How do I configure my DirecTV DVR R10 (DirecTivo Series 2) to phone home using the Linksys USB200M ethernet adapter plugged into its USB port, instead of insisting on a land line?
<LJ-CUT text=" --More--(19%) "> It is running system software 6.1-01-2-521. I plugged in the land line and forced a daily call, and it does not seem to have upgraded it, so I guess that's the latest they're willing to give me.
When the machine boots, it contacts my DHCP server and gets assigned an ethernet address, so the software is at least considering the possibility.
It also seems to do this periodically:
tivo.5353 > 184.108.40.206.5353: 0 [3q] PTR? _tivo_music._tcp.local.[|domain]
tivo.2190 > <broadcast>.2190: UDP, length 109
Note: setting the dialing prefix to ",#401" does not do it. It still tries to use the phone line and says "no dial tone".
I have googled; I find a lot of people answering the question "how do I do this with a standalone Tivo", but not with a DirecTivo. I have talked to DirecTV phone support; the guy was a dick.
Update: Ok, I think the plan now is to try and put a new drive in the Philips and return the R10. The R10 DRM is egregious. Also (I'm not totally sure about this but) I think the picture is less sharp on the R10 than it was on the Philips: maybe the R10 has a piece-of-shit S/Video encoder?