How to Connect a TiVo Device to Your Network

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When you connect your TiVo DVR to a home network, many exciting features become available to you. You can watch YouTube videos, listen to Internet radio, and download movies using Amazon Instant Video. You can also schedule recordings online with as little as two hours’ notice.

Choose one of the following network options:

Connect your TiVo DVR to a wired network (Recommended)

Connect your TiVo device to a MoCA network

Connect your TiVo DVR to a wireless network


Connect your TiVo device to a wired network (Recommended)

All wired routers and most wireless routers have Ethernet ports to connect the router to other devices on the network. A wired connection may be faster than a wireless connection and is the recommended connection type for Roamio Series and Premiere Series DVRs.

To connect using a wired connection, simply attach an Ethernet cable between your router and the DVR.

New TiVo customers: After the DVR powers up, it will automatically begin Guided Setup. During Guided Setup, you will be prompted to enter settings that will allow the DVR to connect to your network.

Existing TiVo customers: If you were using a wireless or phone connection, go to How to configure network settings on your TiVo device.

TiVo Series2 ST (Single-Tuner) DVRs require a USB wired adapter, available in the TiVo store. Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to your router and the other end to the wired adapter. Then, connect the USB end of the wired adapter to the USB port on the back of the DVR. To view a list of adapters compatible with your TiVo DVR, see Which network adapters work with my TiVo DVR?

NOTE: TiVo Series1 DVRs cannot connect via broadband.


Connect your TiVo DVR to a wireless network

All TiVo DVRs require a compatible wireless adapter when connecting to a wireless network. For more information on setting up a wireless home network, see How to set up a wireless home network

New TiVo customers: Plug in the DVR. After the DVR starts up, it will automatically begin Guided Setup. During Guided Setup you will be prompted to enter settings that will allow the DVR to connect to your network.

Existing TiVo customers: If you were using a wired or phone connection before, select one of the following options:

 

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