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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    ceyko New Member

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    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

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  8. pdonoghu

    pdonoghu New Member

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    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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