The local access # might have been disabled. You should check to see if there is an alternate # or call TiVo support.
Or get brave (and cheap) by trying the serial PPP method. It took me a while to get PPP working the first time but it did the job on a Series 1. I was also able to get it working with a serial to USB adapter for my laptop.Yes, it could be a bad internal modem. In which case, you could either use an external modem or install one of these and connect it to your network.
Haven't heard that one before. Is that the poor man's EMI filter?Before you do anything else, take the phone cord that goes to your TiVo and tie a knot in both ends.
At the high frequency represented by the rise time of a spike, it's a lot of inductive reactance that isn't a lot of inductive reactance at voice frequencies.Haven't heard that one before. Is that the poor man's EMI filter?
Toroid, or not Toroid. That is the question....Of course wrapping it around a ferrite core would be even better.