TiVo's Wireless G Network Adapter creates a quick and easy connection between your TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL box and the Internet via your home's wireless network. This Wi-Fi adapter provides reliable streaming and downloading of movies and TV shows without the hassle of running a cable.

The adapter plugs in to a USB jack on the back of your TiVo box. Setup is simple and takes just a few minutes. This inexpensive add-on is all you need to handle TiVo's updates and scheduled downloads, or any other network task where you don't need a super-fast connection. (If high speed is a priority, consider TiVo's Wireless N Adapter.) Works with DSL and cable modems, and is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

Product Highlights:

  • Wi-Fi® USB adapter connects a dual-tuner TiVo box to your wireless home network
  • compatible with 802.11g/b Wi-Fi standards
  • eliminates the need for a phone line when used with a broadband connection
  • allows TiVoToGo™ and Multi-Room Viewing transfers, online scheduling, and more
  • works with cable and DSL modems
  • easy setup gets you up and running in minutes
  • works with PCs and Macs
  • includes 6.6-ft. USB cable
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Cool way to add Tivo to your home network

Written By Sue-Rae, New York, NY on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Both of our machines are using the TiVo® Wireless G Network Adapter. It was a snap to install, just plugged in, used the on screen menu to connect to the network and enter the password. We love the flexibility of network connectivity which allows us manage up coming recordings and view our play lists remotely. The only reason I have not given this product a higher rating, is because we have experienced some minor issues when transferring programs from one Tivo to another over our home network.

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  • TiVo wireless G USB network adapter
  • 6.5' USB cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a male mini-USB type-B connector on other end)
  • Instructions
  • Trouble-shooting note

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Overview: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter easily connects your network-ready TiVo DVR to your wireless home network (802.11g/b). The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter is optimized for your network-ready TiVo DVR and eliminates the need for a hardwired Ethernet cable connection. You can enjoy the following network TiVo features using the TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter.

  • Movie Downloads: Download movies and TV shows directly to the TiVo.
  • TiVoToGo: Watch your favorite shows on your laptop, PC, or iPod.
  • Music & Photos: Listen to your MP3 music collection and view digital photos on your home entertainment system.
  • Online Scheduling: Schedule shows from TiVo.com or tv.Yahoo.com (faster than dialup).
  • Multi-Room Viewing: Watch your recorded shows on any TV in the house (requires multiple TiVo DVRs).

Note: TiVo Desktop or TiVo Desktop Plus software required for Music, Photos, and TiVoToGo transfers. Movie and TV show downloads require a broadband Internet connection and may require a rental or purchase fee.

Construction: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter features a brushed metal base and flip-up antenna with TiVo badge.  The flip-up antenna should form a 90-degree angle with the base (this is the best angle for wireless performance).

DVR Compatibility: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter is compatible with the TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL. The compatible TiVo DVR must have software version 7.2.1 or higher installed (available for download at Tivo.com). 

Note: A second Tivo DVR with a TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter is needed for peer-to-peer connection.

Network Requirements: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter requires an 802.11b or 802.11g router/access point for connection to your home network. The TiVo Wireless G Network Adapter can be used on networks that have WEP security, WPA security, or WPA-2 (Personal) security.

Note: Not intended to be plugged directly into a PC or Mac.

Connection: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter features a mini-USB (type-B) port and connects to your compatible network-ready TiVo DVR's rear-panel USB (type-A) port via the included USB cable. The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter then connects to your wireless home network via WiFi (802.11g/b).

Guided Setup: Once connected, follow your compatible TiVo DVR's on-screen Guided Setup to configure your system's network settings.

Light Indicator: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter features a green light to indicate power and link status.

Power Requirements: The TiVo Wireless G USB Network Adapter uses the USB connection of your compatible network-ready TiVo DVR for power.

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