Tivo Mini Wifi Adapter

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  1. JoeKustra

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    Thanks. I've run two hours of HD TV and two hours of YouTube children's junk without a dropout. So far, so good. My router is one floor down and one room away. It sits 6 inches from my other bridge (RE6500) that feeds an A93 Mini on a different host and have no problems, but I do have them on different channels.
     
  2. blackngold75

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    I was recently doing some re-configuring in my upstairs room including relocating the TV mount. Over several days I unplugged the Mini multiple times, and every time it came back up correctly and was able to grab an IP address via DHCP every single time.
     
  3. EWiser

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    After testing even with the tivo mini next to a WiFi mesh unit. I bought a TP-Link gigbit powerline setup.
    No drop outs and no losing the tivo bolt rock solid connnection.
     
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    jlb

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    I'm finally moving into a new house and I am going to try my powerline adapters I have when we move. If I Can't get that to work I'll just use my apple TV upstairs. Eventually I may run either ethernet or coax up to the bedroom.
     
  5. Puppy76

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    What do you mean by use your Apple TV? Do you mean use that ability to stream from the TiVo iOS app to the apple TV? Does that work, is it easy?

    So is this wifi adapter working?

    A review on Amazon claims it doesn't work with his Google Wifi because the 2.4 and 5GHz networks share the same name...that sounds nuts though, and is true of my previous two routers too.

    I'm also not sure how you get the Mini to go to sleep or quit streaming or whatever, since I don't want it wasting wifi 24/7 for no reason.
     
  6. JoeKustra

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    Hit the TiVo button. The video will continue if you set the video window option. If you disable the window, video and rf stop. Fifteen minutes later the Mini goes into screen saver mode.

    One SSID sounds stupid for two or three bands. I use one SSID per band.
     
  7. Puppy76

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    Okay, so I guess you can either go through the menus to hit standby, and that shuts off transmitting/frees up the Bolt, OR if you disable the video playback on the menu screens in Hydra, then simply hitting the TiVo button will basically accomplish the same thing, but easier?
     
  8. JoeKustra

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    Yes, but with the EAS test exception.
     
  9. Puppy76

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    What's EAS test exception mean? I feel like I should know and have no clue lol
     
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  10. JoeKustra

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    If a Mini drifts into a screen saver mode due to being ignored, it will be activated and placed on-line if an EAS test (or alert) happens. This wakeup up is ignored if the Mini has been placed into Standby mode. I reliably receive weekly, monthly state-wide and yearly tests.

    If you are watching a recording, you will have that playback aborted also. You can resume when the alert is over.

    Annual tests have changed: Nationwide EAS Test 9/20/18
     
  11. Puppy76

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    Thanks, and WEEEEEEIRD! I mean I'd heard about and received that thing to my cell phone a few years back, I think, (and I get monthly or so alerts during broadcasts, as part of the broadcast itself, and monthly tests of the siren system) but I had no clue my TIVO *itself* would alert! I mean obviously as part of a recording I'd get that, but not to the TiVo itself.

    That's actually pretty cool as I'm using my Tivo way more than I'm using my phone, and I wouldn't mind alerts to more things...although technically my phone is usually on in the other room and I'd probably hear it (maybe...it's also always on like do not disturb mode).
     
  12. mpfeifer

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    I have a Mini Vox with wireless on a Google Wifi. no issues.
     
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  13. Puppy76

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    perfect, thank you!

    it would be bizarre if it didn’t, but that’s what a review on Amazon claimed. Some thing else must have been wrong.

    I’ll probably order it.
     

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