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Topic # 99698 25-Mar-2012 20:46 Send private message

Hi all,
Finally got round to connecting my new Tivo, but I'm struggling to get it connected to the Internet


Router is Linksys WAG200G, and the Tivo just won't connect to this when I have my usual security enabled WPA2/AES. Does not receive a DHCP address.

Have tried a few different things:
- disabled mixed-mode on the router (uses G only)
- changed to numerical passphrase
- tethered the Tivo to my phone WPA2 - this works fine

The only way I can connect to my wireless router is to set this to an open connection, which is obviously not a solution. I have reset Tivo, router, and Tivo wireless adaptor. I have good LOS between the two devices, and running a network cable is not an option.

Also, both Maori and Prime are substandard quality on the Tivo tuner. The incoming aerial is split, with one leg going to the TV via my old HDD-DVR. No issues with quality on these channels when using the TV freeview tuner. I have yet to swap the splitter outputs out to check these, but can't imagine that this is the cause, unless somehow the TV leg of the split is hogging the signal

Any help appreciated

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  Reply # 599877 25-Mar-2012 21:12 Send private message

I've had heaps of networking problems with my Tivo's (we have 3), 2 via ethernet (1 straight from the DSL rounter, another via a unmanaged switched plugged in to the DSL router) and 1 via Wi-Fi.

They all would work for a few days, then the one via wi-fi couldn't be seen by the others, or the one plugged in to the DSL modem couldn't find the DHPS. A power cycle on the router would fix it, but again only for a few days.

In the end I directly wired all 3 to the unmanaged switch, and it all came right, no problems for several weeks now, so I put it down to a flakey DSL modem.



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  Reply # 599908 25-Mar-2012 21:54 Send private message

GregV:
Router is Linksys WAG200G, and the Tivo just won't connect to this when I have my usual security enabled WPA2/AES. Does not receive a DHCP address.


I had a similar problem on a WAG320N. My Android phone just wouldn't connect on WPA2, so I had to set it up with WPA instead. WPA2 worked fine on my phone with my TP-Link router at home.



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  Reply # 600073 26-Mar-2012 09:54 Send private message

Changed my router to WPA instead of WPA2, and Tivo connects just fine.

Now to troubleshoot my flakey Maori/Prime signal...

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  Reply # 600098 26-Mar-2012 10:43 Send private message

Given the general level of complaints on various forums about Linksys/Cisco WAG devices and wifi issues, my money would be on the issue being with your WAG200G device, rather than the Tivo.

I had a WAG160N and after several years of frustration, numerous firmware upgrades, the issue of wifi connections losing all DNS resolution after about a day of uptime was never fixed and I retired it. A shame because it's wifi was actually great when it worked. Wired connections always worked, but it just became completely frustrating and dealing with the Linksys/Cisco helpdesk was worse than pulling teeth.

[Edited to fix typo]

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