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Roamio owner initial feedback

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by HenryFarpolo, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Does your Router/AP have MAC filtering enabled? If so you need to add the TiVo MAC to the list.
     
  2. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Also, make sure your router has enough addresses available. I usually set mine to just enough for what I need, to keep wireless intruders out. If I add a new device, I have to increase my IP range from say 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.20 to 21. There's also various degrees of wireless authentication, the simplest requires you to push a button, either physically, on the router, or by going into the menus and pushing a virtual button.

    Time to dig out the router's manual and compare notes with the device you are trying to connect...
     
  3. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    Changing my wireless channel on the router worked.
     
  4. P42

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    @nooneuknow you know when you leave you house with your smart phone, or turn off your laptop, etc at night, the router could then hand out one of those IP to the wireless intruders? And on top of that they could just guess and statically assign one to their device. :)

    The push button your refer to is WPS which is also easily cracked. Just use WAP2 with a long key, and be done with it. KISS

    Back on topic, not buying a Roamio anytime soon, but delighted to hear that it is the bees knees.
     
  5. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    That's why I also have to manually allow each MAC address of ANY wireless device. I set that up too, FYI. I tend to try to be redundant, if not tricyclic, when if comes to wireless security. I use very strong WPA2-PSK/AES. I never said that *I* use the "button method" Need a list of the other preventative measures I've enabled as well? Please don't say yes. It's O.T.
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    IPs and MAC addresses are very easy to spoof, so that's not providing you any real protection. The only real protection is your WPA key.
     
  7. jpasint

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    Actually, most DHCP servers assign an IP address lease for a minimum (it's configurable) of 24 hours.

    So the IP address is yours for that entire time, usually, that is.

    Joe
     
  8. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    The way I see it, every weak bit of protection, like minimal IP address pool, MAC address by authorization only, not broadcasting SSID, and many others, will make them hackers work, only to find they can't get past the whopper of a key I use with WPA2 & AES-only encryption. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I use to think the same way. But then I realized how much of a PITA it was when I bought something new or I had someone over that wanted to use my wifi on their phone.
     
  10. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Neither happens enough to be a PITA, around here, except when I finally do get something new, and forget just how many roadblocks, spikestrips, and rolls of razor wire I deployed.... :D
     
  11. mattack

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    Can you please give me a *number*? Is it *BETTER* than the Premiere 4? (Which I said is a lot better than S3/TivoHD.. I was AMAZED at how my S1s booted the last time I used them.. But then again, they're glacially slow getting into Now Playing if you have an expanded hard drive.)
     
  12. innocentfreak

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    I believe the slow boot is due to the security checks because of the previous ability to prom hack. Or at least this is what I have read before and this is how TiVo blocked it so the Premiere line couldn't be hacked.
     
  13. mattack

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    You can still do transport stream and NON-transport stream, I hope?

    Since tivodecode doesn't work (reliably) with Transport Stream downloads.
     
  14. mattack

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    I'm not sure if you're agreeing with me -- the Premieres are WAY FASTER in booting. I think you're saying that the S3/TivoHD are so slow _because_ of extra checks.

    I don't care, I just am curious as to how fast the new ones boot.
     
  15. innocentfreak

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    Yes they are way faster, but still slower than they could be due to the security checks.

    This is why I don't expect the Roamio to boot much faster since you can only speed up those security checks so much.
     
  16. rlcarr

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    Where on the Verizon/FiOS website is the CableCARD stuff, especially activation and pairing? (And ordering one, for that matter...)
     
  17. innocentfreak

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    FiOS has it under add/change equipment. They charge $20 to ship so you are better off calling to order one for pickup at your local Verizon store, not wireless store. My store always requires a order to pick one up so if you don't call you will need to call in store. When you get the card, they will give you a sheet with the info and web address and phone number to do the pairing.
     
  18. grey ghost

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    I'm doing my first Tivo install tomorrow and I'm nervous as all get out. Went to Comcast today to pick up my cable card. They gave me a "naked" card without a single piece of information about anything. No phone numbers for pairing, no instructions, nothing......Fortunately I've read both here and Comcast support about the phone numbers. I'm very worried that this is a "reject" card that has been tried before, but there's nothing I can do about it til my new Roamio arrives and the card fails:(
     
  19. HenryFarpolo

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    Hi8 TiVoPro - wanabe!

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    they probably figured it would help you get it working any faster than trying to get it working without instructions.

    my experience with Comcast & cable cards is the problems are ALWAYS on their side of it. If you really want to watch a show, wait till they send a technician out to your house! It's like watching training class 101. They kinda look at the CC like it's the first time they ever saw one. Probably because it might be.

    Good Luck ... it will eventually work perfectly for a long time, once it's paired "Properly".
     

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