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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. XXSASSXX31

    XXSASSXX31 New Member

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    It is technically a Tivo.

    Cox Digital Cable said it's Tivo. I'm being charged $10 a month for "Tivo Service" so it is Tivo.

    My Motorola DCT 6412 also has a USB connection so obviously you can hook it up to the computer to transfer files, I just don't know how. It also had three outlets (yellow, red, white) so if anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

    Again, it technically is a Tivo.
     
  2. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    If you want to insist that it's a Tivo, go ahead. If you can find the word Tivo on your bill or any of Cox's materials, I'd be glad to stand corrected. If you could really get a dual tuner unit from Cox with Tivo software in it, there'd be some really happy folks around here. You've been confused by the fact that many folks use the name Tivo when referring to any Digital Video Recorder, much as many folks use the word Kleenex to refer to any facial tissue.

    The USB port on your Motorola DVR doesn't in itself indicate you can use it to transport files to or from the unit.
     
  3. XXSASSXX31

    XXSASSXX31 New Member

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    Why else would there be a USB port? There is a USB port to transport files to the computer. The user guide says that you can transfer files, it just does not say how.
     
  4. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    You hae a DirecTV model. Ethernet is enabled only on standalone models.

    I believe it is possible to get your model working via ethernet by hacking it, but you'll have to see the TiVo Underground forum for details on that.

    Drew
     
  5. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Rest assured that you do -not- have a TiVo. Cox lied to you.

    I'd imagine TiVo, Inc. might want to hear about this, so that they could sue Cox for copyright infringement. Hell, since it's apparently on your bill, you might even want to sue them for falsifying financial records or something.

    Perhaps I'm being a bit facetious with regard to all this sue talk, but improperly using TiVo, Inc.'s name is a subject many of us take pretty seriously.

    As for your original question, just hook the A/V outputs of your Cox DVR to a video capture card on a computer, and transfer that way.

    Drew
     
  6. XXSASSXX31

    XXSASSXX31 New Member

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    Maybe I made a mistake. I thought that is what my dad's bill had said or at least they told me it was on a Tivo but oh well.

    COX said that the USB Port and AV Outlets are "inactive" I believe (the yellow white red outlets) but would it work if I put a video capture card on my computer if COX said Motorola made them "inactive"?

    I just have so many playoff Pacer basketball games from last year I really want on my computer :( :( :mad:
     
  7. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    I don't doubt that some genius at Cox told you it was a TiVo (either due to ignorance or shady sales tactics), but I would be a bit surprised to actually see it on your bill.

    Regardless, the USB ports probably are inactive, but I don't understand how the A/V outputs are inactive... They're the things you're using to hook the DVR up to the TV, right? Or is there perhaps a second set of A/V outputs that is indeed inactive? Worst-case, you could split the A/V outputs you're currently using to connect to the TV, and send one side to the TV and the other to the computer.

    Lastly, this is not only off-topic and starting to hijack this thread, but it's also off-topic for this entire site. Thus, this is as far as I'll take it. Good luck.

    Drew
     
  8. alexzzz

    alexzzz New Member

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    tivo coorporate support sucks...
     
  9. Oct 6, 2005 #309 of 465
    tzac11

    tzac11 New Member

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    Hello everyone, first time posting, amazing site. I just recently purchased a Tivo Series 2 TCD240040. I like most here want to set it up on my wireless network.

    I currently have a Netgear Wgr614na 802.11 (g) router. I was curious to know if I can use this router or do I have to get a 802.11 (b?) also from reading the posts it appears that the MA111 netgear card is no good. Does anyone have this router and what usb adapter do they recommend? Other than the adapter is there anything else I need?

    All help is highly appreciated...
     
  10. Oct 6, 2005 #310 of 465
    azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    Even if you go with an 802.11b adapter, an 802.11g router should be fine, as long as you have it running in dual b/g mode.

    Drew
     
  11. Oct 8, 2005 #311 of 465
    Pisser

    Pisser New Member

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    question for you guys.
    Running 2-pionners on a usb200M v1 (57&810) and both are software version 7.2. One is upstairs on a linksys ethernet bridge and the one downstairs is plugged directly into the linksys 54g router. The router is set for both b&g and the transfer between the 2 is a little slow but tolerable.
    My pc is running a linksys pci wireless card and my problem is the pc side. Whenever I transfer with tivo desktop 2.2 (from the downstairs tivo) it connects for a couple of minutes and then stops. On the taskbar (bottom right) it tells me in that stupid bubble thing, that I'm now connected. I have dsl, so I never left the connection. When running straight internet I'm fine, but tivo transfers somehow disconnect me and I'm never able to transfer more than 300 megs.
    Any clues???
    TIA
     
  12. MassD

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    Does the Linksys router have up to date firmware? Because it sounds like something is wrong with your router. Do you ever have problems downloading large files from the internet? I seem to remember that some Linksys routers were flaky when it came to large transfers.... I think they released some updates intended to solve the issue. You could be running into similar problems. Because the wired connections with the two Tivo's should not interfere with the wireless connection to the PC.

    I have a Linksys WRT54G myself.. two wireless B Tivos, a wireless G PC, and a Vonage router plugged into one of the ports... and the only connectivity issues I get is when the B adapters on the Tivo start talking, which steps the 54G down (mixed mode) and I see my PC go from a 54MBit connection to a 32Mb.... but it has never dumped out like you mention.... last night I was transferred a file from one Tivo to the other, my wife was on the phone, and I was poking about on the PC... that's a lot of bits going to and fro across the router and it didn't blink.

    FWIW: When your Tivo connects to your PC, it not using your DSL connection anyhow, so that being up or down has little affect.
     
  13. Pisser

    Pisser New Member

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    MassD, your absolutely correct. My firmware needed to be upgraded. I was talking to tivo tech support and they wanted me to run a static ip address and open certain ports. So I called linksys on my flaky router and how to enable certain ports to be open. So after a 1/2 an hour with the linksys tech, they checked my firmware and had me download the upgrade. After the reboot of everything, I'm finally working flawlessly. No dropouts. Now I know to check for updates!!!!

    Thanks MassD.......
     
  14. MassD

    MassD New Member

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    OF COURSE I AM!!! ;) heh

    But I am glad to hear that the firmware upgrade took care of the drops. I try to check Linksys every so often to see if there is a new firmware package out there.... sometimes they add in some nifty new features (like Quality of Service and such) that make my life a bit easier since I rely so much on it.
     
  15. Ashtangi

    Ashtangi New Member

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  16. fatbagger

    fatbagger New Member

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    I am probably posting this in the wrong section, so be kind. I am not new to the tivo but I have a problem. I switched to vonage and can't get a call to work. How do I determine which series receiver I have? I've looked for setup help and can't find what I need. I know success is sketchy but if I have to set up via my broadband I will. I can't seem to find that either. Can someone direct me where to go for set up issues. TIA Dave
     
  17. Nov 7, 2005 #317 of 465
    cashnout

    cashnout New Member

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    OK, this is a "basic" question. I've spent 1/2 hour on the tivo site and cannot figure it out. I am considering buying a unit with the lifetime tivo basic but it appears that I need to get the tivo plus to get the $150 rebate. What are the difference in features? You would think that would be an easy thing to find on thier website.

    I sure hope that the service is easier to use than the website. I couldn't even find a place to email them with my questions. Maybe it's just me, and it is there, but I couldn't find it.
     
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  19. reeselasvegas

    reeselasvegas New Member

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    I need advice on setting up a wireless system. I am very new to the idea of wireless. I want to do this to get vonage. I have 1 p.c. on broadband, 1 series 2 tivo hooked up to the phone, and one phone. What all do I need that is compatable with tivo and vonage and how do I hook it up. I would prefer just the basic equipment, nothing fancy or overly expensive.
    Thanks for any help!
    Reese
     
  20. glassjane@yahoo.

    glassjane@yahoo. New Member

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    Good afternoon,
    I am a bit confused with my TiVo. My son-in-law has a setting on his TiVo (DVR thru his satellite company) where he can "skip" instead of fast forward. He has it set for 30 seconds at a time or 1 minute at a time. How do I do this?
    I have a Humax with the DVD burner. I am a novice, so please keep it simple. My system is not thru cable or satellite. I think I blew it! I should have gotten my system thru cable. Although it's not available yet, where I live.

    Jane
     

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