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-- Can someone please help me? (http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=181325)
Like Csyria mentioned you will need a router. A qualified electrician should be able to do the wiring. You will need wiring run from the computer room to each of the TiVo locations. The electrician should run the wire and install outlets in both the computer room and each of the Tivo locations. I would recommend using cat 5e wire. A 4 port LAN 10/100 router should cost you around $50. You will then plug the cable modem into the WAN port on the router, the PC, and TiVos will then plug into the router in the LAN ports. Then you will need to purchase a USB dongle (can run $10 - $30 each) for the back of each TiVo to plug into the wired network. The PC should already be setup to obtain an IP number automatically since it is using the cable modem, so no additional setup should be required there. When ready to setup the network, turn everything off, PC, cable modem and unplug TiVos. Plug the Router in and if it has an on/off switch turn it on. After the router goes through its startup routine, the lights that are on should be green. Now plug the cable modem into the WAN port (cable modem should still be off) and plug the PC and TiVo connections into the LAN ports. Turn on the cable modem, then the pc and TiVo's. Your PC should now be able to access the internet if everything is working. If the PC can access the internet, turn the TiVos on and go through the network setup. I hope this helps.
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