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Multi room steaming recordings

Hi everyone

Just had the new V6 installed and moved my old TiVo box to the bedroom so we now have 2 active boxes.

I am trying to set up so than I can stream and watch recordings on my old box (now upstairs) on my new V6 box in the living room.

the problem is that the boxes don't seem to talk to each other and aren't showing on the network. Can anyone shed any light on what I may be missing or doing wrong?

Thank you !
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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

Have you connected your TiVo to your Superhub, in addition to its normal co-ax connection?

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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

I'm going to sound stupid here...!

But do you mean connecting the Ethernet cable directly into the router?

If so then yes it is connected. The one upstairs is no longer connected directly to the router however.
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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

For MRS, both boxes must be connected to your router. The options for TiVo are direct Ethernet cable or powerline adapters.

Looks like you need to invest in some powerline adapters.

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Thank you

What's a power line adapter and where can I get one? Do I need one for each box?
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Powerline adapters use your electrical wiring to make an Ethernet connection.

You plug one in near your TiVo and connect it to your TiVo with an Ethernet cable.

You plug a second one in near your router and connect it to your router with an Ethernet cable.

You buy a pair like these:

NETGEAR PL1000-100UKS PL1000 Powerline 1000 Mbps 1 Gigabit Ethernet Port Adapter, Homeplug Access Point https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01BD9TFI4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_xaFPybBJ1PNJW

 

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You can also get them direct from Virgin Media. Check here to compare prices: http://www.virginmedia.com/shop/broadband/powerline/extending-your-network.html
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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

Sorry for the questions, just trying to get my head around it.

Do these just boost wifi signal? As my wifi is ok?
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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

Nothing to do with wifi. They allow an Ethernet connection using your electrical wiring as part of the 'cabling'.

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Re: Multi room steaming recordings

Ah I see, so could I in theory plug my V6 directly into the router hub as it is right next to it? (it is like this right now). So then if I get one power line adapter and plug this in upstairs and connect my old box to this via an Ethernet cable, would this work?Or do both boxes need to be connect via an adapter?
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