Airnet cards

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by spitfires, May 11, 2011.

  1. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Does anyone know if airnet cards are still available?
     
  2. CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    I think 9th Tee have them.
     
  3. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    They are limited to WEP (no WPA), plus range is very limited by the metal case unless you also wire in an external antenna.

    Better solution is wired turbonet/cachecard and then using homeplug or a wifi gaming adaptor.
     
  4. sculptor

    sculptor sculptor

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    I use the wired cachecard attached to an apple airport express unit which wirelessly connects to the router using WPA2.
     
  5. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    Thanks for the info. It seems they are also quite slow - although probably fast enough to replace a modem Daily Call. I'm not bothered about WPA - can't think why a Tivo dialogue would require encryption!

    I'm just trying of think of what we can do for people who want to switch to ethernet but don't have a lot of money. ;)

    Most (ok well a 'lot') of people seem to have wireless in their house nowadays and probably don't want to run an ethernet cable from their Tivo to their adsl modem. (Personally I have no problem with the cable running across two rooms and the hallway - although I do sound like a stuck record with telling visitors to "mind the cable"!).

    £90 for a cachecard (or £50 for a turbonet), plus the cost of a bridge (£35-50) makes it a very expensive way for people to switch to using the network in preference to dial-up. Don't think there's a cheaper alternative though. (Unless someone wants to resurrect the original Tivonets! )
     
  6. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Most wifi routers only support one encryption method for the whole network - so WEP/none would be reducing your whole network to that.
     
  7. spitfires

    spitfires wassock

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    True :(

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  8. CarlWalters

    CarlWalters Yo Ho TiVo!

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    A pair of HomePlug adapters (about £35 - £40) plus a TurboNZet card (£39) might work.
     
  9. spitfires

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    Yes should do - that's still £75 though which is a lot of money for some people... they might start thinking it would be better to get a new toy altogether :(
     
  10. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    ebuyer advertise the 85's for £24 every now and again
     
  11. johala_reewi

    johala_reewi New Member

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    I've got a couple of 85s in a box. I upgraded to 200s a while back.
     
  12. dchsimpson

    dchsimpson New Member

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    I use a D-Link wireless router £7 off Ebay. Virigin Media give D-Link wireless routers away with their broadband. Most people with a fast broadband want a better router so they sell their D-Link. You can load them with open source Firmware and create a very cheap Repeater Bridge router that can connect up to an extra five devices. Far cheaper and better than a pair of home plug adapters if you already have a wireless router. If not buy a pair of D-Link routers.
     
  13. sjp

    sjp Active Member

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    better? maybe / maybe not - i'm happy with the upgrade in speed VM+homeplugs gets me. if i need more speed i'll swap em out for 200's.

    my homeplugs plugged in and worked. i'm pretty sure i could get your solution working but would it have been as easy as plugging 2 things into the mains?

    plus, i'm lazy :)
     
  14. Trinitron

    Trinitron New Member

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    The biggest advantage of networking is to use Tivoweb and other hacks. If the AltEPG project has solved the issue of dialup then switching to ethernet access is no more a requirement than it always has been. Or am I missing something?
     

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