The TiVo Wireless G Adapter is here!

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  1. Dec 27, 2005 #1 of 266
    TiVoJerry

    TiVoJerry Caavo employee (Ex-TiVo, '00-'16)

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    It's not too often that I am given the opportunity to make a product announcement, but this was just too good to pass up! Many of you have heard rumor of a TiVo-branded wireless 802.11g adapter (TiVoPony showed it back in the summer) and it has now come to fruition. :up: And I don't feel like I'm biased when I say that this is one good-looking adapter! http://www.tivo.com/2.7.1.asp

    And this is the first 802.11g adapter that is compatible with ALL TiVo Series2 standalone platforms (even the first generation models with the 110, 130, and 140 TSN prefixes)!! It has a full MAC chipset to optimize performance with a TiVo DVR (cannot be used on a PC or Macintosh).

    For those of you who were following this thread, you may have noticed that one was visible on my desk. ;)
     
  2. Dec 27, 2005 #2 of 266
    Dan203

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    I noticed it on your desk, but I had seen one before so I wasn't allowed to point it out. :)

    Dan
     
  3. Dec 27, 2005 #3 of 266
    MickeS

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    It does indeed look really nice!

    What does this mean in terms of real transfer speed numbers? Will the seemingly unbreakable barrier around 600kB/s using wifi USB adapters finally go away, giving it full 802.11g capacity?

    /Mike
     
  4. Dec 27, 2005 #4 of 266
    dirtypacman

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    Thanks for the heads up!!!
     
  5. Dec 27, 2005 #5 of 266
    cheerdude

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    Sweet... Ordered mine (x2)
     
  6. Dec 27, 2005 #6 of 266
    DCIFRTHS

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    Would you elaborate?
     
  7. Dec 27, 2005 #7 of 266
    jsmeeker

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    yay!!

    Finally, it makes it to market. :)
     
  8. Dec 27, 2005 #8 of 266
    ChuckyBox

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    For those of you who like to see the insides of things, here is a link to the documents filed with the FCC. The "internal photos" show enough detail to read part numbers.

    Let the speculation begin...
     
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    DCIFRTHS

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    MickeS

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    That does indeed seem to be the chip used in this device.

    So this should increase the transfer speed, since the TiVo will not have to do the WiFi-related processing, just like using a USB-ethernet adapter increases the speed, correct?
     
  11. Dec 27, 2005 #11 of 266
    jbondsr

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    Will Tivo support WPA?
     
  12. Dec 27, 2005 #12 of 266
    Dan203

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    That will require a software upgrade on the TiVo itself. As of right now TiVo only supports WEP regardless of the brand of the adapter you're using.

    Dan
     
  13. Dec 27, 2005 #13 of 266
    DCIFRTHS

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    This is one reason why I don't like to use wireless for TiVo.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2005 #14 of 266
    MickeS

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    you can go the bridge route, then you can get a wireless tivo with WPA.
    I bought a refurbished WPA-enabled 802.11g bridge and a used USB-ethernet adapter for about what this new TiVo adapter costs.

    /Mike
     
  15. Dec 27, 2005 #15 of 266
    Gunnyman

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    would the drivers for this puppy be in 6.2 software?
     
  16. Dec 27, 2005 #16 of 266
    davezatz

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    FYI the adapter doesn't plug directly into the back of the TiVo... you'll need to use the USB extension cable which isn't visible in the TiVo store photos. My current adapter works reasonably well and I prefer less cable clutter, but I do have a new adapter on order for the sake of testing. When I'm done, I'll raffle it off. :) (Unless the speeds are blazingly fast, then it's all mine.)

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Dec 27, 2005 #17 of 266
    jkalnin

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    Anyone care to tell us how much faster this will make transfers? What is the max transfer rate with this puppy?
     
  18. Dec 27, 2005 #18 of 266
    Dan203

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    This may take the burden of WiFi off of the processor, but I wouldn't expect a huge difference in TTG transfers since the main factor causing slowness there is processing power required to mux the streams into a single file. Although it could have a significant impact on MRV transfers since they don't require the muxing process.

    I'd actually be interested in seeing a comparison when someone gets one.

    Dan
     
  19. Dec 27, 2005 #19 of 266
    TiVoJerry

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    The full MAC architecture of the TiVo Wireless G adapter does indeed offload work from the CPU of your TiVo box, which in theory can result in an increase in networking throughput. In real-world use, wireless throughput depends on your network environment, what other processes are running on your TiVo box, and a host of other factors. Some users will see a noticeable improvement in wireless throughput for the TiVo adapter compared to other wireless adapters, and others will not.

    With regard to WPA, at this time the TiVo Wireless G adapter does not support WPA, and supports WEP only. We are aware of our customersÂ’ desire for WPA, and are investigating WPA implementation for a future software release.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2005 #20 of 266
    pawchikapawpaw

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    oooo, it's pretty.

    one question, though, before i buy it, i have the d-link adapter on my tivo, can i still use that one on my computer, or is it gone?
     

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