 PM   #67 (Print)
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While you'd probably be OK with that method, it is entirely possible that they'd notice the discrepancy and cause you some headaches.

If you're concerned about the 30 call per month limit, a better approach might be to simply unplug the phone line from all of your recievers, then only plug it back in when the nag screen appears. This would keep them all calling in from the same ANI, while limiting the number of calls to the absolute minimum.

If you don't mind the nag screen, or are willing to hack your TiVos, you can easily get by without ever having them call in at all.


I'm willing to do the hack if it isn't too hard. But won't Direct TV still need an incoming call on occasion to register any PPV orders?
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:39 PM   #68 (Print)
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I'm willing to do the hack if it isn't too hard.

It's pretty easy. Might as well go to 4.0 while you're at it and get HMO. The 4.0 instructions include a step that will disable the nag screen.

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But won't Direct TV still need an incoming call on occasion to register any PPV orders?

You'll need to start orderintg PPV from their web site. This has the advantage, though, of authorizing all recievers on your account for the PPV instead of just the one that you ordered it from.
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Old 02-17-2005, 03:43 PM   #69 (Print)
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This is what I've been looking for. I've spent the last month trying to get the PPP over serial to work on XP with no luck. I always get stuck at the "Failed while negotiating."

I'm much more comfortable working with my Mac, so I'm going to give this a try. I do have one question.... Where do you assign the DirecTivoIP IP address?

Thanks,
KBrack


In the command line on your mac. You don't enter the IP address into the DirecTivo, you create one outside of your router's DHCP range, my pppd command is this:

pppd /dev/tty.USA19H3b1P1.1 115200 192.168.200.4:192.168.200.41 noauth debug proxyarp persist maxfail 0 local passive

My Powerbook's IP is 192.168.200.4 and I'm giving the DirecTivo 192.168.200.41 because it is above my DHCP range and not assigned to any other networked device.
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:13 PM   #70 (Print)
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In the command line on your mac.

My Powerbook's IP is 192.168.200.4 and I'm giving the DirecTivo 192.168.200.41 because it is above my DHCP range and not assigned to any other networked device.


Thanks for the quick reply. I'm looking forward to giving this a shot this evening.

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Old 02-19-2005, 12:56 AM   #71 (Print)
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Big Grin Yes! Finally!

Thanks to Psychoderelict's excellent post, I've finally gotten rid of the nag messages on my two DirectTiVos.

I've struggled for hours on end with trying to make the call with XP -- attempted literally hundreds of calls with exactly 0 successes. I've modified inf files, allowed guest users access to the network, changed port speeds in three places, watched garbage appear in hyperterminal, tweaked IP addresses, watched byte counts for the unauthorized user connection, changed multiple settings on my router, troubleshot modem logs and got nothing but "failed while negotiating messages" to show for it. I built my cable on Jan 5th and have wasted many nights since then trying to get a successful call to complete.

After digging up an old Keyspan serial to USB connector (with mini 8 pin din connectors), installing the Keyspan drivers and hooking up an old Palm Mac Pack connector (to convert the mini 8's to my PC serial cable I built) I wasn't expecting much. I typed in the two lines that Psycoderelict provided and forced a test call on the TiVo. First try SUCCESS!!! First try! Forced a daily call and again worked like a charm. Same on my series 1 downstairs - no tweaking, no adjusting - It just works!

THANK YOU Psycoderelict (and the bsd subsystem's pppd command.)
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:18 AM   #72 (Print)
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I hope this has not already been covered. I just switched to Lingo, tried a test call, and it failed. So, I am thinking of going the PPP method. Since I have 2 D-Tivo's, but, I am pretty sure that THIS PC only has 1 serial port. I use it occasionally to program my Radio Shack Scanner, but, I could pull the Tivo's plug to do this. I suppose I would have to connect my 2nd D-Tivo to a 2nd PC with a serial port, to make things super easy, right?

This PPP does not work on Linux, just Windows XP? Thanks!

BTW, Lingo is SUPER other than the Tivo situation. My security system dials over Lingo just perfect! I suppose that it's possible that I could be broken into during a power failure or a cable outage, but, seems like that is a FAT chance at best.

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This PPP does not work on Linux, just Windows XP? Thanks!


My pppd instructions for the Mac should work on Linux (you may need to make a few changes, but it would be similar.)
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My pppd instructions for the Mac should work on Linux (you may need to make a few changes, but it would be similar.)



I'm using a Mac and I've done all the stuff you said except I'm using an ip address below eg. 192.168.0.90. I'm getting all the way to the negotiating but then it says failed while negotiating. Is there some other part to the setup i'm missing such as how to set up the serial adapter in network preferences? I am using a wireless laptop for this too.

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It does work with Win2K...I just set it up last night and it worked. There are a couple of things to look out for.

1. Make sure you have the flow control set to "None" in the modem properties for the serial com port.
2. You'll probably have to set the IP range manually in the connection properties rather than letting it use DHCP. All you have to do is open a cmd prompt and run ipconfig. This will tell you the IP address your router has assigned to your PC. For instance, mine was 192.168.2.33. So I set the connection IP range from 192.168.2.34 to 192.168.2.39. That worked great.
3. Make sure the Guest user account is enabled and that you check the box on the users tab in the network connections screen to allow users to connect without providing a pwd.
4. I'm not certain of this, but it makes sense and fits my experience...I think you have to be logged into the local domain on the PC (the same domain that the Guest acct belongs to).

More on #4: I'm using my wireless laptop to connect, which is actually my business laptop. At first I was logging into my corporate domain and though I'm sure I set everything up properly for the network connection, it wouldn't connect and make the call. After playing around with it for a while, I started focusing on the Guest account. I went into Users and Pwds in the control panel and that's when I realized that the Guest user belonged to my laptop's local domain. So I logged off the corporate domain, and logged back into the local domain as administrator and it then worked like a charm.

If anyone's trying to use Win2K for PPP serial connection and have more questions, let me know and I might be able to help out.

-Eric

I'm setup just the way you described, but i'm unsure what my settings should be on the Tivo, besides the ,#211. Do I still use the same phone number? Mine failed in connecting "Failed. Service not answering"

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I'm getting close. I found that my Dyslexia kicked in while I was making the connections to the DB-9 connecter, I connected the wires backwards. Once I straightend that out I was able to initiate a call. I have the tivo and the computer set for 19200. It looks like it's connecting but then it hangs up the modem. Here is my modem log.

02-19-2005 14:05:01.160 - File: C:\WINNT\system32\unimdm.tsp, Version 5.0.2195 - Retail
02-19-2005 14:05:01.250 - File: C:\WINNT\system32\unimdmat.dll, Version 5.0.2195 - Retail
02-19-2005 14:05:01.320 - File: C:\WINNT\system32\uniplat.dll, Version 5.0.2195 - Retail
02-19-2005 14:05:01.381 - File: C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\modem.sys, Version 5.0.2195 - Retail
02-19-2005 14:05:01.421 - File: C:\WINNT\system32\modemui.dll, Version 5.0.2195 - Retail
02-19-2005 14:05:01.431 - Modem type: Communications cable between two computers
02-19-2005 14:05:01.431 - Modem inf path: mdmhayes.inf
02-19-2005 14:05:01.431 - Modem inf section: M2700
02-19-2005 14:05:01.431 - 19200,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
02-19-2005 14:05:01.431 - Initializing modem.
02-19-2005 14:05:01.441 - Waiting for a call.
02-19-2005 14:06:16.328 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:06:16.328 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:06:16.328 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:06:16.328 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: !} }4}"
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: &} } }
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Recv: }%}&k<fa>
02-19-2005 14:06:16.338 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Recv: <83>
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Recv: Z}'}"}(
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Recv: "Q+~
02-19-2005 14:06:16.348 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.333 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:06:19.333 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:06:19.333 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:06:19.333 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.333 - Answering the call.
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Recv: !} }4}"
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Recv: &} } }
02-19-2005 14:06:19.343 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:19.353 - Send: CLIENTSERVER
02-19-2005 14:06:19.353 - Connection established at 19200bps.
02-19-2005 14:06:19.353 - Error-control off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:06:19.353 - Data compression off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:06:30.639 - Hanging up the modem.
02-19-2005 14:06:30.639 - Hardware hangup by lowering DTR.
02-19-2005 14:06:32.642 - 19200,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
02-19-2005 14:06:32.642 - Initializing modem.
02-19-2005 14:06:32.642 - Waiting for a call.
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Recv: !} }4}"
02-19-2005 14:06:47.012 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Recv: &} } }
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Recv: }%}&<dc><8c>
02-19-2005 14:06:47.022 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Recv: v
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Recv: <b9>}'}"}(
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Recv: "<ba>:~
02-19-2005 14:06:47.032 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:50.027 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:06:50.027 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:06:50.027 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:06:50.027 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:06:50.027 - Answering the call.
02-19-2005 14:06:50.037 - Send: CLIENTSERVER
02-19-2005 14:06:50.037 - Connection established at 19200bps.
02-19-2005 14:06:50.037 - Error-control off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:06:50.037 - Data compression off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:06:58.198 - Hanging up the modem.
02-19-2005 14:06:58.198 - Hardware hangup by lowering DTR.
02-19-2005 14:07:00.201 - 19200,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
02-19-2005 14:07:00.201 - Initializing modem.
02-19-2005 14:07:00.201 - Waiting for a call.
02-19-2005 14:09:52.008 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:09:52.008 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:09:52.008 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:09:52.008 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: !} }4}"
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: &} } }
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Recv: }%}&`}
02-19-2005 14:09:52.018 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Recv: )
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Recv: <96>:}'}"}
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Recv: (
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Recv: }"<86>D~
02-19-2005 14:09:52.028 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.013 - Recv: ~
02-19-2005 14:09:55.013 - Interpreted response: Ring
02-19-2005 14:09:55.013 - Recv: <ff>}#<c0>!}!
02-19-2005 14:09:55.013 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Answering the call.
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Recv: }
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Recv: !} }4}"
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Recv: }a
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Recv: &} } }
02-19-2005 14:09:55.023 - Unknown Response
02-19-2005 14:09:55.033 - Send: CLIENTSERVER
02-19-2005 14:09:55.033 - Connection established at 19200bps.
02-19-2005 14:09:55.033 - Error-control off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:09:55.033 - Data compression off or unknown.
02-19-2005 14:10:03.355 - Hanging up the modem.
02-19-2005 14:10:03.355 - Hardware hangup by lowering DTR.
02-19-2005 14:10:05.358 - 19200,8,N,1, ctsfl=0, rtsctl=1
02-19-2005 14:10:05.358 - Initializing modem.
02-19-2005 14:10:05.358 - Waiting for a call.

It says connection established at 19200bps, then error-control off or unknown, data compression off or unknown and then hanging up the modem. This computer has Windows 2K. I can't be too far off. Also, what settings do I need on my Tivo aside from the ,#2** code? Is the dial in number the same? I'm using 1 area code and the number. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Jim

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:44 PM   #77 (Print)
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You shouldn't be using ,#211 if you're using 19,200 - I believe you need to use ,#219 (211 would be for 115,000bps)
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In this instance I had ,#219 but I have tried other codes, always setting the computer to match. Always the same results.

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OK, I either stumbled on my answer or it just started working. During the initial setup of the PC you go into the user permissions, somehow during the setup I did away with the check mark for my account and only checked the box for guest. Nothing would work.

Because I couldn't find the Windows machine with my Mac on the network, I went in and checked the box for my user account. Now I can connect with my tivo at any speed. It went thru the test call and a daily call on both of my Tivo's. I hope everyone that's trying to get this setup working does. It's really nice.

Also, I made up a 50' cat5e cable and soldered the connecters on. It works at the highest speed.

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Question little trouble with Mac 10.3OSX

I was able to make a test call with my wife's G3 Powerbook in Terminal. My Powerbook G4 won't get past the negotiation phase. I tried to make the daily call with my wife's computer at all speeds changing the Terminal commands and it keeps disconnecting during the download with a connection failed during download prompt. My friend brought over his windows xp dell and we made a successful test and daily call but no luck with the Mac. I'm looking for some help. I tried to set up Virtual PC and I couldn't get it to recognize the serial or free up the port. I really want to be able to do this with my mac (Either one)!!!

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I have two DTV Tivos and use Vonage so I recently bought two null modem cables from 9thtee. I am using Windows 2000 and was able to successfully connect and and do my daily update on my R10. However, I also have a RCA DVR40 and I cannot get it to make the daily call. It will connect fine during the test calls etc..but when I do the daily call it always fails during the "configuring" portion. I have tried at least ten daily calls and get the same error every time. Any advice on getting this to work on my second Tivo? I am using 115000 and the dialing prefix of ,#211 and have assigned IPs. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-23-2005, 10:07 PM   #82 (Print)
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...I have tried at least ten daily calls and get the same error every time. Any advice on getting this to work on my second Tivo? I am using 115000 and the dialing prefix of ,#211 and have assigned IPs. Any help would be appreciated.

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Try turning off your Window's fire wall. The fire wall might be blocking some port that TiVo needs, mine was.

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Old 02-24-2005, 09:02 AM   #83 (Print)
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I only run a firewall on the Linksys router (built in). However, I was able to connect fine on the downstairs Tivo...just not the upstairs which is a RCA DVR40.
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Just to follow up to my own post. I tried to connect again this afternoon and everything worked fine. I did four more connects for kicks and they all went through. The serial connection is great!!
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:40 PM   #85 (Print)
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I wish I had your patience. This would really tick me off.


Doesn't bother ME in the least.

LOL. I have other things in my life that tick me off. This is nothing.
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:45 AM   #86 (Print)
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Just speaking of things that "tick you off", I can mention a couple of things:

1. You are driving down the highway and need to change lanes, however, there is a driver that will NOT let you over. So, you either speed up or slow down. Then, just as you get into the lane you need, that same driver changes lanes INTO the lane you just left. ARRRRRRRRRR!!

2. You are tooling along at +5 or so OVER the speed limit, someone changes lanes in front of you and then slow down and make a turn. DUH! Why not just wait 5 seconds more!

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Old 03-01-2005, 04:33 AM   #87 (Print)
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2. You are tooling along at +5 or so OVER the speed limit, someone changes lanes in front of you and then slow down and make a turn. DUH! Why not just wait 5 seconds more!

You ain't kiddin'!

Just two days ago I'm going down a 3 lane highway with a 45 MPH limit in far the right lane and a tow truck closes in on me in my lane, whips around me, and in less than a block suddendly hits the brakes and pulls a hard right turn into a driveway without so much as a signal!! Grrr!!!
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #88 (Print)
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I am having troubles connecting my R10 using PPP. I got the tivo null modem cable from 9th tee and followd the directions, but I don't get a connection. There are only a few things that I think might be going on. 1) my built in user account is UGuest instead of Guest. 2) IP address I'm not assigning correctly.

So would the guest account make a difference? I followed the same steps for the regular guest account. As far as my network setup goes, I'm using a netgear wireless router, and trying to connect through my laptop. I've read most people have to assign the IP addys manually that are ouside of a range. I'm not exactly sure what to assign in the connection settings. my laptops IP ends in .2, so I tried to just assign it a range between .3 and .5. Please let me know if I'm missing something. It fails while in the dialing stage.
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if you used the otto instructions at the beginning of this thread on the part where it tells you to let it automatically select an ip go to your cmd screen and type in ipconfig. whatever number shows up eg. 192.168.131.65
select manual and put a range in eg (to: 192.168.131.66 and then below it from:192.168.131.69). Below this you will see 4 this will be under the properties of the networking software incoming tcp/ip properties
instead specify tcp/ip addresses from/ to/ total and then click ok. This worked for me when dhcp did not. I'm doing this on a mac running virtual pc and its working great. also did you get the cable from the 9th tee or tivo? If you got it from Tivo you will need to buy a null modem at ratshack. I hope this helps. Someone more experienced with windows might know better but I figure if I can get it to work on a mac running windows anyone can!!!

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Old 03-01-2005, 10:45 PM   #90 (Print)
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yes, I set up the IP like you said. my ip on my laptop is 192.168.0.2, so I set the ip for the network connection to 192.168.0.3 and 192.168.0.5 in the field below. Also I bought the null modem cable from 9th tee. I'm also going to try turning my firewall app off to see if that helps. Don't know what else to try. My other computer is a linux box, so I might try testing out the instructions for OSX. The only problem is that the tivo is in the other room, and I only got the 10' cable. At least its only been a week or so, so no nag message yet.
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