Series 2 has no Internet access. Now what?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by HarleyRandom, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Oct 7, 2018 #1 of 16
    HarleyRandom

    HarleyRandom Member

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    To get my programming information and software updates I have used a phone line. I haven't used the Series 2 since September 30, the date on which this was stopped. Is there anything special I need if I unhook the cable from my Roamio and plug it in to the Series2? WiFi did not work last time I tried it, for anything.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2018 #2 of 16
    kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    "the cable"?
    Which cable?
    -KP
     
  3. Oct 7, 2018 #3 of 16
    Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    Network cable; RG45?
    Just plug it in and go to the network settings screen the tivo displays and configure the connection.
    I believe you might need the MAK number found on tivo.com.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2018 #4 of 16
    JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    If a Roamio has configured wireless, it will automatically start when the Ethernet cable is removed. Reconnection of the Ethernet cable will disable the wireless.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2018 #5 of 16
    unclehonkey

    unclehonkey Well-Known Member

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    Why not use wireless on the Roamio and Ethernet on the Series 2 if there is a Ethernet cable nearby?
    If not, get a wireless G adapter on Ebay (10-15 bucks) and then both are wireless
     
  6. Oct 7, 2018 #6 of 16
    Mikeguy

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    You know that the Series 2 boxes don't do wireless in and of themselves, right? To have them do wireless, you need to attach a wireless adapter.

    As suggested above, the TiVo wireless G network adapter works well and is available at a good price via eBay (or Craigslist, etc.). A cinch to attach and set the settings for, via the TiVo box.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2018 #7 of 16
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    And unless the S2 is a dual tuner, it also does not have an ethernet port so it would need an adapter for that too.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2018 #8 of 16
    lafos

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    Which S2 do you have? The first 3 numbers of the TiVo service number would be the model.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2018 #9 of 16
    HarleyRandom

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    I knew that.

    Besides, in response to anyone who made suggestions about wireless, it doesn't work in my house. Or at least I haven't tried it lately. I was told when I set it up to use a password. Before the password, it worked fine and my Roamio got all its programming and other information. With the password, I couldn't get it to work so I asked for the password to be removed. So it STILL didn't work.
     
  10. HarleyRandom

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    It was a dual tuner before Time Warner switched to digital cable and I was required to use a box.
     
  11. HarleyRandom

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    Wireless explained above.

    I could also buy another Ethernet cable, if I was willing to spend that kind of money. Instead, I'll just unplug the Ethernet cable temporarily from the Roamio. If I can without doing anything.
     
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  12. lafos

    lafos Well-Known Member

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    That should be fine. You could also buy a ethernet switch if you want them both connected at the same time. An old router can work, too, if you don't use the WAN port.
     
  13. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Whatever works for you. A cable and a switch would be pretty cheap and not have to have you flip cables around in the back of devices
     
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  14. HarleyRandom

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    So far, programs are still recording on the series 2. I didn't even get a message saying I could no longer get programming information. Maybe it's still working with the phone line.
     
  15. HarleyRandom

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    Since they're in different rooms, that wouldn't really solve the problem. The series 3, the Roamio and the desktop all have separate cables plugged in. I do have a cable that came with my new modem, come to think of it, but I don't know whether it's long enough. I also have to return that modem when I find a new one because the phone company wants to charge me monthly for it.
     
  16. HarleyRandom

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    No explanation, but even without the Internet, my Series 2 is still recording shows a month after it was supposed to require Internet access to get listings. One thing I do know is that the phone number I use was not on the list for the Series 3, and the Series 3 was constantly running out of information before I switched it to the Internet.
     
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