Excellent. This needs to be bolted to the top of the Underground.
On Windows 9x (95 with Plus!, 98, or ME), you're pretty much screwed, since they don't handle authentication. Sorry. If you can happen to get a 9x system working for this method, please let me know so I can add the information here.Open Start>Settings>Control Panel
Open Modems (or "Phone and Modems").
Click the "Modems" tab.
Click "Don't detect my modem..."
Select "Standard Modem Types" in the manufacturer list, then select "Communications cable between two computers"
Select the port you connected the cable to.
Finish the wizard.
Open Network Connections.
Click "Create a new connection" (or "New connection" or something to that effect).
Click "Set up an Advanced Connection"
Click "Accept Incoming Connections"
Select the Direct cable connection you added earlier.
Select "Do not allow Virtual Private Connections"
Ensure you allow the "Guest" account to connect.
If you are prompted to allow protocols, you only need to allow TCP/IP. This screen may not appear on all systems.
Finish the wizard.
Double click the new "Incoming Connections" widget that was created.
Click "Always allow directly connected devices..."
Close that dialog box.
Right-click My Computer, move to Properties.
Click the Hardware tab, and open Device Manager.
Navigate to your com port where you have the cable connected, click "Port Settings", then set the settings to: 115,200 bps; 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.
No, it doesn't. You can't use the port for both.Originally posted by epsilondelta
Does the PPP serial method allow you to still use the serial port to control the DSS? I'm sure willing to hook up to PC once a week.
Tivoweb doesn't work with 3.0 yet. Wait for a new version.Originally posted by Zirak
It would be nice to see a post about how to go about returning tivoweb, ftp, telnet etc after the 3.0 upgrade which uses a strategy that does not require removing the hard disk(s) from the tivo.
make sure you are running a DHCP server (most routers include one),
Actually, quite a lot of Cisco's routers do have a DHCP server in them now. Not all of them, but the small/medium business ones do have that functionality. Some even have limited NAT capabilities. But for a real largish setup, you generally put that sort of thing in the firewall for simplicity.Originally posted by Saturn49
*sigh*. Real routers (like those made by Cisco) wouldn't bother to include a DHCP server. I think what you are referring to is those little NAT boxes that Linksys sells, and calls a router (when, in fact, they don't do routing in the conventional sense).
FYI for context to this post, Tivonet, not PPP/serial.Originally posted by Otto
Tivoweb doesn't work with 3.0 yet. Wait for a new version.
And if you want to try the root switch method, go for it. Change the root to the other one, add the run_myworld=false (or whatever it is, I forget) to stop the Tivo from trying to load myworld, and you should get a bash prompt, assuming you had that in there before. Of course, if you were setup for serial ppp before then that's going to try to run. Really, how you do it depends on your setup. Really just a heck of a lot easier to pull the drive and add the lines yourself.
There's a reason it's called "hacking" you know.
But if you need some help to get started, you just need to add the telnet startup line back to rc.sysinit. Nothing particularly difficult there.
I was with you this far. I have my compatible adapter thanks to TigerDirect.com (brought to my attention by another post on the board). I've add the network cable to my LinkSys 5 port router... all appropriate lights indicate the connection is good to go. Set up my calling info with ,#401 ... It "completes" preparing and dialing... and then I get to connecting "Failed. Service unavailable."Originally posted by gleffler
2. Using TiVo/Turbo/USB network adapters
Drivers for a lot of USB network adapters are included with 3.0. In addition, drivers for TiVoNet and TurboNet are included, assuming you don't want to run TiVoweb or any other app. This backdoor will only let you use the ethernet for guide updates.
Just connect the TiVo correctly to your network - make sure you are running a DHCP server (most routers include one), and then enter a dialing prefix of ,#401 -- that's Pause - Enter - 4 - 0 - 1.