Wireless N Adapter- Can we use it with other devices?

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by wemetzger, May 17, 2011.

  1. wemetzger

    wemetzger New Member

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    If I get a wireless N router, can I unplug it from my Tivo now and then, and plug it into my XBOX so I can play some games? I will never need to watch TV and play games at the same time.

    Bill
     
  2. FierceDeityLink1

    FierceDeityLink1 New Member

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    No. Unless you get a wireless bridge or mod a router into one.

    Edit: nevermind, didn't realize that the TiVo N adapter uses ethernet.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Get a wireless bridge instead of paying for the TiVo adapter. With the wireless bridge you can connect multiple devices.

    I use Dlink DAP1522 units. They can be used as access points or wireless bridges and use 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz(not concurrently).
    With the TiVo connected to the Dlink DAp1522 I can get identical speeds as when the TiVo is connected to my wired network. 85mb/s to 95mb/s transfer rates TiVo to TiVo(that is with one wired and one with a wireless bridge, or two wireless bridges with each connected to different access points)
     
  4. SDNick484

    SDNick484 New Member

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    I also use the DAP1522, and am very impressed by it. It's currently fronting my Tivo, Xbox 360, & PS3. I was coming from the older 11g Tivo adapter and the performance benefit when transferring movies is noticeable.
     
  5. jmill

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    Yes, you can unplug the wireless adapter from TiVo and connect it to the XBOX.

    TiVo wireless N adapter is simply a wireless bridge with one ethernet port, and as long as your other devices (XBOX, Blu-Ray Player, etc...) have ethernet port, the adapter will work.
     
  6. CharlesH

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    That also is the impression that I have. When you use the -N adapter, TiVo reports just an Ethernet connection (not WiFi), and you have to configure the -N adapter from its internal Web page. And it has its own IP address. The -N adapter is supported on all TiVo boxes that have an Ethernet port, back to the 2-tuner Series2. I bet it would even work on the single-tuner Series 2 if you used the USB-Ethernet dongle.
     
  7. alangst

    alangst New Member

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    I'm going to add a diff question onto this post since its also concerning the N-adaptor. I just ordered my premiere to go along with the series2 I already have with the older G-adaptor.

    Even though I have a G router running my wifi, is it true that the N adaptor will actually be faster than the G-adaptor?

    For the premiere is the N necessary to get the most from the player?

    Should I go ahead and get 2 N's for better connectivity between the boxes?

    Thanks for any help or suggestions.
     
  8. wemetzger

    wemetzger New Member

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    Alan- If you get two N's on a g router, then yes, it will be faster, and you will have a bigger broadcast range. N has a bigger range, and you will be using the Ethernet on the router, so you will never be slowed by the G speeds.

    Thanks guys for the note on the bridge. I am not sure how I am going to set things up, but I am thinking of going without the $40 a month internet bill. I would use my phone as a hot spot tether instead. I get 4G, so it is decently fast, and my phone broadcasts in N.

    With a bridge, I thought maybe I needed a router to configure it properly, and that I would not be able to use my phone? Anyone ever tried this? And then I guess the same question for the Tivo N Adapter...

    Both my wife and I have hot spots on our phone (although hers is slower) So, I do know the HD menus wont work while we are not home (obviously not a problem), and I know it will record my shows without an internet connection. And then the updates/call ins happen at night, so no biggie there.
     
  9. wemetzger

    wemetzger New Member

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    Or any experience with using a wifi hot spot to ethernet would help....
     
  10. FierceDeityLink1

    FierceDeityLink1 New Member

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    If that's what you want to do, sure. Just get any Tomato/DD WRT compatible router and use it in "Wireless Client" mode.
     

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