Script to Install Wireless on 6.2

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  1. Sep 6, 2005 #1 of 325
    rbautch

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    Attached are a few scripts that will easily set up wireless parameters including WEP on any 6.2/6.3 installation. Here's how to use them:

    1. Unzip, then FTP or Zmodem the four files anywhere on your Tivo.
    2. Connect with wired adapter or serial cable.
    3. Run net-launch.sh. (sh net-launch.sh)
    4. Run setSSIDwep.tcl (tivosh setSSIDwep.tcl)
    5. Unplug wired adapter, plug in wireless adapter.
    6. Reboot

    After this, you can freely swap your wired and wireless adapter without changing any settings. Note that this script only supports single name SSIDs. If you don't like using the predetermined wep keys, you can run setSSIDwep2.tcl (available on DDB), which wlll allow you to enter any key.

    If you used the Zipper to hack your tivo, you don't need to follow these instructions, since the Zipper sets up wireless for you. If you want to set a wep key, navigate to /enhancements and type tivosh setSSIDwep.tcl.
     

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  2. Sep 6, 2005 #2 of 325
    Gunnyman

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    is this prism driver a wireless G? (hopes and prays)
     
  3. Sep 7, 2005 #3 of 325
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    How is this working out for people? I am on vacaction and cant wait to try this out... Thanks in advance, rbautch! Also, if people could state what wireless adapters they are using and having success with, it would be a great help to me. Thanks again.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2005 #4 of 325
    rbautch

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    Nope. If someone with 7.1 would cough up the drivers, I'd happy to test.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2005 #5 of 325
    Gunnyman

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    if I bought a 20 dollar instant cake image could I mount it somehow and extract the drivers?
     
  6. Sep 7, 2005 #6 of 325
    rbautch

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    You would have to restore the image to a spare drive, mount the root partition, and then copy off the drivers.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2005 #7 of 325
    Gunnyman

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    That could happen :)
    I'll attack it when I get back from vacation.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2005 #8 of 325
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    Someone has figured out how to enter WEP settings directly into version 6.2 (without upgrading from 4.x)?
     
  9. Sep 7, 2005 #9 of 325
    rbautch

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    I'm working on a tcl script to do that right now. The only catch is that you'll have to use my WEP key, not one of your choosing. The WEP key is encrypted in MFS in a way that is not yet known. Just make sure your neighbors don't read this thread.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2005 #10 of 325
    Dirac

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    Hahaha....

    I'm also considering moving back to 4.0.1 because, for whatever reason, with my wireless 6.2 DTiVos the NPL "lags" and it loses the other DTiVos, even the wired one. This happens about once a week. I don't remember that happening in 4.0.1.

    Maybe I should start a new thread after I do a little research.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2005 #11 of 325
    rbautch

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    Blasphemy! Don't go back to 4.01b, unless you like really slow menus and guides (see the link in my sig). The lagging NPL is a well-known and solveable issue, and is not specific to 6.2. WEP script is finished, I'll start testing this weekend. Anyone interested in helping me test it, please send me a PM.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2005 #12 of 325
    rbautch

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    Attached is an interactive script to set SSID, DHCP, and WEP in MFS. The only catch is that you have to select from one of five predetermined WEP keys rather than one of your choosing. This will have to do until we figure out the hash that's applied to the hex value of WEP before it's stored in MFS. I initially wrote this script to set WEP after you have wireless up and running, but it may be also possible to get wireless working from scratch using nothing but this script, thus eliminating the need for wlan-ng. I won't be able to test this until the weekend, but here's the process:

    1. Connect with wired adapter and run the script.
    2. Unplug wired adapter, plug in wireless adapter.
    3. Reboot

    edit: See first post for attachment.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2005 #13 of 325
    kramerboy

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    This is great news. I am a bit puzzled as to why there isn't more interest in this thread. I have my TiVo's set up with wired connections, but I have one in the bedroom that would be harder to wire up. A wireless solution would be great. What wireless adapters have drivers pre-loaded with 6.2? I have a couple of wireless adapters in the house, but I believe that they will only work with the stand alone 7.1 software (Netgear WG111). If this adapter will work with 6.2, I'd be happy to test the script on a spare TiVo. If not, I guess I'd have to buy a different adapter.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2005 #14 of 325
    rbautch

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    That adapter won't work. Any of the 802.11b adapters listed on Tivo's website should work. Let me know what you find.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2005 #15 of 325
    Dirac

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    I'll test this on my "experimental" TiVo if I have to rebuild because of my rename blunder (see my recent wireless USB thread!).
     
  16. Sep 15, 2005 #16 of 325
    kramerboy

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    I was able to get a compatible usb adapter (Linksys WUSB11 v2.8). I want to make sure I understand what to do before I do it.

    So with the setSSIDwep script, do I have to run the script at the beginning of the thread as well or just run netconfig.tcl.

    Are the included WEP keys 64 or 128 bit? Should I change my WEP settings on my router before I run the script.

    Just trying to get my ducks in a row before I try this.
     
  17. Sep 15, 2005 #17 of 325
    rbautch

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    Don't have to run the original script, just netconfig.tcl, then setSSIDwep. WEP key is 64-bit. Change it on your router before you reboot with the wireless adapter attached. Good luck!
     
  18. Sep 15, 2005 #18 of 325
    kramerboy

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    OK -- One more question. After I do this, will this only be a wireless TiVo or will I still be able to connect it via a wired adapter as well?
     
  19. Sep 15, 2005 #19 of 325
    rbautch

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    If you reboot with the wired adapter attached it should work, but your test will confirm for sure. The original wireless62 script allows both adapters, but is more complicated to install, and doesn't work will all adapters. If you can't connect with both adapters using the setSSIDwep script, you can always undo your settings and try wireless62. I have attached a script that unsets the wireless settings set by setSSIDwep. You can also use this if you want to test the wireless62 script as well.
     

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  20. Sep 16, 2005 #20 of 325
    rbautch

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    I was able to confirm that my setSSIDwep.tcl script works to set wireless settings from scratch. I restored a clean 6.2 image, and then set up wireless using only netconfig.tcl and setSSIDwep.tcl. Kramerboy, please confirm you were able to do it also. It's much easier than using wlan-ng, so I'll update the original post with new script. I'll also write a wrapper script to make it easier to run both netconfig and setSSIDwep.
     

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