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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. Jan 19, 2004 #21 of 465
    cjedlicka

    cjedlicka New Member

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    Don,
    I just bought the Toshiba SD-H400 along with a Linksys WUSB11 adapter. I had to request the software version update to 5.1.1b before the box would see the adapter. The software update took less than 24 hours.
    Good Luck!
     
  2. Jan 28, 2004 #22 of 465
    jsnkc

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    Just wanted to thank everyone here that helped out with my Tivo+no phone line=Help thread. I got my new Tivo series 2 today, got it completely up and running and got all the updates and never once had to use a phone line! This is a great forum!:D
     
  3. Feb 8, 2004 #23 of 465
    HalcyonGT

    HalcyonGT New Member

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    Ninth...
    So I bought the Pioneer Series 2 Unit only because I was told I could utilize it without a phone line and upon reading the setup instructions find this to be a complete lie. I've read the countless posts of entering ,#401 in the dial prefix during guided setup....it does NOT bypass the phone setting and the unit does not detect the D-Link USB adapter! Now my only option is to spend additional money to either get a wired USB adapter and have an unsightly ethernet cable going from one side of the room to other. Or calling Qwest to re-establish my land line that I worked tirelessly to get rid of and pay an additional $15 a month. Which BTW, they can't even do it for another week!!!

    Furthermore, where in the process does the unit even detect the wireless USB adapter? After Guided Setup or before?!? This by far has got to be the most frustrating device I've ever had to configure/install/setup; and I engineer LAN/WANs for a living!!
     
  4. Feb 10, 2004 #24 of 465
    drusoicy

    drusoicy New Member

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    Can someone help me out with the 810H by Pioneer? I am really more looking for a heads up, since it hasnt gotten here yet.

    I was thinking of buying the WUSB12 USB adapter, will this work with the 810H, or do I need to buy something else?

    How exactly do I start the setup process as far as the adapter is concerned?

    The only reason I am asking ahead of time is because I have read the forums and see some people are having problems with the setup. I would just like the info from someone that has set up this specific device on a wireless network.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Feb 15, 2004 #25 of 465
    comgenius1

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    For those of you with 802.11g or 802.11a routers or accesspoints, There is a way to use them with tivo as far as I know. I don't have a tivo yet, but i still have a solution. You could use a usb to ethernet(wired) adapter connected to the tivo, with an ethernet cable running to a Wireless Bridge(game adapters should work as i think they are only a bridge with a funny name). The bridge would be set to communicate with the router, and the tivo would just assume it is talking via wired ethernet. Just my thoughts.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2004 #26 of 465
    cnmid

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    Thanks for the helpful words on trying to get my series 2 TiVo working with my wireless adapter but I have yet to get it to work.

    I have a LinkSys WUSB v2.8 adapter and a TiVo DVR that starts with #240 so according to the website I have compatible hardware. My system info confirms that I have the home media option and my software version is 4.01-01 (it doesn't have an a or b). I have forced dial up logins several times so I presume I have the latest software version. Finally, I have 2x checked that the adapter actually does work with my laptop and it checks out fine.

    My major stumbling block occurs on the screen where I should be able to change my phone and network settings. Where it does say "Phone and Network Setup" on top of the screen, I only have the option to "Edit phone settings". At the bottom of the list I have a starred option to find out about wireless networking but nowhere can I actually do anything about it.

    I am very frustrated at this point as the TiVO phone center gives a message that circumstances beyond their control has forced them to close. Is there anything you can help me with?

    Thanks for your time,
    Glover
     
  7. Feb 22, 2004 #27 of 465
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    If you downloaded the latest software (about an hour long call), then your TiVo should say it is pending restart. When you reboot your TiVo, it will then install that downloaded software upgrade, and your wireless card should be usable. If you don't force your TiVo to reboot (the Restart option under System Reset), it will automatically reboot at ~2am. If your TiVo does not say it is pending restart, then let us know what your TiVo says about the status of the last call.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2004 #28 of 465
    elbel

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    i have been trying for over a month to get wireless networking to work with my newly purchased toshiba sd-h400, and i'm hoping someone here can help me. basically, my sd-h400 works perfectly _until_ i plug a wireless network adapter into it. then it just reboots continuously.

    first, i updated my software to 5.1.1b. then i plugged in a netgear ma11. the network would come up, and i could successfully run the test connection. however, it would run for only about 5 minutes before going into a rebooting loop, which could only be stopped by physically removing the wireless adapter.

    next, i tried using a linksys wusb12 which, according to the tivo website, is supported by the toshiba with or without the software upgrade. i got the exact same results, with the system rebooting nonstop.

    so then i tried the linksys wusb11, but the only one i found was v2.8. again, same results.

    i am trying to decide if it is even worth trying to find a linksys wusb11 v2.6 to try with this. at this point, i will be paying restocking fees on 3 wireless adapters, and i'd rather not make that 4.

    has anyone been able to get their sd-h400's to work with a non-wusb11 v2.6 adapter? or, if anyone has had this kind of problem, please let me know!

    thanks.
    ellen
     
  9. Feb 23, 2004 #29 of 465
    knwberg

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    I just hooked up a series 2Tivo. I also installed a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router (WRT54G) to my computer. I need detailed directions on how to connect the Tivo through the router. Is it possible to be truly "wireless" or is there still going to be a wire between the Tivo and router?
     
  10. Feb 26, 2004 #30 of 465
    cnmid

    cnmid New Member

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    It turns out I was disconnecting the download before it was done without realizing it. TiVo would revert back to live TV at some point during the download and I thought the call was finished so I would disconnect the line. I forced another connection after reading your message and after TiVo went back to live TV I check the connection status and realized that it was still downloading. This time I was smart enough to let it finish. Sure enough about one hour later it was done. I got the pending restart message and after restarting everything has worked as advertised! :)

    Thank you (very much) for your time!!
     
  11. Feb 29, 2004 #31 of 465
    r1ngx

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    FYI: if you connect any 802.11b adapter to your 802.11g network, your ENTIRE network becomes 802.11b.
     
  12. Feb 29, 2004 #32 of 465
    tralfaz

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    You cannot connect an 802.11b adapter to an 802.11g network. They aren't the same protocol. The router must support the protocol you are connecting with. The Linksys wrt54g router supports both 802.11b and 802.11g.

    However, connecting an 802.11b adapter does not in any way impede 802.11g connections to the same router.

    I have the Linksys wrt54g router. My TiVo uses the the Linksys wusb12 wireless USB adapter, which uses 802.11b protocol. My centrino laptop works with 802.11a, b, or g, and when I am home, it connects via 802.11g at 54Mb. My TiVo is obviously using the 802.11b protocol on the same network and both work just fine at the same time.
     
  13. Feb 29, 2004 #33 of 465
    CJDOG

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    During setup I only had the option for 10 or 26bit key or entering a passphrase. Neither will working in my wireless network config. I have a 40 bit key but the field is locked at 26! Is anyone doing 64 or 128 WEP on their Tivo USB adapters?
     
  14. Mar 2, 2004 #34 of 465
    bkeith

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    I don't understand why support wasn't implemented for the Prism chipset, which would have automatically enabled a wide range of adapters. Netstumbler, Knoppix and PHLAK did so, albeit for different reasons, but it seems like one way to go that would get a lot of people up and running, without having to hunt around for a few specific models.

    Is this likely to come any time soon?
     
  15. Mar 2, 2004 #35 of 465
    GeoBau

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    So I've set up four Tivo boxes for friends and family, and now I get to do one for myself. a) WOOHOO! b) DOH! I never set up a phone line when I moved in here (how 1900s is that? sheesh). I've got a cable modem, but haven't set up a network yet. I've got a Linksys USB100M adapter that will allow me to plug an ethernet connection into USB, but will I need to get a router, etc. first? Am I able to unplug the connection from the computer, and run it through the adapter into the USB? I'm guessing not, but I'm quite a neophite at networking... I set up a wireless network at home, but so far I've not had to deal with the theory behind it. Any help/links? I've searched the site quite a bit, and will continue to do so. Many thanks in advance,

    G
     
  16. Mar 2, 2004 #36 of 465
    ccwf

    ccwf 国際化 Member

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    Some ISPs let you just unplug your computer and plug in something else instead. Others need you to inform them first whenever you switch. But you need to plug into the cable modem's Ethernet port, not the USB port, and you might need a crossover cable instead of a regular Ethernet cable. If you have further questions, you should start a new thread to ask them.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2004 #37 of 465
    GeoBau

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I recall the lady on the other end of the line saying "Now, this will only work for one computer" when I called to set up my cable modem. *sigh* I should just get a phone line again...

    G
     
  18. Mar 2, 2004 #38 of 465
    bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    Many cable modems automatically "learn" the MAC address of the computer to which they're connected when the cable modem is powered up. When this is the case, connecting the cable modem the way you want it and then powering the cable modem off and then back on takes care of this. Just remember to power up the cable modem last.
     
  19. Mar 2, 2004 #39 of 465
    ccwf

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    That just means one at a time.
     
  20. Mar 2, 2004 #40 of 465
    GeoBau

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    I plugged the cable modem into the Tivo via the adapter, then rebooted the modem. #401 didn't work after rebooting Tivo as well (didn't expect it to. God doesn't like me that much). Anyway, I then plugged the ethernet cable back into the comp. and noticed that it didn't work until after I reset it. It had to learn the MAC address... I'll plug it into my laptop and see if it works with other devides, as well.
    Many thanks,

    G
     

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