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01-04-2006, 07:24 PM
Can you use wireless security with Tivo and a wireless router? I did a search but couldn't find much.
01-05-2006, 04:53 AM
I use a TiVo cachecard plugged into a WRT54GS (Linksys wireless router) running 3rd party firmware (DD-WRT) running in wireless client bridge mode connected to my Netgear DG834G ADSL wireless router.
Works fine with both WEP128 or WPA.
All about dd-wrt here:-
I noticed the other day that Southampton PCworld had stacks and stacks of WRT54GS for £59 each and assuming the model version is correct make a real bargain wireless bridge/access point etc etc.
01-05-2006, 10:09 AM
WPA is much better than WEP as the keys used to encode the data change with WPA, unlike WEP. WEP keys can be cracked quite easily by anyone which a PC.
If you have an TiVo Airnet card, then you can only use WEP - they don't support WPA.
If you use an external wireless card, which connects to the TiVo via Ethernet (as suggested in post#2) then you can run whatever you feel like!!
01-05-2006, 10:20 AM
One thing to watch, caught me out at work, some PCMCIA cards (and portable with builtin wireless adapters) WPA only works 100% when logged in as administrator!!!!. Log in as a User or Power User and WPA wireless connection fails. WEP128 is fine.
Not too sure what the issue is but sticking with WEP128 at the moment until a solution is found.
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