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4. Bring the Internet to TiVo > 48. Accept a PPP Connection from TiVo on Your P...

Accept a PPP Connection from TiVo on Your PC

Just getting the TiVo to run PPP over its serial port is not quite enough—you need your PC to accept the call and route it to the Internet.

PPP requires two computers for the communication to work, hence the Point-to-Point moniker. We’ve already set TiVo up [Hack #47] as the initiating end. Now we need to get the PC to answer the call, as it were, on the receiving end and route data between TiVo and the Internet.

Assuming you already have a PC with Internet access over some sort of broadband connection (cable modem, DSL, dedicated connection, etc.), and that computer has a free serial port, you’re just about there. All that’s left is a little configuration.


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