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Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by RedGrey, Oct 2, 2003.
Why not just activate the land line for a month and then cancel?
I read your post but am having some problems connecting. I have an Hughs SD DVR 40. The version is 3.11XXX and the last update I have is from Feb 2004 over a landline. I have a wireless network at home and tried both a belkin and Netgear USB device with no success. I however have set up the RCA modem outlet jacks and with the ,#219 can get the TIVO to at least get beyond the dial part and start connecting. It then fails everytime because it states the service is not available. I get the same message when I go to download new phone numbers to try. Any suggestions?
This is the post over at the Vonage Forum, apparently there is a beta firmware upgrade available for the Linksys routers. It shouldn't be long before there is a remedy. I am in line for the beta test release, I'll post when it happens and if it works.
Post subject: TiVo Users! - Firmware Fix From Vonage Found HERE
I wonder if they'll also have a fix for the Linksys PAP2 adaptor.
This thread has been very informative and useful for many, but I'm still not as successful as others in getting my Hugh SD DVR 40 version 3.11XXXX running over Vonage. I think I have a Tivo 2 but not sure.
I have a wireless home network, but am trying first to get the Tivo to work using RCA Modem wall jacks before I go to wireless. I had a land line when I bought the device, so have already gotten updates that way, and my last one was in February before I switched to Vonage. Since then, I've been trying to find a solution to get the connection up and running.
I've tried all the codes that I've seen across this thread and even those that didn't make sense. I've also called the Vonage tech folks and had them reduce some setting to lower the 'noise' when the tivo attempts to make a call, which was recommended in one thread or another.
I have gotten the furthest by using the 212 number that people have mentioned, and ,#034 as the call waiting inputs. That is, sometimes it gets all the way to negotiating and then the line drops. The vonage folks couldn't say why it dropped, so does anyone have a suggestion? I've also read about the PPP route, but don't completely understand the steps to do that. Need some basic help if that's my only option.
Have you tried a DSL filter? You can also try ,#019.
I just checked my box for the daily call status and it has finally SUCCEEDED on it's own. It never connected until I tried the Beta firmware. The prefix that worked was ,#034 and of course *70.
How difficult is it to get the beta firmware?
See my post above, number 503 and go to that link. You will probably have to register, then PM the guy who is doing the Beta test. He then calls you and you install the firmware. Took 3 minutes.
SuperDave Do you mind if I ask how you have your dialing options set? I have 2 HDVR2s, and an R10. I just received the firmware today, and have not had success in dialing in.
Dial-In Number 212-920-3005
Dial Prefix 2122773895
Call Waiting ,#034
Phone Avail Detect Off
Dial Tone Detection On
Note: About a month ago I was dialing in fine with the following options:
Dial-In Number 212-920-3005
Dial Prefix ,#034
Call Waiting ,,,
Phone Avail Detect Off
Dial Tone Detection On
Forgot to mention that I am in Texas, and have only had past success with the New York Metro numbers.
At first I only had success with test calls, but last night's daily call actually went through. Why? I don't know, but here are my settings:
Dial in Number: 1-856-479-0001 (The same old local one I used with Verizon.)
Dial Prefix: ,#034
Call waiting prefix: *70
Thanks. I PM'ed him. Hopefully I'll hear something from them and it will work for my DirecTiVos. My gf is getting tired of me trying all these settings and not getting anywhere.
My GXCEBOT finally died and I replaced it with a new R10 this on Staurday. When I called to activate (through the retention department -- got the new R10 for free thriugh them), I made sure to ask about Vonage support. The CSR informeed me that VOIP is not supported, however, a minute later, he said that there was a new message on his screen that they now support VOIP and that I should call if I have any troble with guilded setup.
Guided setup completed without a hitch. Both calls (to the 800 number to get the list of available numbers and to my local number for the actual call) completed on the first try.
Has something changed on the DTV end?
*sigh* ... Those guys on the Vonage forum aren't getting back to me. Is this beta firmware a file that they are distributing and then you update your own router, or are they doing the upgrade for people? If it's the former, I'd love to get my hands on that file...!
It is a file they email to you, I have it. Unfortunately I don't remember the password to use it, Andrew from Vonage walked me through the install real fast and I didn't have time to write down the password to make it work. They will be doing again soon, just keep reading the board.
Here's a strange thing I've noticed with my two R-10's and Voange. My upstairs R-10 did the initial setup without even having to use the New York numbers. It just worked with no problems like it was a POTS line. My downstairs R-10 barely worked at all through the initial setup though. I even tried slowing the modem and using the New York numbers. No dice. It would always say call failed. I then remembered I was using the 25' phone cord that came with the R-10 for the downstairs while upstairs I was using a line I had installed earlier, not the one from the box.
I got another 4 WIRE 25' phone cord and plugged it into the downstairs R-10. Now it connects with no problem at all using the New York numbers. The cord that comes with the R-10's is a very cheap 2 wire cord and at least in my case was not allowing the daily calls. If all else fails try a bigger phone cord!
I have tried most of the methods described so far but here is my results.
I can get the dial tone, negotiate a connection but no data transfer. I am using a high grade Penrll Alliance V.32 modem which allows me to set the baud rate manually. I have it set up for Hayes 2-wire dial up mode. I have tried from 300 up to 19,000 but still no data transfer.
I have contacted weaknees and they have a modem cable combination they say works. See the email response below: Has anyone tried their setup???
"Our customers have had very good luck with our modem, yes. We don't have word from DTV on broadband for the DTV units, but we hope it will come.
Well, I got the updated firmware from Vonage and unfortunately it does not seem to have fixed anything. My HDVR2 and HR10-250 still won't even complete a test call, let alone an actual download. I haven't tried any of the zillions of dial prefixes yet... anyone have any thoughts on which might be appropriate?
I have the same problem - can't dial out with Vonage and was wondering weather connecting my Tivo to my pc, via the serial port, and dialing out using PPP is considered to be "calling in" for purposes of initiating the upgrade? I don't have the cable yet, otherwise I would just try it. Thanks