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Will Stream work over ac wireless bridge?

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream' started by mvnuenen, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dec 9, 2012 #1 of 17
    mvnuenen

    mvnuenen ~0.0~

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    I have two Netgear's ac routers (one configured as a bridge). This gives me wireless speeds allowing streaming of bluray movies and seems on par with MoCA. I plan to connect the Stream to my primary router but my Tivo is wired to my bridge.
    Will this work?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2012 #2 of 17
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Maybe, but TiVo only officially supports MoCa or Ethernet so if it doesn't they wont help if it doesn't.

    If you're going to do it that way you should hook the Stream to the same leg of the network as the TiVo. That way TiVo to Stream is wired and the only part going over wifi is the compressed H.264 stream.

    Dan
     
  3. magnox

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    Makes no difference as the bridge presents ethernet to the stream.
     
  4. mattack

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    Well, it makes a difference because if the connection is flaky, it won't work reliably.

    It's REALLY annoying, but BOTH the Tivo and the Stream need to be able to connect to the Internet (to contact Tivo) while you're downloading/streaming a show. Seems completely unnecessary, since both are already registered to your account, and for example, I could download with kmttg without the Tivo seeing the internet.

    I use a bridge (and admittedly, my connection is flakier than I previously thought it was) to connect upstairs (with the Tivo & Stream) to downstairs Internet.
     
  5. jcthorne

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    You really should investigate going to a moca connection. Its as reliable as a wired ethernet connection (in this application) and faster than the tivo can move data.
     
  6. mattack

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    AFAIK, the Moca adapters aren't dirt cheap anymore, so it would be a bunch of money.. Plus, I already need an amplifier upstairs, so I'm not sure if the Moca would still work as well (presumably it would be before the amplifier, but if I need to amplify my signal to get stable signal, maybe the moca frequencies would have the same issue?)
     
  7. Dan203

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    TiVo has MoCa adapaters for $50...
    https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories-networking.do

    Also I use two seperate amplifiers to get a good TV signal in my house, and MoCa still works fine. A bad TV signal is usually caused by a low signal level coming into the house. That has no effect on MoCa because the MocA adapater generate their own signal.

    Dan
     
  8. jcthorne

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    The actiontec moca adaptors are available from amazon as well for under $100 for a two pack and free shipping.

    They just work. No setup.
     
  9. compnurd

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    You may be ok with AC, but the connection quality will be the biggest question. AC is much faster then N so the speed will be there
     
  10. herbman

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    Where? I see nothing that inexpensive.
     
  11. jcthorne

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    Ok so they are 120 this morning. Amazon prices change. Use camelcamelcamel to track if you like. They were 96 last week when I bought some. Tivo also sells them for 50 each.
     
  12. ShayL

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    You can also get actiontec fios routers from craigslist or ebay too. You can see the instructions here: http://www.dslreports.com/faq/15984
     
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  14. sbiller

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    I ordered one from TiVo back in May-12 for $79.99 and ordered another one on Sept-12 for $49.99.
     
  15. davezatz

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    Hm, interesting. Either I missed this or forgot. I have an old FiOS Actiontec router I need to hack into bridge mode to get a few more Ethernet jacks near my downstairs coax drop. But 50 bucks seems pretty reasonable - could find a use for that. Especially since it looks to have coax pass-thru, unlike my Actiontec.
     
  16. sbiller

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    Yep. It works great in my FiOS set-up providing both Coax and Ethernet to my 2-tuner Premiere and Ethernet to my Roku. I did have to add an Ethernet switch since it only has one Ethernet output.
     
  17. Dan203

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    Like a week after I paid $75 for one from Amazon.

    Dan
     

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