Advertisements I have a TIVO Series-2 device I bought at Goodwill for just $13 a while ago and just recently hooked it up to my router temporarily to upgrade the firmware. At this moment it is running firmware version 9.3.2-01-2-649 (according to the system info screen on the device). Good deal for something to just play around with. But now I need to know the easiest hacks for it. These must NOT involve having an active internet connection to my TIVO as my only network connection between it and my computer is a no-router setup using a "crossover" ethernet cable, and manually assigned IP address for my computer on its ethernet card (192.168.1.100) and a manually assigned IP address for my TIVO Series-2 device (192.168.1.101). Right now as I'm typing this I'm using a wireless internet connection to my router (on the wireless network adapter my computer's IP address is 192.168.0.196). Because my internet service is via a different network adapter (and therefore via a different subnet) than my ethernet connection to my TIVO, any attempt to connect my TIVO to the internet is IMPOSSIBLE. So first thing to realize is that the hacks you recommend must NOT involve connecting my TIVO to the router because running into the other room and hauling my TIVO and LCD screen, and power supplies, and cables, etc with me would be a MUCH bigger hassle than I'm willing to put up with. Now with that in mind I'm gonna need to know a few simple things hopefully you can give me tuts for. I've seen tutorials that talk about either the old TIVO Series-1 or the newes TIVO Series-3 devices. However mine is a TIVO Series-2 device and it is NOT working with any other tutorials I've read that aren't TIVO Series-2 based, and so far ZERO of the tutorials involve the TIVO Series-2. I'm hoping someone here can respond to my request and give me some hacks that work with TIVO Series-2. Next thing to remember is that not on the internet my TIVO can't connect to the internet and thus fails the "network test" every time it tries to connect to the internet server at TIVO's company. And when it fails the "network connection" test it not only disconnects from the internet but also from my LAN (the direct cable connection to my computer via crossover ethernet cable). Without a LAN connection I can't perform any telnet based hacks from my computer. So one of the first tutorials I need will be how to get it on the LAN, WITHOUT it performing a "network test". The other hack I want a tutorial for is how do I access the console? I heard I can hyperterminal in via homebrew serial cable (normally used to control channel changing on a "cable box") between the TIVO and the PC. However this I heard from a guy who had a Philips brand TIVO device (mine is a genuine TIVO brand device), and it was a device based arround the older TIVO Series-1 hardware I believe. So I'm curious if there is anyone on here who knows how to do it with my genuine TIVO brand TIVO Series-2 device running firmware version 9.3.2-01-2-649, because that's what I'm working with. Really any tutorials will need to be based on TIVO Series-2 running at least version 9 of the firmware (though it also may be possible to use tutorials based on older versions of the firmware as I don't know what the firmware upgrades do exactly, but I'm sure it must be a tut based on a Series-2 device). So please help me to any hacks for my Series-2 device, preferably hacks that can be achieved via ethernet cable or serial cable only though. I'm not interested in opening up my device to remove the harddrive.