I have a TiVo Series II DT. Transferring shows with TiVo Desktop 2.8 via my wireless 802.11g network is painfully slow. However, the TiVo & PC are not in the same room as the router so I am not able to connect each to the router via ethernet (not about to start running cables through the walls!). However, the TiVo & the PC ARE only two feet from each other so I am going to connect them DIRECTLY via ethernet cable.
I am not a networking or TCP/IP expert but I can get by if pointed in the right direction. Would someone be kind enough to post detailed instructions for connecting the TiVo Series II DT directly to a Vista (Ultimate) PC so that I can use TiVo Desktop 2.8 to transfer recorded shows FROM the TiVo TO the PC. (Note: I still have other machines that will continue to perform smaller transfers via the wireless network so I need to make sure that this new connection does not interfere with that process. I just need this ONE PC to have the fastest connection possible since it is my media server hooked up to my flat screen.)
Thank you for your assistance!