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Old 06-18-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
jamesteixeira
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TIVo Desktop not finding DVR through VPN

TIVO Desktop could not find my DVR when I was away from home but connected to my home network via VPN. Is there a port on the router that I need to forward or does this never work?

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Old 06-19-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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Given the exact right combination of VPN software, routers, and IGMP settings it may be theoretically possible, but it's safer to just say it never works. The discovery process depends on broadcast packets (Bonjour or TiVo Beacon), and they won't go through a router.

If you know the TiVo's IP address you could probably use kmttg with discovery disabled, or just a web browser to its https interface.

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Old 06-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #3
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What is the username/password? I know one of them is the MAK but can't remember which and what the other value is.

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Old 06-19-2015, 04:37 PM   #4
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The user name is tivo (all lowercase). The password is your MAK.

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Old 06-19-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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tivo beacon and mdns are the two autodiscovery protocols that depend on broadcast traffic.

tivo beacon is 2190 udp.

I'll agree these protocols are difficult to get working and provide little value when you can connect directly with kmttg or the right web browser incantation.

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