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I do not have a phone line to do guided setup. I would like to use a wireless adapter with my home network router but have been unable to buy a compatible one from the tivo.com list locally. Is the list up to date? Are there more options? If I do find an adapter that works, will I be able to complete guided setup without a phone line? I don't want to order an adapter online to then discover I still can't complete setup! My service number is 565 0001 8024 6360. My cable provider is Mediacom in Wayzata, MN.

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The easiest answer is to simply take this to a close neighbor / friend, and hook it up to a phone line and finish the initial setup there.
Other than that, yes it appears it is possible, but not easy, and requires you to purchase an USB to Ethernet adapter (not wireless) this adapter would connect directly to your router
step by step instructions are on this page
How to Setup a Tivo without a phone line
http://everything2.com/title/How+to+setup+a+TiVo+without+a+phone+line

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You can do the guided setup without a phone line up to the point where it attempts to connect to the network using the wireless adapter. If it successfully connects, then you can continue the guided setup. If it does not successfully connect, then you're stuck until you can. In other words, you don't need the phone line as long as you have a wireless adapter and that adapter can successfully connect to your network and the internet.

I believe that, with the exception of some dicey hacks, you're stuck using the Tivo wireless adapter. The Tivo Community Forum website is a good place to ask questions like this. The site is independent of Tivo, inc. and has a lot of great information.

Hope this helps.

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