Originally Posted by ibadukefan
I need to get my Tivo on my wifi network. I am trying to find the cheapest way to do that.
Can I use something like this:
amazon dot com/Panda-150Mbps-Wireless-N-2-4GHz-Adapter/dp/B00762YNMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375420931&sr=1-1
I've got FIOS with their router. I also have an Apple Airport Extreme. The router is connected to my computer not near my Tivo. Currently, I have the AE connected to the Tivo but I can't get it setup where the Tivo gets a signal even though the AE shows connected.
Can I just use one of these cheap adapters to connect the Tivo? I'd prefer to not use the FIOS router and setup the AE for the network.
Cheapest is relative! I have had both of my TiVo's connected via wireless bridge devices 5Ghz N300. Before I was forced due to a move to switch from DirecTV to cable I had two DirecTV HD DVR's connected. Due to a more recent switch of ISP allowing me to relocate my router, I've retired one Bridge. I've always had multiple devices connected to the bridge devices also i.e. BlueRay, SmartTV, HTH so while the bridge device may have cost more that it provided not one but 4 gigabit ports offsets the expense. The DLink DAP-1522 has been great for me, I wanted to upgrade to a DAP-1533 though I'm going to skip that and finish my system upgrade to AC with a WD My Net AC Bridge. Among AC Media Bridge devices the WD is consistently the one that seems to out preform the rest.
Though if your N or just now upgrading to Dual Band (Highly Recommended) then a DAP-1522(N300) or 1533(N450) would be a good buy. They have come down significantly in price lately.
DAP-1522 - $64.40 Amazon
DAP-1533 - $94.30 Amazon
WD My Net 4‑Port Gigabit Wireless... $129.99 Fry's
You may be able to find better prices I just grabbed a couple from well known sources without searching for the best price.
If you have a BluRay, Game Machine, SmarTV a bridge with mutiple ports becomes more cost effective, and would it really hurt to have an extra Gigabit Port handy?