You can use the internet but you'll need to get the USB adapter for your unit.
Oops, sorry didn't see you had Series 1 and 2 TiVo units. More than likely they won't have them. However, if you'll be getting your phone service through your cable company then they should be able to provide you with separate base units. This way you can hook up your Tivo to your phone line. Also, there may be an option to plug the voice modem into an existing phone jack so that it will energize all the wired phone jacks in your house. I'd recommend checking with the provider to see if they have a way to activate/use all of the existing wired phone jacks in the house.I'll get out my instructions and see if there is a LAN port on mine. I wouldn't know by just looking at it!!
I noticed you're in Cincinnati. If you have Time Warner Cable, according to this page, they can set it up so that all existing phone jacks are operational.I'll ask the cable provider about activating the phone jacks for sure. Good idea! Thanks
No. You'd connect it to a network adapter (USB port on one side, Ethernet jack on the other). You have to find one that the TiVo will support... I use an Xterasys XN-121 for this, but it's probably no longer available. The Linksys USB200M used to be sort of the standard, but it's fragile.Okay, I see the USB port in the back. So that needs to be connected to my computer, right?
Don't be stupid.I don't use wireless...afraid of the radiation
No. You'd connect it to a network adapter (USB port on one side, Ethernet jasck on the other). You have to find one that the TiVo will support... I use an Xterasys XN-121 for this, but it's probably no longer available. The Linksys USB200M used to be sort of the standard, but it's fragile.
Do you mean, something like a 'modem'??
| | coax in | +-------------+ | cable modem | +-------------+ | | cat5* | +-------------+ | router * | +-------------+ | | | | cat5 | | +----------+ | +-------| computer | | +----------+ | | cat5 | +----------------------+ | USB/Ethernet adapter | +----------------------+ | | USB | +------+ | TiVo | +------+ * router and cable modem could be same device
I live where we get hurricanes and like having a buried phone line that is powered by the phone company even if the electricity is out and none of the cell phone towers are working, so I'm biased.Do I need a land line for Tivo updates? I have a land line now but thinking of switching to all cable, phone and internet. Thanks!
It's been my experience in the past that when a major weather event knocks out the power to the extent that it's restored in a matter of days and not hours, cable cannot be relied upon to be functioning the entire time either, but regular telephone service suffers considerably less disruption.Barb, your TiVo is a computer of sorts. The USB-Ethernet adapter provides the TiVo with an Ethernet LAN port you can connect to your home network. For that, you need to run an Ethernet cable from where your TiVo is, to where your Internet modem is. Where your modem is, you install a router (you can get ones which are wired only), which lets your computer, TiVo, and other things seamlessly share the modem and Internet connection.
For your Series 1s, if the cable phone does not work for their calls, you do serial PPP (which involves running wire to your PC), or install a network adapter inside your TiVos.
Unitron, the cable phone box they install has a battery backup, and probably much of the infrastructure which supports it is also backed up by batteries or standby generator.