schwaggy, the bit I didn't provide is the fact that my main desktop editing computer is across the room from the Tivo. I've got my router wired to this desktop computer, which then wirelessly networks/communicates with my Squeezebox audio player from across the room, which is set up on my a/v cabinet, along with my Tivo.
One of the side features of the Squeezebox is that it can act as a wireless bridge. This negates any need to utilize a Tivo (or other brand) wireless adapter for my S3. I simply run a cable from the Squeezebox over to the Tivo so that both can be concurrently connected to the network. So this is the cable that is currently occupying my Tivo ethernet port.
Originally Posted by michaeltscott
What's wrong with using the wire that you have connected to transfer video to and from your PC? It's not at all restricted to downloading daily updates; it could do that simultaneously with other network tasks.
This is also the pt. of progprog in the post immediately above. And I understand all this, but I'm assuming that any video transfers done wirelessly will be significantly slower than a direct cable connection. While I'm sure that will be fine some of the time, I know there will be those occasions when I won't want to wait any longer than absolutely necessary for a transfer to be completed.
And being that the devices are across the room from one another, neither can I simply leave a cable laying around on the carpet across the middle of the room all of the time. For short term connections when I need a speedier transfer, fine. But once completed, then the cable can be wound up and hidden behind the A/V cabinet, waiting for the next time-critical transfer task.
I can still do that, but my hope was this usb/ethernet adapter would allow be to keep the one end of this second ethernet cable always connected to the back of the Tivo. This would have prevented the groans, sweat and swearing as I struggle to reach behind the a/v equpment cabinet to feel around, find and then switch-out the Squeezebox crossover (or patch?) cable for the second, dedicated video ethernet cable.