Ethernet Bridge???

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by ScottNY845, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. ScottNY845

    ScottNY845 New Member

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    Hello All:

    Will a Linksys Wireless G Ethernet Bridge work with the Tivo Premiere?
     
  2. news4me2

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    I use Dlink DAP-1522 Wireless N Bridges on two Tivo's and everything (MRV, Netflix, Updates, etc) streams very well.. Ethernet cables connect the TIVO to the Bridge (along with other components), and the Bridge connects over wireless to my Wireless Router.

    TIVO + 2 other components > ethernet cable > Wireless Bridge > wireless signal > Wireless Router

    As long as you get a good wireless signal, everything should be fine.
     
  3. ScottNY845

    ScottNY845 New Member

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    Ok, sounds good...just trying to keep the usb slot open for a wireless keyboard and might as well make use out of the ethernet port...
     
  4. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

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    I have to say the DAP-1522 rocks. I now have 2 of them on my TiVos. Plus you get 3 extra spare ports to use if you need them. I've snooped the traffic coming off them and they put no extraneous traffic on the network, unlike the Linksys 'N' bridge which also runs quite hot.
     
  5. bobrt6676

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    I use the same setup. Works very well, no issues to mention.
     
  6. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Another vote for Dlink DAP-1522 - great choice for a bridge. Great box.

    A little harder to set up (using non-defaults) than a Tivo wireless N adapter (which is essentially a one-port bridge), but a little less money and far more flexible (up to 4 devices).
     
  7. Jan 8, 2011 #7 of 14
    Mets Masochist

    Mets Masochist New Member

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    I just got a DAP-1522 yesterday to set up with my just arrived TiVo Premiere (which is replacing the TiVo Series2 I used on my home network with a Netgear USB Wi-Fi device that, alas, the Premiere doesn't recognize), but I can't make head nor tails of the thing. I've visited the Dlink support site and read FAQs but I'm still lost.

    Can anyone steer me through the process ... or point me to a site that will? For the record, I've also got a Dlink DIR-655 wireless router. I thought going Dlink for both devices would make setup easy, but boy was I wrong!

    Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2011 #8 of 14
    bobrt6676

    bobrt6676 Member

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    The Dap1522 Quick setup guide can be confusing.( it's actually easier than the instructions.) I found this link that explains the setup step by step.
    Hope it helps. The Dap 1522 has worked flawlessly for me. I have 2 Tivos and a DVD player connected to it.

    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2329231,00.asp
     
  9. Mets Masochist

    Mets Masochist New Member

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    bobrt6676: thanks for the pointer.

    I actually got the bridge working on my own -- no thanks to the terrible documentation or the D-link FAQ, which shows UI screenshots that differ from the UI *I* see when I view the Bridge mode interface. (Personally I find it amazing that D-link doesn't even bother mentioning that the UI you see will depend on whether you've got the DAP set to Bridge mode or AP mode.)

    But I'll click through to the link you provide and save it in case issues come up down the road.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. SUOrangeman

    SUOrangeman Poor Man's A/V Snob

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    Anyone had luck using the DAP-1522 as a 5GHz bridge? I'm sending out a 5GHz signal via DD-WRT (from a Netgear WNDR3300), but the D-Link doesn't see it. I understand that the antennas aren't the best in the D-Link, but it manages to pick up my 2.4GHz signal (I'm purposely not sending not 802.11n @ 2.4GHz, though). My other 5GHz devices are working fine.

    -SUO
     
  11. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Yes

    When you click "site survey", the 5GHz doesn't show as an option?
     
  12. SUOrangeman

    SUOrangeman Poor Man's A/V Snob

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    No, it only sees the slower 2.4GHz network.

    Oh, how I wish I could load DD-WRT directly on the DAP-1522.

    -SUO
     
  13. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

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    Probably doesn't matter, but do you have the latest firmware on the DAP?
     
  14. SUOrangeman

    SUOrangeman Poor Man's A/V Snob

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    Firmware is 1.31 (late 2010)

    -SUO
     

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