Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Aiken, SC
2 Tivo's, powerline network, one works, one doesn't!
I would really appreciate any help here. Had not much luck with Tivo tech support. I am running an iMac with OS 10.2.6 and have 2 Tivo units, both series 2, one with the serial #140- and the other with 240-. I have a DSL modem and have hooked it up to a Belkin 4-port router. I am using Netgear powerline Ethernet adapters to connect the different rooms and Belkin USB adapters (FD5050, I think) to hook up the actual Tivo units. Same setup for each Tivo.
With the Tivo unit in the living room (closer to the computer room), everything works great. Plugged it in, obtained IP address automatically, and no problem connecting. This one is the 240- model. The problem is in the bedroom with the 140- Tivo. Same setup, but when I try to obtain the IP address automatically, it does not connect. Via tech support, I tried assigning a static IP address, but still no go. The strange thing is that it does work in some respects. I can see the programs recorded on my other Tivo, but it will not let me watch them. I also am not able to get music or photos off the computer. Also, I am usually not able to connect to the Tivo service via the network from this Tivo when I do it manually, but the other night, it somehow connected successfully on its own and updated my guide!
So basically it seems I have one Tivo that works great and the other that works 2% of the time. Any thoughts, suggestion? Thanks so much.
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