New Router; now can't find zippered Tivos

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  1. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

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    I got a new router and I've managed to reset everything on it (slingbox, desktop and laptop and 2 Tivo HDs) but I'm having trouble with my 2 zippered DTivos. Basically my IP gateway changed from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1. How can I get my DTivos to see the new router and pick up an IP address? One thing to keep in mind is that I just switched to Fios and I've suspended my Directv account. But I don't think that would matter. I've rebooted one of them twice and it doesn't seem to help. I have a wired connection.

    Just wanted to add that MRV does seem to work. But I'd still like to get an IP address as the NPL takes a long time to load up and I have to wait awhile until the other Tivo shows up. It probably still works because of the wired connection.
     
  2. BigBearf

    BigBearf New Member

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    NYHeel,
    Probably the easiest thing to do is to pull the drives and rerun zipper and specify IP gateway as 192.168.1.1. I am sure there are other ways to do it using a serial cable but they have always been a pain for me to change parameters using it.

    BigBearf
     
  3. BTUx9

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    by manually setting your PC back to the 192.168.0.x subnet, you should be able to connect to your tivos at their old addresses.

    If you have a fairly recent version of TWP running, you should be able to change your tivo's network settings there.
     
  4. djl25

    djl25 C64 hacker

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    Does the Zipper enable the Phone/Network screen on the Tivo's setup menu? That would seem to be the fastest way to fix it.
     
  5. NYHeel

    NYHeel Well-Known Member

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    How would I do that? I have some networking knowledge but I'm not sure what you're saying. Should I change the router gateway to 192.168.0.1 and if so how? Or are you saying something about the PC itself? Also if I do change the router gateway how would that impact my other devices (2 Tivo HDs, 2 laptops, one PC and 1 slingbox)? It doesn't seem like a big deal but I was wondering. Thanks for the help and sorry for being a pain. I just never even know you can change the router gateway to something different from the default.

    I just had a thought. It changing the router's gateway address as simple as changing the allowable range of IP addresses. Say that currently I'm at 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.255. Could I just switch the first one to 192.168.0.101 and then my old IP addresses for the zippered DTivos would be in the range? If I did that would I have to change the end of the range to 192.168.0.255 to match up with the beginning number?
     
  6. BTUx9

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    that's another option... I sent a PM with more details
     

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