Ethernet Port?

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by rexer99, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. rexer99

    rexer99 New Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Lexington, SC


    I apologize if my answer is in the FAQ's. I have looked but cannot find it. I have a new Series 3 Tivo and I want to connect it to my home PC rather than the phone line. The problem is that my computer has only a single Ethernet port that I am currently using to connect my PC to my Speedstream modem for DSL access. How can I connect from the Ethernet port on my Tivo unit to my PC? Thanks.
  2. clem2270

    clem2270 New Member

    Oct 2, 2003
    hello rexer99;

    sounds like you going to need to install a broadband router. And connect your computer(s) and TiVo to the router, and the router to your DSL modem.

    You will probably want to talk with your ISP for help to configure a router to work with your modem.

    Then you will need to refresh your DHCP addressing on your PC, and run the network setup on the DVR.
  3. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    You do not want to hook your Tivo directly up to your PC. You need to get yourself a router. The router will connect to your DSL modem and act as the gateway for your entire network. Most routers have a built-in four port switch, so you can hook both your PC and your Tivo up to it.
  4. jazzsax

    jazzsax New Member

    Feb 22, 2006
    You can probably assume it will work "out of the box" with no set up at all. So do what the others have said. Buy a $40 4 port router, plug it in, connect a cable from the WAN port to the speedstream, and then connect a few network cables from your PC and your Tivo. Reboot your PC and if it works, you're done. If it doesn't, just call your cable company and they'll help you out.
  5. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2006


    Wireless routers are getting pretty easy to set up. Here is a good comparison chart:

    and a quick diagram for setting up routers:

    You can plug up to four wired devices into the router or use wireless devices such as laptops or TiVo wireless adapters (if you don't want to run CAT5 cables from the TiVo to the router)
  6. rexer99

    rexer99 New Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Lexington, SC
    Thanks to everyone who responded. Just ordered a router and cannot wait to set up Tivo. Thanks again.

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