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Roamio Wifi--What is the Truth?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Latitude94941, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    I didn't say, nor even suggest, it was audio frequency interference now did I? :thumbsdown:
     
  2. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ Member

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    Off topic, but that reminds me of a friend who spent $100 for a special shielded A/C power cord made with 10ga wire for his 25 watt tube amp, to make sure he got ALL the power to his amplifier. It never crossed his mind that the other 75' of wire from the outlet to the breaker box was 14ga unshielded romex running through the walls :)
     
  3. ferrumpneuma

    ferrumpneuma fading fast

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    You didn't?:confused:
     
  4. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    In the old VCR days the tapes had some dumb ratings, like how many drop outs per hour, you could pay more for a tape that had 5 per hour than one that had 20 per hour, one could never see the difference with the low resolution you got with any normal tape. Today we have the power conditioner that costs $1500 or more and does not even have a UPS, my friend that has one has to keep resetting the trip for different outlets, his wife goes nuts when he is not home and part od the system does not work. But in their defense power conditioner do look cool.
     
  5. Latitude94941

    Latitude94941 New Member

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    Thanks, this is helpful.
     
  6. Latitude94941

    Latitude94941 New Member

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    Thanks, Leiff. If you proceed with this, please let us know how it went. Also, did disconnecting the board end up tripping any of the Roamio's self diagnostics?
     
  7. Time_Lord

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    Cool costs money, I think on the really high end stuff you are paying more for aesthetics than anything else.

    Back in my youth (damn I'm getting old) I bought a separate AMP and Pre-AMP, I went out and purchased a Hafler amp and pre-amp, talk about lack of aesthetics, the only light on the amp was on the power switch, the same was pretty much true on the pre-amp.

    Other than taking up more space did it sound any better than a decent all in one receiver? I don't know but I liked it. :)
     
  8. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

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    audio frequency...I amended my post
     
  9. leiff

    leiff Member

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    Board snapped out easily after removing screw. didnt trigger anything. the only way I knew how to test the wifi was repeat guided set up. when I tried doing this and selecting wifi - Romeo locked up. I Then put the board back in, rebooted and selected wifi from guided setup and confirmed wifi was working again as it could see my network so i then removed board again. Ill be keeping wifi board out of my roamio basic for the foreseeable future.
     
  10. Latitude94941

    Latitude94941 New Member

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    Thanks for giving this a try and reporting back. I'll be following in your footsteps as soon as I have the chance.
     
  11. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    While I'm not "worried" about it, I also have an interest in the matter, and appreciate those willing to see what happens, or doesn't happen.

    I am thankful for not having to be the one to try it, just to see what happens, all of the time, for every matter.
     
  12. Latitude94941

    Latitude94941 New Member

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    For those that have been following along, I wanted to post this information which I received yesterday from Tivo Customer Support:

    Thank you for contacting TiVo Customer Support. This is a response to the question you posed to us on reference number XXX. We apologies for the late response. Thanks to testing we have attempted on the TiVo unit we have confirmed that while the TiVo is using an Ethernet connection, the Internal Wireless device is disabled and sends no signal. During the Wireless connection, only communications with the router itself transpire, in any other mode it merely receives, not transmits. We hope that this has answered your questions, if you have any additional questions please feel free to contact our support:
     
  13. Time_Lord

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    of course I found out that this is not true... someplace I posted my issue with wireless, but in a nutshell I did the following:

    1) initially setup the TiVo on WiFi
    2) after the setup was done I moved to ethernet
    3) found that the Roamio was bouncing back and forth between wired and wireless connections
    4) disconnected the ethernet
    5) gained control of the WiFi controls and programmed a bogus A/P name/password
    6) reconnected the ethernet and lived happily ever after (as far as TiVo networking is concerned)

    and this behavior was confirmed by somebody at TiVo

    -TL
     
  14. lessd

    lessd Active Member

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    I think some people have removed the Wi-Fi board in the Roamio itself without causing any problems, I am still not comfortable doing that as some future TiVo update software may look for that hardware and crash if it is not found.
     
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I can run my Romaio BAsic between a wired and wireless connection and it seems to work without issue. When an Ethernet cable is connected, in the network diagnostics area, it shows that it is using the Ethernet connection. if I unplug the cable, it then shows it's using wireless. I plug it back in, and it switched back to the wired connection. But the majoirty of the time I use wireless since I can get the same speeds as the wired connection so it's one less cable to worry about. Especially since the box gets shuttled back and forth to my GFs house.

    I remember people mentioning an issue with this, back in the Summer when i got my Roamio Pro. So for that box I never did set it up for wireless. But I got my Roamio Basic in November and have not seen those issues with the wireless and wired connections.
     
  16. kherr

    kherr Member

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    Your just a grunt and can't make such a decision ..... :up:
     
  17. PLargent

    PLargent New Member

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    I believe this is a military operation ... and the corporal is in charge. :up:
     

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