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Mediacom cable and Tivo setup

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by indiana_man, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. indiana_man

    indiana_man New Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Hi all...brand "newbie" here, anxious to join the Tivo community, but I'm having problems getting started. I am trying to hook up a Tivo dual tuner model thru my Medicom cable service. I have a RCA DCM-425 cable modem that I'm hooking thru directly to the ethernet connection on the Tivo, and I do not have digital cable, so I do not believe I need a cable card.

    When I get to the setting up part, it tells me that a DHCP server could not be located on the network. I've tried powering the Tivo down several times, and even called Mediacom last night to ask a tech, and all he could tell me was that I needed to make sure that when I set it up, I allow for a dynamic IP address, and that the DHCP was not ever used by Mediacom. HELP!

    Does anyone know how I can go about getting going here?

    Thanks very much for any insight into a question I am sure has been covered many time here...but for us "newbies", it's all fresh!
  2. NeoMatrixJR

    NeoMatrixJR New Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    1.) you're hooking your modem directly to your Tivo? Did you buy internet and don't have a computer?
    2.) You have a dual-tuner TiVo, but is it HD? You won't need (or be able to use) cablecard on a standard DT TiVo from what I know.

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