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iMac, TiVo and my wireless woes

February 27, 2007

My TiVo units aren’t picking up a signal. The units both recognize that they have usb wireless adapters attached. Strangely I have been able to see one TiVo from the other at random times, but not lately. I’ve rebooted both units and had no luck.  I recently downloaded the “N” drivers that were supposed to unleash faster wireless on my iMac.  I’m sure that doesn’t have anything to do with it, but then again maybe I’m wrong. Could it be that the iMac is forcing the Belkin Pre N router into broadcasting N-only signals? Keep in mind that the wireless adapters on the TiVos are 802.11G models that are certified to work. If anyone has an idea as to how I can remedy my wireless signal problem on the TiVo please drop my a line.

Odds and Ends

January 18, 2007

Not too much going on lately. I have a few small projects to get done around the house. A faucet that we’d like to switch out in the bathroom. I also need to replace the door piston on the side. The wind keeps catching it and bending the hell out of them. It will be the 4th time I’ve had to replace these. If I were a bit more ambitious I’d like to run new telephone and data lines in the house. I want to put the Tivos on a wired network and eventually use the old PC as a server downstairs. The other reason would be to have a backup for the wireless network.

On a warmer note, we’re having our chimney swept on Friday. We’ve come to an agreement that we should have our fireplace operational should we lose power in the winter. Despite having electric heat our house maintains its temperature very well. The builders were smart to have put so much insulation in our house seeing that it its only energy source is through electricity.