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snowman
10-21-2004, 11:45 PM
Okay, I've converted my Hughes series II from 40 to 80g using Sleeper's ISO. I installed a DI-524 (Dlink) wireless router. The three cabled connections are working fine, but I can't get the Dtivo to connect. I used the drivers for 2.0 USB adapters on Sleeper's ISO (ran the full Monte). I get green light on the Airlink USB adapter.

Please understand I've never installed wireless networking before, and have done nothing to the router or USB adapter to tell one about the other. Anyone want to help? Thanks.

PlainBill
10-22-2004, 10:55 AM
Okay, I've converted my Hughes series II from 40 to 80g using Sleeper's ISO. I installed a DI-524 (Dlink) wireless router. The three cabled connections are working fine, but I can't get the Dtivo to connect. I used the drivers for 2.0 USB adapters on Sleeper's ISO (ran the full Monte). I get green light on the Airlink USB adapter.

Please understand I've never installed wireless networking before, and have done nothing to the router or USB adapter to tell one about the other. Anyone want to help? Thanks.

None of the drivers included in TiVoScripts support wireless networking. I suggest you read the thread 'Prism2.x drivers are available' thread in the Series 2 support forum. The first thing you should do is determine which drivers support your adapter.

PlainBill

snowman
10-22-2004, 12:12 PM
Bill, I SURE appreciate the link and suggestions.

However, my biggest problem is that I don't know Linux. I see people talk about getting to the bash prompt. Do I need to boot my PC from my DTivo drive? I have no idea what files to edit, etc.

If someone would take the time to spoon feed me, I'd sure appreciate it...

1. Go buy whatever model card
2. Get to bash by....
3. Copy drivers over using (I'm sure hoping Copy)...
4. Edit this file and make these changes...

I'd sure like to just run a nice wireless link rather than running a 50 foot cable from my PC to my DTivo unit. Thanks for any indulgence you're willing to offer.

geminicat
10-22-2004, 12:41 PM
I would suggest 2 things.

1) Go get the 50 feet of cable until you spend some time learning to put what you need on the system. This way you will have the connection to the DTiVo while you learn what needs to be done instead of the spoon feed thing. I don't use Wireless myself but I have heard it can be done.

2) If you find the Boards overwhelming, which for a Newbie I believe they are, start with a TiVo Hacking book. Start Piecing things together from there and when you look at the Boards they will make more sense. I suggest "Hacking The TiVo" Second Edition written by William VonHagen.

alldeadhomiez
10-22-2004, 12:56 PM
None of the drivers included in TiVoScripts support wireless networking.

Sleeper included all of the modules I backported, including the Atmel WLAN drivers:


-rwxr-xr-x root/root 62424 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/at76c503.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 32300 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/at76c503-i3861.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 32076 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/at76c503-i3863.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 39468 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/at76c503-rfmd.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 39532 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/at76c505-rfmd.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 19216 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/ax8817x.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 33668 2003-05-24 13:45:00 lib/modules/ehci-hcd.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 14100 2003-05-24 13:45:00 lib/modules/hcd.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 22208 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/kaweth.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 28160 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/pegasus.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 119318 2003-05-24 13:45:00 lib/modules/usbcore.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 16680 2003-05-24 13:28:00 lib/modules/usbdfu.o
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 35364 2003-05-24 13:45:00 lib/modules/usb-ohci.o

Like everything else on the TivoScripts CD, these drivers were already outdated when the ISO was rolled, and should not be used by anyone.

snowman: you are going to need to learn Linux basics to get anything done on an embedded Linux device such as the TiVo. You can start by googling for a tutorial, or browse tldp.org. I highly recommend setting up your own desktop Linux box to experiment with (Mandrake and Red Hat are probably the most newbie-friendly).

As for the kernel modules you need, Jamie's 2.4.27 thread has information and drivers for Atmel and Prism2 based USB adapters.

PlainBill
10-22-2004, 01:48 PM
Bill, I SURE appreciate the link and suggestions.

However, my biggest problem is that I don't know Linux. I see people talk about getting to the bash prompt. Do I need to boot my PC from my DTivo drive? I have no idea what files to edit, etc.

If someone would take the time to spoon feed me, I'd sure appreciate it...

1. Go buy whatever model card
2. Get to bash by....
3. Copy drivers over using (I'm sure hoping Copy)...
4. Edit this file and make these changes...

I'd sure like to just run a nice wireless link rather than running a 50 foot cable from my PC to my DTivo unit. Thanks for any indulgence you're willing to offer.

I have a new grandson due in January. He's the only one I expect to spoon feed.

You can do this several ways. All have been documented, it just requires searching.

1. Use killhdinitrd and remove the monte setup installed by TiVoScripts. IIRC, there is a specific thread dealing with this. Result - you eliminate a potential problem from TiVoScripts and learn a little about linux. If you haven't already done it, you should remove the outdated hacks installed by TiVoScripts. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about linux. Lastly, identify the proper drivers for your card, and install them. Read, read, and read some more. Here is a reference for linux http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/usersguide/index.html

2. Start over from scratch, ask a lot of questions, and hack the system manually. You will learn a little more, but the initial step is going to be a bear.

3. Chicken out and run the 50' cable.

4. Pay someone to do it for you. Hope they don't screw it up, and can update it when something changes.

PlainBill

snowman
10-22-2004, 09:25 PM
Airlink's Model AWLL3025 is none other than a rebadged LanReady WUB1700 and uses the Zydas chipset (no model known). I returned it and got a Linksys cabled card.