Vonage Compatibility

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by tracy_thorne, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. Apr 6, 2006 #121 of 145

    tblock New Member

    Oct 4, 2001


    Thanks for all the post... My HD DVR made test call and daily w/o any changes,
    used 212 info posted and got both Std DVR's to dial out first try, fax is working, and phone sounds great throught out the whole house wiring.

    I really think allot depends on the quality of your Broadband connection.
  2. bloodfest

    bloodfest New Member

    Apr 10, 2006
    i have vonage. i just got tivo over the weekend. this method works. iam able to dial in and get the info and the updates. thanks for the help guys and gals
  3. jennmore32

    jennmore32 New Member

    May 10, 2006
    Hello all,

    I am trying to get my Huges Model HDVR2 to work with Vonage. I have not had success yet. I really don't know what options I have. Does anyone have a suggestion? Any help would be appreciated.

  4. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

    Feb 5, 2001
    Why, when I manually try to dial the "#" sequences from my phone do I get a fast busy? It seems like the only prefixes that work are the "*" prefixes.

    Am I doing something wrong?
  5. oviedotivo

    oviedotivo New Member

    May 20, 2006


    I've searched these boards but have been unable to find that answers that I need. I don't have Vonage but do have a local provide, Broadline (part of FDN communications). But like many I can't get my 10-250 to work with the voip modem. I've tried all of the options in this thread. None have worked. The only option I see that is a possibility is the PPP networking option. But before I go out and get the cable I wanted to see if anyone here was familiar with the modem that Broadline uses. It's an MTA 3328-2R. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Sbmocp

    Sbmocp Member

    Apr 19, 2001

    Could you elaborate about the speed decrease and where you got that info? And, what suffers the decrease, the rest of the network, the Gizmo or both? I was told that (since my service gives me two dynamic IPs) I should hook up a small hub to the output of the cable modem, then plug the Gizmo into one and my cable/DSL router into another. I actually ended up getting a 4-port Netgear switching hub and using that. I haven't detected any problem with speed so far.
  7. Sbmocp

    Sbmocp Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    ^ bump ^
  8. Jun 1, 2006 #128 of 145

    Thess Drive-By Poster

    Mar 23, 2002
    Durham, NC
    Hey all. Just popping in to say the following worked on my older-model S2 TiVo:

    I think some of the other CW prefixes probably work too, but this was the first combo in which I completed both the test call and two weeks' worth of program download. I did check my Vonage settings first, and connected the TiVo directly to the Vonage Linksys wired router.

    I had a wireless USB adapter on the TiVo for the longest time, but I recently built a MCPC and gave the adapter away. Meanwhile, TiVo insisted on giving me three free months when I tried to shut down my service, so I moved the TiVo into the bedroom to use it for a little longer. This was before I'd considered the program guide problem after giving away the adapter. I'm glad I was able to come to the forums and find info to solve the Vonage issues. Thanks!
  9. Jun 5, 2006 #129 of 145

    EricStratton New Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Just wanted to thank ppl here for your help in getting my DTivo working w/ Vonage for a second time and note what's working for me now. Previously I had it working w/ the following settings:

    Dialing prefix - 2122773895
    Call Waiting prefix - ,#034,*99

    Then while on vacation it stopped working for some reason. It now seems to be working w/ these settings (I say "seems" b/c I've only done one test call and one full call but both did work on the first try):

    Dialing prefix - *99, 12122773895,,,,
    Call Waiting prefix - *70,

    Thanks again, all.

  10. Jun 6, 2006 #130 of 145

    djmasters New Member

    Dec 9, 2003
    Austin, TX
    My HR10-250 worked just fine via Vonage with the default settingswhen installed on May 12, however it seems to have puked starting May 22nd. I've tried the various #NNN & *99 to no avail, they all cause a busy signal. I still seem to get the farthest with no special settings, usually pukes at "negotiating"

    Any news or new tips?

    I do have an XP system a few feet below, so the PPP option *might* work, I haven't read the whole thing yet....
  11. Jun 8, 2006 #131 of 145

    djmasters New Member

    Dec 9, 2003
    Austin, TX

    I spoke with Vonage Support for a while last night and they adjusted some settings, my device managed to get a call completed, we'll see how long that lasts... :confused:

    The "advanced support" guy I talked to stated that the VTA's that are based on the TI chipset seem to have problems with *99 & the #0NN codes causing a busy signal, the Motorola VT2442 & new DLink VTA are based on the TI chip. When pressed, he suggesting finding and older Linksys PAP2 or WRPT54G, they are not based on a TI chip. However, newer PAP2's do have the TI chip. Linksys does not indicate a v1 or v2 change, so I guess it could be a crap shoot on the PAP2 as to what chipset you get.
  12. djmasters

    djmasters New Member

    Dec 9, 2003
    Austin, TX
    Bought a PAP2 on eBay & got it setup a few minutes ago. Still can't get #NNN to not cause a busy signal, but at least *99 works now!

    Still couldn't get it work though, then tried Tarman's settings from this thread and it appears to be working again. I was able to get the "you changed settings that must be tested" call and then another forced test call. I'll go with two in a row since I couldn't get ONE in a row before!!!
  13. jrstinkfish

    jrstinkfish New Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Just wanted to say that this worked for me last night when nothing else did. I did have to try it 2 times, but the second time it went through, got my locals, and then it dialed the local on the first try.

    Thanks so much for that tip!
  14. untouchable

    untouchable New Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    I have a service called Packet 8 and cannot get my HR10-250 to connect...tried everything here on this thread, still nothing...The guy in their tech support tried to tell me "our phone service is not compatable with the TiVo. This really bites..anyone know anything else that may work with it?
  15. Aug 4, 2006 #135 of 145

    sluciani TiVowner Since '99

    Apr 21, 2003
    You could try this suggestion I made in the Sunrocket thread. Not sure if it's just coincidence, or if I'm on to something, but it's working for me... so far. :)

  16. lstorey

    lstorey want a GS fix!

    Mar 17, 2005
    I never could get my Tivo to connect through Vonage so went the wireless route....much better option!
  17. VoIP H8R

    VoIP H8R New Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Ok. I've read where you can fix things in the call settings menu to get TiVo and Vonage to work however, how do you get through the initial setup part?

    I have a SVR 2000 and Vonage. It goes through the initial setup and just stays on the "connecting" part until I stop it.

    Basically I'm just wondering if there is a way to skip the initial 1-800 call and manually put in the 212 number?

  18. crendall

    crendall New Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    My HD Tivo is running 6.3a and when I force a daily call is succeeds about 80% of the time. When it calls on its own it usually calls in successfully. Right now it is not scheduled to call until 1/2/07 but when I look at my Vonage activity it's been calling in every 30 to 60 minutes. Why would it keep calling in if it's not scheduled to call in for several days?
  19. Onazuka

    Onazuka New Member

    Sep 22, 2001
    Because it also calls DirecTV via an 800 number. It will keep trying to call that number under certain circumstances, including it you have purchased PPV. If you are one of those people who have put a phone number in the dialing prefix, then your TiVo will NEVER be able to connect to the DirecTV 800 number since the dialing prefix has a number in it that gets used by Vonage first. These show up on your Vonage account as trying to call the regular number since that was in the prefix instead of the 800 number it's really trying to call. They way to fix this is to take any phone numnber out of the dialing prefix and just have the phone number where it belongs. Then the call to the DirecTV 800 number will work. BTW, you also may not get any SW upgrades without your TiVO making this 800 number call.
  20. generalpatton71

    generalpatton71 Open,Flash and clear

    Oct 30, 2002
    Mine does this too because of very old ppv purchases, but I've updated my software twice already with out any problems.

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