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4. Bring the Internet to TiVo > 51. Figuring Out Your TiVo’s IP Address

Figuring Out Your TiVo’s IP Address

Before you can even get to your now-network-enabled TiVo—let alone do anything interesting to it—you need to figure out just where it is on your home network.

All devices on the Net are ultimately accessible by IP address: a set of four numbers providing it with a unique (at least in the realm at hand) ID. Just as the postman must know the address of your house before being able to deliver your latest Amazon.com goodies, so too must you know TiVo’s address on the network before you can do anything interesting with it.

Figuring out a TiVo’s IP address differs by series and depends on just how you brought it online.

Series 1

As you might expect, given the hackish way in which it was made network-aware, determining the IP address on a Series 1 is a little tricky.


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