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TiVo® Wireless N Network Adapter

Wi-Fi® Ethernet adapter for dual-tuner TiVo boxes

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by Steve Kindig

TiVo's Wireless N Network Adapter creates a high-speed connection between your TiVo Premiere or Premiere XL box and the Internet via your home's wireless network. This Wi-Fi adapter provides super-fast, reliable streaming and downloading of HD movies and TV shows without the clutter and inconvenience of running a cable.

The adapter plugs in to the Ethernet jack on the back of the TiVo box, and also must be plugged into an AC outlet. Simple pushbutton setup will have you up and running in minutes. Because it operates on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, this adapter's speed and range are outstanding. TiVo's Wireless N Adapter works with DSL and cable modems, and is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

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Highlights:

  • Wi-Fi® Ethernet adapter connects a dual-tuner TiVo box to your wireless home network
  • compatible with 802.11n/g/b Wi-Fi standards
  • operates on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands for excellent range
  • allows TiVoToGo™ and Multi-Room Viewing transfers, online scheduling, and more
  • works with cable and DSL modems
  • easy pushbutton setup gets you up and running in minutes
  • requires AC power
  • warranty: 90 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • TiVo wireless N network adapter
  • AC power adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • 39" Ethernet cable
  • Power/Ethernet splitter (with attached 48" cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
  • Installation Instructions

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Features

Overview: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter easily connects your network-ready TiVo DVR to your wireless home network (802.11n/g/b). The TiVo Wireless N 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 N Network Adapter.

  • Download HD movies and TV shows to your TiVo DVR faster.
  • Transfer recordings from one TiVo DVR to another with greater efficiency.
  • Load shows onto portable devices sooner with quicker transfers to your computer (requires TiVo Desktop Plus software).
  • Get more rapid, reliable, and efficient performance of streaming movies, web videos, and music.

Note: Movie and TV show downloads require a broadband Internet connection and may require a rental or purchase fee.

Construction: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter features a chrome metal base and flip-up antenna with TiVo badge.  The flip-up antenna should form a 75-degree angle with the base (this is the best angle for wireless performance).

DVR Compatibility: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter is compatible with the TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL.

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

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

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

Connection: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter connects to your compatible network-ready TiVo DVR's rear-panel Ethernet port via the included Ethernet cable. The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter then connects to your wireless home network via WiFi (802.11n/g/b) over a 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency.

Simple Setup: If you have a WPS enabled wireless 802.11n router, the TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter offers an easy push-button setup that gets you up and running in minutes. If you have a wireless 802.11b/g router, follow your compatible TiVo DVR's on-screen Guided Setup to configure your system's network settings.

Note: If you are using a wireless 802.11n router, you may need to enable 5GHz operation on the router for better performance.

Light Indicators: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter features two light indicators to show power and link status. A blue light indicates 5GHz operation and a blue light indicates 2.4GHz operation.

Power Requirements: The TiVo Wireless N Network Adapter operates off of standard household current using the included AC power supply.

 
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4 out of 5

TiVo® Wireless N Network Adapter

Written By Tony T., Bend, OR on Friday, March 23, 2012
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The unit has an ascetically pleasing design which is important because it sits next to the rest of the electronics. It was simple to plug in and I didn't have to run an ethernet cable under my house.
Pros:
Easy to hook up.
Cons:
Needed my computer consultant buddy to manually configure the TiVo Wireless N Adapter, but my wireless router is hidden, encrypted and secure.
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3 out of 5

Works, but pricey

Written By Yonaga, Potomac Falls, VA on Thursday, January 27, 2011
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The TiVO N speed adapter is nice, but a bit pricey. It was that or the NetGear
version and I went TiVO, sight unseen.

Setup is slightly awkward, and if you have a router that does not broadcast its
SSID, you have to do the initial setup through a PC. OK, you could change the
router to broadcast the SSID, but I think you get my point. It's not auto-magic.

You also need a separate connection to a power point for the adapter's
transformer. How about getting the power through the USB connection?

All in all the adapter works fine, and we can watch NetFlix at full speed with
no lag whatsoever. I'm giving it a 3 for setup and external power, otherwise it
would be a 5.
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