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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. Feb 2, 2010 #441 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
     
  2. geltdrakken

    geltdrakken New Member

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    generally piggybacking is unreliable and signals fade. thats why it keeps dropping.
     
  3. Biplane

    Biplane New Member

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    If you do not mind, how do you get a S2 Tivo unit hooked up directly to the network? I do not have a Cat 5 port on mine, only two USB ports and thats it. Would love to be able to plug a Cat 5 cable into mine!

    Thx,

    Joe
     
  4. Biplane

    Biplane New Member

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    Drew,

    Thanks and what does it do, plug into the USB port or telephone cable port?

    Never mind, just looked it up and it goes into the USB port.

    Thx,
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 #446 of 465
    Beachbum55

    Beachbum55 New Member

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    I've got a Series2 with a Wireless B USB adapter that is connected to a Wireless N router.

    I want to change the security level of the Wireless N router, as I'm currently only using WEP (I know, bad news).

    Can I use WPA2/AES with the Series2 and a Wireless B USB adapter on an N network?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. bkpriceiwug

    bkpriceiwug New Member

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    I had my TiVo working in the States via the same set-up except that I had a cable modem. Now I'm in Germany and I'm trying to do the initial set-up and I keep getting stuck on the network page. Without getting past this page, I can't even watch live TV through the TiVo and have to completely disconnect everything.

    Here's what I've got:
    Linksys Wireless-G Broad Band Router WKPC54G
    T-Mobile Speedport 201 modem
    TiVo Brand AG0100
    TiVo Series 2 DT
    PC connects to router through network cable (username/password)
    2x Laptops connect wirelessly (username/password)
    iPhone connects wireless (username/password ONLY for network)

    Windows XP (SP3) on PC and both laptops

    ISP (TKS-net, German version of T-mobile "Deutche Telekom") Broadband DSL server requires username and password
    ISP does not require a DHCP Server ID

    No firewall on Linksys
    WEP enabled (but looks like a good connection) and I've tried entering the key in both formats (toggle via "info" button) doesn't seem to matter.
    Signal strength 84-100% but most recently, I've got it sitting right next to the router for a 100% signal strength on all tries.

    Even when I plug a network cable from the TiVo directly to the Linksys, I get an N13 error. Plugging directly into the modem results in an unresolvable error.

    Based on what I've been reading in these and other forums, I finally figured out that I needed to set my Linksys router to PPPoE and to give it my TKS username and password. On the Linksys status page, it says 'connected' but my laptops still require that I connect via the TKS connection with username and password and not just connect to my home network. When I try to setup the TiVo, I get to the "Does your DHCP erver require a DHCP Server ID?" I answer No and eventually get an error N13.

    Obvioulsy when I select "disabled" for the Linksys option regarding Local DHCP Server, I get an N02 (No DHCP Server) error.

    Firewall ports opened on Desktop and on ISP connection on computer and the ISP says that they don't have any of the ports in the firewall closed.

    I thought I needed to convert the Speedport 201 to a bridge to make the PPPoE connection on the router work, but according to the ISP, who supplied the Speedport 201, it is just a simple modem and doesn't need to be converted to a bridge.

    I thought I had tried everything but I am still stuck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have contacted the TiVo help chat and my ISP help line multiple times but neither can help me resolve. My Linksys is so hold, they don't even support it anymore!

    Where am I going wrong?
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 #448 of 465
    rosekaka

    rosekaka New Member

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    really helpful info , thanks for sharing
     
  8. masakas

    masakas New Member

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    I will try this later
    it looks good
     
  9. josie2

    josie2 New Member

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    Hello,

    I was hoping to get some guidance on setting up Wireless N adapter with my Airport Express. (The AE is connected to cable modem).

    I had no problem getting the Tivo HD box to connect to tivo service with Wireless G adapter, but couldn't get through 5 minutes of watching Netflix on demand and figured I would upgrade the adapter. Now I can't watch anything or get past the N13 error page during setup.

    I saw previously here on the forum that if you are using DHCP, then this "open ports" issue is moot.

    I already played "pass the buck" with tivo, time warner and apple support and got the daisy chain of runaround.

    Has anyone found a simple solution to fixing this? HELP!!
     
  10. bybubobo2w

    bybubobo2w New Member

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    Thank you (very much) for your time!!
     
  11. dksjfsdfds

    dksjfsdfds New Member

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    Thank you (very much) for your time!!
     
  12. noithatkientruc

    noithatkientruc New Member

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    Thanks.....................^^
     
  13. Brokerricky

    Brokerricky Brokerricky

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    I do not have a phone(except for my cell) and no Internet connection(except through my cell phone with PDA Net) and I need to finish setting up my Toshiba SDH-400 server. Can someone help?? Explain how I can either use my cell phone for Tivo to make the call or use my cell as a network.
     
  14. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Assuming PDAnet makes an access point, just use a wireless adapter, preferably the TiVo branded one.
     
  15. camera2000

    camera2000 New Member

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    The same to me.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2012 #457 of 465
    dan0

    dan0 New Member

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    went to that thread, it's last post was 2007
    this thread's last post was over a year ago
    I take it the only list of wireless adapters is the official tivo list
    there is no list of user tried and tested adapters?
    thanks

    dan0
     
  17. Aug 3, 2012 #458 of 465
    classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Correct. TiVo gave up on trying to use PC wireless adapters because it was both hard for them to get the info they need to write MIPS coded drivers, and for their customers to tell the difference between adapters they did support and ones they didn't. So TiVo made their own adapter they knew all about, and the TiVo user community went along with it, because it works so well. Any USB wireless adapter you can buy today, apart from the TiVo adapter, is guaranteed to not work with TiVo. The only "generic" adapters that work are WiFi to Ethernet bridges, on TiVos with Ethernet or a USB Ethernet adapter.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2012 #459 of 465
    unitron

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    Another benefit to TiVo making their own adapter is that they intentionally didn't do it "winmodem" style, but built in extra brains to the adapter itself so that the TiVo had to provide it with electrical power, but not with processing power.

    They should have written drivers for it that let them sell it for use with PCs.:)
     
  19. dan0

    dan0 New Member

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    thanks for the info and clarifications
     

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