I’ve 3x v6 boxes & 1 old TiVo box. Is the only way I can watch recordings made on any of the v6 boxes on the TiVo box by running an Ethernet from the router to the TiVo box which is far from ideal in my case?
You may be best looking into WiFi extenders, or trying to connect both boxes to the same WiFi network, it's been a while since I've dealt with this but if memory serves me correctly then you need to be either connected to both by Ethernet, or one by Ethernet and the other 5GHz WiFi so they can communicate properly.
I forget if 2.4GHz works for both of them, you'd need to try that one yourself.
** I work for VirginMedia but all opinions posted here are my own.
When you say extenders I have recently installed the BT WiFi mesh system that has massively helped with WiFi all round the house. Do I need to connect all my tv boxes to the BT mesh also then? All very confusing LOL
Right thanks I see. Could I also use one of those things that plug into the mains by the router & the old TiVo box then an Ethernet cable from the plug in things to the router & old TiVo box? Think the WiFi then goes through the house electrics effectively that way & I get an Ethernet connection at the old TiVo box? Apologies if I make no sense at all!!!
Thanks for the help, I’ve now done the connection checks & played something on demand on the 3x V6 boxes & they are working good. When I went to do the connection check the same way on the old TiVo box the facility isn’t there but it says connection is ok in other settings, I can play on demand shows on the old TiVo also.
I think the issue may be with my set up on the 4 tv boxes & you may understand if I explain what I have...
Box 1 V6 - Ethernet wired direct to BT whole home disc, the BT disc is wired to the hub 3 router.
Box 2 V6 - wirelessly connected via the BT mesh
Box 3 V6 - wirelessly connected via the BT mesh
Box 4 old TiVo - power line Ethernet connection via one of the BT mesh discs.
I had to install the BT Home mesh discs as prior to using these WiFi was very poor for around the house.