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Old 12-27-2005, 06:24 PM   #1 (Print)
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Peer-to-Peer Question

So, here's an embarassing question: what distinguishes a peer-to-peer network from a traditional home network? Currently, I have a wireless home network, and my (only) TiVo connects to it via my Linksys WUSB11 wireless adapter. I take it this is not a peer-to-peer...? I ask because I want to get a G adapter to speed up tranfers to my PC . Notwithstanding the new TiVo-branded G adapters, it looks like the G adapters only work for a peer-to-peer (or so it says on the TiVo adapters page).... Any thoughts? And sorry if this question has been repeated elsewhere (I don't find the search function to be all that helpful
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Old 12-27-2005, 06:34 PM   #2 (Print)
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Your network sounds like peer to peer to me. You have no central server, so all of your nodes (the pc, the tivo) are peers.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:09 PM   #3 (Print)
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11g works for infrastructure networks just fine - and NOT just peer-to-peer.

Peer-to-peer is a network between two devices. An infrastructure network involves a wireless access point (or router), even with just one device and a router that's infrastucture. A TiVo talking directly to another TiVo, or a PC, would be ad-hoc, or peer-to-peer.

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Old 12-27-2005, 10:28 PM   #4 (Print)
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Hmmm

I gather that my network is infrastructure given that all of my wireless devices -- TiVo, print server, two laptops -- communicate through the wireless network. What's ironic is that I have set up a dozen wireless routers (and MAC filtering, WEP, etc) for friends and colleagues and not even thought about the type of network I was setting up. Anyway, it sounds like wireless G works with ad hoc and infrastructure anyway. Hmm, now I ponder buying the TiVo branded wirelss G adapter or wait for TiVo to accept my favorite brand (cisco, linksys) in wireless G....
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:32 PM   #5 (Print)
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Since TiVo has their own adapter now, and it performs better, I wouldn't be surprised if they cut back on development for 3rd party adapters.

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