Okay, you already know about using the serial port on the back of the TiVo and changing the dialing prefix and all of that.I have a Series 1 Tivo HDR312. It's been sitting since we moved, since we bought a newer unit and are able to download the guide online with that one. The modem went out in the HDR312 and I had bought an external modem for it, however, since the move, I cannot find the external modem. I have looked and looked and this Series 1 Tivo can only connect through a phone line.
My question...is there a cheaper modem I can hook up to this? Will any 56k modem work? I know weaknees has them, it's where I bought the other one. I just know the other one will turn up eventually, but probably not til summer. Anyone know? I don't wanna spend a fortune on a second Tivo we'll have in the house. Thanks!
P.S. I did search the site for older stories on this problem and found someone listing a couple places that had modems for them but the sites seem to be gone now, as they are a couple years old.
If you have a PC with a 9 pin serial port (or even a 25 pin and an adapter) with an internal modem (and if not you can probably find an internal modem dirt cheap on Craigslist), there's a freeware program called pilotnet that was designed to let PalmPilot owner's use their computer's modems.
Of course when you Google for it you'll have to wade through a lot of airplane pilot related results.