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tivo remote access tool - pre BETA

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by tivoupgrade, Aug 22, 2006.

I am testing the tool on the following platforms:

  1. Series1 Standalone Unit

    13.1%
  2. Series1 DirecTV Unit

    3.4%
  3. Series2 DirecTV SD Unit

    48.0%
  4. Series2 DirecTV HD Unit

    20.4%
  5. Series2 Standalone Unit

    25.6%
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  1. chezpaul

    chezpaul New Member

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    Well, well, I didn't change a thing and now (after I've waited 5 minutes) I can go through (without being asked for a password) but now I get this message:

    Unit disconnected!
    Your Tivo unit appears to be disconnected right now. Try again later.

    But it is connected as I can access it directly through the network... Mmmm...

    I even rebooted the Tivo unit... :(

    Would I need to change anything on my router ?
    I'm surprised I don't need to change any forwarding stuff on the router.

    PS: I'm running my Tivo in STATIC on the network.
     
  2. cassos

    cassos New Member

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    login as oztivo with no password

    you can change all that in the config file
    /var/hack/TivoWebPlus/tivoweb.cfg

    Christian.
     
  3. cassos

    cassos New Member

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    Paul,

    I had to do the same
    Christian
     
  4. tivoupgrade

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    Remember guys, its TWP 1.3.1 that is requiring the authentication because the default configuration file requires this for connections from an outside network. Apparently, the authentication restrictions are relaxed (be default) if you are connecting from an internal network...

    ... in any case, it sounds like you've gotten it working.
     
  5. tivoupgrade

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    Just made a modification to the gotomydvr client that effects operation of the 'watchdog' running on Series1 standalone and directivo architectures. If you have one of these platforms, I recommend you download, install and reboot as per the instructions. If you have a Series2, it won't hurt, but it won't change anything, either (at least its not supposed to)...

    Please post your results and feedback here...

    Thanks again!!!!

    Lou
     
  6. cassos

    cassos New Member

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    Hi Lou,

    I installed it last night on both of my Tivo 1 and 2 with success,
    I noticed however a few "mount: / is busy" but it worked.

    Christian.
     
  7. tivoupgrade

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    Glad its working; tests here reveal that the watchdog on Series1 units is now working.

    The 'mount' errors/warnings can be ignored. I'll try to make some modifications to obscure those messages for the next release.
     
  8. 6stringbass

    6stringbass Music + Tivo R Good!

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    Just install client on two units shown below. So far no problems (after I fixed an IP problem...I run a two routers...one is for ISP connection and other acts as a switch right now as it's WAN port died...got the right one IP'd to the address the Tivo's are set to for gateway). Been trying both units with no disconnect problems. Large amounts of data from Tivo take a while but can't really complain as the cost of the service is quite low. One question Lou....what survey?
     
  9. anmoore

    anmoore Anmoore

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    I have a networked Philips Series 1 with the software installed. When I try to register the unit on the add/remove Tivo unit page, I get the red message "Please add a valid service ID."

    This has happened over three days, and I have verified my ID online with Tivo and using the crypto -gsn.

    Suggestions?
     
  10. stivovance

    stivovance New Member

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    Sure sounds like you may be typing it incorrectly. Try using "copy" and "paste" to ensure its being registered on the site correctly. It should be 15 digits long...
     
  11. anmoore

    anmoore Anmoore

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    Sorry I didn't get back sooner. I found that not using hyphens did the trick. Tivo online and Tivo boxes show hyphens.

    Thanks
     
  12. Nov 7, 2006 #272 of 498
    Fofer

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    Something's changed with the gotomydvr.com web page; because this week I had an opportunity to use it on the road, via my Treo 700p, and the browser on this platform (Blazer) didn't work. All I see is the top navigation bar, but TiVoWeb's actual navigation doesn't display.

    I had to call my friend and have him log into my TiVo from his desktop browser... which kind of defeats the purpose for me. The whole joy of TiVoWeb is being able to set up last-minute recordings when I'm on the road... from my smartphone.

    It initially (at one point) did work on this Treo, so something's been changed...
     
  13. Nov 7, 2006 #273 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    As far as I know, nothing much has changed. We did put a .swf banner add at the top of the page - not sure if that would have affected things...
     
  14. Nov 8, 2006 #274 of 498
    Fofer

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    Well, allow me to submit this as a bug report then; I am unable to navigate the site properly on a the default Palm OS web browser, Blazer. If anyone else with a Treo 700p can corroborate, I'd appreciate it.

    I've just tried again with the same results. The top navigation bar loads and I can select which TiVo to connect to, but the actual "TiVoWeb" frame doesn't display.

    Seeing as the Treo smartphone is the only way I'd connect to my TiVo remotely, this is somewhat of a dealbreaker.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2006 #275 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Weird; I don't know what could have changed that would have affected that. I'd hate to see you throw your Treo away, though... :)

    In any case, the site really isn't designed for smartphone usage so I'm surprised you were able to get to it that way at all - at some point, we'll look at detecting and providing a better way to deal with mobile devices, but that's not how the site is currently implemented (need to crawl before you walk, you know?).
     
  16. Nov 8, 2006 #276 of 498
    Fofer

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    Yeah, and thanks for the feedback.

    For the record though, I know it worked for me at one point (I was just annoyed at the HUGE navigation banner I had to scroll past, and reported as such here in this thread.)

    I am also able to connect directly to my TiVoWeb via Blazer and it displays fine (of course.)

    It must be some sort of frame issue with gotmydvr.com... or something to do with that new .swf, I'm thinking. I do sincerely hope you'll be able to get it working on any browser, as that's sort of the beauty of TiVoWeb.

    In the meantime I'll check into alternate Palm OS browsers to see if I can suss out a workable solution...
     
  17. Nov 8, 2006 #277 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    After yesterday's post, I had the .swf removed, thinking that may be the problem; if you haven't tried since then - please try again. If that wasn't the problem, then I honestly don't know - as far as I know, nothing has changed, but I'll keep my eyes open...
     
  18. Nov 8, 2006 #278 of 498
    Fofer

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    Yep, tested again, and it still doesn't work with Blazer. If/when you're ready to test against this Palm OS standard browser, there's an emulator that may help, FWIW...

    I just installed Opera Mini on the Treo and the page seems to load fine. It's not ideal, as Opera Mini is a bit clunky... but for me, it is better than nothing right now. :)

    Thanks for the dialogue. Best of luck with the continuing work on this cool tool.
     
  19. mmeltzer

    mmeltzer New Member

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    Forgive me if this has been answered already, but I can't find it anywhere here. I have a Series 2 DirecTiVo that I have set up with the Zipper, running software version 6.2, I set up a GoToMyDVR account with my TiVo's number. I just can't get the program installed. I copy and paste the command to get the install file into a Telnet session, but I always get the same response:

    connect failed, reason = Connection timed out
    connect failed, reason = Connection timed out

    (Yes, it shows up twice like that.) I have tried this several times, on different days and times. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    -Michelle
     
  20. tivoupgrade

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    Sounds like your TiVo can't reach our server. Probably something with your routing tables or something similar. I'd head back over to whatever support threads you used for configuring the zipper and look through there for help in verifying that your network configurations are setup properly.
     

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