I'm having trouble resetting up my home network and I'm pretty sure the problem is with the setup for my new netgear wireless router. I had no problems with the setup when using a Linksys wireless router, until the router failed. I replaced it with the Netgear wireless router.
Now my TIVO DVR machines can access the internet fine through the wireless router. My computers can access the internet fine when linked to the router via ethernet cables. (I didn't need wireless for my computers and haven't tried it). But the Desktop Server software provided by TIVO that allows me to manage the TIVO content from my desktop no longer works. The TIVO itself only provides network setup details for connecting to the internet, not for connecting to desktop computers. That can only be managed from the Desktop Server software. That software is also very simple with few configuration options that can be tweaked beyond reinstall and reboot. The TIVO support website talks about how I need to make sure certain ports are open (http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/402
) , but the Netgear router interface doesn't provide me anything I find useful for addressing that problem. (The Linksys interface was a lot more user friendly.)
I already tried stopping all my McAfee firewall services to make sure that wasn't the problem. I've also tried the steps TIVO recommends at ( http://support.tivo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/196/related/1/session/L2F2LzEvc2lkL1RUektZRHlq
) Of possible relevance. In response to item 4 under My PC and DVR are unable to see each other, I found the adapter in use to connect my TIVO to my PC was the ethernet connection between the router and my main PC (as to be expected) without any option to change the adapter.
I really think the problem is with the NetGear router, mainly because that was the only item that's different from when everything worked nicely. I used exactly the same wireless settings with the new router, only changing the router's name.