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Hi all. I'm trying to help my sister in-law utilize the streaming features of her new TV/Tivo Premiere. The Netgear Home Theater Internet Connection Kit seems like a good solution for her. My question is whether she needs a router or if the powerline adapter can be connected directly to her DSL modem. Since she has a non-networked computer, she doesn't own a router. Thanks!
 

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Hi all. I'm trying to help my sister in-law utilize the streaming features of her new TV/Tivo Premiere. The Netgear Home Theater Internet Connection Kit seems like a good solution for her. My question is whether she needs a router or if the powerline adapter can be connected directly to her DSL modem. Since she has a non-networked computer, she doesn't own a router. Thanks!

It depends. Now she would have a network of two devices.

Some IPSs include up to 5 TCP/IP addresses. If that's the case and she doesn't need her computer to talk to Tivo then there is no need in a router.

Otherwise she needs a dedicated router or she has to run DHCP server on her computer and keep it on all the time.
 

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My question is whether she needs a router or if the powerline adapter can be connected directly to her DSL modem. Since she has a non-networked computer, she doesn't own a router.
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It depends. Now she would have a network of two devices.

Some IPSs include up to 5 TCP/IP addresses. If that's the case and she doesn't need her computer to talk to Tivo then there is no need in a router.

Otherwise she needs a dedicated router or she has to run DHCP server on her computer and keep it on all the time.

Hmm, if the OP's question is taken at face value that the computer will not be on the network but only the Tivo will be on the network, no router is required. If both will actually be on the network (which seems more likely after all), then ptsenter is correct that multiple TCP/IP addresses would need to be provided either by a router, the ISP or the networked computer.
 
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