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Thread: How to do "initial setup" over PPP connection

  1. #1
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    How to do "initial setup" over PPP connection

    Thanks to many good posts and how-to's, I now have PPP working between my Linux box and my Tivo. I have enabled IP forwarding and NAT on the Linux box, so I can now telnet into my tivo from both my Linux box and another Windows box on my network.

    That is the good news. The bad news is, I still can't get it to do the initial setup over the PPP connection. It still seems to want to do the call over the modem, which is dead as a doornail.

    So, does anybody know how I can get it to skip the dial-up connection and just use the existing PPP connection to do its setup?

    On another thread, I saw talk about using an external modem by setting the dial-prefix to ",#319", but my software is still version 1.3, so from what I can gather, that won't work for me.

    Any help, tips, or links to a useful How-To appreciated!!

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    Don't know if you've already been here but maybe it will help.

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    how to do "initial setup" over PPP connection

    Yeah, that's one of several different resources I used to figure out how to set up the PPP (although I'm doing it on Linux instead of Win 9x).

    I've got PPP working OK. Just can figure out how to tell Tivo that it's already got a connection, so forget trying to use the dead modem.

    But thanks for the feedback, Bubblelamp.

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    /tivobin/modemtest

    I am trying to fake out Tivo to think the modem is working OK in hopes that I can get past the "failed" status I'm getting during the "connecting" phase of setup. Looking at /var/log/tvlog, I can see that it is sending a "AT\&V1\&V2" to the modemtest script.

    I tried replacing the modemtest executable with a shell script that just does an "echo OK", and I can see in the log that it got my "OK" response, but that's apparently not what it's looking for. When I do "AT&V1&V2" on my PC modem, I get a whole bunch of stuff like this:

    &V2:
    B1 E1 L1 M1 N1 T Q0 V1 W0 X4 Y0 &C0 &D0 &G0 &K3 &P2 &S0 &U0 %C3
    %E2 %N0 \A1 \B3 \G0 \K5 \L0 \N3 *Q0 -V90=
    S00=000 S01=000 S02=043 S03=013 S04=010 S05=008 S06=002 S07=065
    S08=002 S09=006 S10=014 S11=095 S12=050 S13=000 S14=000 S15=000
    S16=000 S17=000 S18=000 S19=000 S20=000 S21=000 S22=000 S23=000
    S24=000 S25=005 S26=000 S27=000 S28=000 S29=000 S30=000 S31=000
    S32=017 S33=019 S34=021 S35=000 S36=000 S37=000 S38=020 S39=000
    S40=000 S41=000 S42=000 S43=000=000 S45=010 S46=000 S47=000
    S48=000 S82=000 S86=099 S91=011

    PROFILE 1:
    B1 E1 L1 M1 N1 T Q0 V1 W0 X4 Y0 &C0 &D0 &G0 &K3 &P2 &S0 &U0 %C3
    %E2 %N0 \A1 \B3 \G0 \K5 \L0 \N3 *Q0 -V90=
    S00=000 S01=000 S02=043 S03=013 S04=010 S05=008 S06=002 S07=065
    S08=002 S09=006 S10=014 S11=095 S12=050 S13=000 S14=000 S15=000
    S16=000 S17=000 S18=000 S19=000 S20=000 S21=000 S22=000 S23=000
    S24=000 S25=005 S26=000 S27=000 S28=000 S29=000 S30=000 S31=000
    S32=017 S33=019 S34=021 S35=000 S36=000 S37=000 S38=020 S39=000
    S40=000 S41=000 S42=000 S43=000 S44=000 S45=010 S46=000 S47=000
    S48=000 S82=000 S86=099 S91=011
    STORED TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
    &Z0 =
    &Z1 =
    &Z2 =
    &Z3 =
    &Z4 =
    &Z5 =
    &Z6 =
    &Z7 =
    &Z8 =
    &Z9 =

    Does anybody know how the Tivo modem responds to "AT&V1&V2" so I can put that in my script?

  5. #5
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    Smile Making Progress!

    OK, I have gotten further. By adding "SETUP_BYPASS=1" to the boot parameters, it now boots into the Tivo Main Menu (Hallelujah! I thought I would never see it again!)

    Now I just need to figure out how to set my channels and I'm in business. Seems to be some TCL scripts floating around to do this.

    Anybody have any experience with these, or any tips?

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