1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

VPN for Two TiVOs

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by JeffreyF, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. JeffreyF

    JeffreyF New Member

    38
    0
    Jan 15, 2012
    I have a TiVO Premier Elite and a TiVO Series3 that are in two separate locations, however, belong to a network that is connected through a VPN.

    Although both TiVO's are on the DMZ part of the network, they do not see each other as one TiVO is on the domain of 192.168.1.X while the other TiVO is on the domain of 192.168.5.X. Both domains are linked to each other through the VPN and can see other other.

    I would like the Series3 to be able to download programs already recorded from the TiVO Premier Elite.

    How can I do this through the existing VPN?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    JeffreyF
     
  2. puffdaddy

    puffdaddy Member

    295
    0
    Mar 1, 2006
    In short, some of the protocols involved (Apple's Rendezvous for discovery) only work within a single subnet (e.g. 192.168.1.x) and can't be routed between different subnets (as I believe you're trying to do).

    It's possible to set up a bridged VPN so that broadcast traffic is forwarded, meaning that protocols like SMB/CIFS and Rendezvous will work across the VPN. An OpenVPN bridged configuration using tap not tun is one way to do this, but it's not trivial. See here for more a prior discussion of this: link.
     
  3. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    2,130
    0
    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
  4. kdmorse

    kdmorse Active Member

    5,031
    7
    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    In case there's any doubt, yes - it works just fine over a bridged VPN. And if both sides are FIOS, it does HD MRS just fine over a bridged VPN - almost indistinguishable from local.

    (We put a lot of work into trying to make it work over a routed vpn. Helper forwarders, a little tivo protocol aware repeater on each router, and got it kinda working, but it was never reliable. So we went with a fully bridged tagged vlan, and it's been rock solid...)
     
  5. puffdaddy

    puffdaddy Member

    295
    0
    Mar 1, 2006
    Out of curiosity, what was the FIOS upstream speed that allowed HD MRS (am I correct to assume that the transferred HD video was one recorded from FIOS TV--which I believe is a slightly lower bit-rate than OTA HD)?
     
  6. kdmorse

    kdmorse Active Member

    5,031
    7
    Jan 29, 2001
    Germantown, MD
    The only datapoints I have are:

    20x5 - Insufficient. MRV works (pins the line), but MRS is a no go.
    20x20 - Sufficient. MRV works at about 2x real speed. MRS work beautifully

    My memory is that we noted MRS was using about 12Mbps up, but don't quote me on that. This was HBOHD, which in theory would be one of their higher bitrate channels.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    19,159
    20
    Jan 31, 2002
    Northern...
  8. ADent

    ADent Active Member

    2,130
    0
    Jan 7, 2000
    Denver, CO
    Thanx for the useful data.
     
  9. JeffreyF

    JeffreyF New Member

    38
    0
    Jan 15, 2012

Share This Page