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Review: TiVo-branded 802.11g Wireless Adapter - Nothing to See Here

Mar. 6th, 2006

12:45 am - Review: TiVo-branded 802.11g Wireless Adapter

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My TiVo-branded 802.11g adapter arrived :)

I unplugged the D-Link DWL-122 (802.11b) adapter, plugged in the TiVo-branded g adapter, and it Just WorkedTM. Better still, it's 802.11g and it gets significantly higher signal quality (82% whereas the DWL-122 got signal varying between 60 and 70% and only that by hanging it out the front of the entertainment center--the TiVo-branded one is fully inside the entertainment center).

So, I'd give it 2 thumbs up (or, hm, since we're talking TiVo, not movie reviews, perhaps 3 thumbs up).

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From:zonereyrie
Date:March 6th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
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And MRV and TTG transfers are much faster with the TiVo brand adapter because it offloads work from the CPU. (I run tivolovers)
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From:mavjop
Date:March 6th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
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I did not realise that it off-loaded work from the TiVo CPU. That is cool. :)

(BTW, wow, small world. I work with Scanner. =)
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From:zonereyrie
Date:March 6th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
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Heh, yeah, it is a small world.
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From:brianwilliams
Date:March 10th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
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I'm sure you had to AT LEAST put in your WEP key to make it work. :-)
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From:mavjop
Date:March 10th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
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Nope. I didn't have to do any configuration at all.

This is because it was already using a (different) wireless adapter.

Obviously I would have had to put in my WEP key had I not been using wireless from the TiVo before. =)
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From:mavjop
Date:March 10th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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BTW, the reason why I think it was cool that it didn't require any configuration was that, well, TiVo could have made it so the configuration was tied to the adapter or something and thus you'd have to re-do the configuration when attaching a new adapter. I was happy that that was not the case.
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