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Hi, I have been having problems with my modem connecting, I just recently got vonage, but that isn't my question, I've searched for that stuff. Anyways, I tried to hook up my Tivo series 1 through an external dsl modem, info that I found on some thread, well I did that and tried to dial a few times with it. Now I try to dial without it and it says modem not responding. Have I totally screwed up my modem?
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Are you using a DSL filter and connecting to a real POTS line? Is the POTS line active (not a dry lone)?
 

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Vonage is not POTS, they are VOIP. A POTS line is what you get from Ma Bell.

What you can probably do is serial PPP through your PC, or get a turbonet card.
 

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No, I'm quite sure it's not that, cuz I had VOIP for a couple weeks where it was connecting sporadically, plus I have already tried it on a normal phone line at a different house and it still gives me the same message so it is DEFINITELY NOT because of VOIP.
 

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Thought I would post to this thread instead of a new one.

I have an HR10-250 with POTS, and no DSL. Nothing on the lines except for just plain phones and the one TiVo.

In November 2005 I started noticing failed call attempts, then it made its last succesful call December 2 2005. I unplugged the phone line, as I have no local numbers and phone company bills by the minute......all the attempetned calls were eating my pool of long distance minutes.

Fast forward to yesterday tried to force call in, TiVo goes through "housekeeping","dialing", "connecting" and fails there while "negotiating". I can pick up extension line, and hear the TiVo dialing and hear the modem tones from TiVo, and what sounds like modem tones from the answering number, but communication is never established.

I have had no experience with modem failure to know the signs......does this sound like a modem or could it be anything else?? What are some steps to trouble shoot??

Thanks TiVo'ers.
 

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Several years ago, the modem in my Tivo fried out. HDR312 Series 1

I tried several things to get it to work correctly. Tivo said it had to be a lightning storm (although no lighting storm was around my house anywhere near when it stopped working???) and I was already out of warranty by a few months.

I still to this day believe the culprit was a bad update Tivo sent out that fried many many modems. Several people reported the same problem when this occurred when I found the Tivo forums around that time.

I ended up doing the "hack" thing with a serial cable and reprogrammed my Tivo to work through my Windows 98SE machine to get updates. (no modem)

Then Tivo took that ability away with the next few subsequent updates.

But they did allow the user to force the Tivo to communicate over the serial port with modem commands. So by purchasing a fairly cheap ($15 on Ebay) used external modem, I was able to get the Tivo to do its normal updates through this modem.

It has been this way for a couple/three years now and works fine, no problems at all.

But just yesterday I decided to get a new Series 2 Tivo for $16.95 a month... considering I was already paying $12.95 a month for the service with my series 1 Tivo... couldn't pass up the opportunity to upgrade for only $4 more a month.

Anyway, if your modem continues to have problems, getting the external modem might be the only solution that will work for you. Unless you have a series 2 Tivo already and can do the usb/ethernet network to your computer?

Bryan
 
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