No Wifi

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Rob S, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

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    Our wifi is totally out and Tivo is not recording, nor can I access Netflix nor Prime video. Is there any way to workaround this issue until wifi is restored? I do have a hotspot on my iphone.
     
  2. Teavo

    Teavo Active Member

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    Use Ethernet to connect?
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Try shut everything down, including router, modem. then, power up one at a time, starting with modem, until its operational, then move on to router. (or gateway) Repeat, until everything is back up.
     
  4. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Use your Cell HotSpot?

    -KP
     
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  5. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    I have no idea what is wrong with your wifi, but it could not be having any effect on your TiVo recording EXCEPT if it has been out so long that your wifi-connected TiVo has not been able to make a connection in two weeks so that the program data has run out.

    If that is the case, simply move your TiVo to wherever you can make a wired Ethernet connection and let it sit there for about an hour (no TV connection needed). As soon as it boots up with the Ethernet connection it will make a connection to download new guide data, and then you can move it back to your TV and it will record fine again.
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    It will make a service connection within 30 minutes of a restart or power cycle. But, like you said, let it sit for an hour. A Mini does make a service connection when power is applied.
     
  7. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    Of course the REAL solution to all your current TiVo problems is to just NOT use wifi. You will have to buy some additional hardware, but it would be much better to connect via Moca or Powerline Ethernet instead of wifi.
     
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  8. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    My Roamio does not do wifi. It is only 4 feet from my gateway so I use ethernet exclusively. Hopefully this will always be the case.
     
  9. ke3ju

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    I find many people consider the term WiFi to mean Internet connectivity. I'd be curious if the OP's Internet connection is down, and not just WiFi.
     
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  10. JoeKustra

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    As long as there is a valid Ethernet connection, a Roamio will not permit WiFi. But it says that on the screen.
     
  11. just4tivo

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    If WiFi doesn't work another option is to pickup an Apple Airport Express (2nd or 3rd generation) on craigslist for cheap. EZ to setup and reliable.

    They will act as a bridge and connect the ethernet from your TiVo to your WiFi network.
     
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  12. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a clarification on that would be appreciated.
     
  13. rpiotro

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    Many, many people mistakenly refer to an internet connection as "WiFI" because that is the only connection they have ever known. I doubt that they even realize that there are LAN ports on their routers. Not many people have connected to remote networks with 300 baud acoustic couplers.
     
  14. Darrell Patton

    Darrell Patton Active Member

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    These are probably the same people that have never heard a telephone busy signal.
     
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  15. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    They never seen a pay phone, phone booth, phone book, landline, rotary dial phone, touch tone phone.
     
  16. ke3ju

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    Baud...I said that to some colleagues a few years back, and they looked at me like I had three heads. I'm like, you know, the bit rate, bits per second, baud, you know...they did not know.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
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  17. DougJohnson

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    Eh? No. Baud rate is the symbol rate. In old modems, that was the bit rate. But modern modems send more than one bit per symbol. So bit rate is the bits per symbol times the baud rate. See Baud - Wikipedia

    Yes, I can be pedantic.

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  18. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly when my Roamio tells me anything about a port, I just gloss over. It seems you get guide date and icons but you cant stream anything when this occurs. So, yeah internet connectivity and wifi are two different things. Even when you test, say a Roku tv, they test wifi and internet. I dont get it.
     
  19. ke3ju

    ke3ju Ed Ludwig

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    So a 300 baud modem was not 300 bits per second?
     
  20. Unbeliever

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    It was. Well, assuming a classic 300bps modem. Those used the V.21 standard, which was a FSK, 1 bit per symbol to transmit. So for that modem, over the phone line, BPS==baud. Every telephone modem standard after that had multiple bits per symbol, so BPS != baud.

    --Carlos V.
     
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