Amazon listing TiVo WiFi adapter

Amazon has a listing for the TiVo WiFi adapter. They’re selling it for $47.49, and are taking pre-orders saying it will be “In Stock Soon”.

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  • chancelot

    is there any difference between this and the netgear (or maybe it was a linksys?) wireless adapter previously sold in the tivo store?

  • megazone

    Yes, the TiVo branded adapter was designed by TiVo specifically to be used with a TiVo. It was designed to offload some of the wireless network processing from the CPU and it uses a processor in the adapter instead, increasing network performance for transfers. User tests have show it performing 60% faster than other adapters.

    Also, it is the only 11g adapter that works with the old 1xx Series2 boxes (the first S2 units).

  • chancelot

    In your expert opinion, would it be worth ditching the current wireless adapter I have for a new one?

  • megazone

    It depends. If the old one is 11b and you have an 11g network, almost definitely. If you’re already on 11g, then it comes down to how much do you use MRV or TTG, and how much does the wait bother you?