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Hi,

I was wondering if transferring via an ethernet cable is possible with my recordings? I live on campus at my university and their internet restrictions are insane. Your not allowed to use wireless routers and if they find out you have one they shut your internet off and report you for disciplinary action and they have no wireless capabilities anywhere near the housing section, so my wireless adapter is useless while im at school.

So i was wondering if there was a way to connect the tivo and the computer and transfer that way, or i contemplated the idea of buying a dvd recorder. But i read that only the the tivo built in with the dvd recorder can do that and i dont want buy a whole new tivo machine, what should i do?

Thank you in advance for any assistance.
 

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Wow! Intel is working on a project to provide laptops with WAN connectivity to rural villages in India, China and Cambodia and your school won't allow you to get up to their capabilities. Do they censor your mail also?
 

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Why not simply buy a non-wireless router and hook the TiVo and the laptop both up to it just to transfer your shows? There's no need to connect it to the university's network at all; there's no way they could know you're doing that.
 

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If you're only interested in transferring from the TiVo to the PC (as opposed to connecting the TiVo to the Internet) you can do it with the one NIC that's in the PC. You just won't have internet access on the PC while you're transferring from the TiVo.
 

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The cross over cable worked perfectly and it was extremely cheap and totally did the trick and did it faster than my wireless adapter ever did! Thank you so much everyone for your help, it is greatly appreciated.
 
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