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I am trying to set up some kind of wireless network for all of our PCs and DVRs. (Plus, I'd like to take advantage of the HDTV.) Over the years, my girlfriend has bought so many things that she thinks will fix everything. We haven't really tried to put it all together until last week. It's just too much for me to figure out. I'm looking up all the info online- hoping I can find a way to get started. I was just on the Tivo website and figured I should find help before I buy anything else or touch anything yet. I am listing everything we have purchased. It may be too much or too little information. Here's what we got.. TV---Hitachi Ultravision Digital HGTV(SRS and BBE) Two Direct TV Tivo DVRs (seperate models and software) *The larger DVR is a Samsung Series 2 IRD Model: SIR-S4120R Software is 6.2-01-2-381 Recording capacity: 100 hours *The smaller DVR is a RCA Series 2 IRD Model: DSR7000/17 Software VRSN: 6.2-01-2-121 Recording capacity: 35 hours DLink HD Media player (DSM 520 V1.2) Broadband connection with A Netgear RangeMax wireless router (WPN 824 v2 with a PC Card (WPN511) and a USB Adapter (WPN111) We have several PCs, 2 wireless laptops, an external super DVD writer-HP Lightscribe and other external hard drives. Then we have our big PC. It's an HP Pavillion a1620n with Windows XP Media Center. We also have things like a VCR and DVD; plus, every type of cable needed. I'm sure I haven't remembered to list everything. This should be enough to understand my problems. We would like to clean some things off the DVRs and add them to a PC or disk. I don't want to buy another DVR if I can help it. We have service plans with SuddenLink and Direct TV and we know we're paying too much, So we'd like to change our service providers. (I wanted to state that in case it makes a difference with our TiVo DVRs. If ya have any advice, I've got my pen and paper.

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It sounds like you have 2 different complicated issues.
First being getting your home audio/video components working together. Secondly getting your internet/computers all networked and communicating with each other.It may be easier if you just list all the devices with make and model in one easy to read list so it can all be broken down. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution and I can gladly assist you further.
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Reset the TCP/IP settings:

1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.
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Change power management option for your wireless adapter:

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Forget the Network and reconnect (Windows 8):

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