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Registered: May 2002
Location: Alviso, California
Originally posted by FourOhFour
Also, I don't think I could configure the TiVo to work with my school's phone system... I have to dial 8, the number, wait for a prompt and enter a security code thing... I don't remember being able to set something to be dialed after the number.]
Yes, I think you can configure it to work with your school's phone system. It's not too difficult at all. Here's what you do:
Go into Messages & Setup, and then go into the phone setup section.
In the phone section, you'll see a menu item that lets you change the dialing options. Click on that.
One of the dialing options you can change is the "dial prefix". That's the one you want. Click on that, and then enter the following: 8,,localpopnumber,,securitycode,,
The commas are entered by pushing the pause button on the remote. All they do is insert a delay into the dialing string.
By doing this, your TiVo will dial an 8, wait a second, dial the POP number, wait a second, then dial the security number, and then pause another second or two. It should be ok if it tries then to dial the POP number a second time (after the prefix)...the POP modem should already be answering the phone.
The commas (pauses) at the end should allow the system to connect to the POP number during the delay. You may have to add a few extra pauses if your phone system doesn't dial out right away. Careful though, too many pauses and the modems won't be able to establish a connection.
This should work, I've done it before in a pinch. It may take a little trial and error to get the timing worked out with your school's phone system. And more pauses may be necessary in the middle as well to make the TiVo system wait for the prompt from your phone system.
Good luck with this, and check again...you might have a local number available now. We've added a lot recently.
[edited, quite a bit actually, after I thought about this a bit more and re-read his post]
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