DVRs drop off Linksys WRT 54GS Wireless Router v. 6

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by barbeedoll, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

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    I have a number of DVRs (Series 2) on my wireless network. I'm using a Linksys WRT 54GS Wireless Router, v.6. All of my computers and DVRs work fine.

    For compatibility issues with my third party DVD burner, at Tivo's suggestion I am still on Tivo to Go version 2.0.

    About six months ago (before the new Version 9.1 issues, etc., so I don't think it's a Tivo problem), when I open Tivo to Go on my laptop, no DVRs show up.

    Through a process of trial and error (and help desk calls to Tivo and Linksys), I found the work around is to reboot my wireless router. Then all the DVRs show up and I can transfer to the PC and burn DVDs flawlessly.

    However, after one "batch" finishes transferring, and I want to move to another DVR to input the shows into Tivo to Go......once again.....no DVRs showing.

    The Linksys diagonostic tool shows all peripherials connected properly, and as I said earlier, everything functions fine......except the Tivo to Go feature that shows my DVRs and allows me to transfer to the PC. Once I reboot, even that works fine.

    Any ideas? I searched this and other forums and couldn't find exactly this question or a workable answer.

    Short of a solution, isn't it a poor choice to reboot the router so often?

    Barbeedoll
     
  2. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    Set your TiVos to use static IP's. If your router starts assigning IP's at 192.168.1.100 then give your TiVos 192.168.1.90, 192.168.1.91, etc...

    This way the software is always looking in the same place.
     
  3. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

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    Thanks.

    Barbeedoll
     
  4. phecksel

    phecksel Member

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    you're not going to like my answer, but throw the linksys router in the trash and go get something else. Buffalo is a good choice.

    Linksys 54Gs after V4 are junk I bought a 54GL which is the old v4 and installed dd-wrt firmware on it, and it's stable. v5 and after constantly drop connections
     
  5. barbeedoll

    barbeedoll New Member

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    I appreciate the information.

    I was wondering....as my old LInksys worked great until it finally went belly up.

    Ah, progress! (Grin)

    Barbeedoll
     

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