Hello and thanks again for ordering a TurboNet/CacheCard bundle from DVRupgrade. Your selection of these products is an indication of your taste and desire to be on the cutting edge of TiVo upgrading!
1) Your unit is configured to exist as a DHCP client on your network.
We expect that you understand your home network well enough to ensure that your router/firewall is configured properly, and that you'll have no problems ensuring the a DHCP-server is somewhere on your network and supplying your TiVo with an IP address upon booting. It is very important that your TIVo be plugged into your network PRIOR to plugging it in - the TiVo will not get an IP address if you do not connect it to a network after it has completed its boot cycle.
2) To configure your unit to use your network connection for its daily call (not your unit's internal modem) you can change your dialing prefix (Phone Dialing Options under Messages and Setup) to ,#401 (read as "comma-pound-four-zero-one"). If you'd prefer to use your modem for the daily call, remove the ,#401 and ensure your phone line is connected to test the new setting and make the final change.
3) You will need to know your TiVo's IP address to use it with TiVoWeb and DVRchive Clients
You can use ANGRY IP SCANNER which is a free program to discover devices on your network. Here is a link to the software, which is free:
4) To use TiVoWeb, simply type in the IP address of your TiVo into any standard web-browser. If you want to use a hostname, such as "TIVO" instead, look at the end of the aforementioned tutorial on editing your Windows hosts file appropriately.