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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 28, 2004 #81 of 482
    jedgolf

    jedgolf New Member

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    little disapointed, purchased the recommended adapter from Tivo website; received linksys 3.0 which apparently doen't work with Pioneer product (even though I assumed I was being directed to the 3.0 version because of my service number prefix of 275). Now I have to wait 2 more days for the system upgrade to 5.2.1a to determine if this HMO is of any value.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2004 #82 of 482
    antalo

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    San...
    I have the same set up this young man has. I don't have any problems using the Linksys WUSB11, but it wont recognize the WUSB54g. My TIVO software version is still 4.0.1-01 etc.... I don't have 4.0.1a or b .
    How do I get the ...b version ? I have lifetime the whole nine yards.

    I have another question, not related here, but I am sure some of you guys can help me out. I have 4 TIVOs, 2 series 1 and 2 series 2. The series ones are modified for airnet, so everything is going through my network (wireless) The big question is, is there a way to set up the TIVO remotes for 4 different modes ? I can't find any setup to change remote settings. There are only two even if I find the set up procedures. I have to cover up the receivers in the TIVO to make sure I don't delete programs. I already did so and I am afraid one of these days it will happen again.
    So please save my sanity.
    antalo
     
  3. Feb 3, 2004 #83 of 482
    tomo_kun

    tomo_kun DJT0M0.

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    Stupid question, but if i enter my TiVo Service Number from my DirecTV DVR with TiVo, will i get the update?
     
  4. Feb 3, 2004 #84 of 482
    futerfas

    futerfas New Member

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    You can put it in, but nothings gonna happen ;)
     
  5. Feb 6, 2004 #85 of 482
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    FYI, pretty soon I'll be updating the top post and we'll be pulling down the priority request form, since almost all Series2 standalone units now have 4.0.1b.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2004 #86 of 482
    kupe

    kupe Viva 'la Tivolution!

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    I simply can't believe the the lack of 802.11g adapter support can continue much longer. 802.11b hardware is starting to turn up in the store cutout bins. This is NOT a technology that Tivo can hang it's hat on much longer- and by that I mean a couple months at most.

    Not to mention that 802.11b is hobbling the potential of HMO, particularly in regard to Multi-room viewing.

    PLEASE Tivo- we need this yesterday!

    Dave
     
  7. Feb 10, 2004 #87 of 482
    DZeckhausen

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    You got that right!! I received my Tivo last week and immediately ordered a Linksys wireless-G access point and a WUSB54G adapter. Of course it didn't work and it was only after I came here that I discovered why. So I ran out and bought a hobbled WUSB11B adapter and, thankfully, was able to set the Linksys access point to mixed mode (802.11g & 802.11b).

    I suppose I should be thankful that there's such a thing as eBay to buy up our mistakes! :) I even made a plug for Tivo in my eBay ad for the WUSB54G.
    See eBay item: 3077369177

    I can't wait for the new 802.11g and USB 2.0 software drivers. I'm also looking forward to a much better user interface for managing our music collection with Tivo. I'm bummed that it doesn't work with the songs I've purchased via iTunes. But it's a huge leap over what I had a week ago.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2004 #88 of 482
    drusoicy

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    Hi all,

    I am trying to help myself here, but so many different options and conversations are making my head spin! :D

    I need a little help, hopefully not asking too much.

    I am expecting my Pioneer 810H to arrive on Thursday. I have a WRT54G Linksys router, and wireless network at home. Currently it is G-Only, but I realize I need to change it to B/G Mixed. All is well there.

    Aside from that, what do I need to do to get the Tivo on the network, and at what step can I do it? What adapters work with the 810H?

    Thanks so much for any help.

    Andru
     
  9. Feb 11, 2004 #89 of 482
    beecherc

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    I love my Tivo, run NT, XP and Linux at home, am wireless but . .

    I'm unfortunately one of the Directv people (w/ Samsung 4040R running 3.1.1b and service = 381) who, as near as I can tell, are some sort of outcast subgroup. Is this true? How can I upgrade my system? It successfully made the connection as recently as yesterday. What is the deal? Why are we not getting the upgrade?
     
  10. Feb 11, 2004 #90 of 482
    futerfas

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    Check out www.tivo.com/adapters they have all the listed working adapters that you can use
     
  11. Feb 11, 2004 #91 of 482
    futerfas

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    DirecTiVo units aren't getting the upgrade. This was DirecTV's decision, not TiVo's.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2004 #92 of 482
    BigW

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    Hi, I just hooked up my Toshiba SD-H400 yesterday. It is currently still hooked up to the phone line, but I have purchased a Linksys WUSB11 v3 for hookup to my wireless network. Now according to the top post, I need software version 5.1.1b. So I looked at the system information on my unit and the software version is listed as 5.1-01-2-264. It is not obvious to me if this version is correct for use with the aforementioned wireless adapter. If it is not, I assume I can just submit a request for the right version via the link in the top post? Thanks.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2004 #93 of 482
    beecherc

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    Is there a work around for 3.1.1b? I have seen work arounds for everything up to 3.0 and now see that 4.0 and up is officially supported(?).
     
  14. Feb 12, 2004 #94 of 482
    drusoicy

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    So apprently I can use the WUSB12 with my 810H...but I will need a software upgrade, correct?

    If I am using TiVo BASIC, will I still get the upgrade, or is it only for TiVo Plus? If that is the case, does that mean I cant use wireless?

    Also, at what step in the setup process can I go wireless?
     
  15. Feb 12, 2004 #95 of 482
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    I believe the WUSB12 will work without any upgrade for the Pioneer since it comes with version 5.2 of the TiVo software. Check out the official supported adapter page at http://www.tivo.com/adapters . You should get any software upgrades regardless of whether or not you're running TiVo Plus. Wireless works with TiVo Basic.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2004 #96 of 482
    WarEagle

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    My setup is the same as BigW. I have the Toshiba SD-H400 with the Linksys WUSB11 v3.0 adapter. I have had the Tivo for just over a week, and this week I tried to connect it to my network. The lights on the adapter come on, so it is getting power, however, I cannot find the wireless setup. I am at work right now, so I don't know the exact tivo software version number, but it does start with 5.1. Anyway, after hooking up the adapter, I went to settings->phone and network->edit phone or network settings, but in here, there are only phone settings, I cannot find any way to get to the network settings. So it sounds to me like the Tivo is not recognizing my adapter.:( Any ideas?:confused:
     
  17. Feb 14, 2004 #97 of 482
    BigW

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    OK, for lack of any new information here, I just tried hooking up the wireless adapter to see if it would work. Worked just fine! The setup menus recognized that the adapter had been hooked up and found my network without any problem. The test connection also came back with good status. I did not force a connection with the TiVo service, but I will check when the last successful connection was found tomorrow.
     
  18. Feb 16, 2004 #98 of 482
    thatgirlsab

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    I too have a Toshiba SD-H400. From what I can tell, I need to connect to the TiVo service once more, which means I need to drag the box to my boyfriend's house to use his land line again. I am hoping that during this second phone call I will get the updated software for the Toshiba box and then see the network options in the Phone Settings menu...?

    :confused:
     
  19. Feb 16, 2004 #99 of 482
    BigW

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    Thatgirlsab, I am no expert, but I do not *think* you have to connect to a land line to do this. From your post, it looks like you have already done the guided setup. Before you drag your box over to your friends house, just try hooking up the wireless adapter. When I did this, a new message appeared in the messages area indicating a wireless adapter was detected and I was able to do my setup. After that I did a test connection which indicated all was well. As far as I can tell, there was no land line call made (I did still have my phone line hooked up during this setup).
     
  20. Jcooper93

    Jcooper93 New Member

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    I have a Linksys WUSB12 hooked up to my Series2 Tivo (service number begins with 240) so it should work. But it isn't. My software version is 4.0.1b. My router works fine. Am I missing something?

    J
     

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