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It is possible [though it can be frustrating] to do inital guided setup with a Series2 TiVo w/o POTS - A Suburbs Boy Living a Country Life [My Flickr Photos]
December 5th, 2005
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It is possible [though it can be frustrating] to do inital guided setup with a Series2 TiVo w/o POTS
0) If you've got this far, in the process you've probably already discovered that plugging in a compatible wired or wireless ethernet adapter can obviate the need for a dial-up phone call to do set up. This is helpful if you live in an apartment where you have elected not to activate POTS. Use your STFW-foo and apply the "magic" ,401# dialing prefix. Yep, same as for the Series1 TiVo.

1) Look at http://www.tivo.com/adapters first! Whoops? You're the type that always skips step 1, aren't you?

2) Believe it or not, they really mean it...the Linksys USB200M with firmware version 2 will not work. Exercise for the reader: Explain to a salesdroid that there are two versions of what looks to them like the same product. Get them to bring them all out. Find all are the dreaded ver2. Note that this is the only model they carry of wired USB Ethernet adapter. Move on to next retail establishment. Rinse, lather, repeat.

3) Finally find a store that does not have the USB200M, but does carry the USB100M--decide that "Not tested but reported to work" is a darn sight better than "incompatible."

4) Take home, plug in, observe cheerful link light. Go.

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From:puskunk
Date:December 6th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
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It took DirecTV 5 pages to explain this to all us, their installers. Most installers still have no clue what you just said. Of course, DirecTV just quit using Tivo as their DVR.
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From:happypete
Date:December 6th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)

I can believe it...

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the five pages, that is.

guess we'll have to see what I'm going to do for TV in good ole 20132 when we get there..
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From:tigerbright
Date:December 6th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
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Now you can download TiVo Desktop to your favorite computer and listen to your iTunes library through your TV. :)
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From:happypete
Date:December 6th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)

the madness!

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oy! the madness!

i'll try it.
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From:zonereyrie
Date:December 14th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
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A lot more than just TiVo Desktop. I actually don't really bother with TiVo Desktop much - I use Galleon instead: http://galleon.sourceforge.net/
I also play with http://www.apps.tv/

I have a list of TiVo resources on the info page for tivolovers
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From:kimeepower
Date:December 6th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
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Yes the same thing happened to me, well kinda. I got a wireless adapter, a supported one (not sure the model at the moment) everything was great until they upgraded the firmware like 2 weeks later that made the once compatible adapter a paperweight. The TivoDesktop is amazing, I miss it.
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From:happypete
Date:December 6th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)

TiVo upgraded?

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and killed the adapter? that sucks!
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From:zonereyrie
Date:December 14th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
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That shouldn't happen. Any officially supported adapter should continue to work with all the upgrades, and I haven't seen any reports (from users or TiVo) of officially supported adapters being dropped. That kind of thing usually sparks wildfire in the TiVo communities - and I run tivolovers

Did you report the issue to TiVo?
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