Forget wireless. Stick with wired, ethernet connections instead.
Well the Tivo N adapter isn't a USB wireless adapter it is a network bridge. It plugs into the ethernet port (and a power plug). It actually has a lot of versatility. For example, you can hook a hub up to it and connect all your devices near the TV. The pricing on the Tivo adapter actually isn't that bad for a bridge device (not great, but not crazy, MSRP $90, Amazon $68). The Tivo N adapter is comparable to the netgear WNCE2001 (MSRP $80, Amazon $55). There are of course cheaper brand wireless bridges out there.What does the tivo wireless n have that my netgear doesn't?
Not sure what type of adapter the Netgear is. I understand that Tivos are particular about USB wireless adapters. I do know that you can hook up a wireless bridge to the Tivo ethernet port. I've used a Zyxel WAP3205 and also the older (blue) Linksys WRT54G units running the free DD-WRT firmware. An added bonus of the DD-WRT unit is that it can do both bridge and repeater at the same time.What does the tivo wireless n have that my netgear doesn't?