TiVO Wireless adapter and routers

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by hybucket, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Not sure this is the right place for this, but if it is not, pls. move to the appropriate place.
    I currently use a TiVO adapter (AG0100) with an older Lynksis G router, which is about a hundred years old. I'm going to update to a basic Lynksis N router, and want to make sure it will work with the new router. I don't see any comments anywhere else on this forum about it. ANyone use the adapter with an "N" version?
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    ALL N routers are backwards compatible, but you need to set it to use 2.4Ghz.
     
  3. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Thanks. Good to know beforehand.
     
  4. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

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    Since it's a G adapter, it's not going to run at N speeds, no matter what kind of router you have.

    Is your old router some version of WRT54G, and is there anything actually wrong with it?
     
  5. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    I understand that it will not run at "N" speed - the "G" speed is fine for my usage, and I have no problems with speed currently ( The only thing I stream currently is Netflix, with no problem). The WRT54G is old, and occasionally will vary in internet speed on my laptop. Also, the signal for distance is quite short and I am unable to access in parts of my home.
    How do I set the "N" to use only 2.4gZ setting? Or can I set it to use 2.4 only for the TiVO adapter?
     
  6. hc130radio

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  7. hybucket

    hybucket Member

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    Interesting video. Not really "up my alley," but if this new router doesn't get my signal where I want it, I might just give it a try Thanks.
     
  8. Teeps

    Teeps Well-Known Member

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    You may want to consider MOCa adapters. From what I have read, they are especially good for streaming.
     
  9. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    Beware, running G devices on an N network will slow down the network for N devices. I actually run a separate 5GHz N network, so the G and A devices don't slow things down for N devices.

    -Ted
     
  10. hybucket

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    The network is not that much slower for me with the N devices with some running on G, but...I put in the new router for signal coverage issues. I have found that the signal from the N router is not even getting as far as the G did. I had expected more...maybe it's not set up correctly...?
     
  11. ncted

    ncted A leaf on the wind

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    Do the old and new routers put out the same amount of signal? You should be able to find that specification in milliamps in the router documentation. Also, N routers will often bond 2 channels together to achieve higher throughput, but this can affect range.

    -Ted
     
  12. lillevig

    lillevig Cold in East Iowa

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    Personally, I'd just update the Linksys with DD-WRT firmware (it's free). That gives you more capabilities, such as bridge, repeater, bridge/repeater modes, but also lets you control the signal power. The standard power setting in the DD-WRT firmware is higher than what the factory puts out and can be increased even more if needed.
     

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