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Old 01-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #1
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cable modem/gateway and router


Sorry if this topic has been covered, I searched for an answer but could not find one. If you know of a thread that covered this topic, please let me know.

I will be receiving my basic Tivo Roamio on Thursday and plan on connecting to the internet wirelessly. I currently have a cable modem/gateway supplied by Comcast, but am wondering if that will provide a strong enough signal to connect my Tivo, or if I should invest in a wireless router. The Tivo will be located about 20 or 30 feet from the modem/gateway which is in a spare bedroom, so there are walls that may block the signal. My phone is currently connected through the modem/gateway and the signal fluctuates between “good” and “excellent”, depending on where I am in the house, it’s “good” in the living room where the Tivo will be located.

Thanks for your input.


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Old 01-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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Should be fine, the gateways I have used with internet providers have provided good signal strength with the TiVo Wireless-G adapter and Linksys WGA600N ethernet to Wi-Fi adapter.

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Why not hardwire? Its normally worth it, especially if you are looking to use any of the features other than just DRV fuctions (netflix, streaming between boxes, ect).

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