Advertisements I tried the other day to connect my Samsung DirecTV Tivo SIR 4040R up to my laptop using Internet Connection (and a gaming USB/Ethernet adapter). It didn't work. I then hooked up a 100ft ethernet cable to the wireless router. It assigns an IP address and open port, but I am unable to connect by telnet to it to add the software I need to help control the Tivo unit. What might my next step be?