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Garnett
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Must V6 box be connected to internet?

It'd make our lives a lot easier if we could get rid of the ethernet cable connecting the TIVO box to the internet.

We only use TIVO for watching live TV - not for recording, or any apps etc - we have a Amazon Fire TV Stick which is infinitely more pleasant to use for pretty much everything.

We've actually packed the Tivo box away, but I wouldn't mind watching some of the 6 Nations and so I'm wondering about digging it out - it's just having to wire it up to the internet (by way of powerlines and a long cable in our case) makes it a real nuisance.

Thanks a lot for any help.

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Re: Must V6 box be connected to internet?

The V6 has to be connected to your internet - but has built in wifi


@Garnett wrote:

It'd make our lives a lot easier if we could get rid of the ethernet cable connecting the TIVO box to the internet.

We only use TIVO for watching live TV - not for recording, or any apps etc - we have a Amazon Fire TV Stick which is infinitely more pleasant to use for pretty much everything.

We've actually packed the Tivo box away, but I wouldn't mind watching some of the 6 Nations and so I'm wondering about digging it out - it's just having to wire it up to the internet (by way of powerlines and a long cable in our case) makes it a real nuisance.

Thanks a lot for any help.


 

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Re: Must V6 box be connected to internet?

As ozsat says try wifi. I have 2 of mine connected by wifi and they work fine. You will need to have a good and stable wifi connection at the V6 location though. Just try it disconnect the ethernet cable and restart the V6 - in the settings>Network section you can choose the method of connection and which of the networks to use. If that isnt good enough there are things you can try/do to improve the wifi signal strength.


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Re: Must V6 box be connected to internet?

You've posted in the V6 forum and you've mentioned the same in your title, but then you're talking about a TiVo box? Which is it? Because they're very different boxes.

If it's a TiVo that you have then it only needs a connection to your broadband hub for two things; streaming recordings between two boxes if you have multi-room with VM, and using your smartphone as a remote control. Nothing else.

The V6 on the other hand needs the connection for its apps & On Demand content to work, but crucially it needs it to remain authorised on VM's network. After non-use or lack of connection for a week or more, the box is deactivated and you'd only get channels 1-5. In this case a phone call is required to VM CS to get it reactivated, but without that connection there is no return path to VM so it wouldn't work. As others have suggested I think you'll be fine connecting it via WiFi, especially if you're not even using the On Demand stuff, it only needs to be reliable enough to phone home once a week.

In any case whichever box you have, if you haven't used it in over a week you will need to ring up to get it reactivated.

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