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Tivo mini + wifi bridge

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by Exci, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Dec 2, 2015 #121 of 133

    akbungle New Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    **I took this from a different thread**

    **Update with Mini on 20.5.6**

    Well I don't want to jinx myself but I have been using my TiVo Mini without issue for about 2 hours on my previous wireless bridge that stopped working after streaming for 3-4 minutes ever since the 20.5.4a update.:):cool: Fingers crossed
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2015
  2. Dec 4, 2015 #122 of 133

    videon New Member

    Nov 16, 2015
    Yes! The wireless bridge woes are gone. My Tomato router and Tomato wireless bridge are able to support TiVo mini again. Love the new update - quickPlay.
  3. randalltivo

    randalltivo New Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Have open mesh wireless system setup. Plan was to plug bolt into the gateway then plug in the mini's into the bridges/repeater.

    Then I think system will see network connection for bolt and mini's. Is that correct so really no wireless involved or seen by Tivo system, correct?
  4. s.lampe

    s.lampe New Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    That is correct. The mini isn't aware, as far as its concerned it is hardwired.

  5. randalltivo

    randalltivo New Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Hooked up as noted and it works perfectly for streaming and live TV. Not one issue at all. Recorded TV however it works then get error wireless connection too slow. The wireless is Open Mesh 300MPS system so don't understand at all.

    Recorded TV needs more bandwidth?????
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    Try this: record 30 minutes of CBS HD. While recording, watch the channel. Then play back the channel. Is there any difference?
  7. randalltivo

    randalltivo New Member

    Feb 25, 2016
    Still had issue. Live TV was okay on CBS HD. REcorded and got 15 minutes in and had same issue. NOte Gateway Open Mesh and bridge are 15 feet apart and no walls!

    Network cable from Bolt to gateway. The Network cable from gateway back to ATT router.

    Should bolt and gateway rund to sperate router then back to ATT router?

    Or run Network cable back to ATT router and wireless gateway cable back to ATT router?
  8. type the text

    type the text New Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    I have spent hours with Tivo support. The roamio ota is wired to router and works fine, when I set up my moca bridge the minis display n02 error code in set up. Tivo feels its my router not letting the network connect. I called Linksys support they want to sell me a firewall for $299.99 for three years. That lease they say includes them connecting my moca network to the router. They also have a $99 option for them to fix the issue, apparently without selling me the firewall. Seams to me like extortion. Has any one had and resolved this issue?
  9. krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
    I'd suggest telling everyone more about your specific setup, and maybe something will become more obvious.

    • How are you establishing your MoCA network? (What model MoCA adapter, and how does it connect to your coax lines and back to the Ethernet LAN ports of your router?)

    • Do you have any other working MoCA clients/devices, other than the Minis that are failing w/ the N02 error? How long has your MoCA network been functioning properly, until now?

    • Just to be thorough, you're using the "Connect using MoCA" network setup option for the Minis, correct?

    • As a test, could you connect one of your Minis directly to the router, via Ethernet, and verify that the Mini is able to complete its setup that way?

    • If you have a spare splitter and a couple short coax runs, could you connect a Mini to your coax lines in the same location as your MoCA adapter, to verify the Mini can "connect using MoCA" where the MoCA network most certainly should be accessible?
    p.s. Also...

    • What model is your router?

    • Do you have cable Internet service? If so, what model modem are you using, and how does the modem connect to the provider?

    p.p.s. As an aside, since I don't know where your Minis came from, resetting them back to factory defaults using a 'Clear & Delete Everything' would be worthwhile if they weren't acquired "New."
  10. CycleMost

    CycleMost New Member

    Dec 28, 2016
    I would like to add that you CAN use a TiVo mini with your Roamio connected via WiFi and the mini on a wired connection. This setup is working great for me, and it will work fine as long as you have a VERY FAST WiFi connection to the Roamio.
  11. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I think what you're saying is that you need a very fast router. I will attest that is true. I should try to connect my Mini with CAT5 to see how it works. I have never been able to get my Mini to use my basic Roamio when the Roamio is using its internal wireless. But the Mini is on the same floor as the router, and that's something I've never tried.
  12. ilovetofu

    ilovetofu New Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    I <3 you! New Tivo user here, and my Mini (on wifi extender in bridge mode) kept stuttering while streaming HD content from my Roamio OTA (on ethernet). It was driving me crazy, because streaming SD worked fine. I thought it was my wireless connection, and tried faster wifi extenders (N->AC750->AC1200), but nothing helped. After lots of googling, I came across your post. Enabling IGMP snooping on my Asus RT-AC68U fixed the issue immediately. Thank you for saving me from having to return my Mini!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  13. Sparky1234

    Sparky1234 Member

    May 8, 2006
    I ran the wire to support minis. Always works.

    I did it myself and had most of the stuff on hand like cat 6 wire, connectors, wall plates, plaster, joint compound, tools, paint and skills. Cost $8.03 and about 4 hours.

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