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Hacking your Series 2 DTivo just got a WHOLE lot easier...

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by Gunnyman, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. Nov 10, 2005 #801 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    I've been reading this thread for a couple of days now and finally decided to user the zipper.sh to hack my system. Thanks for all your efforts in putting a complete package together.

    I am however having problem with my wireless...I set up an ip address and disabled wep and entered the ssid and provided the router ip but for some reason I cannot see the tivo on my home netwrok. The drive boots fine and I get a power and link on Linksys wusb11.

    What could have gone wrong if zipper ran successfully? Appreciate the help.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Nov 10, 2005 #802 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    so you can't ping the tivo's IP or telnet to it?
    If I read correctly, you entered the ROUTER IP instead of assigning an IP to the tivo? If that's the case you went backward.
    Either use DHCP, or enter an IP address for the TiVo.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2005 #803 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I answered the questions as zipper was running... tivo ip, gateway ip, ssid, ...

    Are you implying that I could have entered DHCP instead of a static ip for the tivo?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2005 #804 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    no not at all unless you are already using it on your network.
    I just wanted to be clear that you didn't enter the router's IP address for the TiVo one.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2005 #805 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    i am restoring from back up and try to run the zipper.sh fresh to see if it makes a difference.

    cheers,
     
  6. Nov 10, 2005 #806 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    No luck, even after the restore...I am using a WUSB11 version 2.6 which seems to indicate at least on eBay to be tivo compatible, Am I wrong?
     
  7. Nov 10, 2005 #807 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I'm unfamiliar with alot of wireless adapters, but if you entered everything correctly and you have link light and power it SHOULD be working.
    Rbautch?
     
  8. Nov 10, 2005 #808 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    I am continuing to read this thread and saw a few post few days ago by another poster (NYCGuy) who was trying to connect with the same adapter: well, I cannot get around posting the link but it was post No.: 450

    Apparently got it to work afterwards. But if I cannot telnet into mine I will not be able to run the enhancements as was suggested to him.

    Cheers,
     
  9. Nov 10, 2005 #809 of 11850
    rbautch

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    You wireless adapter is compatible. Your settings sound fine. The fact that you get a link light is good, which means your tivo is communicating with your router. Can you get in to your router setup to see if you can see the tivo IP on your network? Did you reboot at least once after you put the drive in the tivo? Could a firewall on your PC be blocking access? Are you sure WEP is disabled on your router? Can you ping your Tivo's IP from dos prompt? Do you have a wired adapter you can temporarily connect to check some things out?
     
  10. Nov 10, 2005 #810 of 11850
    rbautch

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    The new Zipper runs a modified version of the my script that NYCguy used to set up wireless. The Zipper collect the appropriate IP parameters and appends the author file to run the network scripts when the Tivo first boots.
     
  11. Nov 10, 2005 #811 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    I can see the entire network at the gateway but no tivo. Firewall is disable, and router firewall should be fine with the range of the ip including the one I specified. I telneted after I shutdown firewall, so no luck there either. WEP is disable as my pc is communicating to gateway w/o wep. Could not ping its ip address from dos. I do have a wired adapter but won't be able to hook it up, too far, unless I go through another switch/router in between. I will try that tomorrow.

    I did not reboot after the drive was installed and powered up...sounds like it is something I should try.

    Cheers,
     
  12. Nov 10, 2005 #812 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    So, I tried the reboot and no change, I will try the wired connection in the am.

    Cheers,
     
  13. Nov 10, 2005 #813 of 11850
    rbautch

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    If you're able to connect with the wired adapter, check the contents of a file called /hacks/mfs_network. See if they accurately reflect your desired network settings.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2005 #814 of 11850
    nkogni2

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    Thanks for the heads up, I will try that later.

    Meanwhile, I restored the drive and ran zipper once again. All went through fine with the exception of the errors below:

    cp: /cdrom/blue.png
    cp: /cdrom/skin.tcl

    Are these cosmetics or actually make a difference, apparently the two files do not exist on the cd I prepared.

    Cheers,
     
  15. Nov 10, 2005 #815 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Those are remnants of a previous test I was doing. They can be igonored. I removed them and re-uploaded to the tools disk file.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2005 #816 of 11850
    texster

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    Since you bring it up Russ, I have had great success using Sveasoft's 3rd party software for the Linksys wrt54g. The firmware enables the router to go into client mode, so what you have is one big wireless adapter attached via ethernet to your tivo's usb adapter. Maybe you'd call it a wireless bridge.

    This "link" shows how easy it is to set up the wrt54g in client mode:

    media[DOT]weblogsinc[DOT]com/common/videos/barb/engadget_clientmode.htm
     
  17. Nov 10, 2005 #817 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Thanks for the link. I do indeed have a wrt54g. Maybe I need another one. One thing I was looking to do was "DHCP reservations" so my PC's always get the same IP from DHCP based on their mac address, without having to actually set a static ip.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2005 #818 of 11850
    alnames

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    You can setup Static DHCP by Mac address using Sveasoft firmware on the wrt54g.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2005 #819 of 11850
    summerall

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    Can this be done with the firmware version that comes with the wrt54g right out of the box?
     
  20. Nov 10, 2005 #820 of 11850
    Jaerin

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    I just Zippered my RCA DVR-80 and everything went smooth until I attempted to telnet too it. I'm using a Dlink DWL-122 adapter which I know works on my sliced 6.2 box upstairs. I get solid power, but only an initial link light then the link goes dark.

    Checked my router and it does not see the Tivo at all. Entered a static IP and the correct router gateway address into the zipper script. I don't have a wired USB adapater to try or I would hook up to it that way. Also I know that I have all security turned off in my router. Like I said the wireless adapter works great in my tivo upstairs.

    Any ideas?
     

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