Originally Posted by johnfasc
Router is long range...power line adapters do what? And how/what are they? I take that back...I did try a power line adapter (pair) but got so so results so gave up on them. But would like the easiest way.
Well, you could try a wired to wireless adapter. My Roamio is on one, the ASUS EA-N66R, but that device has doubled in price lately. The Mini is using an old TiVo AN0100 that I had on my Premiere. The Mini is only 50 feet from the router, a Netgear R7500, and there are two plaster walls inbetween. I don't think the TiVo adapter is so good. It is 5GHz, but never sold as "range extender", like other devices. I do feel the router, ugly as it is, is more important. The ASUS is better than the Linksys or Netgear EX6200. We're still talking money here. My Roamio is on the second floor, router on the first. I also have a Blue-ray, AVR, TV and two computers all on WiFi. And a 2.4GHz printer. There are little or no diagnostics to help with this, which may be why TiVo doesn't support the Mini on WiFi. I set things up this way since I don't like wires and it's not my house. The power is poor, with frequent spikes to 160v and everything is on a UPS. I use security and there are 5 or 6 WiFi telephones visible on a scan. Amazing since I'm pretty rural. Both of my computers use external Realtek USB WiFi 802.11ac adapters. Any questions?