Summary: I purchased this to connect my Series 2 TiVo box to my home network. I chose wired because at this time it is still faster than wireless and less complicated to set up and more secure. Little did I know! This Linksys adapter was the simplest thing I have ever set up.
Pros: Easy Set-Up
Cons: Pop Open RJ45 jack might not hold up long term.
Summary: Good buy for the price. I purchased this off of ecost.com $23.39. I bought this because it was recommended by Tivo. If I were Linksys, I would reconfigure the LAN connection. Make it more sturdy or make it plug directly into the back/side of the nic. But for the price you can't beat it!
Pros: Great device for hooking the Tivo up! I plugged it in and was up and running. I also got it at a great price.
Cons: The closure where you connect your line is not very sturdy.
Summary: I purchased this adapter for use with my TiVo unit that unfortunately doesn't have an Ethernet jack. Installation was a breeze. Included in the box is a 4-inch USB cable extender you can use to place the adapter away from whatever you use it on.
Pros: Compact and easy to use. Everything you need comes in the box.
Cons: Seems like connection to network cable is fragile and would be easy to break.
Summary: Wired is much more faster than wireless. I'm hooking this up to my TIVO box - 20 minute wireless downloads are now 2 minutes. I looked at using a wireless connection, but the interference of my 2.4Ghz phone is a factor - it causes me to loose connection when the phone is picked up.
Summary: Included 7" dongle (USB extension cable) makes for convenient installation in a computer with back-panel USB. I also like having a cap for the USB plug. Not all of these adapters do.
Pros: Drivers from CD-ROM are tiny and would fit on a floppy. Installation is quick and easy. Low price, major brand and 1-year warranty.
Cons: As others have noted, the fold-open network connector seems flimsy and does not inspire great confidence. It's not immediately clear at what angle the RJ-45 plug must be pressed into the opening.
Summary: I also purchased this to connect a TIVO, but to my WIRED network. It replaced another adapter that worked intermittently (it seemed to get saturated and stop working). This one just plugged in to the back of the TiVo, and nothing more needed to be done.
Summary: The Linksys network adapter is the best. It can be used on older computers without ethernet ports or like me on my Tivo Box to connect to the internet and to my computer. Linksys products work amazingly and flawlessly. It is just perfect!
Pros: Awesome!! Zero-Configuration. I am using it for my Tivo Box!! Works Great!!
Summary: This is the best choice for Etherent wired adapters if you want to share programs on two series 2 TiVo's. The connector seem flimsy, but I've had 2 of them working perfectly for many months. Once plugged in, they hold pretty well. In fact, mine have never come unplugged.
Pros: TiVo plug and play compatibility, reliability
Summary: I bought this to connect my TiVo to my home network. It works flawlessly for this task: Just use this to connect the Tivo to a switch and you're off. I really like the coupler that came with it, because it gave me more flexibility when hooking it up.
Pros: Ease of use; astetic quality; portibility; usb coupler