I hate the USB200M... Any other options?

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  1. AbMagFab

    AbMagFab What happened, TiVo?

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    I've used the USB200M on all my hacked Series 2 and HD Tivo's. But I hate them. The little flap breaks, and any cable twist breaks the connection.

    Are there any other good, cheap USB ethernet adapters that are supported by the core drivers? For a 6.2 hack as well as a 3.1.5 HD Tivo hack.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JediKnight2

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    Netgear FA120
     
  3. Philly Bill

    Philly Bill Everyday is Saturday

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  4. JamieP

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    If you want something that works with the tivo supplied drivers:All use the same ASIX ax88172 chip in the usb200m v1. The Xterasys isn't on the tivo supported list, but it identifies itself as a Hawking UF200, which is on the Tivo list. I can verify that it works. Reconditioned Netgear FA-120's can sometimes be found on ebay at a discount over retail prices.

    If your tivos are hacked and you don't mind using the backport drivers available on DDB, the airlink-101 ASOHOUSB can often be found on sale at Fry's B&M for ~ $5. These use the ax88772 chip and won't work with the tivo supplied drivers, but they will work with the backport drivers on DDB.

    I've had a number of usb200m's and never broken a connector. I always use the little usb extension cable they come with. I believe it takes some of the stress off the connector.
     
  5. JediKnight2

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    Got mine on ebay for 14 bucks and the FA120 doesnt have a flimbsy connection for the RJ45...
     
  6. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    FA120 Roxxors my Boxxors
     
  7. bnm81002

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    I think that's a GREAT SUGGESTION to do, I wonder how many people actually do use that little extension cable, I know I certainly will :up:
     
  8. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    My pair of D-Link DUB-E100 High Speed USB 2.0 Fast Ethernet Adapters work perfectly for me...
     
  9. Dirac

    Dirac New Member

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    You're one of the last people I thought I'd see THAT from! :D
     
  10. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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  11. bengalfreak

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    Refurbished ones can be found here for $19.95 with free shipping. I have never ordered from here nor do I have experience with Netgear refurbished products.

    I got mine from NewEgg for $24.95 and they are offering free shipping on all netgear products thru the end of October.
     
  12. rbautch

    rbautch User

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    Here is one slightly cheaper, but currently out of stock. I can vouch for their ruggedness over the flimsy Linksys. This guy on ebay has 90 of these available for $14 shipped.
     
  13. bengalfreak

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    That's dirt cheap man. Of course, both of those are refurbished with a 30 day warranty. The new ones from NewEgg have a five year warranty.
     
  14. yazyazoo

    yazyazoo New Member

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    Jamie,
    How would I apply the backport drivers to my Dtivo 6.2? I am new to this. I have a FA120 but the Airlink's are so cheap that I set up with the Netgear then would like to transfer to a Airlink.
    thanks!
     
  15. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Do some searches on DDB - installation instructions are there (instructions, not a step by step guide - if you can't understand the instructions, you shouldn't attempt the install).
     
  16. captain_video

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    I've been using the refurbed FA120's for quite a while now. They were probably just customer returns that were reboxed. I've bought them on ebay for less than $13 shipped. I've never had a single problem with either the retail versions or the refurbs.

    My first USB 2.0 adapter for a S2 DTivo was a USB200M and I thought it was a piece of crap. I had the exact same problems as the OP and the little flap snapped right off of mine. I don't recall ever getting an extension cable with mine but it could have been buried in the box somewhere behind a cardboard compartment.

    The USB200M probably works fine for many people but you've got to have a good ethernet cable and RJ45 connector attached to it or the connection won't hold up. The Netgear and other similar models are just much more rugged adapters that provide a good solid connection.
     
  17. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    The zipper does this.....
     
  18. betsos94

    betsos94 New Member

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    I'm running 6.2 on 2 dtivos and on 1 of then I keeps losing ethernet and then I reboot and it's back and then gone again, any help please
     
  19. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Are you sure you assigned them each DIFFERENT IP addresses?
     
  20. betsos94

    betsos94 New Member

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    Yes all are DIFFERENT IP addresses, start to transfer recorded movies and it gets
    interrupted stops and loses connection
     

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