Tivo Wirless G not working with Static IP, but does work with DHCP

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by sburge3406, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. sburge3406

    sburge3406 New Member

    Sep 22, 2007



    I would appreciate any help or insight as to why my Tivo Wireless G adapter works perfectly when set to use DHCP, but can not find the router/gateway when I set the static IP. I like to set the static IP, so my recordings tranfer with my other Tivo is more stable.

    I am using a Linksys WRT54G. The Linksys itself is the gateway router with an IP address of and a subnet of

    When I use DHCP I get an IP address of, which is correct and within the range I configured (20 - 70)

    However, when I set the static IP to with a subnet of, a router address of and DNS of, I get a message saying that the router can not be found.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue?

    Thank you for your help,
  2. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Eagan, MN
    Configuring TCP/IP Settings on My DVR

    I don't use a static IP address so this seems strange to me but according to the above TiVo knowledge base article under section 2

    If your router is giving out IP address automatically and you want to use a static IP address, you must turn off that feature on your router while setting up your box to connect to the network. We do not support static IP addresses when the router is also giving out IP addresses automatically.
  3. lessd

    lessd Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    All my TiVos have a static IP, never had a problem, I use a Belkin router..and DHCP is on.
  4. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Eagan, MN
    Yep, did'nt make any sence to me why they stated the DHCP sever had to be turned off. Thanks.

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