Advertisements I'm having some issues with the ethernet port on my new TiVo HD. I have a Westell 327 DSL router in the garage. As I test, I opened the garage door and ran a store-bought 50 foot ethernet cable between the new TiVo and the router. Worked fine. Next, I drilled a small hole to pass the ethernet cable through the wall. Had to cut off the connector on one end to minimize the size of hole. Crimped on a new rj45 connector and connected it to the router. Now the TiVo doesn't recognize the network connection. Every 20-30 seconds, the green ethernet light on the TiVo's back panel will come on for 1-2 seconds but it never stays lit. The yellow ethernet (data) light sometimes flashes on and off during the brief 1-2 second connections. I double checked the wiring on the new connector I crimped, it is in the correct order. I also unplugged the ethernet cable from the back of my TiVo and connected it to a PC, which had no problem using the cable to access the internet. Tried another cable and it was the same story -- worked fine in a trial run, but when I cut off one connector to pass it through the wall, the TiVo didn't like the new cable with the crimped-on connector. PC again had no problems. What's going on here? I am baffled. Is it an issue having a premade molded connector on one end of the cable and a crimped on clear plastic connector on the other? Why is my PC OK with the cable, but my not my TiVo? Is 50 feet pushing it?