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Old 10-12-2014, 02:29 AM   #31
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And voila! It worked.
I realize this may be kind of a big request, but I wonder if you could put together sort of a guide as to how you did this. It could be pointers to where others have documented the steps, or the actual steps. It would appear to cover three basic areas:

1. How to setup a serial terminal interface so you can log into the Tivo.

2. How you discovered what IP addresses were being used (some log file?), and how you were able to do the mapping to get Tivo to use a different one.

3. What log file to check for the errors you noted, and any more detail about running the garbage-collection command to fix them.

If you have a workaround for the FWLS problem, it would be nice to have all the components documented in one place for others who might want to also try it.

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Old 10-12-2014, 11:26 AM   #32
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Thinking about this over night generated a question...

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More specifically, a http fetch of the IR-standard-v550.slice.gz file failed on two of the three servers.
Any idea what that file contains? I assume it's not guide data as in a week or two it would fall off the list and not be an issue anymore.

Also, most of the time I get FWLS on guided setup it's while downloading the local phone numbers before I ever get to the guide data.

Your idea that only some of the servers have bad data does fit the behavior that some people reported of aborting calls some "magic" number of times to get things to work. As long as the magic number was not a multiple of the number of servers, they would have forced themselves to a different server.

Seems like you could accomplish the same thing by aborting one call then re-trying. If that fails, abort once and re-try. That will cycle you through all three servers.

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Old 10-12-2014, 04:50 PM   #33
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Thinking about this over night generated a question...


Any idea what that file contains? I assume it's not guide data as in a week or two it would fall off the list and not be an issue anymore.

Also, most of the time I get FWLS on guided setup it's while downloading the local phone numbers before I ever get to the guide data.

Your idea that only some of the servers have bad data does fit the behavior that some people reported of aborting calls some "magic" number of times to get things to work. As long as the magic number was not a multiple of the number of servers, they would have forced themselves to a different server.

Seems like you could accomplish the same thing by aborting one call then re-trying. If that fails, abort once and re-try. That will cycle you through all three servers.
Server load balancing usually isn't usually as easy as try it 3 times to get through all 3 servers. It's just as likely to send you to the same server every time based on your MAC address or some other obscure formula.

Based on the name of the slice file I'd guess that it's an update to the IR database for remote controls. That probably doesn't help much....

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Old 10-12-2014, 08:28 PM   #34
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Server load balancing usually isn't usually as easy as try it 3 times to get through all 3 servers.
That comment was based on information in a post on this thread (I received by e-mail notification) that was later deleted (be it correct, or not).

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:14 AM   #35
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I don't know if this will work on S1s or not, and I've not personally tried it on any TiVo of any age, but check out this technique

http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...3#post10143653

and see if putting in 00000 as the ZIP Code will let you get anywhere (and then later you can go back and see if Settings, Channels, Channel List, Enter for wrong list will let you change the ZIP without having to go through all of GS).
One thing left-out from my post there, is that it is imperative that GC (Garbage Collection) be allowed to complete on the new Zip 00000 "Tiny TiVo" provider lineup. If not given time to do so (plus it's a good idea to just give the TiVo a few hours to run with close to no load to be sure it has processed-out all old data), some problems the method can fix, will remain, instead.

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Old 12-07-2014, 06:27 PM   #36
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Update

I have been traveling for most of the last three months.

I got back on Wednesday. and all looks good. I have had successful calls every day now (5 as of today). I do not know what happened, I did nothing to fix the problem. I will continue to watch for the FWLS error, but perhaps TiVo fixed it????

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:33 PM   #37
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Well, Darn!

I had daily successful calls from Dec 3-12 (I wasn't paying attention before that). Then, FWLS on the 13th, five FWLS on the 14th and one (so far) today the 15th.

I did nothing to get it working and I did nothing before it stopped working. I have not Telneted into the Tivo or even cylcled the power.

I am back to thinking it is something to do with the TiVo servers.

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:31 PM   #38
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I recorded almost all my calls for the last 2 months. I have not done anything to the Tivo, just letting it call. I have on some days forced multiple calls. There were Service Not Answering and Call Interrupted events, but I did not record them. Note that even a Failed While Loading Series can advance the Guide Data to date.

I sent a PM to TiVoJerry back in Aug 2014 but have not heard back from him - not sure if he is still active on this site (or even employed by TiVo anymore).

Two Months of Calls:
Wed Dec 03 12:56 AM Succeeded
Wed Dec 03 11:26 PM Succeeded
Thu Dec 04 08:36 PM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 17
Fri Dec 05 01:07 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 17
Sun Dec 07 01:11 PM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 19
Mon Dec 08 07:57 PM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 20
Wed Dec 10 12:31 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 21
Thu Dec 11 12:58 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 23
Fri Dec 12 12:34 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Dec 24

Sat Dec 13 01:07 PM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 24
Sun Dec 14 12:17 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Sun Dec 14 02:42 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Sun Dec 14 11:21 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Sun Dec 14 05:55 PM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Sun Dec 14 09:00 PM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Mon Dec 15 02:45 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Mon Dec 15 05:06 PM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 25
Tue Dec 16 07:27 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 28
Thu Dec 18 02:25 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 28
Fri Dec 19 05:12 AM FWLS Guide Data to Dec 28

Sat Dec 20 01:59 PM Succeeded Guide Data to Jan 01

Mon Dec 22 01:08 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 01
Mon Dec 22 02:07 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 01
Tue Dec 23 02:51 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 01
Tue Dec 23 05:13 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 01

Wed Dec 24 03:18 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Jan 05
Sat Dec 27 08:40 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Jan 08
Sun Dec 28 07:59 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Jan 10
Tue Dec 30 03:45 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Jan 11

Wed Dec 31 10:31 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 11
Thu Jan 01 01:38 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 11
Thu Jan 01 06:41 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 11
Thu Jan 01 03:52 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 11
Fri Jan 02 06:51 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 11
Fri Jan 02 11:31 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 15
Sat Jan 03 08:35 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 15
Sat Jan 03 10:50 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 15
Sun Jan 04 02:14 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 15
Mon Jan 05 02:11 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 16
Tue Jan 06 04:23 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 16
Tue Jan 06 10:26 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 16
Tue Jan 06 11:27 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 16
Tue Jan 06 05:34 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 16
Thu Jan 08 03:47 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 19
Fri Jan 09 06:00 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 19
Fri Jan 09 09:09 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 19
Sat Jan 10 02:42 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 19
Mon Jan 12 01:07 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 23
Mon Jan 12 04:08 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 23
Tue Jan 13 04:09 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Tue Jan 13 01:17 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Wed Jan 14 01:45 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Thu Jan 15 12:22 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Fri Jan 16 06:07 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Sat Jan 17 02:36 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Sat Jan 17 04:57 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Sun Jan 18 04:48 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Sun Jan 18 03:23 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Mon Jan 19 01:24 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Mon Jan 19 02:19 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Mon Jan 19 03:07 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 24
Mon Jan 19 04:53 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31
Tue Jan 20 06:11 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31
Wed Jan 21 01:40 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31
Wed Jan 21 11:33 AM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31
Wed Jan 21 05:52 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31
Wed Jan 21 06:58 PM FWLS Guide Data to Jan 31

Fri Jan 23 02:32 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 04
Sat --> Service Not Available
Sun --> Service Not Available
Mon Jan 26 10:33 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 07

Tue Jan 27 03:55 PM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 07
Wed Jan 28 12:15 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 07
Wed Jan 28 03:06 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 07

Wed Jan 28 11:56 PM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 10
Fri Jan 30 03:54 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 11
Sat Jan 31 08:07 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 12

Sun Feb 01 12:25 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 12
Sun Feb 01 12:07 PM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 12
Sun Feb 01 08:05 PM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 12
Mon Feb 02 04:01 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 12
Mon Feb 02 05:03 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 12

Tue Feb 03 12:11 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 15

Thu Feb 05 02:51 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 15
Thu Feb 05 05:49 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 15
Thu Feb 05 01:25 PM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 15
Fri Feb 06 02:12 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 15
Fri Feb 06 01:37 PM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 15

Sat Feb 07 02:59 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 19
Sun Feb 08 08:42 AM Succeeded Guide Data to Feb 20

Tue Feb 10 03:19 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 20
Tue Feb 10 08:37 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 20
Wed Feb 11 11:41 AM FWLS Guide Data to Feb 20

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