Advertisements The answer to your question may be different for Netflix streaming rather than other TiVo network operations (TTG and MRV) which probably are the context for what you mention reading elsewhere. There are lots of technical details and a full understanding of them is not available to us. What bicker and szurlo described above are just examples. I recommend you "just run ethernet". Many posters have reported advantages for wired connections in all phases of TiVo operation. One of the complexities is that even if the TiVo itself is a bottleneck, it can still be less of a bottleneck when running with wired rather than wireless internet. In other words the "bottleneck" model is too simplistic.