Are you supposed to be able to PING your TiVo?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rasmasyean, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiousity, what's the model number of that D-Link thing you first used, what are you using for a router, and are you connecting wirelessly to your network with anything in addition to the TiVo?
     
  2. rasmasyean

    rasmasyean New Member

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    The Wireless Client was a DWL-2000AP. It's pretty old, but it's wireless G.
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=10

    My router is a D-Link DGL-4300
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=370

    I have around 9 regular clients that connect to the router which includes iPod, iPad, and Windows Mobile Phone. I periodically have guests with laptops, iPods, and iPads, connect to the router as well. I also have 1 wired computer and occasionally an extra one connected to the router when I want to move large files between them.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    If you go here

    http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DWL-2000AP-AirPlus-Xtreme-Wireless/dp/B00007LTBE

    and read the first review by Tom Griffin,

    apparently the 2000AP is only supposed to be able to connect with another 2000AP.
     
  4. rasmasyean

    rasmasyean New Member

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    I actually dug it up from the closet, but in the past it was used to connect to a DWL-624 router as that reviewer said. And it did have it's drops here and there but all you do power cycle it and it will work for a while again. Same with another D-Link USB dongle I got for another computer. In the early days of WiFi every other device had it's quirks (esp. at longer ranges), but it worked for the most part. Some still have quirks. And I did get the DWL-2000AP to work with the TiVo. And yes, it did drop on me so I had to power cycle it. Especially since it's kind of far and the reception wasn't that good.

    But that doesn't explain why I had to reset TiVo for the WiFi to work...for now. I also ran a long CAT5 to the Tivo and initially, I got it to work but then I reinstalled Windows to investigate an IE problem I had and I couldn't get the wired connection to work right...even though the settings were exactly the same.

    It was like this.
    TiVo->Internet (working)
    TiVo->PC (working)
    PC->TiVo (NOT working)

    So now I got this TiVo dongle and it was like this.
    TiVo->Internet (working)
    TiVo->PC (NOT working)
    PC->TiVo (NOT working)

    So as you know I reset the Box with the EXACT SAME settings and...for now at least...all 3 connections are working.
    I have a feeling that if I reboot my computer or don't use anything over night, it's going to start all over again. lol
     

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