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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. Sep 4, 2005 #281 of 465
    gfunk

    gfunk New Member

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    Please bare with me guys. I'm new to the tivo service . though i'm good with networking.

    Here's my story,

    I've just bought a tivo box (tivo series2 80h) service Number starts with 540 , went throughout the guided set up and all went okay.

    My problem is :
    1- I cannot connect the D-Link DWL-G122 to my tivo box . from the settings page and the phone & network settings . i cannot see the wireless settings there. and my wireless adapter is not detected by my tivo box

    2- My tivo box is still using software version 7.1 !! and won't upgrade to 7.2 ! ..

    any one can help me here.. any help would be appreciated . thanks
     
  2. Sep 9, 2005 #282 of 465
    sschr

    sschr New Member

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    Hopefully, you have resolved your issue. If not, this is what worked for me, it may be worth a look.

    On my router, I limit connections to sepecific MAC addresses. There is a page on my Linksys router set up to enter the mac address from the adapter. I was running into the issue of my tivo not recognizing my network, but it found my neighbors without a problem. Once I set the MAC address in the router, Bamm, it works like a champ.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Sep 9, 2005 #283 of 465
    awolff1000

    awolff1000 New Member

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    I've had a Humax Tivo Series 2 with DVD-R (80 hour model) for 2 months, and love the time shifting and DVD-saving features. However, I'm having real trouble getting it to connect and stay connected to my home's existing WiFi network. I'm semi-savvy with computers and networking, but by no means an expert. I would appreciate any help offered. Tivo connects fine through the phone line, but who wants to string that line across the room if wireless is at hand? So I bought, from Tivo itself, a USB adapter, model D-Link DWL-122, speed "b", not "g", and it just ain't working.

    The problem is two-fold: Problem 1 - For some reason, the Tivo recognizes the USB adapter when first connected, but later appears to "forget" that the adapter is connected, and thus fails to get the upcoming shows each night. Checking the network status in the morning, it states "connection failed, no adapter". Removing the adapter and snapping it back in, Tivo re-recognizes the adapter, finds the network and assigns itself an address, no problem. Why, 2 hours later, when I go back to check the network status, does it say "no network adapter"?

    Problem 2 - Immediately after removing and snapping the adapter back in, I select "test the connection" and gets through the process fine. Then I tell it to "connect to the Tivo service now" to try to force a manual update of the tv shows. It gets through "preparing to connect" but fails at the "negotiating" stage.

    Fixes tried: I've restarted the Tivo several times. I've moved the Tivo closer to the wireless router to get more signal. Also tried going through the network setup again and reinstalling the network password (a 10 digit WEP password), but it fails to work no matter what I try.

    The network: SBC/Yahoo DSL connection, with Netgear wireless router. Address 192.168.0.1. Router is in the next room, and Tivo notes signal strength of 50-70%. A computer located next to the Tivo connects to the wireless network flawlessly at any time, so I don't think the problem is on the network side.
    The Tivo: Humax 80 hour model with DVD recorder. Remote configured to control the Tivo and the channel changing.
    The cable TV: Comcast digital cable in Palo Alto, CA, with Motorola cable box.

    Anyone have any ideas? Tivo's web site suggests maybe there is a problem with WEP vs. WPA passwords, and the web site has screens showing tinkering with these settings, but for some reason those options don't appear on my Tivo on the "phone & network" screen.

    I would rather not have to connect via phone line if there's a wireless network available. Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.

    Adrian

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    ADrian Wolff
     
  4. snake52

    snake52 New Member

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    Sep 12, 2005
    OK, so I've had my Tivo Series 2 (software 7.2.0) connected to my Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Ghz router (WRT54G) with a Linksys USB adapter (WUSB12), no problems since January. A few weeks ago I had to switch laptops, so I connected my internet straight to my new laptop (thus disconnecting the wireless network and Tivo connection).

    My IP address comes up as 169.254.70.47 on the Network Connection screen.

    Of course, my Tivo information has now run out and I tried to connect my internet back through the wireless router. But the Tivo is not able to make a connection. I go through the process but Tivo cannot connect. Then I tried to set-up the network again through the Tivo with no luck.

    I tried pulling the wireless adapter out of the Tivo and test the connection. But I got a "no DHCP server" found.

    I don't know if this problem is due to the software I'm running, the switching of chords, or something else.

    Does anyone have any ideas what to do from here? Obviously I'm a little frustrated because at this point my Tivo is worthless. Also, I don't have a land line. Thanks a lot.

    Jake
     
  5. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    Reboot your router, then the tivo.
     
  6. snake52

    snake52 New Member

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    I tried that and it still didn't work. I got a N24 message and a N02 message on the Network Setup program. It says a DHCP server could not be located on the network.
     
  7. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    Look at the status pages in your router. Is the DHCP server enabled? Have you enabled MAC address filtering and not included the Tivo adapter's address? For some reason your Tivo isn't seeing the router. You might repeat the wireless setup process on the Tivo.
     
  8. jg4436

    jg4436 New Member

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    I thought that too untill a sales person with excellent eye sight show me on the right corner of the bottom of the box in really, really small print you will see ver1. You have to lookk hard buts its there.
     
  9. Carl250

    Carl250 New Member

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    I apologize if this has been asked before, I’ve read everything I can on wireless for the series 2 and have had no luck. In short my brand new Humax 80 hour DVD-R/RW Tivo isn’t recognizing the Netgear WG111 wireless adapter. I’ve tested the USB Ports on the back of the S2 and they respond fine (I hooked up my wired network adapter and it had no problems). I plugged the wireless adapter into my other S2 140hour Tivo and it registered just fine. So why isn’t the 80 hour Humax DVD-r/rw Tivo recognizing the wireless adapter?

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    UPDATE 8:57PM

    I made a call to the folks at Tivo and found out that the Humax R59580 is shipping with the v5.x software. The solution to my problem is to get the update to the v7.2 which supports the 802.11.g network adapter. the very nice & professional customer service rep put me on the "priority list" for the update and I can expect it in 1-3 business days. :D
     
  10. Onye

    Onye New Member

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    I have a Linksys WUSB11 which I've connected to my Series 2 running on Tivo software version 7.1 and my home network is on a Apple Extreme. I've through the set up and the Tivo finds the network (usually with +80% signal srength) however when I try to connect it fails because the router cannot find a gateway. Tivo support says I need to make sure ports 8101, 8102, and/or 8200 are open on the router; Apple support say they are only responsible for getting me internet access through the router, port configuration etc is up to the user. OKAY....so much for Support lines.

    If anyone knows how to work through this situation I'd really appreciate your help
     
  11. chrisreyn

    chrisreyn New Member

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    I, too, have read the posts, tried everything I can think of and no success. I am a Tivo newbie, am instantly loving it, but cannot seem to get the wireless connection to work. I do not have a land line, have Vonage, and thus am going with wireless via my comcast cable modem to connect to tivo service (I did guided setup via landline at a neighbors house in same zip code).

    I have a Netgear WG111 adapter plugged in to the back of the tivo (with serial no. that starts WG72.... which the tivo link of supported adapters says should work).

    I have an Iogear wireless router and print server. An all in one deal. Model GWA501. Once, and only once, did the Tivo find this wireless network and at that time the screen indicated 80% signal. When doing "test connection" it fails on the third step, saying, failed to connect. Tivo phone help says the Iogear router is not supported. Person I spoke to said it was a gateway not a router thus my problem. Hmmm?

    So, I went out and bought a brand new belkin wireless g router with built in print server (model no. F5D7231-4P). Tivo cannot find this wireless network either. Crap.

    I am using no password protection for either wireless network to make things simple but no luck.
    The Tivo is a 540 Series 2 running version 7.1

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have been unable to find a Tivo list of supported routers (like they do with adapters).

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  12. mpet29

    mpet29 New Member

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    Hello - I just moved, and now I've got a Tivo problem.

    I have a Netgear MA111 wireless adaptor. I know it works with my Tivo because it worked superbly at my old house (which is in the same zip code less than a mile away).

    However, now I'm trying to set up the wireless here. I just got my Comcast Linksys router installed, and I was able to set up all the computers with no difficulty. The Tivo finds my network with no problem, but it keeps saying "No DHCP Server." I've gone into my router settings and confirmed that the DHCP Server is enabled, but still no luck.. any ideas? Thanks.

    Also - even though the Tivo can find my network fine, the network never sees the Tivo trying to connect to it.
     
  13. Badgun

    Badgun New Member

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    Where is the serial number found? I'm trying to buy one of these adapters online and I have no clue where to find this number.

    Thanks
     
  14. Badgun

    Badgun New Member

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    Dec 31, 2003
    How do you test the USB ports?
     
  15. PepperTheBoxer

    PepperTheBoxer New Member

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    How ironic is that? Tivo "unofficially" reccomended to me that i try the DWL-122. The tivo guy said that is what they use. But now i've had nothing but problems. And no one in an official capacity (at tivo, humax, dlink) can explain what the problem is. :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
  16. XXSASSXX31

    XXSASSXX31 New Member

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    Sep 19, 2005
    Will my Motorola DCT 6412 work and is it "Tivo2go" or whatever that is for the Wireless adapter?
     
  17. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    The Motorola DCT 6412 is not a Tivo, and can't do TivoToGo.
     
  18. wparrish

    wparrish New Member

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    I have a Hughes (Phillips?) SD-DVR-120 running software version 6.2-01-2-351, I bought a Belkin Wireless Adapter that did nothing, then I bought the Linksys WUSB12 as instructed at Tivo web site, it shows a power light when connected and flashes activity one time, however, under setup only shows phone setup even after a system reboot, anyone have any ideas? I was pretty certain this model was a Series 2, am I mistaken? Someone with my setup, please help if you can. Thanks. :confused:
     
  19. XXSASSXX31

    XXSASSXX31 New Member

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    Then how would I transfer my videos or programs I recorded on my Motorola DCT 6412 to my computer?

    I'm sorry, I don't mean to sound dumb but I really want to transfer my basketball files and my Tivo unit is awfully full. Please help me or direct me where to go.
     
  20. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    You don't have a Tivo to be full. You have a DVR. It's like the difference between Kleenex and tissue paper. There is no way that I'm aware of to transfer programs from the Motorola DVR you have, and if there is, the Tivo community forums isn't a likely place to find help doing so, sorry.
     

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