802.11g Adapters Added to Compatible Adapters List

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by TiVoBill, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. Feb 18, 2005 #21 of 302
    briguymaine

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    I'm so torn, I just sent in my rebate for a dlink usb1 adapter. I was waiting but the postmark date was coming up so I sent it. Damn. It was only a ten dollar rebate, double damn...
     
  2. Feb 18, 2005 #22 of 302
    jbfstplk

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    I have a D-Link 802.11G wireless router and first tried the D-Link G USB adapter with the Tivo. When I learned that it was not supported, I bought the D-Link B adapter, which works perfectly. Once the TiVo sustem was upgraded to the version 7, I was able to copy shows to my Windows computer. But a half-hour show took just about a half-hour to copy -- so I am wondering if I should re-connect the G adapter. I guess it won't do any harm.

    Since I can view the program on the computer and can also burn Movies there using Nero, I'm wondering whether I must buy the new Sonic software to burn the MPEG2 files. I suppose this is a question for Nero, but I bet you guys know the answers.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2005 #23 of 302
    dshinnick

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    I have an older S2, a 140x box, and the Netgear WG111 did work; however, with a Linksys USB "B" adapter I was getting around 500KB/sec transfer rate. When I swapped in the Netgear "G" adapter, it dropped to about 1/2 of that! I'm back to Linksys, the Netgear goes back to the store.

    Dave S.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2005 #24 of 302
    ohbrian

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    I installed 2 D-Link G adapters last night and I agree with Bill. Looks like zero increase in transfer speeds to me.
     
  5. Feb 18, 2005 #25 of 302
    e-treesh

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    Two out of three. Not bad.

    Thanks TiVo ;)
     
  6. Feb 18, 2005 #26 of 302
    tivarino

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    More important, I think, for you G wireless users is the fact that using both G and B on your network will slow the whole network down to B speeds. So, now that G is supported by TIVO, those who use ALL G SHOULD see a significant speed increase FOR THE OTHER G devices on the system even if TIVO isn't any faster...
     
  7. Feb 19, 2005 #27 of 302
    rlcarr

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    Sorry to ask again, but it was never addressed.

    Will 802.11g adapters not work at all with the 140xxxxx Series 2 machines, or are they merely officially unsupported?
     
  8. Feb 19, 2005 #28 of 302
    TiVoBill

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    I'm double-checking, but I'm pretty sure they won't work at all. None of the recent adapters that have been added over the last year are compatible with Series2 Rev1 (the ones that start with '1") due to some hardware differences on that box. I will let you know what I find out.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2005 #29 of 302
    rlcarr

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    Darn.

    Well, I do appreciate you checking and am getting ready for the bad news. 1/2 :)
     
  10. Feb 19, 2005 #30 of 302
    dshinnick

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    To quote myself........
     
  11. Feb 19, 2005 #31 of 302
    BrianEWilliams

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    I've seen this slowdown mentioned before, so I did a test. I have a laptop with G, and my TiVo uses B. I watched my laptop's connection dialog box as I connected the TiVo to the service. The laptop kept reporting 54 Mbs, so I am not convinced. Is there some documentation on this effect?
     
  12. Feb 19, 2005 #32 of 302
    rlcarr

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    It depends on the access points you have. Some work fine in mixed modes, others slow everything down to B speeds.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2005 #33 of 302
    rainwater

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    That will only happen if you have an old G router or a crappy router. Any decent router you can buy these days will not slow the network down to B speeds in mixed mode. If it does, you should check for a firmware upgrade for your router.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2005 #34 of 302
    filbay

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    Anyone wants to buy a Dlink DWL-G120... $20 after rebate from Bestbuy.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2005 #35 of 302
    AGoss

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    well, the DWL-G120 that I have will not work for me. I have powered off the unit, unpluged the wireless adapter currently attached, waited 30 seconds, plugged in the DWL-G120, waited a few more seconds, plugged the power back in.

    I never get any lights on the DWL-G120 even though I can plug it into any of the other PCs in my house and the lights come on immediately. So, I am not sure exactly if there is a certain version of the DWL-G120 that is support but the one I have isn't working. :confused:

    Anyone have any suggestions?

    Andy
     
  16. Feb 20, 2005 #36 of 302
    DominicWu

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    Would this apply to the DirecTivo's?
     
  17. Feb 20, 2005 #37 of 302
    BUDYL

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    Purchased a DWL-G120 at BB once I saw this added to the Tivo tested list.
    It said v B1 on the box. I have a Toshiba SD-h400. Netgear WGR614v4 router.
    Was using a MS MN-510 Usb adapter (11b).
    At first, connected the G120 to my SD-h400 and it worked great. 100% signal, music and photos worked thru desktop etc. Seemed OK. But when I tried Tivo 2 Go, it timed out trying to contact my Tivo. Well, then I go to my Tivo and find it now
    says no signal. Reboot tivo. OK, signal is back. Try T2Go again, no PVRs found. Signal gone again from Tivo. Put my old USB adapter back, everything works great again. I have a laptop connected in 11g to the router all the time. So, its not a router problem.
    Took the DWL-G120 back to BB. I'll wait for the next round of tested USB adapters.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2005 #38 of 302
    dconner

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    Yeah, I've got the exact same situation with my DWL-G120. Has anybody actually succeeded with one yet?
     
  19. Feb 20, 2005 #39 of 302
    TiVoBill

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    Can you check for me what software version you have on your TiVo (on the System Info screen)? If it is 7.1x, please send me a PM with your TiVo Service Number and whether it says "B1" or "B2" on the bottom of the adapter so that and I can follow up with you?
     
  20. Feb 20, 2005 #40 of 302
    TiVoBill

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    DIRECTV DVRs with TiVo do not support networking at this time.
     

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