Originally Posted by gring40
...while I line up a replacement for my SS. I am unable to complete a dialup net connect of any sort now, either to get numbers from RTV or a Guide from a local access number.
I was thinking clearing the Guide might help my SS complete a download, but it's not worth the risk.
The 5040 was my first exposure to the ReplayTV Community back in 2005 with the RadioShack Lifetime 5040 for $150 deal, so my knowledge of its predecessors is limited to what I've read on the 4 forums.
When I woke up this morning, I thought you weren't able to connect at all, so I was going to refer you to:
Replay TV Not Connecting To Server
since it appears that 'Active' Dial-Up Numbers are getting "Scarcer-Than-Hen's-Teeth". But, glancing through that ACTIVE (aka currently popular) thread, I see that you CAN connect but just CANNOT COMPLETE a session. That gave me two more ideas:
- I once read that you can 'Fine-Tune' your Modem Connection.
I believe it had to do with a Modem-Only user trying to use VOIP. Possibly LOWERING your modem speed might help.
- The next idea related to 'What Are You Going to Do When the Hammer Falls?' and DNNA shuts down? According to dstoffa, PercData wasn't very popular, so you're going to need either a different model ReplayTV with an Ethernet Port or you can do that 'Trick' where you utilize ICS (IIRC, Internet Connection Sharing) on a Windows PC where the PC acts like a normal WiRNS PC, getting data through the Ethernet Port BUT it also shares that data with an 'OLD' Modem-Only ReplayTV through a modem card.
Can be done but don't know if YOU are up to it.
Finally, grabbing a used WORKING 5XXX (I bought 2 'Duds' that I'm repairing) would certainly be the SIMPLEST solution.
Good Luck! UPDATE:
The first pot of coffee just finished brewing while I was composing this reply, so I'm running just on a glass of Orange Juice. Then I found:
ReplayTV won't complete a dialup connection
where you THOROUGHLY answered my questions from today and more. So, soon as I pour my first cup, I'll reply over there.