USB C - what works and what doesn't

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

  1. Jul 1, 2020 #161 of 187
    mattyro7878

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    Fantastic! Thanks.
     
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    Alex_7

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    No problem
     
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    moyekj

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    Success! Thanks! More detail:
    The TV the TS4K is at is far from my dual band WiFi router and via "analiti" app consistently showed "Fair" signal quality and clocked in 40-45 Mbps on 2.4 GHz band (I can't get a signal at all at that TV in the 5 GHz band).

    I used the above linked UGREEN adapter and connected to TS4K USBC port via a USBC <--> USB cable.
    I don't have ethernet at that TV either, so have a MoCA 1.1 adapter which connects via coax to my router. Keep in mind that the MoCA 1.1 connection itself will limit even the best of connections to under 130 Mbps under most conditions.

    So the connection is:
    TS4K usbc --- usbc<-->usb cable --- UGREEN USB port
    UGREEN ethernet port --- MoCA 1.1 ethernet port --- coax (50+ feet) --- MoCA 1.1 adapter --- router.

    Anyway, as soon as I plugged in the UGREEN adapter into the TSK4K USBC port the network automatically switched to ethernet mode and I didn't have to do anything in settings to enable it. I did go and turn off WiFi just to be sure when testing that WiFi is out of picture.

    According to "analiti" tests I got a consistent 110 Mbps connection via the UGREEN/MoCA 1.1 which is a big improvement over the WiFi connection.

    Thanks for the advice on this adapter and happy to report success with it! Pretty sure a more simplified setup without going through MoCA 1.1 would yield better results. i.e. In my case it's MoCA 1.1 limiting the speed, not the UGREEN.
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2020 #164 of 187
    Alex_7

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    Nice! I’m glad it worked out for you!
     
  5. Jul 6, 2020 #165 of 187
    moyekj

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    The UGREEN ethernet adapter continues to work well on my TS4K. In fact because it worked out so well I got an adapter (different one) for my Fire TV 4K now too. Even though the Fire TV 4K is right by the wireless router and had good speeds I prefer wired to wireless any day. This one doesn't run through MoCA but connects directly via ethernet to the router, and testing with "analiti" showed 180/11 Mbps which is the limit of my ISP speeds for my current internet package. There's no menu to turn of WiFi on the Fire TV 4K but the Network settings and analiti show wired as the active connection. Looks like it improved ever so slightly on latency being wired.
     
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  6. Jim1348

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    Ethernet Adapter 1.jpg Ethernet Adapter 2.jpg I hadn't looked at this thread for a while. Today, I was motivated to connect my TiVo Stream 4K to Ethernet. I read some of the previous post and found: an OTG cable, USB-C adapter and a USB Ethernet adapter at home. Like a previous post said, it just switched to Ethernet right away and started working. I, too, turned the wifi off.

    I still might get a dedicated adapter, however. Do any of the Ethernet adapters come with a native USB-C plug or do all of them still need an adapter for that? It would be nice to simply go from Ethernet right to USB-C.

    Perhaps the UGREEN USB C Gigabit Ethernet Adapter?

    USB C to Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
     
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  7. Jim1348

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    Alex_7,


    I am considering this one. It has Realtek AX88179 chipset and has USB-C.


    Jim





    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XLLTL7V/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3KHUM65I50XQR&psc=1


     
  8. Alex_7

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  9. Raven313

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    Any response or findings to this question?
     
  10. tiv0 newbie

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    Raven313,
    I have been looking for that answer as well. As far as I can tell, that question has not been answered.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  11. Raven313

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    Maybe it's not possible, but I'm trying not to clutter up the device with cables like this if I can help it. ts4k_cables.png
     
  12. rczrider

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    Well, I answered it because I was able to use a USB-C hub with gigabit and PD, along with a Seagate 4TB portable HDD. I did not try to power the TS4K using USB-C since it was already hooked up via the microSD power adapter, but I have to supply the hub with power in order to run the portable HDD. Gigabit and the HDD worked fine.
     
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  14. JimT48

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    I ordered this cable just now, should have it by 6:00 PM. One problem that I have had is the WiFi stops working if I haven't used the device for a few days. A day or 2 later it may start working and continue to work if I use it every day. I went to TiVo support but then it started working so I thought that it may have been on TiVo side. It was working for the last week or 2 but yesterday it stopped working again after sitting unused over the weekend. I will try it later but this is ridiculous.

    Edit: Received the adapter before 4:00 PM. Installed it and it automatically connected to my ethernet. I have been watching NetFlix for about an hour with no problems.

    I believe the WiFi problems I've been having are being caused by one of my eero Beacons. I discovered this because my daughter's laptop was having problems connecting to the same Beacon as the TiVo streamer. Now I have to see what's up with the eero Beacon.
     
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  16. monkeydust

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    Thank you. I went ahead and ordered two of these and my third Stream 4K today. I didn’t want to buy an Ethernet adapter that needed another adapter to function.
     
  17. Raven313

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    I ended up getting the Chromecast adapter with built-in ethernet port and the ethernet isn't working! I even did a factory reset, tried it on two different ports and cables and it's still not working. I'm at wits end with this.
     
  18. Dan203

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    It didn’t work for me either. From what I found there are two different versions of this adapter. An older one that used a chipset that is compatible and the newer on which uses a chipset that is not compatible. I also tried a USB-C adapter which did not work, but now others are reporting does. So I presume it got some sort of chipset update that changed its compatibility the other direction. Or maybe the 4K got an update that added support? IDK

    Here is the one I got on my 3rd attempt that did work...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1X28F1

    but I can't 100% guarantee it hasn’t gone through a similar chipset change. It's been 2 months since I bought mine, so who knows.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2020 #179 of 187
    monkeydust

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    Well, I got these on Saturday and one worked and one didn't (returning the one for exchange today). Regardless if whether I'm using ethernet or not, the HBO Max app just sucks. I often have buffering issues with it and using ethernet made no difference. I don't have that issue with any other video streaming app I use.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2020 #180 of 187
    U'nique

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    I just got one today from Newegg. Since the ports on the TS4K are USB 2.0 I see no reason for a gigabit adapter. Since it plugs into the 1A power supply that comes with the TS4K, no problem there (the current draw of the ethernet adapter is offset by turning off wi-fi). And I prefer to leave the USB-C port open for the occasional flash drive. Anyway, I can confirm this one works.
     

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