If you need to ‘repeat your guided setup’ as a result of doing a ‘clear and delete everything’ or need to make a test call as part of configuring your satellite connections, you can configure your unit to use an Internet connection instead of requiring the use of your phone line.
There are several ways of doing this, however only one method applies for kits purchased prior to 12/20/2006, or drives prepared with our PTVnet software prior to that date. For kits purchased (or drives prepared) after 12/20/2006, there is a different method, which we recommend.
To force your PTVnet configured unit to make a call using a network connection:
PTVnet SWCD version 1.0 – or kits purchased prior to December 20, 2006
You will need to establish a telnet session with your TiVo and edit the following file using “vi”:
and change the occurrence of:
on line 48 of the file to:
This method allows you to download and replace the aforementioned file with one that is slightly modified. Use it at your own risk and if it does not work, you will need to use method one.
Establish a telnet session with your unit by typing (use copy and paste whenever possible):
- telnet 192.168.1.63 (use your ip address, instead)
- wget -O /etc/rc.d/rc.Sequence_150.CheckForDebug.sh http://www.dvrupgrade.com/software/ptvnet/rc.Sequence_150.CheckForDebug.sh
Step #3 will download and replace the existing file with one that is modified in the same way the method 1 suggests.
PTVnet SWCD version 1.1 – or kits purchased AFTER to December 20, 2006
If you are not sure what version of PTVnet you used or when you purchased your kit, then you may want to use the previous methods of configuring the unit. Or to verify whether you have the right files in place, establish a telnet session with your unit and type the following:
ls -al /init/ptv_flags
If you see a variable called:
then you have version 1.1
If the network call was previously configured to be OFF, it will be set to ON, and vice versa.
Alternatively, you could type the following to turn things on:
rm -rf /init/ptv_flags/NETWORK_CALL*
If you wanted to turn it off, then just replace ON with OFF in the previous instructions.
You will need to reboot your unit after doing this; we recommend typing the following to reboot (DO NOT PULL THE PLUG!):
sync ; reboot
OR just use the remote to restart your unit.