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TiVo Wireless USB Adapter on a PC

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Joe Siegler, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler New Member

    May 10, 2000
    Garland, TX
    Due to rearrangement of hardware in my house, I no longer am using a TiVo USB adapter (AG0100).

    I'm wondering if this thing can be used on a PC. I tried plugging it in, found no drivers, either locally or on Windows Update. Not surprised by that, but I was curious if it's possible to use it as a wireless adapter for a PC.
  2. pdonoghu

    pdonoghu New Member

    Mar 5, 2003
    As you found out, there are no drivers, so no, it won't work. The Tivo adapter is a special wireless adapter with additional circuitry to off load signal processing from the Tivo's anemic CPU. It will only work on a Tivo. You could sell it, and get one that will work with your PC.
  3. Da Goon

    Da Goon Registered Abuser

    Oct 22, 2006
    Have a look around on sourceforge.net. Some one cooked up some drivers a while back and posted the code there. Never tried it personally.
  4. mikewilkinson1

    mikewilkinson1 New Member

    Oct 20, 2009
    Nice idea for providing us information about sourceforge.net. Would you mind to let us know more about this? Thanks!
  5. net114

    net114 Tivolitic Guru

    Dec 29, 2000
    Just search that site or google it, if its there you'll find it.:)
  6. ceyko

    ceyko New Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    So, I only have 2 posts and it won't let me post a link. If you google "sourceforge tivo driver" you'll see it.
  7. Enrique

    Enrique Active Member

    May 15, 2006
  8. pdonoghu

    pdonoghu New Member

    Mar 5, 2003
    From the sourceforge.net site:
    "Currently, the linux device driver provides a non-encrypted link to the access point, supporting a core subset of the wireless extensions. The windows device driver only supports firmware download at this time. The device drivers have not yet been released."

    I would take this to mean that you can get an unencrypted basic link with a Linux system and that there is no usable driver for a Windows PC. Since the last update is over 2 years old, I assume no one carried the project any further.

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