Networking Tivo Question

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  1. VOLFAN

    VOLFAN Member

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    Not sure if my question is posted in the correct forum? Please move or advise and I'll delete / repost in correct forum.

    Currently, I have one Tivo S2 networked wireless (Bedroom1) I'm planning to purchase a new TivoHD and add it to my home network (Family Room). The room I want the TivoHD connected has a Cat5 connection in place but it is currently being used by a Xbox360. I want to keep the Xbox connected for Xbox live, etc. What is the best way to share this Cat5 connection without interfering w/ the Xbox360? Is another wireless adapter for the TivoHD my only option?

    Thanks.
     
  2. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    You need a small (4-5 port) Ethernet switch. Most network equipment manufactures make one.

    I have this one and it works great: Linksys 5 port Switch

    Good Luck,
     
  3. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Get a Networking Switch as atmuscarella has mentioned.

    Connect the Cat5 Cable that you have running to the Xbox360 into the Switch, then run a Seperate ethernet Cable to the Xbox. You would also run another Cat5 cable from the Switch to the TivoHD.

    PLEASE ALSO BE ADVISED.

    At the current time, the Series 3 or TivoHD does not support Home Networking. There is no TTG or MRV as the Series 2 has. These features are supposed to be working soon.
     
  4. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    The switch works but is a bit of overkill. You could also just use a dumb HUB for such a use and save some bucks. I think you can find a 4 port HUB for 10$ now a days. Netgear made a great little compact one in a metal case that was great in my travelling consultant days :up:

    PS - just to be clear - the S3 and TiVoHD will network just like the DT model and you can get guide data, TiVoCast and UNBOX downloads as well as share pictures amd music from a PC Currently MRV/TTG is the only thing not enabled in this category on the S3 and TiVo HD
     
  5. ah30k

    ah30k Well-Known Member

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    This warning is a little overboard. The S3 and THD support many home networking features including internet guide updates, internet recording scheduling, Amazon movie rental/purchase downloads, music/picture sharing etc etc etc.

    Yes, MRV and TTG are currently disabled, but don't say that they dont support home networking.
     
  6. VOLFAN

    VOLFAN Member

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    Thanks to everyone for the detailed advice / instructions! I really appreciate the help!

    Jim
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  7. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    Since everyone loves to be picky nowdays:

    A Switch is not an overkill. Hubs are a thing of the past, move on.....

    In Fact, you can purchase New Switches cheaper now than the equivilant Hub.

    Yes, a Hub will work, but since a Switch or Hub is a key component of a Home Network, why not have something that works alot better.

    A Hub can only communicate with One Device at a Time, and the data can only be sent One Way at a time. Two many PC's or Tivo's connected to a Network using Hubs drastically slows the entire Netwrok down.

    A Switch can communicate with many PC's/Tivos etc at the same time, and sends Data to all connected at the same time, not qued up as with the Hub.

    :D
     

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