So much wisdom here, but can't find an answer to my quandry. Can anyone help? First of all, here are the units I've got:
Tivo A = Tivo HD, with two cable cards from provider (Cablevision)
Tivo B = Series 2, single tuner, non-HD, no cable card
I bought two AGO100 wireless adapters for the purpose of networking my two Tivo units to each other. That's my primary goal; if I can also link them to my laptop and Tivo broadband services, that would be gravy.
When I first connected the wireless adapters, I didn't accomplish do the right thing for setting up a peer-to-peer network; instead, each found my wireless router (mfr = Belkin, speed = G), connected successfully to the Tivo network, etc. All good if that were what I wanted to do.
So I went back, following the instructions here on the page "Creating a wireless peer-to-peer network to connect two DVRs" at support-dot-tivo-dot-com.
I created the network on Tivo A, naming the network "tivo." It assigned itself a ten-digit IP address starting with 169.254. I then went to Tivo B, and it found the wireless network "tivo," and assigned itself as 12-digit IP address also starting with 169.254. They're using channel 11. They showed (and still show) that they're connected to "tivo" with good to excellent signal strength.
But I couldn't see each unit in the other's Now Playing list. (My understanding is that's what's supposed to happen, but I've never seen a screenshot of it.) So i did two more things:
1. Re-started both Tivo units.
2. Waited 24 hours.
Other possibly-relevant info:
1. On Tivo A, the "Network Diagnostics" page indicates that the "Port configuration test:" is "Testing," and that "DNS resolution test: Failed." When I select the Port Configuration Test item, the screen says "The test is still in progress . Please return to the screen once the test completes."
2. The "Network Connection" page on Tivo B looks different from the one on Tivo A in this respct: the fifth line item reads "Test TiVo service connection," whereas on Tivo A it reads "View network diagnostics."
So... Help! What do I need to do differently?
Again, if it's possible to be connected BOTH to Tivo via broadband and to each other, that would be great. But the reason i got these adapters was to be able to transfer programs.