tivo desktop/ tivo beacon

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by 64oz, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. 64oz

    64oz New Member

    Dec 30, 2005


    i have the tivo set up for recording shows and all
    that works like a charm and is awesome

    but i have problem with what i really want to do with it

    i am running xp with IE

    i have a basic wired network
    internet to router

    router to pc and tivo

    tivo is able to go online via internet
    pc recognizes tivo in the netowrk
    if i add the tivo ip to my adderess bar it recognizes it

    the tivo doesnt recognize my pc

    i had to download software tivo desktop 2.2

    i downloaded the file

    went through the installation steps until it gets to the final step
    then i get an error messege about the tivo beacon saying it is waiting for the tivo beacon and it may be unistalled

    i tried these various things

    *disabled my xp firewall(only one i have)
    * turned off sp2 pop up blocker (only one i have)
    *uninstalled reinstalled each time and also tried with different options checked for the tivo desktop application (conserning shortcuts etc.)
    * went into my computer into manage and went to the tivo beacon application and started it manualy
    *went into my system registry and added quotes to the tivo beacon system process (that was a step suggested by someone on a tivo messege board)

    nothing works

    and now i get a dial up connection messege when online

    it has
    connect to
    user name

    the only connect to option is dial up

    i x it off and it makes me work offline
    so i click on connect and it trys to dial but fails and i stay online

    i need help

    i called tech support at tivo

    this idiot told me to uninstall tivo
    search for *.tivo in my files
    it found nothing

    then reinstall tivo

    and it didnt do anything still had the same problem

    and thats all he had to offer

    i asked him what else it could be
    he said he wasnt a software engineer and told me that my computer cant finish installing the application because of viruses and spyware (cheap copout)

    just to prove him wrong
    i ran
    *macafee virus scan online
    *adaware and DL newest updates
    *spybot and DL newest updates
    *defragged my hard drive
    *ran check disk
    *cleaned up my system resources

    all no probs

    only thing is my HD only has 8% capacity left but thats still lts of room like 7 gigs of space

    what else can i do

    what is the dial up connection messege

    how can i connect my tivo to my PC so i can stream music into my front room???!?!?!

    there has to be some other type of option to fix this

    help is greatly appreciated
  2. cabricen

    cabricen New Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Make sure tivo and the pc are in the same network.
    If running some type of filtering software, make sure the hosts on the same network network trust other hosts.. (i.e. the pc can trust tcp/udp connections from tivo)
  3. 64oz

    64oz New Member

    Dec 30, 2005

    they are on the same network

    i tried to install galeon instead

    i DL it and restarted my cpu the tivo desktop launced
    i published my files

    went to the tivo
    enetered the servers ip
    didnt recognize

    went back to the cpu

    tivo beacon error messege again

    what the ****s the deal

    can someone help me?

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