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We are a wireless household with NO landline phone neighbors. We need to download wireless adapter software (we got ours with 5.4 and need 7.1).

Can we download the upgraded software by taking our DVR and the adapter to my office where there IS a landline phone connection -- and then just hook the recorder and adapter to a tv that happens to be in the office?

....and two TiVo phone assistants have told us that it will take 4 - 8 hours. Is that true?

...appreciate any insight you all have.

Thanks!

Carol
 

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Your proposal should work fine and length of time varies a lot but have no idea what the variables are. Be prepared for the worst. You don't have to be there to babysit it once the download starts.
 

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that's work, BUT -- if you have any wired broadband access & an adapter for the tivo, you can change the dialling prefix to ,#401 and use that to get the updates etc... Quicker than phone!
 

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Choose Antenna - Zip 00000 - TinyTiVo, it won't take that long.
 

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By "wired broadband access" do you mean cable Internet access?

Also, by "and an adapter" -- do you mean a TiVo wireless adapter? And will this work even if we only have the 5.1 software. We somehow need to download the 7.2 software.

Does the TiVo recorder then use the Internet cable to access the #401 dialing number?Thanks!
 

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By wire, it is meant ant ethernet connection that has full access to the internet, cable, DSL, or other.

By adapter, a wired adapter is meant. ,#401 tells the TiVo to look at the network adapter instead of the phone line. Only a wired adapter will work in this fashion, as it is essentially self configuring.GS does not have the menus to set up wireless, or special wired networks.
 

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Some people have said that no matter what they've done(spent hours trying) the TiVo needs to make the first call with standard telephone service.

The "phone" service at your office may not be regular phone service like you have at home. Make sure your office phone isn't on a PBX network of some kind. If you hook it up and try it without knowing you could damage the TiVo phone circuitry.
 
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