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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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Aug 25, 2006 #81 of 498
    SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    SAS1
    Comcrap cable modem
    Dynamic
    TurboNet
    Yes
     
  2. Aug 25, 2006 #82 of 498
    SteelersFan

    SteelersFan "On Welfare"

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    1. DTivo S2's (3 of them see my sig)
    2. RoadRunner Cable
    3. Static
    4. USB to Ethernet Netgear FA120
    5. Yes. Connection will periodically reconnect then disconnect. The start command will get connection back immedeiately but then will lost again soon after. See my posts 6, 13, 17, 23, 30, 37, and 57 for more info.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2006 #83 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Main Tivo:

    DSR6000R
    Videotron Cable Motorola Surfboard, Linksys WRT54G running Alchemy
    Static
    CacheCard 512MB to Netgear 10/100 switch
    No [Edited 8/27; no disconnects since a reboot on 8/25]

    Secondary TiVo (will be re-hacked tonight):

    TCD540040 upgraded to 80 GB, hacked
    Videotron Cable Motorola Surfboard
    Static routing
    USR Ethernet dongle, USB 1.1 to Netgear 10/100 switch
    n/a

    Mom's (re-hacked tonight):

    DSR6000R (basic hacks)
    Videotron Cable SA Webstar modem
    Dynamic
    Turbonet to Vonage Motorola VoIP router
    No [Update: clean install in new /var and seems like no more problems]
     
  4. Aug 25, 2006 #84 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Maricopa...
    I can't get the client to load onto my TCD540; when I add the first line ("http_get...") via telnet, I get "Segmentation fault."
     
  5. Aug 25, 2006 #85 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Maricopa...
    I manually grabbed the b_install.sh file and ftp'd it over, then tried to run 'sh /var/tmp/b_install.sh' from a telnet session and it was full of errors, basically telling me there is no sh on the 540.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2006 #86 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Not sure what the deal is with the software on the S2SA units; I know that there is a problem with wget and segmentation faults. Not sure about the other components and why they would fail.

    We don't have a hacked Series2 SA (is yours prom modded) nor am I aware of many out there that have been modified or how they've been modified, so its hard to claim that this tool will work on these units without having used them for development or testing.

    Its a bummer that it doesn't work though, and hopefully there is a way to get it to work...
     
  7. Aug 26, 2006 #87 of 498
    grazit

    grazit New Member

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    1. UNIT TYPE 2 hughes II's
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC) DSL
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP Dynamic
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET) USB
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO) NO
     
  8. Aug 26, 2006 #88 of 498
    msommer

    msommer Card's Fan

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    Apr 4, 2005
    1. UNIT TYPE 3 Hughes dvr40 - 1 dvr80
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC) DSL
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP Static
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET) USB
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO) Yes


    The app works perfectly until the DTIVO reboots. Then I get the disconnect. Connection is reestablished after entering "/gotomydvr/etc/rc.gotomydvr &"
     
  9. Aug 26, 2006 #89 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    The TCD540 is PROM modded. Other hacks loaded via ftp work fine, but none of them were run with 'sh' so I don't know where I' missing stuff.
     
  10. Aug 26, 2006 #90 of 498
    tivoupgrade

    tivoupgrade Sponsor

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    One of these days, I will have to get one of those, so I can dink around. There is probably a way to get a version of http_get compiled that does not produce a segmentation fault; or at least to ftp a bundle of binaries that will allow the tools to run.

    Where/how did you do your PROM mod? Is there a vendor out there that is doing this in quantity? I've never been sure of what the demand would be for modded S2SA units as software updates are difficult to manage...
     
  11. Aug 26, 2006 #91 of 498
    danny7481

    danny7481 Tivo Addict

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    Dec 6, 2005
    Mississippi
    this morning my samsung tivo is working but my philips appears to be 'disconnected'

    1. UNIT TYPE samsung s4040r, philips dsr708
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC): suscom/comcast cable modem (motorola)
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP: Static
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET): wireless usb
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO): Yes
     
  12. Aug 26, 2006 #92 of 498
    kewashi

    kewashi New Member

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    Mar 11, 2006
    Like so many others, this worked great for me upon first install and then later I couldn't get it to reconnect. I restared the rc.gotomdvr client as noted in other posts but it didn't solve my problem. Unfortunately I cant get port forwarding to work either on my action tec. If any one has any experience with an action tec dsl gateway I would appreciate hearing more about how you configured it.
     
  13. Aug 26, 2006 #93 of 498
    tbeckner

    tbeckner TiVo Fan

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    Bend, OR, USA
    HDVR2, installed no errors, rebooted, registered correct TiVo ID, still nothing.

    BTW, what are the requirements for the port numbers on the register page. My broadband will not allow incoming port 80 requests, so I registered the TiVo as 8081 and opened up incoming TCP 8081 to the TiVo, all outgoing ports for the TiVo are open, both TCP and UDP. How does the client know what port is specified in the registration page?

    Anyway, it didn't work. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Aug 26, 2006 #94 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    The port number you register with should be the port number used by TiVoWeb on the particular TiVo you are using. It has nothing to do with your router and it doesn't matter what is going on on your network as far as "incoming" requests are concerned - the connection is actually initiated via your TiVo via a secure tunnel on a private port assigned by the server.... ie - you don't need to mess with your router at all.
     
  15. Aug 26, 2006 #95 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    FWIW, still running on my DSR6000/CacheCard since the reboot yesterday to get the title to stick in httpd-tt.tcl -- yesterday! :up:
     
  16. Aug 26, 2006 #96 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    Cool. Hopefully we'll have some more meaningful information and a plan on what needs to be fixed sometime next week; stay tuned and please keep posting your observations and recommendations.

    Thx everyone for taking the time to test things out - we have about 40 people registered now and its good to see some activity on the server!

    Lou
     
  17. Aug 27, 2006 #97 of 498
    Tonedeaf

    Tonedeaf New Member

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    Rockwall, TX
    Used instructions from first page to install and access:

    1. Hdvr2 and Hr10-250
    2. DSL
    3. Dynamic
    4 USB Network Adapters on both units
    5. Yes, disconnects.

    Did a little trial and error and the units stay connected as long as I have the bash prompt up in telnet for each one. As soon as I close my telnet screen and access from gotomydvr it shows unit disconnected.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2006 #98 of 498
    tivoupgrade

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    If you are ok to restart the unit, the applications should start up automatically; hopefully that will make a difference, but I won't be surprised if you still get disconnects. It is worth a try, though - we've had some units running with no problems for the last 3 weeks - it seems a bit random right now.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2006 #99 of 498
    Francesco

    Francesco Summum Pontificem

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    Update:

    DSR6000 #1 (CacheCard), after an intentional reboot around 1:00 (working on another hack), gotomydvr ran from the startup script and is still running fine.

    DSR6000 #2 (Turbonet) after completing the basic re-hacks around 2:00 am, loaded the shell script and started it manually, then rebooted to lock it in. It too is still running fine 14 hours later.

    Still no luck tracking anything down WRT getting the shell script running on the TCD540.
     
  20. Mr. Soze

    Mr. Soze On my best behaviour

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    1. UNIT TYPE Hughes HDVR2 (x2)
    2. BROADBAND TYPE (DSL, CABLE, ETC): Comcast broadband
    3. STATIC IP OR DYNAMIC IP: Dynamic
    4. NETWORK ADAPTER (USB type, CACHE or TURBONET): wired usb
    5. DISCONNECTS (YES, NO): no

    Installed just fine. I have browsed the Tivos using my laptop and also my Treo 700p. Effing awesome!!

    No problems yet.
     

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