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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. Sep 2, 2004 #101 of 465
    lisafab

    lisafab New Member

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    I'm a newbie and don't know if it'll help but please check out my post #101.

    Lisa
     
  2. rijo

    rijo New Member

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    i have a series 2 tivo 240 -- 80 hour and a d-link dwl-122 and am unable to connect to tivo also using my wireless network. i have tried dropping my wep key and renaming my network. i am using a ppoa and have it set to find an ip address automatically. tivo shows my wireless network and is connected at 76% and also shows an ip address. however, when i try to connect i get the message gateway not found or failed while negotiating. i am not sure what other ways to make it work. if anyone has any ideas that would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks.
     
  3. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Hi, just want to post my configuration which finally works:

    I have a Toshiba SD-H400, and Netgear MR814v2 wireless router. Therefore naturally I got the Netgear MA111 USB adapter in the first place, thinking it would go happily with the router. Unfortunately, although the USB adapter was recognized immediately since I plugged in, the signal died a couple of minutes later. Tried numerous times and it was always so. Forced TiVo connected back to center to get the latest 5.1.1.b, also updated the Netgear router firmware, but MA111 still died on me every couple of minutes (and never woke up).

    Finally I went back to store today to exchange a Linksys WUSB11 v2.8. It was a breeze to install. I was able to listen to my MP3 and view my photos in 1 minute.

    Note: The Netgear MA111 I got was v.1. I have no idea if v.2 would work or not. You can know which version it is from the box. Small print somewhere on the box.
     
  4. Ian

    Ian TBLBITW

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    Hi all-

    Last night I was able to set up my TiVo to a new wireless network using a Netgear b wireless router and the MA111 (little compact USB adapter).

    It works like a charm, photos and music transfer and play fine, and I'm able to connect to the TiVo service without problems.

    One small question - I have a 2.4 GHZ (new) Panasonic phone, and so far, so good. I've got the phone and router in very close proximity, and my signal doesn't drop past 55%, (it usually hovers at 85% when my router is more than a foot away), and even when I'm on the phone, the music keeps playing normally.

    So... does this mean I don't have the dreaded "interference problem?" In other words, assuming music plays well and signal strength doesn't drop too far when I'm on a call (even if the router and phone are within one foot of each other), should I be OK?

    I know, if what I'm using NOW works, I AM OK... but I always think ahead, and I may get a laptop one day, or decide to stream video from the TiVo with TiVo to Go.

    Thanks!
     
  5. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Sep 19, 2004
    Lisa, just curious, what's the brand of your wireless router (name and version, including hardware and firmware). I had the same equipments as yours -- except the router (which I don't know) and the MA111 didn't work, but Linksys works.

    Thanks.

    JT
     
  6. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Sep 19, 2004
    If you want your post to be more helpful to others, you should indicate the

    brand, hardware version, firmware version of

    your TiVo, wireless router, and USB adapter ...
     
  7. Ian

    Ian TBLBITW

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    Thanks... actually, everything works perfectly unless the router is literally within 1 foot of the cordless phone, while I'm on it... then, music will stop streaming. Of course, since it's recommended to keep the router AWAY from the phone base station, this should normally be a problem!

    I have a Netgear 814 router with MA 111 wireless adapter, and a Panasonic 2.4 GHz phone (new model).

    I'm thrilled with the wireless connection to my TiVo... wish I had done this ages ago!

    Thanks!

    -Ian
     
  8. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Sep 19, 2004
    Thanks ... but still ...

    Netgear 814 has TWO versions, v1 and v2. For v2 (don't know about v1), there are several different firmware versions as well ...

    For MA111, there are two versions as well ... look at the box for some very small prints. If it's v2, it will tell you somewhere.

    For TiVo series 2, there are also a handful different variants ... TiVo 2 standalone, Toshiba ... also the version of the systemware ... ;)

    From the posts across the forums, I've seen some people reported success, some others not. I suspect it's due to these minor details.
     
  9. Ian

    Ian TBLBITW

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    OK...

    Tivo 540040
    Netgear MR814v2
    Netgear MA11 (does not say v2)


    Thanks!

    -Ian
     
  10. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Sep 19, 2004
    Thanks. It would be even perfect if you can post the firmware version of your router. :D

    Maybe someone could complie a list of "Would Do" and "Wouldn't Do" of all the combinations?

    For my combination:

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    TiVo: Toshiba SD-H400, latest systemware: 5.1.1b
    Router: Netgear MR814v2, firmware 5.3 (latest)
    USB: Linksys WUSB11 v.2.8

    Used Netgear USB MA111 v1 at the beginning, but failed.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
  11. wizzy

    wizzy S1, (2) S2, TivoHD

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    Tried a Hawking HWU300 w/ a refurb series 2 (4.01b), no luck. I thought since my wired Hawking worked fine, and the HWU250 had been reported as working, that I'd be fine, but no luck. The tivo doesn't see the wireless adapater. Plugged in the wired Hawking, and it found it right away.

    Oh, well. Back to the store.
     
  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler New Member

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    I'd like to say I'm a bit peeved that I have to upgrade my SDH400 twice to get it wireless. Over the phone it takes frickin' forever. And who knows, the the MAG111 might have worked at that point since it's B&G compatible. Instead I just assumed it wasn't compatible and went with the MA111. Difference of $10 to $20 after rebate at CompUSA, but I'd rather have the better one if it would be beneficial in the long run.
     
  13. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    People, this might also have something to do with the specifc details of your wireless router. Please also post the brand, firmware version of the router if you'd like your post to be more helpful ... :eek:
     
  14. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler New Member

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    gotta get to that point though. I'm still trying to get the SDH400 to recognize the adapter first. Then when I get it all going I'll worry about that. I'm not technically declined so I was just trying to post my frustration. Seriously, Toshiba should have an insert or something about the whole wireless thing. Don't know why the initial TV firmware upgrade couldn't be to the .b version. And nowhere in the initial setup did it ask if you were going to network your setup at all.

    I think the setup should initially ask how you're setting it up if it determines what firmware version is installed. I think that's my point. Then I'm all for giving my tivo/adapter/wireless setup and if it works or not. baby steps......haha.
     
  15. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    Hi, as you can see from my previous post, I couldn't get MA111 to stay connected for more than a couple of minutes. I tried two wireless adapters and Toshi could recognize them in seconds. You might want to try other adapters to see if your Toshi can recognize them ... From the threads in this forum, it seems most adapters can be recognized ... Please post back your result. Post your symptoms, maybe some other members can help.

    Have you tried to force Toshi to connect back to the central server to upgrade?

    Also, in my case, Toshi detected the wireless card as soon as I plugged it in.

    Still, what's the brand of your router?
     
  16. bedelman

    bedelman Call me Bob

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    Crystal...
    In regard to trying to get the MAG111 to work, it would not have worked. Currently, no 802.11g adapters are supported at all. The list of adapters that work can be found at www.tivo.com/adapters
     
  17. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    So the expert spoke .. :D

    Do you think it a good idea that asking people to post their successful/unsuccessful configuratoins, with details (model, hardware version, firmware version ... etc), and collect them in one thread?
     
  18. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler New Member

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    gotchya. figured if it works on b and g that it would work. guess that's not the case. I guess you're the one to complain to......why did I have to update the firmware twice to get the networking going? why didn't it upgrade to the .b firmware the first time around, especially if that's the latest version. It takes forever to download so I'm spending way too much of my Saturday getting this going. If it's not going to automatically download the .b version of the software initially, then it should at least ask you how you plan to set it up so it can determine which version to give you. Just a royal PITA. I'd feel better at this point if my service was updated. I paid by credit card last night, and the transaction still isn't complete so I still can't set it and forget yet. Never had this problem with Bank of America (not completing the transaction) so I don't know where the problem truly lies. But I'm connected:

    Wireless Router is a D-Link DI-624 Version C, Firmware v2.42 (the newest one is in beta)
    Adapter: Netgear MA111
    And of course the Toshiba SDH400(for only a $100 after rebates)

    got rid of my g/f's cheap Sungale DVD player and aging non-hifi vcr. And I can stream music from my pc so I don't have to have my Rio Karma or Carbon connected all the time. Can only imagine the streaming getting better with an upgrade to G.

     
  19. jushen1

    jushen1 New Member

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    No, he is a nice experienced forum member who has warmheartedly helped many other members, attested by many posts accross the forums ... :eek:
     
  20. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler New Member

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    I wasn't trying to be mean there. I'm on quite a few product's forums where engineers and such hang out from the company. Very helpful. Got me into beta testing for the one company. Wasn't trying to sound mean there so I hope I didn't. Was just frustrated at the time :)

     

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