Tivo - plug it in and your done.
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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