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December 20, 2007 04:35 PM

Categories: DirecTV Networking

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Joined: 12/20/2007

A friend gave me his old DirecTV RCA DVR80. Since I don't have a regular phone line (we only use cell phones), I knew from the start I would have to hack it.

So I did lots of research, and before I spend any money, I want to get the forums advice (the best forum I found so far). Will this plan work:

1. Use PTVnet and InstantCake on 120 GB hard drive I have laying around.

2. Buy and use Linksys USB200M v.2 10/100 Ethernet USB adapter.

3. Connect Linksys USB adapter to a Linksys wireless hub. Configure wireless hub to be on existing wireless network.

4. Connect to Time Warner cable (I don't have DirecTV's service).

Do you guys see any problems with this? Any possible trouble spots? My goal right now is to get updates over the internet. My long term goal is to record some shows on DVD's that I can use at work, but I'll save that for another day.

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