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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. Jun 7, 2008 #421 of 465
    bhspub

    bhspub New Member

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    Heh! Stupid me, I didn't even think of leaving the router there and testing it with wireless before moving.. :eek:
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008 #422 of 465
    bhspub

    bhspub New Member

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    Update: It worked like a charm, so there must be some wireless fixes between 7.5 and 9.3 for sure. I used WPA2 only, mixed N & G mode, and TIVO picked up everything just dandy on the first try.
     
  3. Wesley313

    Wesley313 New Member

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    Sorry if this has already been asked.. but i just bought the tivo 802.11 b/g wireless adapter. I have a direct tv tivo box. i guess that i can only get up to version 6.4a right now because when ever i try to get it to connect with dvr services it fails.... but from what i understand, if your box's serial number starts with 151 then there is no hope for you? Or can i make this work? Thanks, Wes
     
  4. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    DirecTV units' USB ports aren't enabled by default... Without hacking, there's no way to use an ethernet adapter with these units.

    Drew
     
  5. Wesley313

    Wesley313 New Member

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    So, do they plan on enabling the usbs? or am i for lack of a better term, screwed....
     
  6. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    I wouldn't count on it... DirecTV units have more or less been abandoned, development-wise. No one to blame but DirecTV on that front, though.

    Drew
     
  7. lexsar

    lexsar Member

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    FWIW - I have two Tivo Series2's. #1 is hardwired into my network, #2 is wireless using a Tivo branded wireless adapter. I switched my phone service to Comcast VoIP about 9 months ago and have never had any issues with the wireless connection.

    BTW: I did go through a couple of "compatible" wireless adapters before giving up and going with the Tivo branded wireless adapter.
     
  8. BTDFXD

    BTDFXD New Member

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    Appreciate any help/suggestions. About 5 days ago, added a used series 2 single tuner to my network which currently has 2 series 2 DT, notebook and desktop. All Tivos have Tivo wireless G adaptors. Router is Trendnet. On initial setup, all went well with connections but I did get an IP conflict message on my desktop. Tried some solutions from the net and that disappeared. All was well until "new" Tivo was dropped from network. Went through all the diagnostics I could find and the one that worked was disconnecting/reconnecting wireless adaptor on new unit (which initiated a reboot on the Tivo). This solved the connection problem for the moment but I'm guessing it will reoccur. Interestingly, when looking at network connection status/history on the recently added Tivo, it received an update sucessfully Saturday am but failed Sunday am. When going through the reset procedure, I got N2 message, no DCHP (?) server found. Removing/reinstalling the wireless adaptor with reboot solved the problem for the time being. Be most grateful for any advice on how to permanently fix. Many thanks.
     
  9. rcobourn

    rcobourn Registered Snoozer

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    It's a good bet one of the devices on your network, could be any of them, has been configured with a fixed IP address, rather than using DHCP. When you added the new device, it received through DHCP the same address configured in the old device. Check your desktop, laptop, and both other tivo's network settings. Your router probably also offers a DHCP client table. Any device not in that table is likely your culprit.
     
  10. DFWDave

    DFWDave New Member

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    I took a S2 Tivo that I have that is about 4 years old and had been using with a wired ethernet adapter and sent it to my dad as I had pretty much stopped using it. It was working perfectly.

    I cleared all off the programming on the unit and set it up specifically for my dad's cable provider and digital cable box brand, etc. I also acquired a DLink wireless adapter from someone who had been using that very adapter with a S2 Tivo but didn't need it any longer. I fully tested the DLink adapter on my wireless network before shipping, making sure that the guide information downloaded properly and that WEP encryption was programmed correctly (set up my wireless with same SSID and WEP key as my dad's to try to make it "plug and play").

    Anyway, when he gets the unit and plugs everything in, there is no light on the DLink adapter, and the Tivo setup screens say that no adapter is found. No amount of having him plug and unplug the adapter or cycling power on the Tivo seemed to help.

    I then had him buy a Tivo branded wireless G adapter (AG0100). When he plugged that in, the light on the adapter comes on, but the Tivo still claims that no adapter is found.

    His router isn't even an issue at this point since I can't get the Tivo to see the adapter.

    His guide data is current since the last connection that was made before I shipped it on Nov 10, so I'm hoping to find him a solution (remotely since he's 650+ miles away) before this Tivo becomes useless. Long term, using a phone connection is not realistic, plus this is a 2nd Tivo and I want him to be able to use the home networking options between the units.
     
  11. Jan 8, 2009 #431 of 465
    youbetcha58

    youbetcha58 New Member

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    I am trying to connect to TIVO 2, with a D LINK DIR-615 N. Not having any luck, it says DHCP missing. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  12. azitnay

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    Are you connecting the TiVo via wireless or wired? In either case, what network adapter are you using (or in the case of an S2DT, are you using the built-in wired ethernet port)?

    Drew
     
  13. nogee

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    This morning as I left for work I noticed that my wireless adapter was blinking. I reset the TiVo, and it was still blinking and no connection to the TiVo. I recently hooked up our Wii to the router but I don't think that caused the outage.

    I'll have to troubleshoot it tonight.

    My questions:

    I want to get an 802.11G router so that I can improve my data transfer within the house with other devices. I'm assuming that I should get the TiVo adapter and get a router that is on their approved list. I'm assuming that this is still at the 802.11B speed but will work with the 802.11G router? My TiVo service number starts with 540.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks in advance for any advice

    UPDATE: I restored all network settings and service was restored. I see from TiVo's site that their adapter is a G, so if I want to improve data transfer I'd have to get their adapter with one of the approved routers. I guess the standard adapter for the particular router may not work with TiVo?
     
  14. Feb 6, 2009 #434 of 465
    StanDaMan

    StanDaMan New Member

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    thanks for the tips
     
  15. globosy

    globosy New Member

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    thanks for the tips too
     
  16. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

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    Thanks for the tips. I wish I understood them. :( I have a series 2 and a linksys for wireless. I lost network connection for the 3rd time in 2 years. I have friends that I called to help me but I am tired of calling them and feeling stupid. Last time this happened I found an unprotected wireless and piggybacked on that to get my 'to do's' updated. That was about two months ago.

    The problem is that when I go to the menu and go to settings/network/ I don't see my linksys name up there to choose from.

    Does this mean that I need to go back to the linksys box and do something? Start from scratch to get tivo to recognize my system? When this happened last year my friend that fixed it didn't call the network by any special named, he just named Linksys and it wasn't password encrypted. I don't know why it keeps losing it's connection.
     
  17. help

    help New Member

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    Please forgive me if I’m posting in the wrong area. I have a Tivo 2 DT and I read all the "cons" about this unit. I have the coax running directly into the unit without a cable box. The channels are only go up to 100 no matter what I do. This is the first Tivo I ever owned. Any help on how to get to the next hundred channels would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  18. azitnay

    azitnay New Member

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    This is definitely not the correct thread for your question, but I'll answer anyway... Channels over 100 are typically digital-only, which means to get them on a Series2 you'll need a cable box.

    Drew
     
  19. Feb 1, 2010 #439 of 465
    Bluegreenstars

    Bluegreenstars New Member

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    I'm a noob to tivo. I see this thread is about wireless connections. Does that mean you don't have to have a phoneline to use tivo?
     
  20. Feb 2, 2010 #440 of 465
    cybermema

    cybermema New Member

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    Welcome, right you don't need a phone if you have a wireless network. You can purchase a wireless adapter for your TIVO and connect to your home network. Bestbuy has them and Tivo has them for sale. There are alos other adapters that will work but you need to go to Tivo and find the ones that work with it. I just did an Ebay search and and Amazon one for a Tivo adapter and I can get one for 1/2 price. Good luck, you'll enjoy Tivo I'm sure, I now have three of them. lol
     

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