Tivo Mini Wifi Adapter

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

  1. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    17,799
    3,154
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Answer from TiVo on Twitter:

    As of the moment, we still have no information when it'll be available on Amazon.
     
  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    23,197
    7,094
    Jul 28, 2005
    Got it, and totally understandable--that buys a cheap lunch at Wendy's/McD's/BK.
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    17,799
    3,154
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Early arrival. Received my adapter today. I pulled the Ethernet cable and inserted the USB cable with the WiFi 5 at the end. I just left it hang over the side of the furniture since the router is on a floor below. I went to Network Settings and there was a WiFi option. I selected it and then selected my channel 36 (it did give me the choice of channel 149). I entered my password and was done. Since the MAC address is on the adapter, and I wanted to set a reservation, I checked where my router stuck it. Then I made the reservation, power cycled the Mini and it picked up the new IP address. The Mini's MAC is blocked. It's running a live TV channel now and things look good. There's a button on side "for future use". After it runs for a few hours I'll try YouTube. If you are running v5, then no update is required. Just pull the Ethernet cable. If it acts like other TiVo equipment, it will kill the WiFi if I plug in the Ethernet cable. I need to test that. I show a signal strength of 62%. (of what?).
     
    Mikeguy likes this.
  4. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    23,197
    7,094
    Jul 28, 2005
    Will be interesting to hear your comparison of the adapter's performance to the performance with your WiFi bridge setup.
     
  5. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    17,799
    3,154
    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    So far the only difference between the DAP-1650 and the wifi 5 is the physical differences between the units. The short cable supplied with the wifi 5, and the Velco pads are going to limit a few users with placement. I do wish they had made the signal level measurement work in real time. Otherwise I can detect no changes in performance. The host display of an active Mini VOX was the TSN. Now it's:

    Mini VOX 4k
    mini 4K

    I will take a picture, but it will display what I just typed, including capitalization. I have seen that before, so it may be just a random choice by the host. I'm using a Roamio, so I don't expect real speed. Since it is sucking less than 20Mhz of bandwidth from my router and bridges I can't see any network effects. In fact, while viewing a 1080i real time TV channel on the Mini I transferred a program from another Roamio to a different Roamio. I still get 93Mbps.
     
    Mikeguy likes this.

Share This Page