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Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by alek, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. ericd121

    ericd121 Crown Topper

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    Milton...
    Well, the OP's question has been answered to I'm going to pull this thread to one side.

    I have a switch downstairs which connects to my Tivo's and XBox Classic from which I have a cable to my ADSL router upstairs which connects to my PC.

    Can I plug a wireless bridge into my switch thus giving me a Wi-Fi access point allowing my iPod Touch to connect t'Internet?
     
  2. Heuer

    Heuer New Member

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    Yes.
     
  3. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    South...
  4. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    Tony,

    The GS605 should be fine, I have a GS608 in the TV cabinet, and it seems to perform well enough (it's approx 3-4 years old now). I use it for a bunch on things, including streaming high bit-rate Blu-Ray rips to the TV.

    My "distribution" switch however, is a Netgear Prosafe GS108 (which is full), which did have to be replaced, as the V1/V2 had issues when it go to a couple of years old. However, the Prosafe range has a lifetime warranty (and not a TiVo definition of lifetime, I think ;) :D ), so they replaced it with the latest version which has been going strong for some years now.

    I gave up using the switch built into (consumer grade) routers years ago, they just don't perform properly in my experience, nor do they seem to last (at least, not providing full speed).

    I notice that for approx £80, you can now get a decent Linksys or Netgear *managed* 8 port Gig switch (fanless, of course :) ), which is what I'll switch to, in time for when the kids are old enough to think they can plug devices into the network and they should just work ;) (they won't :D ).

    HTH!

    Matt :)
     
  5. mutant_matt2

    mutant_matt2 New Member

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    Ignoring the fact that they are bi-directional, I would argue that if you're going to describe it like that, it is 1 x "Out" (WAN) and 4 x "In" (LAN) ;) :D

    </pointless pedant :D >
     
  6. worm

    worm Damn The Man!

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    Coldstream...
    you do the hokey cokey and you turn around.....
     
  7. ericd121

    ericd121 Crown Topper

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    Milton...
    Thanks for the confirmation, Heuer.

    And thanks for the info, Automan. I'll look for Auto Bridge Mode when I'm searching.

    That Buffalo might be overkill for me as I have 5 free ports on the switch.
     
  8. Automan

    Automan Ex TiVo User

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    Just been looking inside my unmanaged GigaBit Switch.

    [​IMG]

    I have ordered an alternate fan from eBay "Fractal Design 4cm 40mm Silent Cooling PC Case Fan" so with luck it will make a lot less noise...

    Automan.
     

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