The TiVo Wireless G Adapter is here!

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  1. Dec 27, 2005 #21 of 266
    Dan203

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    It should still work when connected to a computer provided that computer has the proper drivers installed. The TiVo software doesn't do anything to 3rd party adapters that would cause them to only work on a TiVo.

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  2. Dec 27, 2005 #22 of 266
    TiVoJerry

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    Nope. SW 7.2.1 or higher is required.


    That depends on whether or not you ever saw a screen advising you of a firmware update when you first plugged the D-Link into the TiVo. If you saw it, it probably will not work on any other device...as the screen would've warned you explicitly. If you did not receive a firmware update, then it should work. My advice to you is try the adapter on your computer before committing to buying the new adapter.


    Sorry Dan203. In most cases your statement would be correct but there are times when a firmware upgrade was installed that warns the user that the adapter will not be usable again on other devices. It's not common but it does happen.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2005 #23 of 266
    petew

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    Actually that not entirely correct. I believe Tivo will change the firmware rev on certain wireless adapters. If the adpater is moved back to a PC it's necessary to flash the firmware again, back to a rev supported by the current windows drivers.

    There's a thread somewhere in the forums, I just can't find it!
     
  4. Dec 27, 2005 #24 of 266
    pawchikapawpaw

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    i think i had the firmware update screen when i first used it. it was way back, so i can't remember for sure.

    (ooops, i think my steel toe boot accidentally made its way into the tivo cabinet and unplugged it and smashed the adapter. over and over again. ugh, the tragedy. i guess i'll have to buy that thing you guys are hawking to us.)
     
  5. Dec 27, 2005 #25 of 266
    Dan203

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    I stand corrected! :eek:

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  6. Dec 27, 2005 #26 of 266
    ZeoTiVo

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    I also think it was mainly early on with B adapters and I do not recall seeing any reports on having to do this with G adapters
     
  7. Dec 27, 2005 #27 of 266
    petew

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  8. Dec 27, 2005 #28 of 266
    TiVoJerry

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    If you click on "View more images" below the image on the store page, you'll see a side view with the cable, a view of it closed, and a view of the carton.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2005 #29 of 266
    ChuckyBox

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    But is the cable included in the package with the adapter? I would guess it is, but maybe the text description of the product ought to include that information.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2005 #30 of 266
    megazone

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    Yes, the cable is included.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2005 #31 of 266
    davezatz

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    So my question is this... will we be seeing this Broadcom chipset built into the forthcoming HD models? ;)
     
  12. Dec 27, 2005 #32 of 266
    vervepipe

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    Just a quick question, any idea as to when this might show up in the TiVo Rewards selection? :up:
     
  13. Dec 27, 2005 #33 of 266
    Hew

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    Will the TiVo adapter ever make it into a Best Buy?

    Are there any plans of bundling it with a series 2?

    Bundling would definatly help tivo in adding more broadband enabled TiVo's.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2005 #34 of 266
    mrmike

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    Is it wrong to want one just 'cause it's pretty? (My TiVo's are all wired in directly).
     
  15. Dec 28, 2005 #35 of 266
    Halfdeaf

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    Behind the...
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  16. Dec 28, 2005 #36 of 266
    Justin Thyme

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    The TivoJerry desk prerelease shot was fun.

    How about a video next time- published via download. See how many loompahs you can spot as the cameraman barges in to various rooms.

    Thanks for the heads up- sent one off to my sister earlier today. I think she'll be very pleased with the styling.
     
  17. Dec 28, 2005 #37 of 266
    boywaja

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    Glad i didn't wait on product. From what I had heard about the device, I thought it would be a wired to wireless bridge supporting wpa. Instead, as far as I'm concerned this is a big so what.

    I'm very happy with my wiireless bridge between two linksys routers using sveasoft firmware.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2005 #38 of 266
    audiocrawford

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    I'd really like to know if TiVo is planning on a WIRED adapter now. Many of us don't use wireless because of all the security headaches and reduced and/or reliability of speed, but would still like to benefit from faster speeds that a TiVo-specific adapter would give (as others have outlined in this thread, due to design).

    AC
     
  19. Dec 28, 2005 #39 of 266
    EwanG

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    Given that there was a tutorial published last week (and even linked to from the front page of Digg) on how to hack a WPA connection, I guess I don't get why there is so much desire to get WPA support?

    For myself, I found that simply setting up my router to only accept Wireless G connections seems to keep the riff-raff out as most folks looking to "borrow" a connection are still using Wireless B. Of course the fact I use a directional antenna on my adapter to make sure almost all my signal is being sent into my house might also be part of this.

    FWIW,
    Ewan
     
  20. Dec 28, 2005 #40 of 266
    rog

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    I would love to see this on the TiVo Rewards page!
     

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