Wired or Wireless

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by falcon26, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. falcon26

    falcon26 Member

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    I can't decide if I should go wireless or wired with my new tivo. Which seems to be the more stable and faster of the two? And would waiting for the new wireless N adapter be helpful or is the G just as good really..
     
  2. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Wired for me is always the first and best option.
     
  3. falcon26

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    Aw that's what I thought. Looks like I'll be buying some Ethernet cabling and going under my house and also doing some drilling into the floor :)
     
  4. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Wired is the best way to go. Takes a little more work but less headaches when you are done.
     
  5. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Wired is always better. Wireless is for convenience only.
     
  6. falcon26

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    I figured. I'm assuming CAT5 or CAT6 is best?
     
  7. jfh3

    jfh3 Active Member

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    Yes, Cat 6 is best.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Cat5e or Cat6. Don't use any Cat5.
     
  9. falcon26

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    Alright looks like I have a project to do tomorrow :)
     
  10. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Also always run more than you think you need especially these days since everything has a Ethernet jack.
     
  11. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    You can say that again. I just counted, and I currently have 33 internet connected devices on my network. :eek:
     
  12. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    When I ran wires, I ran 4 to each TV. 2 to my desk, 1 to the kitchen, 2 to my server, and a couple other singles here and there. I could still run more but wanted to get the main locations finished.
     
  13. CubsWin

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    I'm going wireless because I just re-ran a bunch of TV cables in my crawl space and I'm not about to start another wiring project. I have a Buffalo Wireless-G Ethernet Converter in my entertainment center, so I'll just be plugging into that. I think Wireless-G should be good enough for now, but if I'm wrong and I have any issues then I'll just upgrade to Wireless N rather than going the wired route.
     
  14. Mike-Mike

    Mike-Mike New Member

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    f that, crawl spaces suck... I have a basement with a drop ceiling, so I can easily run wiring... if I had crawlspaces I would hire someone else, or go wireless
     
  15. eatmyjustice

    eatmyjustice New Member

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    Just remember that ethernet is only spec'd for 100 meters
     
  16. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    None of my runs are over 100 meters. My central hub is in a closet in the center of my house.

    I meant additional lines and not cable length if that is what you were thinking.
     
  17. Resist

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    I had a terrible time getting Netflix to work without it stopping during the movies when my Tivo was wireless (remember it's only 802.11g), but once I went wired then Netflix works great.
     
  18. eatmyjustice

    eatmyjustice New Member

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    ahhh... Yeah, I was thinking that you were recommending that falcon26 coil extra cable up under the floor. Which is fine as long as you don't go over 100 meters on a single run. Ethernet can get unstable after that...
     
  19. innocentfreak

    innocentfreak Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I always leave a little slack in case, but if I am running a single line I might as well run two. The less switches I have to deal with the better is my view.
     
  20. falcon26

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    I'll probably run to Frys tomorrow and get about 15Ft of CAT5E . I probably only need about 10Ft but just to be on the safe side. Its like $5 for 15Ft so that's ok.
     

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