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TiVo version 7.2 does use USB 2.0 drivers already - get a USB 2.0 adapter of whatever type.

now USB drivers for wireless adpaters are only available to TiVo from open source. The vendors of the hardware do not make the LINUX drivers. They are not very mature. Wireless adapters just do not offer peak performance even in the cramped world of USB and low power processor of a TiVo.

I always reccomend going with wired adapters to get better speed.
I have used both the Linksys USB200M and the Netgear FA120 wired adapters on TiVo with great success performance wise. I now prefer the Netgear FA120 becasue it has a much better connector for the etehrnet wire.

for MRV between two TiVos there will be a very noticeable pickup in speed.


now in your case it will be TiVoToGo to a PC. You will still notice a better speed with wired USB 2.0 but there is that cramped space of the low power processor in the TiVo. TTG has to do things with the audio of the recorded show so it will work better on a PC. with TTG and a medium quality recording I get slightly betetr than real time transfer of a show. With High Quality I get slightly worse than real time. A 60 minute show takes about 75 minutes to transfer. So you will need to plan ahead to transfer those shows a bit ahead of when you want to watch them. You can watch them while they transfer but that will slow the transfer down even more.
 

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zleep said:
In point of fact: the TiVo wireless-g drivers are closed source and appear to be supplied by the chip hardware vendor.
cool thanks for the info :up: my new thing learned for the day
 
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