October 7th, 2007, 08:08 PM #1
October 7th, 2007, 10:49 PM #2
Do you mean a wireless network adapter? How is it setup, you just have an ad-hoc connection from the Tivo straight into the computer? That's what it sounds like you are saying. Do you have encryption set up?
What you could do is download "advanced port scanner" from download.com and scan your IP range to see what shows up.
Some antivirus packages have network node detection - for example Trend Micro Internet security (PCCillin) has this. It will look at the network every 30 minutes and if anyone new shows up it warns you about it.
If I'm wrong about your setup and you actually have a network router or AP doing the wireless, any decent one will have status areas in it telling you the mac addresses of the devices connected wrielessly and if the clients are using DHCP it will tell you that info (some but not all will detect non-dhcp clients).
October 8th, 2007, 04:27 AM #3
what kind of blinking are you talking about.. constant blinking as if there's a large data transfer in progress, or occasional single-double-triple blinks?
it could be as simple as your wireless router asking your tivo if it is still there, and vice versa. because they do that...
October 8th, 2007, 07:04 AM #4
October 8th, 2007, 08:47 AM #5
When it's blinking, log into the router & see who has DHCP leases.
October 8th, 2007, 07:11 PM #6
October 9th, 2007, 10:41 PM #7
Anytime anything wireless is searching for a connection (i.e. neighbor trying to hook up to their Wifi) your lights will blink. There should be an activity log inside your router so log in to your router and check it out. Most default settings for routers is 192.168.0.1 so type that in IE or Firefox, enter your user id and password and check for activity log.