Linksys EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter - USB200M

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I bought this network adapter for my Tivo series 2 DVR. As a long-time windows user, I expected a painful installation which might consist of going through an awkward setup process and wasting an hour or more of my time. Not with this thing. I plugged the device into the USB port, plugged in the ethernet cable, put the shelf back over the Tivo along with the little wife's deco stuff, and I was done. I proceeded to go into the "Phone and Network Setup" setup area on my Tivo to find only that I had to do nothing more. Being the gagdeteer that I am, I had to go through the setup processes anyway - just to see how it worked. All I changed was the blank network id to something like "Tivo" so I would know what the device was when viewing the "connected devices" in my router's configuration area. Since I use DHCP on my network at home, which most people do, I didn't have to mess with setting a static IP. Granted, this is really Tivo's success, rather than Linksys' for such a painless process, but I could care less - I just wanted it to work with as little effort as possible, and it did. As far as the little "trap-door" on the adapter, yea, it's a little dinky, but considering the fact that it is located in an area where no one will even come close to touching it, I'm not the least bit concerned about it breaking off. While connecting the RCA cables to the back of the Tivo, I did notice that if the adapter is plugged into the bottom USB port, you can't plug in the RCA cables in the 1st set of outputs from the Tivo without at least creating a lot of pressure between the two. No fear, I just used the other set of RCA outs. You might be able to use the top USB port on the Tivo to avoid this problem, but since I just used the RCA out #2, I didn't mess with it.

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I am trying to hook my TIVO up that I got for Christmas. I have everything going except connecting it to my computer. I am going to buy this adapter because of the review listed here. It was very helpful. I'll let you know how it goes.

-dreamjeanne555@aol.com quote

Tivo - plug it in and your done.

on 9/22/2004

I bought this network adapter for my Tivo series 2 DVR. As a long-time windows user, I expected a painful installation which might consist of going through an awkward setup process and wasting an hour or more of my time. Not with this thing. I plugged the device into the USB port, plugged in the ethernet cable, put the shelf back over the Tivo along with the little wife's deco stuff, and I was done. I proceeded to go into the "Phone and Network Setup" setup area on my Tivo to find only that I had to do nothing more. Being the gagdeteer that I am, I had to go through the setup processes anyway - just to see how it worked. All I changed was the blank network id to something like "Tivo" so I would know what the device was when viewing the "connected devices" in my router's configuration area. Since I use DHCP on my network at home, which most people do, I didn't have to mess with setting a static IP. Granted, this is really Tivo's success, rather than Linksys' for such a painless process, but I could care less - I just wanted it to work with as little effort as possible, and it did. As far as the little "trap-door" on the adapter, yea, it's a little dinky, but considering the fact that it is located in an area where no one will even come close to touching it, I'm not the least bit concerned about it breaking off. While connecting the RCA cables to the back of the Tivo, I did notice that if the adapter is plugged into the bottom USB port, you can't plug in the RCA cables in the 1st set of outputs from the Tivo without at least creating a lot of pressure between the two. No fear, I just used the other set of RCA outs. You might be able to use the top USB port on the Tivo to avoid this problem, but since I just used the RCA out #2, I didn't mess with it. Read More

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by dreamjeanne555@aol.com on 12/31/2004

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Product Overview

Now you can connect to any 10/100 Ethernet network without having to open your PC. And with the power of EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter, you will connect at the full speed your network supports. The EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter from Linksys works with any USB 1.1 or 2.0 equipped desktop or notebook PC, running any version of Windows that supports USB. This tiny, Plug-and-Play compatible device attaches directly to a USB port on your PC or hub via a standard USB Type A connector. Simply connect a Category 5 Ethernet network cable to the EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter's RJ- 45 port, install the included device driver, and you are networked. The EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter is bus-powered, drawing power from the host PC so it requires no external power cord. It features easy-to-read LEDs, a compact design, and free world-class technical support.

Specifications

Manufacturer Linksys
Mfg Part# USB200M
SKU 10336840
UPC 745883553402
UPC 14 00745883553402
Features
Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP
Host Interface USB
Manufacturer Linksys
Manufacturer Part Number USB200M
Dimensions 0.49" Height x 3.46" Width x 0.98" Depth
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX
Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps Ethernet Half/Full-duplex / 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
Weight 2.4 oz
Manufacturer Website Address www.linksys.com
Product Name EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter
Product Type Network Interface Card
Tech Specs
Connectivity Media Category 5 UTP
Host Interface USB
Manufacturer Linksys
Form Factor External
Dimensions 0.49" Height x 3.46" Width x 0.98" Depth
Interfaces/Ports 1 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX
Manufacturer Part Number USB200M
Data Transfer Rate 10Mbps Ethernet Half/Full-duplex / 100Mbps Fast Ethernet Half/Full-duplex
Manufacturer Website Address www.linksys.com
Product Line EtherFast
Weight 2.4 oz
Product Model USB200M
Product Name EtherFast USB200M Compact Network Adapter
Product Type Network Interface Card
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