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Topic # 90896 3-Oct-2011 00:45 Send private message

We have an HTPC in the lounge which is wired to the router next to it.  TiVo unit and Xbox 360 are in the bedroom.  TiVo picks up the wireless signal via the receiver unit that came with it.

I wanted to know if it is possible to share the TiVo's internet connectivity with the 360. 

I don't have the wireless adaptor for the Xbox because it is overpriced, but it and the Tivo both have ethernet ports which I thought I could somehow utilise to share the internet connection the TiVo picks up wirelessly?

I haven't tried plugging the USB TiVo wireless adaptor straight into the 360, but I doubt that will work as I have heard only the official Microsoft adaptor works correctly.

I might just have to use a wired connection from the lounge to the 360, but it is untidy and a bit more work to lay it under the house.  Wanted to see if this simple method could work first

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  Reply # 528384 3-Oct-2011 07:52 Send private message

You want something like this: www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8018

And no, the TiVo is not capable of sharing its connection.







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Reply # 528541 3-Oct-2011 14:42 Send private message

That sounds like another of those shameless plugs...Tongue Out

 

Yes I suppose that equipment would work but it costs at least double what the (still overpriced) Xbox 360 wifi adaptor does. Ideally I wanted a cheaper solution.  I might have to go with a long cable.

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  Reply # 528549 3-Oct-2011 14:51 Send private message

There's no shameless plug, because we don't sell those and make no money of selling those.

It's just something that is neater than a string of cable (which you already said you consider untidy). And it works.

Costs more? Sure. But then you have a router at the end of the wireless connection, and you wil get much better performance than 802.11g you have on TiVo or Xbox.
 
I will take those smileys as your comment being a joke.







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  Reply # 528560 3-Oct-2011 15:09 Send private message

Yeah, just a sarcastic remark which also alluded to those "And for a shameless plug..." emails I receive from Geekzone now and then - I do use smileys to signal when comments are somewhat tongue-in-cheek.

So you effectively have a router at the wireless end, but surely because it's signal is wireless based it is still prone to flakiness? The 360 can do 802.11n now as Microsoft have brought out a new wifi dongle which handles that, but it retails for about $100.  I might jump for $50, but at the prices of the current options I think I'd attempt the cable run.

I have also seen mention of a powerline adaptor thing which uses your electrical wiring to carry the data signals.  You just plug them into your electrical sockets and I guess plug ethernet cables into them and it does the rest.  Not entirely sure what they call them in NZ or where to get them though.

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  Reply # 528741 3-Oct-2011 21:46 Send private message

Ceecees: I have also seen mention of a powerline adaptor thing which uses your electrical wiring to carry the data signals.  You just plug them into your electrical sockets and I guess plug ethernet cables into them and it does the rest.  Not entirely sure what they call them in NZ or where to get them though.
 


If you don't find the performance of 802.11g satisfactory, don't waste your money on powerline networking. 

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