Originally Posted by saharasurfer
System info. New Mac Pro, Running Win 7 64 bit (on Mac via Parallels) ... new installation of TiVo Desktop. I have a Series 3 HD and a Premiere.
I've double checked the MAK I entered.
The firewall on the PC is clearly opened for all the TiVo programs.
I've tried both Bonjour and TiVo Beacon.
I have successfully loaded the welcome page of both TiVos using their respective IP addresses from the browser running on the same Win 7 environment.
I've shutdown/started the Win 7 environment multiple times.
But when I try to "Pick Recordings to Transfer" from the tivo desktop software ... it fails to find any DVRs on my home network.
My standard networking reply is to go to your router's setup/maintenance page and set the DHCP pool of addresses for a small number, only a few more than the number of things on your home network that might leave the house from time to time and use a network elsewhere, and then assign everything else that doesn't leave the house a fixed IP address that falls outside of that DHCP pool. Go to each actual device and assign it there.
Can't hurt, might help.
And now that you know exactly what each TiVo's IP address is and that it's going to always be the same if you don't change it, trying pinging said address(es) from a computer on the same subnet and see if they respond.
In your case let me add, have you gone to tivo.com, logged onto your account, gone to the preferences page, and checked off the 2 boxes that have something to do with networking and importing and exporting video files (I forget what the exact wording is, probably something about multi-room viewing), and done so for every TiVo on your account?
And then forced connections from each TiVo to the mothership?