|Item Weight||3.5 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2 x 3.6 x 0.7 inches|
|Item model number||AN0100|
TiVo AN0100 Wireless N Network Adapter (Gray)
- Less waiting: download HD movies and TV to your TiVo DVR faster
- Quicker multi-room viewing: Transfer recordings from one TiVo DVR to another with greater efficiency
- Faster TiVoToGo: Load shows onto portable devices sooner with quicker transfers to your computer
- Speedier access to VOD: Get more rapid, reliable and efficient performance of streaming movies, web videos and music
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Top Customer Reviews
This doesn't plug into the USB on your TiVo but rather the ethernet port. It also requires AC power as well.
My only complaint is that this is too expensive.
If you plan to watch streaming content such as Netflix with your TiVo, I would recommend this device. However, if you only need it for the standard TiVo updates and network connectivity, the much cheaper USB version really works just fine. Even for scheduled downloads the USB version works fine because it does that in the background so the speed doesn't matter in that case.
As I mentioned, the basic idea is that this device is nothing more than a wireless-to-ethernet bridge. By enabling it and hooking it to your TiVo's ethernet port, your TiVo simply thinks it's hooked to a hard-wired ethernet connection. The beauty is that it requires no changes to your TiVo configuration. The adapter is detected automatically.
Ok, so it's a wireless-to-ethernet bridge, like many others available. What makes this one different? First, it's FAST, and it gets great reception, and it also works in the 5 GHz band, which is less crowded than the typical 2.4 Ghz band. If you have an N-standard wireless router (or dual-band router) such as the Linksys WRT610, you can fully utilize the power of this adapter. I've tried it using both old-fashioned WEP encryption, as well as the WPA2-AES mode (which is the Draft-N standard encryption protocol). I EASILY get 25 Mbit/sec data rates from across the house and through walls from my Linksys 5 Ghz N router.
Simply put, if you set this up properly and don't get full-speed streaming via Netflix through your TiVo HD, it's due to excessive Netflix server loading (or limits to your home internet service) and not a speed bottleneck in this adapter. Or, your adapter may simply be too far from your router, but I find this adapter to work very well at longer distances.Read more ›
I had to downgrade my router security to WEP hex (not ASCII, because the adapter isn't compatible with that setting). Only then was I able to get the adapter to work, and then I had to change all the other wireless devices in the house to connect to the new WEP settings on my router.
Now that it is finally set up, the adapter does seem to work well with my TiVo Premiere. I haven't tried any streaming movies yet, but so far the response time is comparable to when I had a wired internet connection.
I was just really surprised that my new Tivo Premiere doesn't have software built in to make the setup process easier -- the steps really should have been 1) plug in adapter, 2) enter password into Tivo, 3) enjoy working adapter.
Also not sure why I have never had an issue getting various devices to work with my WPA2 security (various computers, Wii, iPod Touch, etc.), but the TiVo adapter can't recognize it. Pretty lame. Now I have an unintelligible set of four hex passwords to remember instead of just one. Whiskey Tango, TiVo.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Have not yet really put this to use yet. I have tested it and it seems to be a very good product.Published 2 months ago by Southern Jon Boy
Works most of the time. Sometimes have to reboot the Tivo when the quality of the streaming begins to degrade. After a 15 min re-boot all is working great (till the next time).Published 2 months ago by South Shore Chrispy
Previously used the tivo adapter for a land line. When it worked, it took about an hour to update the programming data base. Read morePublished 2 months ago by larry kellner
Some installation problems. Works fine after I finally got it set up properly. Tech support couldn't understand my problems. Through trial and error I made it work.Published 4 months ago by marsh
This has served me well for several years, until I traded for a new TiVo Bolt. Would probably still be working if I plugged it in.Published 6 months ago by Danita Poprik