Can not see Tivo on my Network

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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #1 of 13
    jilter

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    Posted elsewhere, no replies.

    I hooked up my new(to me) Tivo Sries 3 to my network via a wireless bridge.
    Yet, it does not show up in Now Playing in my other Tivo units or show my other Tivo units in its NP. Any hints on what I could try?

    Thanks!
    Jill
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #2 of 13
    shadoh

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    Are you sure it's getting an IP address? Is it showing an IP and successful communication with the TiVo service in the Network Settings?
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #3 of 13
    windracer

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    Also make sure your bridge is on the same subnet as the rest of your network as the protocols used by the TiVo for multi-room viewing and such won't traverse different subnets.

    In other words, if your main TiVos IP addresses start with 192.168.1.x, make sure your S3 isn't on 192.168.2.x.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #4 of 13
    jilter

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    /going to check.....
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #5 of 13
    ThAbtO

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    Does it have a Media Access Key? Look under Messages & Settings / Account & System Information / Media Access Key

    No Media Access Key means transfers hasn't been activated, so go to tivo.com and login, then under DVR Preferences, There are checkboxes for each Tivo for TRANSFERS and DOWNLOADS. Check them. Make Tivo connections, wait up to 24 hrs.

    All Tivos on your network should have the same MAK.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2011 #6 of 13
    jilter

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    Media Access Key....Check
     
  7. Apr 9, 2011 #7 of 13
    jilter

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    Yes, That is exactly it.
    So, can I go back into the bridge and change that "2" to a "1"?
     
  8. Apr 9, 2011 #8 of 13
    jilter

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    Just what I suspected would happen did happen.
    When I changed the settings on the bridge to a subnet of "1"....I lost the ability to talk to my router with the bridge.
    I am a complete novice on this and can follow instructions, but don't understand much of what I am changing.

    Prior to this, I followed explicit instructions to get the bridge to see the main router and be able to use the Tivo via an ethernet cable, and of course those instructions were guiding me to put the bridge on a "2" subnet.
    Thanks for any help for a network dummy.

    Jill
     
  9. Apr 9, 2011 #9 of 13
    worachj

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    It may help if you tell up which wireless bridge you’re using?

    • Your bridge and other TiVo’s must be on the same subnet.
    • All DVRs must also be running software version 9.1 or later.
    • All DVR’s must be enabled for transfers on TiVo’s website.

    Set up your Bridge to obtain an IP address automatically from your router’s DHCP server. That should insure that all your tivo’s are on the same subnet. Verify that the IP address on the TiVo connected to the bridge is on the same subnet as the other TiVo’s. List your TiVo’s IP addresses for use to check.
     
  10. jilter

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    Wow:
    A whole day, but I did it.
    The info from windracer was a great help as I was not aware of subnets until today.
    I came back to post of my success getting it to work in case someone else does a search for this.
    This wiki was very helpful.

    I had to start from scratch several times over, but I did finally get every Tivo on my network seeing every Tivo (for now).
    In our basement we have a second router that is talking wireless to my Access Point and enabling us to plug any device needing an ethernet hard wire connection to it. For us, that means an older XBox, a Slingbox, and a Tivo.

    Too bad most of the programs on our Tivos can not be transferred simply amidst our home network.

    Thanks to anyone who tried to help, I appreciate it!

    Jill
     
  11. windracer

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    Glad you got it working! Welcome to the world of advanced home networking. ;)
     
  12. Rocketslc

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    Or the nightmare of advanced home networking.

    :)
     
  13. jilter

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    Advanced....no.
    Nightmare....yes.
     

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