Is there a way to control my Cisco 9865HDC over my network? Whether it be WiFi or LAN?
Not that I'm aware of. While many have the capability built in, most cable companies disable the functionality. While is has ethernet and USB jacks on the back, they don't do anything at a consumer level.
Thanks Reds! Thats what i thought. I wanna put it in a cabinet. Can I somehow tie in an IR repeater extension and plug it into the back and put it outside the cabinet?
Yes an IR repeater or extender should work. I've seen various posts here and other places where customers report to using them with their set top boxes...to varying degrees of success with some trial and error.