Premiere XL with wireless repeater???

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by Wiz33, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Wiz33

    Wiz33 New Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    I'm trying to use an AMPED Wireless repeater to connect to my D-Link wireless wouter in my computer room. The Amped is connected to the D-Link using Mac address filter and work fine when I connect a laptop to it either wired or wireless.

    I then connect the Tivo to the Amped with ethernet cable and if I select auto DHCP during setup, I get error no 2 unable to detect DHCP. If I proceed to setup static IP with the following: (outside the auto assign range of (subnet) (gateway)(IP used to access the Amped) (DNS)

    I then get error no7 unable to access router.

    DHCP on the AMped is set to "auto"

    Any suggestions? TIA
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    Try using your router IP address ( usually) for DNS and gateway.
  3. Wiz33

    Wiz33 New Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Gateway: (IP for D-Link router) result is not a valid gateway address

    Leaving Gateway at the changing DNS to results in Error no.7.
  4. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

    Dec 6, 2010
    Marion, Iowa
    Generally, repeater mode will not allow the ethernet ports to be used. You either need bridge mode or some will allow repeater bridge. I am using a Zyxel 3205 in bridge mode for one Tivo and a Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT firmware in Repeater Bridge mode for a second Tivo.
  5. rocko

    rocko Cuckoo for TiVo

    Oct 29, 2002
    I believe was suggested.

    Regardless, run an ipconfig /all on the operatonal wired laptop and observe the settings. That should provide a clue.
  6. Wiz33

    Wiz33 New Member

    Mar 31, 2006
    Well. Borrowed a Tivo Wireless N from a friend and even that didn't work at first. It got through the DHCP but could not connect to Tivo Service. After searching around. It turns out that if you run your router on Mac Filter mode (which I do). You need to input both the Wireless N adapter Mac address and the TIVO premiere Mac address on the filter list. Then everything worked. Don't know if this have anything to do with the problem with the repeater but I'm going to let it finish setting up overnight before I try connecting through the repeater again.

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