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Read this if you want to use your Series2 DVR with a wireless adapter

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by TiVoStephen, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Jan 14, 2004 #61 of 482
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    OK -- so you have the Linksys WUSB11 or WUSB12 adapter? If it's the WUSB11, which version?

    What version of the TiVo software are you running? (it shows in the System Information screen)

    You will have to put your Netgear router into mixed mode though (although the TiVo should see the USB adapter regardless of whether or not it can "see" your network)
     
  2. Jan 14, 2004 #62 of 482
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    Just faster -- not necessarily more frequently (unless you have HMO in which case it does a mini-check to see if there are any remotely schedule events it needs to handle.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2004 #63 of 482
    Geraint

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    I got my tivo set up wirelessly! Hoorah. It tokk me 10 days but I'm there. I have a variety of left over bits if anyone is interested and maybe a few answers. Additional usb adapter, 100 feet of phone line, phone over power line adaptors.....

    You need a phone for the initial setup. That gets you local dialing numbers and the first schedule. This allowed me to use the tivo and see tv.

    I then signed up for the plus service and finally connected by phone again because I could not get the wireless c onnection recognised - no menu option revealed itself. The second phone connection was a 70 min download with new software which once it has installed itself saw the wireless adapter after which set up was a breeze.

    So, you need two - 2 - initial phone set ups, not one.

    Geraint
     
  4. Jan 14, 2004 #64 of 482
    dwichman

    dwichman TiVo iLLiterate

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    Received my 40Hr Series2 in the mail yesterday. Hooked it up as per instructions. Sent a request last night at around 8pm to be updated to 4.0.1b software since I had a D-Link DWL-122 waiting to go. Woke up this morning to a message that said my software had been updated, to 4.0.1b indeed. Plugged in my D-Link DWL-122 and rebooted to be sure. TiVo said it had to update my Wireless adaptor's firmware, and it did, pretty slick. Then I completed the steps in the Network Settings and I was done.

    No more phone line!

    TiVoOps guy, thanks for making the process easy and sending out the update in such a timely fashion.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2004 #65 of 482
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Hi folks! I'm updating my first post to reflect that we are now releasing 4.0.1b automatically to all new TiVo and Sony Series2 standalone customers.

    If you set up a new Series2 DVR that has never called our servers previously, you don't need to do anything to get 4.0.1b -- no form submissions, no e-mails to me -- it's automatic! After you complete Guided Setup, your first connection will download 4.0.1b.

    If you signed up for the Home Media Option free trial or for Home Media Option, you should already have received 4.0.1b.

    Otherwise, for any other Series2 DVR that's already set up and connecting to the TiVo service: We are beginning the rollout process this week. It'll start slowly at first, and then eventually get to all of you. You can either wait to get 4.0.1b, or if you need it sooner, you can sign up for it using the priority form (http://research.tivo.com/401bpriority/401bpriority.html/).

    Let me know if you have any questions or problems!

    [Edit for clarification]
     
  6. Jan 15, 2004 #66 of 482
    futerfas

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    So will it still be that extremely long software version number, or does this release shorten it? And for the people that allready have it, I'm assuming that nothing will happen to them.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2004 #67 of 482
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Hi futerfas,

    Since 4.0.1b is now released and being rolled out ("throwing the big switch" in the old parlance), it has a nice new short version string.

    Anyone who had the old long version string will get the new short version string in a few days. It'll be another software download and reboot, but that will happen very quickly since you're on broadband now. The two versions are bit for bit identical except for the length of the version number string. :)
     
  8. Jan 17, 2004 #68 of 482
    gudac

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    Hope I'm not off the track here, but I use the Apple Airport. I don't have broadband available at my home and for my TiVo to connect daily it is a Toll Call. With the broadband option I put a Belkin USB to WiFi 802.11b adapter on my TiVo and it communicates with my Apple Airport. The Airport is one of original ones. 802.11b with a modem that makes a Dial Up connection. Not the fastest, but now my TiVo updates via the Internet and i avoid the daily toll calls.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2004 #69 of 482
    Jim Wilke

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    I have several problems that probably can't be solved:

    1. My adapter is a Linksys WUSB54G which is not on the approved list.
    2. My software is 4.0.1 - 01 - 2 - 240. I ran guided setup again a week ago after I supposedly was sent the update but it didn't seem to 'take.' When I go to 'Phone and Network Setup' there is no option to select 'Wireless Network.'
    3. My wireless network router is a NetGear WGR614 which runs in 'G' mode only; I don't believe it will go to mixed mode. The adapter will run in B or G but the router won't so I am, in a word, screwed. For now.

    Actually, this is no big deal to me. I have a separate phone line that is rarely used and my TiVo uses this line through a wireless modem hookup. It probably connects 85-90% of the time. What I think I'll do is.....wait. In a few months, TiVo will roll out full G support and I'll switch over then.
     
  10. Jan 18, 2004 #70 of 482
    Michael Becker

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    I have had a series 2 for little over a year. It has the latest software on it. I have been on digital cable. I just went down and bought a directtv with a tivo. Will I be able to connect the two tivos with a wireless or wire ethernet adapter so that I will be able to view what I recorded on the other tivo? I have heard that you do not have to be part of the home media option to do this. I was just concerned if the 2 tivos are compatible, series 2 and a directtv tivo. Also, will my older tivo be able to record two programs at once or is that what the directtv tivo does exclusively. What difference are there between the two? Do they both offer the exact same options? I know the directtv tivo is a 35 hour model only.
    Thanks for the help.
    Mike
     
  11. Jan 18, 2004 #71 of 482
    bedelman

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    Crystal...
    You are right, but perhaps it will in the future
    You won't see the option until a supported adapter is attached
    As far as I know, most 802.11g routers will run in mixed-mode. In some cases, it's necessary to update the firmware in the router. Although you'd still have to change out your USB adapter since it's not currently supported. I just checked Netgear's site and it is indicated that it will support both modes -- http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WGR614.asp?view=
     
  12. Jan 19, 2004 #72 of 482
    dk_dynamite

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    I have the Linksys WUSB11 (ver. 2.6) and a Tivo Series2 DVR running version 4.0.1b.2003.12.02-1731-01-2-240.

    For some reason, my Tivo unit is unable to maintain a connection with my wireless network. The connection is established initially (IP is issued in my router logs and the Tivo software on my PC shows my unit).

    But then the connection fails with the following error: "Warning: Local gateway unreachable."

    I did try connecting the WUSB11 to my laptop and it worked fine...

    Any thoughts?
     
  13. Jan 24, 2004 #73 of 482
    Dr_Zoidberg

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    FYI, COMP USA is selling the Netgear MA111 wireless USB plugin (can sit right on the back of the unit) for $29.99, after a rebate.

    My brand-new Tivo downloaded the 4.0.1b update, and just now I plugged in the MA111. It was immediately recognized, and I was able to enter in my 128 bit WEP key on my hidden network (I don't broadcast its' name) , and everything went well on the first try.

    Thank you TiVo people! Now, about wireless G... :) :)
     
  14. Jan 25, 2004 #74 of 482
    tivofanatic

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    I have the Pioneer 810H, Linksys USB and updated the software to 5.2.1. For some reason I do not have the option to edit the network. I have the option of Phone and Network, then the next option is Phone - there is no choice of changing the Network. I have unplugged the TIVO and the system has reset on it's own, but still no option to set up the network. Please help!
     
  15. Jan 25, 2004 #75 of 482
    dk_dynamite

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    I actually resolved my own issue. Initially, I had WEP (40-bit) enabled. Once I disabled it, everything worked fine. I was then able to re-enable WEP at 128-bit and everything continued to work fine. Not sure why the initial encryption did not work, but it's all good now.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2004 #76 of 482
    bedelman

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    Crystal...
    Which LinkSys USB? WUSB11 or WUSB12? If it's the WUSB11, which version (look under the black velcro strip on the bottom)? If it's a different LinkSys adapter (the 802.11g one for example), the WUSB11 and WUSB12 are the only ones that work.

    (Note -- this assumes that you're referring to the wireless LinkSys adapters. They also make ethernet USB adapters, some which work with TiVo)

    FYI -- the official list of supported adapters can be found at http://www.tivo.com/adapters
     
  17. Jan 25, 2004 #77 of 482
    tivofanatic

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    I have Linksys WUSB11g 802.54g wireless.
     
  18. Jan 26, 2004 #78 of 482
    bedelman

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    Crystal...
    That adapter is currently not supported, which is why you're not getting the network options.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2004 #79 of 482
    futerfas

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  20. Jan 26, 2004 #80 of 482
    spelcheker

    spelcheker Giant Forehead Dude

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    Heads up everyone. Best buy is now selling the WUSB11 for 40 bucks after rebate, so I picked one up. However, there is no way to tell from the box what version it is. Linksys has changed the packaging.


    WAIT! There it is! In exTREMEly small print under the UPC.

    WUSB v2.8-pkg-30610A


    Neeeeverrrr Mind...:rolleyes:


    (This phenomenon seems to be related to the one where I ask "Where are the green peas?" at the grocery store and the guy says, "Right next to you, Sir.")
     

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