NEW Wireless N adapter

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  1. Apr 24, 2010 #1 of 105
    lofreco

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    Word from TIVO online chat and phone support is that the NEW Tivo Wireless N adapter will be available tomorrow, Sunday, April 25th for $89.99. Can anyone CONFIRM this??
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 #2 of 105
    innocentfreak

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    I actually want to say my Best Buy store that just opened Friday had them in stock and on the shelf. The Price sounds correct. I was surprised when I saw them since I didn't know they were out but then I wasn't really looking for them either.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 #3 of 105
    BlackBetty

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    $90 seems high to me. I would have thought $60.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 #4 of 105
    aaronwt

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    If it was $60 I would probably get one or two. But for $90 I can get a Dlink Wireless bridge that handles 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz wireless N. And has four gigabit ports. Performance is identical to a wired connection with it. 90mbs transfers from Premiere to Premiere with no issues
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 #5 of 105
    sdzc

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    This will be a silly question I am sure, but the non-N Tivo wireless adapters will work with the Premiere correct?
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 #6 of 105
    orangeboy

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    Correct.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2010 #7 of 105
    pdonoghu

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    From Tivo's press release:
    http://pr.tivo.com/easyir/customrel...ersion=live&prid=592919&releasejsp=custom_150

    It is a wireless bridge working on both 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands. Since it is compatible with all dual tuner Tivos, and all dual tuner Tivos have Ethernet ports; I'm assuming it connects via Ethernet, and not USB. It remains to be seen how many ports it has, and how many devices it can support.

    I would also expect that once it has been out for awhile, it will be discounted by the usual vendors.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2010 #8 of 105
    orangeboy

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    FYP - You double pasted the link ;)
     
  9. Apr 25, 2010 #9 of 105
    pdonoghu

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    Thanks. Fixed the link.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2010 #10 of 105
    aaronwt

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    Yes the TiVo wireless N adapter handles 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. But for around the same price I can get a wireless bridge (with gigabit ports) and connect four devices. I use six of the Dlink Bridges/APs. All the 100mbs devices attached have identical performance to being on a wired connection. Any gigabit devices have no issues getting 150mbs throughput going through the wireless bridges. I'll probably be moving more of my 100mbs wired devices to the wireless bridges and take them off my gigabit wired network.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2010 #11 of 105
    SullyND

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    When did they add ethernet to the S2DT units?
     
  12. Apr 25, 2010 #12 of 105
    BlackBetty

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    The S2DT's have Always had Ethernet. The S2's only had USB ports.
     
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    SullyND

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    Huh. I didn't know that. An ethernet bridge makes a lot of sense then.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2010 #14 of 105
    wp746911

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    I'd imagine the price will drop a little and/or can be found on sale cheaper at times...

    That being said nothing beats a nice wired ethernet connection! N is great (and maybe sometimes its just as good) but if you can drop a wire.
     
  15. Apr 25, 2010 #15 of 105
    wmccain

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    I am not sure of the TiVo wireless adapters, but most vendors favor adapters that connect to the USB ports, even if the component also has an Ethernet port. The reason is "ease of configuration".

    With a USB-connected adapter, the component can display its own Wi-Fi configuration menus that set the adapter to recognize (and use) your wireless network. With an Ethernet-connected adapter, the adapter must be configured by external means, which can be cumbersome (although some have "zero-config" or Web-browser interfaces).

    Personally, I recommend avoiding wireless adapters altogether. Run an Ethernet cable to a location behind your components — and, if necessary, install a 5-port or 8-port Ethernet switch. As it stands now, in my home theater, I have at least five network-connected components: a Blu-ray player, a Blu-ray changer, a DirecTV DVR, a TiVo Premier DVR, and a Sony front projector. Much faster and more reliable to have them all WIRED!
     
  16. Apr 25, 2010 #16 of 105
    aaronwt

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    I have over seventy devices on my gigabit network. I've been running gigabit for nine years now. But with wireless N speeds so fast now, I plan on converting many of my 100mbs devices to wireless by using the Dlink DAP1522 wireless bridges. I have half a dozen of them right now with two in Access Point mode running at 5Ghz. There has never been any issues with reliabilty for me. They have been just as reliable as my wired gigabit network. And every 100 mbs device I've used with the wireless bridges have had identical performance to being on a wired network. All my devices are on a UPS so my network(wireless and wired) will be up for 15 to 20 hours during a power outage. While my devices will be up for 3 to 20 hours during a power outage depending on the electonic device.

    It's so much better having less wires running around. I'll probably put most of my Premeires on the wireless bridges soon. Especially since they have no issue getting 90mbs transfer rates from Premiere to Premiere using the wireless Bridges.
     
  17. Apr 25, 2010 #17 of 105
    puckettcg

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    Maybe a dumb question, but is there any reason to buy a wireless-N adapter if your router is still a G-Router? Just wondering.

    My apple TV has built-in wireless N and seems to be faster than the Tivo but maybe that's because of Tivo and not the adapter.

    Thanks
     
  18. Apr 25, 2010 #18 of 105
    brasscat

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    $90 is almost 1/3rd cost of a new Premiere box. Very high priced, for something that should have been integrated into the unit (like Moxy, Wii, SP3, etc etc).
     
  19. Apr 25, 2010 #19 of 105
    nrc

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    The Moxi doesn't have WiFi at all according to their FAQ. With the PS3 or Wii you'll be buying an adapter anyway if you want 802.11n.

    Good info from the OP. The wireless N adapter is up on the TiVo site now:
    https://www3.tivo.com/store/accessories-networking.do#AN0100?WT.ac=tivohome_wirelessn_content_body
     
  20. Apr 25, 2010 #20 of 105
    bobrt6676

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    Checked out Bestbuy today no luck. They only had the Linksys bridge ($99). No D-Link bridges. If they are practically the same price I will probably stick with the Tivo adapter when available at BB. (have GC and rewards to spend :D)
     

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