Bob, Thank you for taking time to respond.
The problem is this. This is a BRAND NEW, Old Stock \HUMAX DRT800. It does not have a recent version of the Software. Thus, I must get connected to the TIVO servers using what I have, and what I have is a Broadband Connection at home and a USB to Ethernet adapter. My software is original, what came stock with a 5+ year old HUMAX DRT800, and that is it. So if I cannot get this to qork, my only solution is 30 miles each way jaunt with DRT800 to Moms House, hang out for several hours and wait for downloads. Thats just not on my list of things to do this week LOL.
As I stated, and I dont wish to be rude, but, I know what I need and what I need is to get this DRT800 to recognize that I have a USB Wired USB to Ethernet Adapter so it can connect to the TIVO Server and update this machines software so that I can just plugin my Netgear USB 802.11 adapter. And in order for this occur I must have a DRT800 that is "like new" (and this is not at this point) so that it will detect the USB to Ethernet adapter when it boots. It will not do this unless I have it in a "never run" configuration and to do this I need toi get into the DEMO mode.
If you would like to understand my situation further, here is the detailed instructions that I am following and is fairly well circulated in the TIVO Community by those in my situation. For the detailed instructions, which lead to the original problem, the DEMO screen does NOT ever come back, as reported by many. NOTE: I just found out I cannot post a link. So below is an excerpt of the instructions.
Once again, thanks for taking the time out and offering a suggestion.
2.IF you have NEVER plugged in your TiVo, skip to step 7. If you have begun Guided Setup, proceed to step 3.
The TiVo is a machine so radically advanced it has no power button. The only way to boot it (or reboot it) is to yank the plug out of the wall, then cram it back in. Genius. So if you've ever booted it up without the adapter, it won't know that's what you need and it won't have configured itself properly. So before you can use the adapter, you've got to ERASE the primary configuration. The procedure for this is not very intuitive, and it all happens behind the scenes.
3.Select "Demo Mode (for retailers only)". (WILL NOT APPEAR)
That may not be the exact wording, but you get the idea. To find this, you will have to page allllll the way back to the very beginning of Guided Setup - the second screen, I believe. (DOES NOT HAPPEN AS REPORTED BY MANY) A very long and sappy commercial will begin. No, you won't have to sit through it.
As mentioned above, this is done by unplugging the TiVo and replugging it. That's gotta be good for the hard drive!
5.Select "No, return to Guided Setup".
This option should be immediately available when the machine finishes booting. See, it was all an elaborate ruse to get the TiVo to wipe its inital config settings. On the front of the box, angry red lights will appear next to the happy green lights, terminating the non-ethernet info along with your zip code and email address and whatever else you typed in there. ( DOES NOT ERASE MY EARLIER INFO, MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS MADE, REPORTED BY MANY) Eventually it will return to the beginning of the Guided Setup menu, but you're still not ready to go ahead with that.