Slow network speeds

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by jice, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. jice

    jice New Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    My Series2 Tivo is connected to my LAN via the Netgear FA120. When I try to copy shows (using Galleon) from Tivo to a local computer, I get very slow network speeds. I timed it, and it appears to copy at ~300KB/s.... on a 100Mbps network connection. Is it just me? Or do others get this slow speed? Is the USB port on the Tivo not USB2.0? Even if not, it seems it should be faster than this. Any ideas?
  2. funtoupgrade

    funtoupgrade New Member

    Mar 15, 2005
    Tivo's USB are not 2.0 and transfer speeds via wireless to computer are typically miserable.
  3. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    It depends what TiVo you have.

    1xx have hardware dedicated USB1.1 ports.
    2xx have hardware dedicated USB2.0 ports (I get ~950 MB/S, with the same netgear adapter)
    5xx have an integrated USB2.0 port, which have limited performance. 300 MB/S might be the low end of what they can do, around 450 MB/S normally, from what I read.
  4. jice

    jice New Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    Tivo and computer are both connected wired-in, not wireless
  5. jice

    jice New Member

    Jan 24, 2006
    The Tivo is a Humax, 590. It copies at about 300KB/s, not MB/s. Takes a little over an hour to copy one 1-hour long show recorded at medium quality, which is ~1.2GB.
  6. audiocrawford

    audiocrawford New Member

    Oct 19, 2005
    The transfer speeds do stink, wired or wireless. I usually just set it up before I go to bed or before I leave for work.

  7. yukit

    yukit Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    I have two Tivos. One (2xx) wired & one (5xx) wireless G.
    I get about ~1100 KB/s wired, ~300 KB/s wireless (~50% connectivity)

    I also have another PC connected wirelessly running Tivo Desktop server.
    Downloading to this PC from the wireless Tivo making two wireless hops is about the same throughput. So the bottleneck is definitely the Tivo networking interface.

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