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going wireless

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by dannydodge, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. dannydodge

    dannydodge New Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    im looking to hook up my series3 HD wirelessly to my network, ive noticed a few people talking about using aftermarket adapters on the tv, i think the official adapter they sell are WAAY over priced, i tryed search and haven't really found anything, can i pretty much use any one?
  2. supasta

    supasta New Member

    May 6, 2006
    Here is the official TiVo Support Page on the topic.
    (Hint without following link: ONLY the TiVo branded adapters are listed compatible)

    My recommendation is an ethernet adapter. Any should work. The TiVo will behave just as if it was hard-wired. Most will work without a problem, depending on the rest of your network setup.

    I am currently using an Apple Airport Express (2nd Gen), prior to that I was using a First Generation Airport Express, and before that a Linksys model.
  3. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    My house was just too big for wireless. After trying for months with various configurations, I gave up and switched to MoCa. No regrets.
  4. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    A used Tivo wireless G adapter is not very expensive. I use older Linksys G routers that I pick up cheap and burn DD-WRT firmware into them. Then I can use them as bridges with lots of outlets for ethernet connections. They can also double as repeaters for your wireless signal.
  5. dannydodge

    dannydodge New Member

    Dec 9, 2012
    thanks for the great advice, didnt expect such a quick response!

    im actually going to order this and give it a shot, thanks!
  6. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I have no idea what roxwell bridge he's talking about, but if it's a "wireless game adapter" or somesuch, it's probably VERY overpriced.

    You can buy regular WiFi routers that can be used as bridges either (1) off the shelf, or (2) by installing things like ddwrt or tomato firmware. Not all can, but there are many that can.

    Admittedly, after one of my routers died years ago, I ended up getting a Buffalo router that needed *two* of them to do its BUILT IN bridging capability, but even TWO of them was around $60, less than many of the well known bridges..

    and routers that can be flashed are often in the $20 range at Fry's.. (Yes, I admit I was in kind of a rush to just GET IT WORKING years ago when I bought the Buffalo ones, I had previously used a ddwrt router.)
  7. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

    Jan 14, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    Rosewill RNX-EasyN400 Wireless-N Broadband Router - $24.99

    I would never recommend this router as bridge if one were planning to stream to another Premiere though, But for Guide data and Netflix it should be fine.
  8. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Well, I was able to use netflix streaming in a similar setup to my current one years ago.. over a wifi bridge setup.

    that's reasonably priced though. And it does bridge to ANY other Wifi modem (not just another of the same brand) out of the box?

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