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I have a Series 2 DT.

I'm in college and live on campus. My university just upgraded its network and it now uses IEEE 802.1x authentication and Active Directory. Using the network requires me to sign in using my assigned user name and password. Also, they don't want any unauthorized devices to connect to the network (like game consoles, TiVo/other DVRs, and routers). They only allow PCs or Macs to connect.

I have a notebook with an Ethernet port (used currently to connect to the network) and wireless 802.11b/g connectivity.

Also, they also recently removed all of the phone jacks.

So, what are my options as far as getting my TiVo connected in some fashion in order to download the guide schedule?

Thanks!
 

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Einselen said:
It may be possible to setup a peer-to-peer connection and allow the Tivo to connect via your laptop. Your laptop would be wired into the school network, then the Tivo would connect to the laptop wirelessly using the internet on your computer.
Would you know how to get that working? Or point me to some online guide?

ciper said:
Can you connect to the network using wireless?
First of all, the wireless signal is kind of weak where I am. I'm not in the "main" part of campus, so they only have wireless access in the residence area's lounge/area desk building and I'm basically at the furthest point in the area.

Secondly, do you mean connect the Tivo or connect the notebook? I don't think the Tivo can access the network. The wireless network has the same kind of authentication as the wired network. Basically, I'm not sure if there is a way to directly connect the Tivo to either network.

ciper said:
Also realize the tivo only needs to download data a couple times every 2 weeks (it holds 2 weeks worth of data).
That I do know. The problem is that the guide data is wrong because I moved (different channels and, as I found out tonight, slightly different programming, as far as network TV is concerned).
 
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