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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. Oct 18, 2005 #161 of 11850
    Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I highly recomend the Netgear FA120
    nice USB / ethernet adapter
     
  2. Oct 18, 2005 #162 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    find one that has an orange and white CD icon on the side of the box, which means it is version 1, no CD icon means version 2(these doesn't work with the Tivo and DTivo units)
     
  3. Oct 18, 2005 #163 of 11850
    rbautch

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    My bad. I got wireless on the brain.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2005 #164 of 11850
    rbautch

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    Actually, the Enhancement script's USB 2.0 driver installation adds support for the version 2 adapter. Problem is you can't connect to run the script, unless you buy a serial cable and run it from serial bash.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2005 #165 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    I bought the FA120 for wired work, but you can find Linksys WIRELESS wusb11 versions 2.6 and 2.8 on ebay, if you are patient, for about 20 bucks plus shipping...
     
  6. Oct 18, 2005 #166 of 11850
    bnm81002

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    that was just a heads up for people to know which version is which, there was a HUGE problem determining the 2 versions till "TivoPony" explained the difference
    but I didn't know that a serial cable was needed to run the Version 2 adapter, thought once "Jamie" updated the 2.0 driver to include V.2 that is be ok to use, thanks for the info.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2005 #167 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    well ya need the serial cable because until you LOAD the driver, you can't use the Linksys adapter,
    dang vicious circles :p
    The 2.0 drivers don't get installed until the enhancement script is run
     
  8. Oct 19, 2005 #168 of 11850
    tivoenthused

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    Gunny,

    This is so awesome -- can't wait to try. One question: In reference to setting network parameters in the Zipper guide, can you comment on the benfits of setting static IPs for the units vs DHCP? If I choose static IPs, will I need to disable DHCP on my router?

    Also, can you explain (or point me to where) if I want to continue to use DHCP, how I go into the Netconfig module of Tivowebplus and set it to DHCP after I'm finished running the scripts?

    Thanks in advance
     
  9. Oct 19, 2005 #169 of 11850
    goony

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    Please, include a PDF instead of a Word .doc file (that way you control the source code of the doc) - you can make PDFs for free by using http://www.pdf995.com/

    Goony
     
  10. Oct 19, 2005 #170 of 11850
    goony

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    Yea, if you need a wired USB adapter that one has been working great for me too.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2005 #171 of 11850
    goony

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    Static IP means that your Tivo box will always have the same address and will never change... thus, when you access it with your web browser you know the address it will be at. If you have a static IP address set in your Tivo it will never ask for an address via DHCP. You can leave DHCP enabled on your router so other devices (like PCs or networked game boxes) can get an IP address if they need one.

    DHCP permits the automatic assignment of an IP address for a device that doesn't have a static one. If your Tivo (or PC) doesn't have an IP address it will make a request on the local network and (usually) your router acting as a DHCP server will hand out an address beginning at some starting point, e.g. 192.168.0.100. The next DHCP address that would be handed out would be 192.168.0.101.

    Nothing wrong with DHCP, except that if your Tivo were off the network for a while (say a few days) and then was re-connected there is no guarantee that your router would hand out the Tivo's original IP address again (maybe it gave the old Tivo address out to a new PC or Playstation on your home net)... if it gave out a different one than what was used before then you'd have to figure out what the new IP address the Tivo was using.
     
  12. Oct 19, 2005 #172 of 11850
    Redux

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    In another lifetime I was one of the so-called Sleeper "fanboys", so my compliments to you guys have to be taken in the context of a populist rather than as one of the guardian priesthood of the sacred secrets.

    You are real educators, tutors, and your process will teach much to many who would otherwise not be able to get a handle on the subject matter. An awful lot of people who get their start from guides/scripts like this become technically proficient developers/educators in their own right. You will be the spark for arousing curiosity and creativity, particularly among some kids, that may go far beyond the specific subject matter of the Tivo. But be warned that some of these same people may turn on you once they've gone beyond the introductory stage and decided to join the priesthood.

    In any case there is one thing that bothers me about nearly all the approaches to manually upgrading DTivos to 6.2. There are subtle differences in the 6.2 OS, not only among Tivo make/model numbers, but among Tivo service number versions _within_ a specific make/model #.

    I've not been able to pin down anything specific in the code, but among the many of my own DTivos and those I help friends out with there are differences in performance and dependability that I can't otherwise account for, and am beginning to suspect result from these subtleties.

    I am coming to the view that the only safe 6.2 image for a particular DTivo is one that has been updated by Tivo. I'm suggesting, to those who can do it, to obtain an image not only specific to their DTivo but specific to the service number. One way is to install an earlier (valid) OS and wait for the receiver to update naturally, then start with that. Another is to beg for a very specific image.

    Your whole process would remain intact for those heeding my suspicion, they would just be very careful as to the image going in.

    As I say, this is just a suspicion, I'd be interested in your view.
     
  13. Oct 19, 2005 #173 of 11850
    stevecon

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    Gunnyman

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    DHCP is enabled by deault
    The only benefit to static, is always knowing where your tivo is.
     
  15. Oct 19, 2005 #175 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    From what Lou at PTV Upgrade has told us, Instantcake images ARE model specific thus TSN specific since the last 3 digits if the TSN indiicate Tivo Model.
    Thanks for the words of praise and the concern though, and you are correct, the BEST way to get this done is if your unit already has 6.2 on it MOST people have 6.2 now. The other thing that everyone should do, is use a different hard drive and put the factory drive away someplace in case of failure.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2005 #176 of 11850
    JediKnight2

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    AHH, but the new version of wusb11 is v.4.0 and in the great words of the wise one...version 4.0 no workey...
     
  17. Oct 19, 2005 #177 of 11850
    Gunnyman

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    I don't recall saying that :p
    I do know that the Linksys USB200M 2.0 no worky (note there is no "e" in worky)
    :p
     
  18. Oct 19, 2005 #178 of 11850
    stevecon

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    Damn, I knew it was too good to be true. I didn't see anything about the version specifics. Bummer.

    The list on Tivo.com - show adapters that work in up to version 7.x. Is the 7.x Tivo greater than the 6.2 Dtivo? I ask because on this page there is no mention of the FA120, which is reported here as working. Also, nowhere on that same page is the WUSB11!

    I guess I'm confused as to what adapters work & don't. I guess the directions to the Tivo.com site list of adapters is wrong.
     
  19. Oct 19, 2005 #179 of 11850
    rbautch

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    I don't think there is any difference between the images you get from Instantcake and the software downloaded directlly from Tivo. PTVupgrade knows the exact differences between model/service numbers and has tailored thier product accordingly. I highly doubt any random anomolous behavior can be attributed to having an Instancake image versus a download from Tivo. An image gotten from Emule is another matter. On the other hand, I personally have been using an image that's not meant for my Tivo for 6 months with no ill effects.
     
  20. Oct 19, 2005 #180 of 11850
    mikehome

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    As always.. thanks for the help. I had always wanted to hack my tivo, but never wanted to go through all the trouble with some of the linux scripting out there. Just didnt trust it I suppose.Zipper made it SOOOOOO painless. Ok.... enough of the brown nosing :D

    1. Anyone verify that the Linksys USB111 wireless adapter works (I have 2.6)

    2. Can you play the recordings from your PC, and what is the process. I seen in WebPlus viA hackman, that there was a mplayer service that you can run. Does that have anything to do with it? Maybe you could give me the steps to get this going? Thanks!

    PS.. I just bought another Dtivo on ebay so I could use MRV. Sick huh
     

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