Originally Posted by Olly
It definitely is possible. My Brother in law uses a Vodafone dongle + laptop with a TiVo on his boat.
Is your brothers laptop Vista or XP? It seems that with XP it is easy to do this but not so easy on Vista (I think it is part of the general dumbing down of OS's e.g. telnet is enabled on XP but not out of the box on Vista).
When I try to share my 3g dongle (dial-up) connection, I lose the connection to the router and the wired network fails along with the "Not Responding" error message on the network program. It seems as though my PC only likes one network connection at a time? I have both TiVo and the PC connected to the same router so the connection is wired and not wireless.
I am sure I am doing something wrong, but any further suggestions would be v.welcome. As it is, I am falling back on going to my parents once a week with TiVo to 'fill it up' (using language my parents understand).