Tivo wireless G adapter and WPA TKIP PSK config note

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  1. sburge3406

    sburge3406 New Member

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    Hi,

    I just wanted to post this in hopes that others find this useful.

    I have purchased the "official" Wireless G adapter for my new Series2 DT Tivo because it supported WPA PSK with TKIP.

    The first thing I found out is that the version of Tivo system software has to be version 8.1 or above.

    For new Tivo purchasers, your Tivo may come out of the box with an older version. Find out under: Messages & Settings -> Account & System Information -> System Information : Software Version (third from the top). Of course, the catch is that you can't until find this out until you have finished set-up. So, if possible, try to start with an ethernet cable connection or at worst case, have the phone connection inserted as well.


    The good news is that Tivo will update itself with the newer version after about the 4th time you "connect to the Tivo service". Below is what happened each time I connected:

    1 after zipcode to get cable carrier information
    2 get today's information
    3 get the next 2 weeks of information
    4 get the new version of software

    Once you have the latest version of software, insert the Wireless G adapter's USB into the Tivo.

    Now the key bit of information I found is that when I went to enter my SSID (because I do not broadcast it) you need to select the "TOP" option for "Enter network name" and NOT the second line called "Create New Network". This consfused me because I thought the top line was the "confirmation" of one of the shown SSIDs at the left, but it is NOT.

    If you highlight and select the "Enter network name" at the top right of the screen you should be given a choice between WEP, WPA, WPA2. After you select WPA, you will then be asked if you want AES or TKIP. Selecting TKIP takes you to a box to enter your keycode that you originally configured on your router/gateway.

    On the other hand, if you select "Create New Network", you will only be asked for a WEP key. The Create New Network seems to be for a peer to peer config which I do not know about.

    I hope this helps, because I could not find the above information in one place and I wasted a couple of hours figuring out how it works. :up:
     
  2. jenovalente

    jenovalente New Member

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    May 23, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Hi;
    I just bought an Apple airport extreme base station, which works great with my ibook and PC. However, my Tivo and Wii will not connect. This is only when the network is running in WPA mode (which is why I bought the Tivo network adaptor). The Tivo sees the network (SSID is broadcast), but after entering the WPA key it comes back with an error message that the network could not be found. Connection with WEP is no problem. Does anyone have similar problems? I'd like to stick with WPA encryption, as there are quite a number of other networks in the neighborhood.

    Thanks
     
  3. Primate

    Primate New Member

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    Dec 16, 2002
    You all may want to buy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7666876&type=product&id=1134701703107
    one of these. The device itself converts the wireless signal to 4 ethernet ports. I have mine setup and connected to my PS2, xbox360 and Tivo HD.

    It is a little difficult to setup initially. You have to connect it to a computer to get the settings configured but once it's done it works great.
    I have setup 3 of these and know of at least 4 other people who have bought them and they work great.
     

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