Newbie - Networking TIVO premiere

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Butch32940, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Butch32940

    Butch32940 New Member

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    I just purchased a TIVO Primiere and want to network it with my computer. I am running Widows 7 and have a modem connection through Brighthouse. I know that I need a TIVO adaptor. What should I be looking for in a wireless router from my computer?
    I particularly want to stream Netflix movies to my television. Some have said that I need a dual router. Others have indicated that I need a 300N router. I'm totally confused. Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

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    If you really want to do it right, by some MoCA adaptors, and extend your network over the existing coax cable.
     
  3. fredct

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    Any wireless router should do it. Wireless G would be sufficient although may be a bit slow if you transfer HD programming. Wireless N would be great. Things like 'dual band' are nice options, but aren't required for anything.

    It looks like '300N' is a particular model of router, which might have been someone's suggestion, but is just one of dozens of models that would work fine.
     
  4. AlexFL

    AlexFL New Member

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    Butch32940, check out my post "Moca Install on Fios". I agree with orangeboy, Moca should be able to give you the best setup to network your TiVo Premiere with other TiVo's and/or your computer(s). That's exactly what I'll be doing when my 2 TiVo Premieres get installed tomorrow.
     
  5. rage777

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    So are you saying you don't have any routers? Your broadband signal goes straight to your computer? If so, then you can get any wireless/MoCA router as your main router. You don't HAVE to get the Tivo adapter. You can buy a cheaper wireless router and make it a wireless bridge and connect your Tivo straight to that router. Before I had Fios installed I had a cheap wireless G Netgear router, installed dd-wrt on it and made it a wireless bridge. It wasn't super fast because it was a wireless G router, but I never lost connection either.
     
  6. SDdude

    SDdude New Member

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    Buy the MoCA networking adapters - the Boxee site is having a sale on them for 2 for $99 (normally $99 apiece). These are by far, the best way to connect TiVos if you don't have an Ethernet network already in the house.

    http://blog.boxee.tv/

    **From now through Oct 16th, ActionTec is offering Boxee users a pair of MoCA Ethernet to coax bridges for $99 (half the regular price of $199) with the code “BoxeeMocaDeal”.**
     

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