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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. mmeltzer

    mmeltzer New Member

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    Okay, so I went into my TiVo settings with TivoWebPlus and had to change the NetSettings slightly, and now it works fine. I was able to download and install the program, and tested it by connecting with a different computer and it works. Thanks!
     
  2. tivoupgrade

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    Excellent. Can you post a screen shot of what they should be setup like (if you think it will be useful to others?) Thx
     
  3. mrbogusbaxter

    mrbogusbaxter New Member

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    Easy install, I decided to completely format my HD and start form beginning. Simple telnet to receiver to install worked like a charm. Testing access here at work...not a glitch!

    Ya know we have all been waiting for something like this...to remotely login and not have to jump through hoops to do it! Cant wait to see whats in store.

    HDVR2 - Mod 300GB
    Zipper, PTV Instant Cake, Tools CD.
    Netgear FA-120 - WIRED (non wireless)

    BB
     
  4. lhandelsman

    lhandelsman New Member

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    Just an fyi, I got this up and running after I Zipper'ed my drive. No problems whatsoever.

    Works great.

    DSR7000 DirecTiVO
    airlink USB adapter to DLink bridge to Linksys wireless g router


    PS-I thought Zipper installed this tool, and when it didn't work at first, I tried to run ps - aux and I kept getting errors saying that -a was not a valid switch for ps or something. What am I doing wrong?
     
  5. jporter12

    jporter12 TiVo changed my life

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    Runs great my DSR7000, Zippered, TWP 1.3.0. I use a Linksys USB200 (ver 2, I believe) and a Netgear WGPS606 print server/4 port switch for a bridge.

    I get the same issue with ps. If I run just "ps" without the "-aux", I get a long list, which does show the proper processes running. Maybe a different version of ps is being used?

    Sorry if this has already been hammered out, but for putting this into Hackman, how about a restart option, along with a stop button? This may be better discussed over in the Hackman thread though.

    Anyway, thanks for a great addition to my TiVo!
     
  6. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    For those of you heading home/away for the Thanksgiving holiday, log into your gotomydvr account and make sure everything is working OK -- I haven't heard of any problems in some time, so I assume things are working well!!!

    Cheers,
    Lou
     
  7. kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Hey Lou,

    Great stuff on both gotomydvr and Slicer.

    gotomydvr is working perfectly on my primary 3.1.5f HR10-250. No issues.

    Bedroom HR10 is Zipper/Slicer upgraded to 6.3a. No joy.

    I replaced http_get and followed your latest instructions:

    and got:

    Also tried a reboot with this in .author:

    Any thoughts?

    As a bonus question, any reason to leave this:

    in .author once 6.3a is in?

    Thanks for all your work on the *whole* product line!
     
  8. tivoupgrade

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    Sounds like your unit may not be able to see the "outside" world, but can't say for sure. I have NO experience with the zipper, so you should check on their support threads to see if its something related to that.

    Thx
     
  9. kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    I'll check there as well.

    Since I could *get* the gotomydvr files by IP address, it would seem the box can see the outside world. If the app itself uses a name rather than IP it points to broken DNS. At least that seems like the most obvious choice to me.

    Thanks again for all the great stuff you provide!
     
  10. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Everything is IP based; so not a DNS issue. I'd check to ensure you don't have some sort of firewalling going on that could be blocking outgoing connections on outgoing ports. Whatever is going on seems to be very specific to your environment, so I'd try to isolate/eliminate the variables as much as possible.

    Thx for the good words...

    Lou
     
  11. kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    No joy so far. TWP certainly works for 6.3a and 3.1.5.f on the local net and via gotomydvr on the 3.1.5f box only. But the 3.1.5f box is also running and older version of TWP. Possible issue.

    Both can ping the outside world via name or IP.

    No firewall in effect on the router/gateway.

    Still digging in.

    Thanks for the pointers.
     
  12. zayash

    zayash Some Dude

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    Hello,

    Love the potential of this service, but I'm running into a problem.

    After selecting my TiVo on the SELECTiVo page, I get the following window,

    The server gotomydvr at TivoWebPlus - v1.3.1 requires a username and password.


    I typed the same Username and Password that I used to logon to my account.
    No good.
    What am I missing?
     
  13. zayash

    zayash Some Dude

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    Voila!..Got the solution further back on this thread!

    Login: oztivo
    No password.

    I LOVE THIS SERVICE!!!!
     
  14. tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    Glad you got things sorted!

    To clarify for others who are reading the thread; the username/password you had to enter was not related to the gotomydvr service at all - its part of the configuration of your version of TiVoWebPlus which requires you to enter a username/password when accessing your unit from outside your network.

    IE - had you mapped ports using your router, instead of using gotomydvr.com, you'd have faced the same issue.

    As far as I know, this is the default configuration of TiVoWebPlus 1.3.1...
     
  15. grizzly_cs

    grizzly_cs New Member

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    Workin fine except the occasional timeout during write operations in tivoweb... (Blocklist, mostly) which is no big deal, since a refresh shows the changes etc...

    Hughes SD-DVR 40 - Linksys200m
    Hughes HDVR2 - Netgear FA-120

    Both modded with Zipper

    Router - Linksys BEFSR81 / Motorola Surfboard SB5100 Cable Modem
     
  16. Dec 3, 2006 #296 of 498
    ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    Does installing this software on the Tivo cause it to reboot regularly? I have 2 Zippered Tivo's and the one with the remote access tool reboots every 2-3 days (middle of the night), while the other Zippered Tivo that doesn't have remote access installed currently has an uptime of 33 days. Both are running TWP 1.2.1
     
  17. Dec 3, 2006 #297 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    No; if your TiVo is spontaneously rebooting than it is likely due to some other reason; it is possible that it could be interacting with something else that is causing the reboot, but in standard PTVnet installations I know of no issues. Also, I think there are enough other folks that are using gotomydvr with zippered systems that if that were happening, someone would have mentioned it by now.

    I'd try disabling the gotomydvr stuff and eliminating variables until you find the culprit.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2006 #298 of 498
    ForrestB

    ForrestB New Member

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    OK, thanks for the info. The Tivo is NOT spontaneously rebooting, but doing it on schedule. If the remote access software is not causing it, then I think it was an option when I Zippered the drives.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2006 #299 of 498
    kimsan

    kimsan underling

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    Greenbackvil...
    Further digging reveals gotomydvr runs fine from bash and is fully accessable, but ends when the bash session closes.

    /gotomtdvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr & in rc.sysinit.author does *not* continue running on 3.1.5.f or 6.3a.

    Probably answered back a few pages. I'll be reading up as time allows.

    This'll be lovely ones I get my head out of my arse :)
     
  20. Dec 3, 2006 #300 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Yes, I think this is mentioned a few pages back; a simple way to deal with that... restart your unit, then things should run fine...
     

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