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Using the 3.0 (Un)support for broadband

Discussion in 'TiVo Underground' started by gleffler, Jun 1, 2002.

  1. BarryD99

    BarryD99 New Member

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    Solved my problem of needing to run at 10 mb/sec instead of 100.

    I just connected the Linksys adapter on the Tivo to an old 10 mb/sec hub and then connected the hub to my router. The result was that I forced the Linksys to negotiate at 10 mb/sec

    Not very elligent, but it works
     
  2. stickram

    stickram New Member

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    I just bought my TIVO series two. I am trying to get it set up via Broadband (I don't have home phone). I've followed the posted directions but no luck.

    I've got the Tivo plugged into my netgear (via USB to ethernet converter). I've try the #401 directions and it is still looking for a dialtone. Help?!

    I am running XP, using a Netgear RP 614, and am NOT very techincal.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    You need a landline to upgrade the OS to 3.0, and then you can use broadband.
     
  4. pmrowley

    pmrowley New Member

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    Has anyone managed to get a wireless ethernet setup to work with a Series2? I really don't feel like dropping a bunch of CAT-5 from my switch upstairs to the TV area. (That was the biggest reason to put in the darn wireless network in the first place; everything downstairs connects via 802.11b, everything in my office is connected to the wired network.)

    What I am looking for, are there any drivers on board that will work with a USB wireless adapter (obviously, I would configure the adapter from my laptop, before plugging it into the Tivo unit.) Or do I need to buy a USB Ethernet adapter for the Tivo, then plug that into a wireless bridge?

    Thanks,
    -Pat
     
  5. stickram

    stickram New Member

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    So basically I have to take it over to buddy's place, upgrade it to 3.0, then Set it up for ,#401? No offense, but TIVO hasn't thought this through. Is it really worth the trouble?!

    Is there another way?
     
  6. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    Broadband connection is NOT officially supported by TiVo.
     
  7. richtuck

    richtuck New Member

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    Problem: Cannot get program data with TurboNet because I cannot set the dial-in prefix to ,#401.


    Ok - I have a setup that was working great... I have a stand-alone Philips Tivo (Series 1) that has a blown modem running v3.0. I have been using the TurboNet Ethernet connecter (connected to a LinkSys router) for a few months and like I said everything was working great - until recently.

    First I started getting the following message:

    Subject: You must pick a dial-in number

    Your recorder is no longer authorized to call the Tivo Services's 800 number. You need to choose a dial-in number

    My ethernet was unplugged for a few days and then another week when my DSL/Phone Service was completely dead. Now I have my DSL service back and I cannot get the Tivo to connect.

    Ok, so first I went to the phone setup and for some reason everything is blank!

    First I tried to set the prefix back to what it was - ,#401 and then continue. This fails with a "Failed. No dial-in number choosen."

    So - I go back to the Set Dial-in number and enter my area code. The "Update Numbers" fails with a "Failed. Couldn't connect" message. Is this trying to get the dial-in number through the phone line since I was unable to save the settings with the ,#401 prefix? If so, how do people ever get broadband to work without first having a phone line connected? Is there some way that I can hack into a file in Linux and put a number there myself?

    Thanks in advance for help!!
     
  8. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

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    My new Series two came with version 2.0.3. I hooked it up to the phone and 3.0 was installed.

    I then got confused on where to change the prefix to ,#401. So I told the system delete everything to get back to the setup guide.

    Did this place the unit back to the original 2.0 version?

    My LinkSys USB adapter connected to a D-Link DSL router does not allow me to connect over my broadband. I get green lights at the USB and on the router.

    Is there a way to check the software version when then system is trying to make it's initial setup call? Hitting the TiVo button does not get me to the main screen to select Setup.

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  9. FunGuySF

    FunGuySF New Member

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    I am having problems changing over from phone use to USB Ethernet. I plugged in a Linksys USB Ethernet adapter to my DHCP-enabled home network, and plugged it into the TiVo series 2. No link lights, nothing.

    I changed the dialing prefix to ,#401 and asked it to do an update. It dialed via telephone, ignoring the network.

    I unplugged the telephone cable, and tried again. This time it just complained that it had no dial tone. Where have I gone wrong?

    Thanks!

    Mike
     
  10. Robs67

    Robs67 New Member

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    Mike,
    Did you restart the TiVo after you plugged the USB adapter in?
     
  11. FunGuySF

    FunGuySF New Member

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    ... that did the trick. I'm so used to WindowsXP recognizing new USB devices on the fly, it didn't occur to me that I would have to restart.

    thanks!

    Mike
     
  12. FunGuySF

    FunGuySF New Member

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    If I follow this discussion correctly, the only thing I can get via Ethernet is the program information... everything else, including software updates, can only be gotten via telephone. Is this correct? If this is the case, is TiVo sending out messages about this sort of stuff, or should I get in the habit of periodically reconfiguring and connecting via telephone to get this other important "stuff"?

    Mike
     
  13. c3

    c3 TiVoholic

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    No, you should get exactly the same data through ethernet as through the phone line.
     
  14. huntersa

    huntersa New Member

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    In attempting to get my fried modem to work, I did a full reset of the TV.

    Will this communication work for the initial call too, or just the nightly updates?

    Stuart
     
  15. Otto

    Otto New Member

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    I think it'll work for the initial call, as long as you have it hooked up properly and add the ,#401 prefix to the dialing options.
     
  16. FunGuySF

    FunGuySF New Member

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    It will only work on 3.0 and above... so initial call yes, but make sure you're at 3.0 or above.

    Mike
     
  17. alexjohnson

    alexjohnson Member

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    I've posted a couple of times here about TiVo - I was a UK user until a few months ago and basically was waiting for the Series 2 to come out with the 3.0 software factory installed - I do not have a landline phone (or plan to get one) but I do have broadband through cable. Well, enough waiting - I am just about ready to order but I have a couple of questions for you guys.

    1. I could use my office TV and cable one Saturday to set up the TiVo for that first phone call. Question though - would the 3.0 software automatically get downloaded during that first call? If not, could I force it? How long does it take? The IT department would not be pleased so leaving it plugged in for a few days waiting for a programmed upgrade is not an option!

    2. What is the cheapest and most reliable of the USB - ethernet connectors, and hubs? Compared to the public at large I am reasonably technical but compared with members of this board I am fairly clueless, especially when it comes to networking. It seems like the 3Com adapter has a proven track record and is available cheaply, but I am a little confused by which LinkSys router/hub to get. I see people are successfully using the LinkSys BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router BUT I also use an Apple AirPort - which is a DHCP router too (I have the original one-port model unfortunately or this would all be much simpler). Excuse my ignorance but would having two DHCP routers on the same network cause problems? Would a simple and cheap LinkSys 4-port ethernet hub be enough?

    Advice appreciated, and looking forward to getting TiVo back!
     
  18. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    This thread indicates that the new 80GB SA units now available at Best Buy and at listed on the tivo.com site come with 3.2 installed.

    mds
     
  19. alexjohnson

    alexjohnson Member

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    Fantastic! Thanks - I woiuld still appreciate thoughts on the router question though if anyone has a second.
     
  20. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    AJ -- I have no idea where "best" or "optimal" lies...
    My connection to ISP is via DSL using the LinkSys WAP CABLE/DSL Router (BEFW11S4) which serves as the WAP for the rear half of our apartment and is the DHCP server. Front of apartment (where TiVo lives) is connected to rear by a pair of LinkSys Powerline bridges (PLEBR10).

    The front "net" has TiVo and a Airport (old type) connecting to the bridge through a Intel 4 port switch. The Airport is set as a bridge (no DHCP server capability).

    TiVo happily uses the LAN to call in daily and my wife can roam he PowerBook G3 from front to back without any problems. Except for the TiVo I have given all other equipment a static internal IP -- so only TiVo is served the DHCP address.

    mds
     

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