We currently have two tivos that are connected to our wireless network and they are working perfectly. They show up in Network Magic (home networking software, supposed to make networking things and seeing network connections easy) just fine. So we get a new [refurbished Humax] tivo and since we have no phone line, I hook up the tivo wireless adapter and bingo, I get the "let's set up your network" blurb from tivo. Cool. I was thrilled because I had been led to believe I would have to either use a phone line or hard-wired connection (and this tivo is nowhere near the router). I find my router name, enter the password, follow all the prompts, try to connect, and... nothing. The final error I get says "A DHCP server could not be located on the network." Oh, that's right, duh, I have to add the MAC address of the tivo on the router (which I had to do for the other two units). I try again. Same DHCP error. I check my router settings (and router manual) and it says the DHCP default is ON and I check and our DHCP lease is set to forever, so not sure what the problem is. I try to connect about 10 times, sometimes varying the selections/options given to me (even choices I know are wrong) and nothing works. "You will need to know the SSID..." Yes, I know it. And I double-checked it with the other tivos. "How do you want the Recorder to obtain an IP?" If I say "get automatically" it tries and says "Do you need to use a DHCP client ID on your network?" and I choose the default (no/aren't sure) and it sends me back to "A DHCP server could not be located on the network." If I say "let the recorder assign an IP" I am prompted to enter the DHCP client and password - which I haven't the faintest idea about. If I try to "add a network device" via Network Magic, I select wireless, it temporarily unlocks my network, then tells me to go add the device - which I try - and I get all the same errors as above. Network Magic also tells me that I "will need to enter the encryption key into your new device" but of course I cannot add anything to the tivo. I realize there are a few somewhat easy solutions: 1) Run 50' of Cat 5 (from the bedroom to the office) to test a hard-wired connection - but I don't have that much cable. 2) Hook the tivo up to one of the other TVs/tivos that has a currently working wireless connection - but that involves unhooking everything from a currently-working tivo (which as I'm sure you all know, is a nightmare of hard-to-get-to cables inside entertainment centers, etc.), attempting all this with the new tivo, taking the chance of messing up a working tivo, and possibly not even solving the problem. 3) Hooking up the tivo to the closest tv to the office and running 20' of Cat 5 to hardwire it. Which sounds the best, except I have to completely disconnect the cable (etc) from my current setup, and it's not exactly easy to get to (would have to move the entertainment center). Again, I hate to chance messing up something that is currently working. Hubby would normally deal with all this (and has dealt with all the other tivo issues and installs), except he is deployed right now. He has tried troubleshooting from Iraq, but he can't see what I'm seeing so it's very frustrating. So, any ideas? I am at my wit's end. Is it something that has to be done hard-wired first and then the wireless will work? Is it because of the refurbished unit? (Meaning, the software is too old?) Is the software not updated enough to use wireless? (I assumed it was since it prompted me to connect to broadband.) Why would two tivos be on the network and working, but the third can't seem to be added? What is this DHCP stuff and why is it such a problem? This is the Belkin router I have.