USB C - what works and what doesn't

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by pbb_memphis, May 13, 2020.

  1. Jun 3, 2020 #101 of 184
    rczrider

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    Not true. My 4TB Seagate portable HDD works fine when hooked up to a powered hub. My USB-C hub with PD pass-through does the job when used with a 18W USB-C power adapter (specifically the one what came with my Pixel 3).
     
  2. Jun 3, 2020 #102 of 184
    Talyn

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    Can you give an exact model number for the hub you used please?
     
  3. Jun 3, 2020 #103 of 184
    rczrider

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    Check my post history, it's mentioned somewhere (not a computer, so digging it up is a PITA).

    Full disclosure: my exact model isn't sold anymore. There's an updated version, but I couldn't say if it's the same chipset or not.
     
  4. Jun 6, 2020 #104 of 184
    mattyro7878

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    I was gonna start a thread but I will ask my question here. I attached a 32gb SanDisk drive. It is recognized but how do I tell the device to start adding apps to it? Will that happen once I fill the Stream4k internal storage? There's really no point having it there unless I can move or add stuff to it.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2020 #105 of 184
    mattyro7878

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    O just saw a prompt under "notification " to format for device storage.i did that and now can move my apps to the USB drive. Any input would be appreciated even though it seems o have this. Oh...and when should I clear cache and clear data on these apps?
     
  6. Jun 6, 2020 #106 of 184
    mattyro7878

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    SiriusXM cbs all access and tunein were the only apps I was given the option to move e to the usb stick
     
  7. Jun 7, 2020 #107 of 184
    EvMan

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    I’ve read through this thread and everyone’s tips and I cannot seem to get things to work the way everyone says they should. But possibly I’m doing things just a little differently than you guys. I bought the UGREEN USB 3.0 Hub Ethernet adapter model 20265 and cannot get the Ethernet to work. This one:

    UGREEN USB 3.0 Hub Ethernet Adapter 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Converter with USB 3.0 Hub 3 Ports for Nintendo Switch, Windows Surface Pro, MacBook Air/Retina, iMac Pro, Chromebook, PC https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LLUEJFU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tau_Wbs3EbJ8Z1XGP

    I saw it on the Troypoint review linked. But he talks about using it for external storage which I haven’t tried yet. When I hook it up the way he shows with an OTG cable the indicator light does not light up blue. If I hook it up via A to C adapter to the Stream it does light up blue, but network doesn’t work. Figuring it may need the power for the Ethernet to work I tried to find another way to power the hub, but none of the 5v power adapters I have fit the dc plug on the hub which I think is smaller than typical for 5v plugs. I happen to have a USB-A to A cable so I plugged that in to another USB power supply and into one of the USB plugs on the hub and the power light comes on. But I sill do not get Ethernet.

    I did a complete reset. I’ve made sure USB debugging is turned off. I’ve also tried changing USB configuration to RNDIS (USB Ethernet) but nothing seems to work. I’ve restarted several times, turned Wi-Fi off, etc.

    I also ordered a different adapter which comes Tuesday. Not sure if this is compatible but figured I’d try it and see, it says it works with Fire & Chromecast devices.
    Ethernet Adapter for TV Stick 4K Cube, Google Chromecast and Micro USB OTG Cable HUB with Power https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078MNW25Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tau_-Tv3Eb7DHW58Y

    Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?
     
  8. Jun 9, 2020 #108 of 184
    vurbano

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    that last one is only 100 Mbps speed
     
  9. Jun 9, 2020 #109 of 184
    EvMan

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    It's also only $12. If it works I'm happy. Not sure what higher speed is really going to be of general benefit with this device. Sideloading apps from ADBlink on computer is already super fast. But if anyone can point to a 1Gbps network adapter & USB Hub like the UGREEN but that works for both functions please lmk. Again hoping I'm just doing something wrong.
     
  10. Jun 9, 2020 #110 of 184
    vurbano

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    my wifi is 4 times as fast as 100Mbps, twice as fast with a VPN running. ID use the devices wifi before going to that.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2020 #111 of 184
    EvMan

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    This is a discussion thread for USBC and what works. Great your wifi is 4 times as fast, but that has nothing to do with the question I'm trying to get an answer to. For my setup I prefer if possible to have equipment hardwired. Again their are 1Gpps USB to ethernet adapters that should work as they do with Fire TV. I bought the Smays just to check it out. I can always return it after giving it a try, but there isn't much info to go by besides this thread of what may work.
     
  12. Talyn

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    Here's an AC adapter that will work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QV5Q5HU/

    I've had terrible luck with ANY hub, I can't get my 1TB SSD to read properly on ANY HUB (tried 8 different models both USB and USB-C), works fine when connected directly off a micro usb OTG splitter cable.
     
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  13. Narkul

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    My wifi is that fast too, until someone decides to pop popcorn in the microwave. I also have a powerline ethernet adapter from my router to a gaming pc and although slower than the wifi, the latency is so much lower which makes gaming and especially streaming steam games to the living room so much smoother.
     
  14. EvMan

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    Talyn thanks for sharing. Aware UGREEN has the adapter for sale. For $10 I may just keep the Smays as it came with a dc plug to usb that fits the UGREEN. I’m sure I have more 5v wall warts in my collection that may fit too.

    I emailed UGREEN about Ethernet & they say it won’t work, even though it says it works with the Mi Box. I find this confusing, you would think all AndroidTV boxes running 9 would be plug & play with the same devices and that’s not the case.

    At this point I think I just have to give it more time for one of these manufacturers to come out with something. Maybe Tivo will sell their own. They should at the very least provide more guidance about what you can do with the usb-c port. My goal was to have gigabit Ethernet, expanded storage with thumb drive, and a Video Storm IR USB.
     
  15. rczrider

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    It blows my mind that folks are still using 2.4GHz / BGN at home for their data-heavy devices. You should consider spending $40-50 on a new router that supports 5GHz / AC. Anyone who claims they need Ethernet for their streaming devices has a crappy network and would be better off spending their money on fixing the root issue, not on dongles and adapters.
     
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  16. vurbano

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    What file system does it format too? NTFS? I hope?
     
  17. rczrider

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    I would assume exFAT.
     
  18. vurbano

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    you are correct. As long as it solves that 4GB file size problem
     
  19. mattyro7878

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    Yeah. Exfat. Not fat32. I has never heard of exfat.
     
  20. Narkul

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    I actually do have a netgear R7000 which I flashed with dd-wrt as I once needed it as a wifi extender so I could put it in my mother-in-laws house across the street for internet, but i still have legacy devices around the house that use 2.4GHz, and even using 5GHz AC for my Steamlink device, games are noticeably more laggy compared to the Powerline 100Mbit setup.
     

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