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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. msu-dawg

    msu-dawg New Member

    Jan 7, 2006
    On my Linksys router it's under the Status tab, Local-Network subtab, there is a button that says DHCP Clients Table. This will report the devices on the network along with the IP address they have assigned to them.

    You should also be able to see IP address of the Tivo box on its Phone&Network setup screen. Mine shows up in the upper right hand corner, just above the MAC address of the wireless adapter.
  2. otwelmr

    otwelmr New Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    well, after all this, it works now. I don't know why, but I'm glad it does.
  3. dieter67

    dieter67 dieter67

    Dec 8, 2005
    Hi, I deleted everything on my old Sony Series 2, and was mad that Tivo didn't have a solution for the mobile/hi tech users Tivo gathers. I used my Vonage to connect to both, took a few times, if you like ctc me for details. It works
  4. imluna

    imluna New Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    I need help setting up my network. I have had my toshiba tivo for about a year and have moved several times with it. I know my adapter works because it has worked in the past (it's a 122). My router works with my adapter but my tivo still says that it cannot recognize my adapter. I went to a friends to borrow their phone line but only used it for the guided setup. Not the second data update, is that a huge deal? Also my friend lives one zipcode over (I know!) I really need directions on how to set this up as if I'm 5 years old because I kinda forgot how to do this already.
  5. dwhalin

    dwhalin New Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    For anyone who's having a hard time finding a usb adapter that works, I found a source at Amazon. I ordered a D-Link DWL-122 from R&D Marketing on Tuesday & it arrived cross-country on Thursday.

    I installed it this morning and it was recognized immediately by my Series 2 Tivo. Seems to work fine.

    I am unable to enter a link, since I just joined the group.
  6. pnkagh

    pnkagh New Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    Is the s/w reload w/ standard "out of the box" Tivo or enhanced? I just don't see the option to download. I'm only asking because I went thru every wireless adapter that Best Buy and Office Max carry today - none work. Called support they suggested the one at the Tivo site. Well, it's double the cost - and they are out of stock with no estimate when they will restock.

    At both Office Max and Best Buy we compared the Tivo listed adapters with their inventory - they don't and won't carry any of them.

    Any help is good help...tx
  7. OphieM

    OphieM New Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    After 5 days of struggling, I saw this post, and just to let everyone know, this solution worked for me. I am using a DI-624 router and a DWL-122 wireless adapter, and the TiVo simply wouldn't find the network until I changed the transfer rate. Thanks!
  8. ducker

    ducker New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    the DWL-122 is a 802.11b standard. not 802.11g

    I'd rather get a 'g' standard wireless adapter.
  9. abelampman

    abelampman New Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I'm new here and I'm frustrated. I've had one tivo box connected to my wireless network- netgear router via a MA111 netgear adapter for over a year w/no problems. A month ago I added a 2nd Tivo, this one a Humax recorder, and connected it using the same adapter. I've switched back and forth a few times. Today I connected a new netgear WG111-(yes, compat)- so I wouldn't have to switch- and so I could do the peer to peer thing- but the new one wouldn't connect. After spending 2 hours with a nice guy at Tivo support, the new one finally works on the older box, but now the older adapter connected to the new machine gets the "gateway not found" message. So now my router is to blame, says the nice guy. I've never had an issue and use many diffferent wireless devices. Any help would be so appreciated!
  10. Purplehaze

    Purplehaze New Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    On The Old Adapter Tivo, Pull The Power Out Of That Tivo And The Adapter. Then Plug The Tivo Back In, Then The Adapter, Tivo Central Comes Up Go To Network Setup, Pick Network, Enter Pass If Any, Say Auto From Dhcp, Say No, Then Adapter Is Set Up. Or If You Get Error Post Back What Is Was. If Good, Make Test Connection, If Good, Make Connection To Tivo Service.
  11. Mar 1, 2006 #371 of 465

    ottomatic New Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Anybody place an order for the Tivo branded wireless adapter in the last two or three days of Feburary? Just curious when I should expect my order to ship... The gal on the phone said 3/14-ish.
  12. StewartWong

    StewartWong New Member

    Mar 12, 2006
    :confused: I'm new to the Tivo world.

    Should I be avoiding 802.11b adapters because of the recent software upgrade?

    I found the Linksys 802.11b USB adapter and was going to buy one.. but does this unit no longer work?

    Thanks in advance.
  13. ducker

    ducker New Member

    Feb 21, 2006
    You have to be VERY Careful in the model/version of the Linksys adapters. I went with a Netgear, but had some issues, eventually returned it, and I'm awaiting a Tivo (g) adapter.
  14. sfallon

    sfallon New Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    I had a D-Link usb wireless adapter, so I tried it -- no luck... it wasn't supported. I just got my TiVo adapter and it was simple to set up. The only headache was entering the hex wep key! Then I could immediately transfer pictures and music from the PC.
    I have one problem though. The "Now Playing List" says there is nothing to transfer. Also, my TiVo settings say the media access key is temporarily unavailable. I'm guessing their related. This is my 1st TiVo and I'm anxious to get it all set up. Any ideas?
  15. e1allen

    e1allen New Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    The Tivo can access and update as needed, and using Tivo ToGo can transfer(painstakingly slow) from the Tivo using the Linksys WRT54GX Router and the Microsoft USB Adapter MN-510.

    I'd like to be able to access the DVR direct hoping to be able to transfer video faster.

    I looked the the Status tab and the Tivo is there at .102, but does not appear anywhere on the PC locations such as My Computer ot Network Computers.

    I've turned off the Norton Security(I disabled Windows firewall), but still no Tivo.

    I have looked for it from other computers on the newtwork, but get the same results.

    What am I/did I do wrong?

  16. Apr 7, 2006 #376 of 465

    khein99 New Member

    Apr 6, 2006
    Any chance of Tivo making a change to their software to support the NetGear WG111T any time soon?
  17. Apr 8, 2006 #377 of 465

    workingstiff New Member

    Dec 8, 2002
    Southwest USA
    Just wanted to tell you that in reading your post I found that the internet connectors I have been ueing for these last few years are no longer compatable with 7.2. I am hoping this is the reason for my random rebooting. Outdated connectors!
    Thanks for the tip to review list, even though they have been working all this time.

    Hi Ho off to the store I go.

  18. aogtrs

    aogtrs New Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    anyone have any luck with a Linksys WRT54GC 802.11g router (compact version of the WRT54G) with the NetGear WG111NA adapter? I've seen some guys rave about the WG111NA --my TiVo recognized it immediately, set it up, said it was working great. So I tested the connection and it fails to find the network. Everything seems to be solid--the router knows its there, but I can't connect...

  19. Jun 3, 2006 #379 of 465
    Teh Awful

    Teh Awful Learning Curve

    Jun 3, 2006

    I'm curious if you got an answer on this. I bought the WG111NA (s/n starting with 130). My Tivo starts with 540...so according the compatibility list it should work. After I go through entering my SSID and WEP, it still can't find my network. I'm not sure which software version my Tivo has (mine was bought in 12/05 but never used). From what I have seen, it looks like I may need to borrow a friends landline so that I can get the initial set-up done...and ensure that I have 7.2.2. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

    Update: It took an update for my firmware (with some additional tweeking afterwards) to get everything in order. I'm up and working now.
  20. Jun 5, 2006 #380 of 465

    BJ411 New Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Assuming your dvr is hooked up correctly, this linksys page should be full proof (and fool proof) at getting your network up and running, secure, and your dvr should be able to see it, assuming you checked the list of compatible adapters and that yours matches that..

    use this address for linksys setup:


    before you do this you do need to be sure your software is updated.. to check the version you have you can go into tivo central/messages and settings/settings/account & system info/system info

    on this page you will find a variety of info including the most recent software version

    once configured correctly, guided setup should walk you through easily to find your own network and complete the setup

    after this you can view your network and its signal strength by opening messages and settings/settings/phone & network

    in there you can test your network connection and also connect to tivo to download any updates avail (plus a troubleshooting link for networks)

    good luck

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