Tivo Mini Wifi Adapter

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by jaselzer, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    9,040
    314
    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Sorry for not seeing your question until now. What I meant is I would be ok just watching whatever content I stream via my apple TV. But now that we are moved and have great wifi coverage and the room where the mini would go is directly overhead of the router, I may try going wifi.
     
  2. May 1, 2020 #202 of 211
    jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    9,040
    314
    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Annnnnnnd, my mini has to hold off for now....call it the curse of two prong outlets.
     
  3. May 6, 2020 #203 of 211
    Mr.Broncosfan

    Mr.Broncosfan Mesa, AZ

    152
    53
    Sep 1, 2008
    Ok, just to confirm. I could use the GWU637 adapter to plug into my A92 mini, which will then connect to my (non-hydra) Roamio via wifi?
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

    7,395
    1,060
    Jan 1, 2002
    Staunton, VA
    Yes, although you are connecting the Mini to the adapter via Ethernet. :)

    Scott
     
    Mr.Broncosfan likes this.
  5. Mr.Broncosfan

    Mr.Broncosfan Mesa, AZ

    152
    53
    Sep 1, 2008
    Thanks for the advice. It took about 2 minutes to hook up yesterday and it's working great!
     
    HerronScott likes this.
  6. jimpmc

    jimpmc Active Member

    159
    57
    Oct 31, 2001
    I have the TP-Link AC-750 that I was hoping to use with a A93 Mini that I should have in a few days. Did you have to do any special configuration with the TPLink or on your router?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5RCZQH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  7. robr

    robr Member

    91
    1
    Jan 29, 2002
    Does only the tivo mini vox support a wifi adapter or would the original 1080p tivo mini also support it? I am setting up a TV outdoors and am planning to put a tivo mini in the bathroom near the tv location outside (hopefully the RF remote will be in range). The bathroom obviously has no cable jack or ethernet so I'm looking to connect the tivo mini to my bolt wirelessly. I don't really need 4K outside so was thinking of just buying the much cheaper mini rather than the 4k vox. Thanks!
     
  8. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,408
    3,507
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Only the Mini VOX running TE4 will function with their adapter. However there are several Ethernet wireless bridges that can do it. BTW, the Mini never "talks" to the host. It "talks" to the router. A good router helps.

    I have never tested the Mini A93 on TE4 with the adapter, so I'm playing the odds. Also, I'm using a Mini VOX and the Mini is one floor above my router. My router is very good.
     
  9. robr

    robr Member

    91
    1
    Jan 29, 2002
    Thanks for all that info, I don't run Hydra so that's out. Sounds like the ideal path might be Tivo Mini (non Vox) with an ethernet bridge. Any specific recommendations there or just any 5GHz wifi bridge?
     
  10. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    19,408
    3,507
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    It's all about $$$$. I use RE6500, WUMC710, DEP-1650, EX7000 and RE580D. The RE580D is the easiest to configure. The others are really range extenders but do work. But as I said, the router is very important. I like my Netgear R8300, and the R8000 is ok too. Both are ugly. While Ethernet, MoCA and powerline are used by many, I can live with the 99% reliability of the bridge.

    Right now my two A93 and they are using RE6500. My PC, two Roamio, and a Premiere are using the RE650D.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  11. robr

    robr Member

    91
    1
    Jan 29, 2002
    I work for a company that among other things builds routers, extenders and develops the firmware. I am a technical PM for that team so in general I have a pretty solid network, but every now and then I have to load beta firmware or use pre-production hardware. I try to limit that though to avoid the family yelling at me that their wifi isn't working :D. Thanks for the info on the extenders, I'll add one to the ever growing shopping list for this backyard project.
     
    JoeKustra likes this.

Share This Page