Will a Network USB hub work with tivo's?

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by lemmy, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. lemmy

    lemmy New Member

    Jul 11, 2007


    Instead of buying the linksys 200m, can't i buy a D-Link DUB-H7 High Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub instead and plug in as many tivos as I want?
  2. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

    Aug 23, 2000
    Nashua, NH
    No. That isn't any kind of network device - it's just a USB hub. The only thing you can plug into the USB port is a supported network (Ethernet or wireless) adapter.
  3. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

    Jan 16, 2007
    I am with stevel. I do not beleive a USB hub would work.

    Why not try it and let us know. Who knows, if it does work, then you could claim the rights to it :D
  4. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario Canada.
    USB doesn't work that way.

    A USB Hub (as that D-link device is) is to share a USB host port (as the TiVo has) with a number of peripherals (as network adapters are). And the host has to support hubs (I don't think the TiVo does). Since the TiVo only supports network adapters, and one at a time, there is no point to a USB hub on a TiVo.

    What you need is a USB ethernet adapter per Tivo, and an ethernet hub,switch, or router.

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