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

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by TiVoStephen, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Dec 27, 2003 #1 of 465
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Hi,

    If you are trying to get your TiVo, Sony, Toshiba or Pioneer Series2 DVR to work with a Linksys wireless adapter, please read this thread:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=150363

    Thanks,
    Stephen

    [edited to fix bad link -- sorry about that, bad cut and paste job]
     
  2. Dec 28, 2003 #2 of 465
    rkcarter

    rkcarter Rick- Vorlon wannabe

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    The link above doesn't work for me when I click on it. Just get 404'd.
     
  3. Dec 28, 2003 #3 of 465
    Piggers

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    Same here....dead link.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2003 #4 of 465
    todd149084

    todd149084 New Member

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    Ditto for me.

    I just bought a wusb11 wireless adaptor... but the only place it lists a version number is on the disc that came with it. it says 2.0... will that work ?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2003 #5 of 465
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    Its been reported that the version number for the piece of equipment is either on the box or under the velcro strip attached to the unit.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2003 #6 of 465
    MtrRef

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    The sad part about the Linksys version numbers is that they are NOT on the box. You have to get the little beast home before you aer working on upgrading your software for the Tivo box. I'm assuming that this is a driver issue. But I'm having a hard time understanding why it will take "up to five business days" to download a driver.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2003 #7 of 465
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    MtrRef, we are updating requests more frequently due to the holidays -- twice a day during business days. If it's taken more than 24 hours for you to get the update, please let me know your 15 digit TiVo Service Number and I will expedite. We are working to automate the process.

    Best regards,
    Stephen
     
  8. Dec 31, 2003 #8 of 465
    sairoland

    sairoland New Member

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    thanks helped a bunch
     
  9. Jan 3, 2004 #9 of 465
    yannb

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    on monday I got a message on my tivo series 2 that 802.11 g is now supported. Does that mean that I can now use a linksys wusb54g adapter with it?

    thanks

    yannb
     
  10. Jan 4, 2004 #10 of 465
    Resist

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    I got no such message on my series2 Tivo.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2004 #11 of 465
    Dr_Zoidberg

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    I'd rather know before I buy the adapter.

    What options are available for configuring the wireless network?

    I have a Linksys wireless-g router. I don't broadcast my network ID, and use WEP encryption. Will the TiVo configuration options allow me to set this all up?

    Maybe I should be investigating using a hub and wireless adapter instead. So many options...
     
  12. Jan 6, 2004 #12 of 465
    ccwf

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  13. Jan 7, 2004 #13 of 465
    andrewjw

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    We are in the same boat having a Linksys wireless-g 802 11g router.
    Have found a USB netgear MA111 which is g/b am I on the right track

    Andrew
     
  14. Jan 8, 2004 #14 of 465
    TiVoStephen

    TiVoStephen formerly TiVoOpsMgr

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    Andrew, yes, the MA111 should work. Please see the articles referenced above for instructions on how to proceed.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2004 #15 of 465
    Dr_Zoidberg

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    Thanks! I believe I've read all the FAQs and other links, but hadn't seen this specifically addressed.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2004 #16 of 465
    tralfaz

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    I received the same message as yannb this week. If I were at home, I would quote the message, but it essentially said that the service update I received "added support for some wireless 802.11g devices". It didn't state which devices, but said to visit "<tivo-home-page>/adapters" (sorry, this is my first post and it won't allow my to post a link) to see which new devices were supported. However, I don't see any change at that page at all, and, as far as I can tell, none of the listed devices support 802.11g. Does anyone out there know anything else? Any TiVo folks listening?

    I just bought an 802.11b router, since it allows me to use my laptop and my TiVo without having to run a new phone line for the TiVo. I'm still in the 30 day return period, and would like to go with 802.11g if possible, but the window is shrinking every day...
     
  17. Jan 9, 2004 #17 of 465
    Kanyon71

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    I have not received the message but I wish it would I have a WUSB54G adapter sitting here waiting for it's new home, everything else in my house is either on 54g already or wired at 100. Tivo is currently on an older Netgear 11b adapter and needs to get off of it. :)
     
  18. Jan 10, 2004 #18 of 465
    tralfaz

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    Misread. It says support was added for 802.11b adapters using some 802.11g routers. And I believe that was part of the earlier Spring/Summer updates. Oh well, wishful thinking I suppose.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2004 #19 of 465
    DonP1988

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    I have the Toshiba unit, with a Linksys wrt54g router and the wusb54g adapter. I saw a couple of questions regarding compatibility with the adaptor, but no reply. Will that adaptor work? or do I need to get another? When I go through setup, there is no reference or place to work on network settings. Only Phone settings...Is this because I have an adaptor that isn't recognized or because the software of the Toshiba needs to be updated? Sorry if these are inappropriate questions here. I have not used a forum in many years.

    Don
     
  20. Jan 13, 2004 #20 of 465
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    At present no 802.11g USB adapter is supported. A list of the supported adapters can be found at http://www.tivo.com/adapters -- The router you have will work with one of the supported 802.11b adapters
     

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