Washington, D.C. 20549

                                 SCHEDULE 13G
                   Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
                              (Amendment No.   )*

                           HARMONIC LIGHTWAVES, INC.
                               (Name of Issuer)

                                 COMMON STOCK
                        (Title of Class of Securities)

                                (CUSIP Number)

     Check the following box if a fee is being paid with this statement /x/.  (A
fee is not required only if the filing person: (1) has a previous statement on
file reporting beneficial ownership of more than five percent of the class of
securities described in Item 1; and (2) has filed no amendment subsequent
thereto reporting beneficial ownership of five percent or less of such class.) 
(See Rule 13d-7.)

     * The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting
person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of
securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would
alter the disclosures provided in a cover page.

     The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall 
not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of
that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of
the Act (however, see the Notes).

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 1) Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of Above Person


 2) Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group (See Instructions)

      (a)  / /
      (b)  /x/

 3) SEC Use Only

 4) Citizenship or Place of Organization


                    (5) Sole Voting Power

Number of Shares
                    (6) Shared Voting Power
 Beneficially           645,370

 Owned by Each
                    (7) Sole Dispositive Power
Reporting Person        0

                    (8) Shared Dispositive Power

 9) Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person

10) Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares (See
    Instructions)   / /

11) Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row 9


12) Type of Reporting Person (See Instructions)


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Item 1(a).      Name of Issuer:  Harmonic Lightwaves, Inc.

Item 1(b).      Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Office:

                3005 Bunker Hill Lane
                Santa Clara, CA  95054

Item 2(a).      Name of Person Filing:

                Philip Greer, individually and on behalf of WPG Venture Partners
                II, L.P. ("WPGVP"), the sole General Partner of Weiss, Peck &
                Greer Venture Associates II, L.P. ("WPGVA") and WPG Enterprise
                Fund, L.P. ("Enterprise"), and on behalf of WPG Venture
                Advisors, L.P. ("Advisor"), the Advisor of Weiss, Peck & Greer
                Venture Associates II (Overseas), Ltd., a Cayman Islands
                Corporation ("WPGVAO")

Item 2(b).      Address of Principal Business Office, or if None, Residence:

                555 California Street
                Suite 4760
                San Francisco, CA 94104

Item 2(c).      Citizenship:  WPG is a limited liability company, organized
                under the laws of the State of Delaware.  Philip Greer is a
                citizen of the United States.

Item 2(d).      Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

Item 2(e).      CUSIP Number: 413160102

Item 3. If this statement is Filed Pursuant to Rules 13d-1(b) or 13d-2(b), Check
        Whether the Person Filing is a:

(a)     ( X )   Broker or Dealer registered under Section 15 of the Securities 
                Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act")
(b)     (   )   Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act
(c)     (   )   Insurance Company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act
(d)     (   )   Investment Company registered under Section 8 of the 
                Investment Company Act of 1940
(e)     ( X )   Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the 
                Investment Advisers Act of 1940
(f)     (   )   Employee Benefit Plan, Pension Fund which is subject to the 
                provisions of the Employee Retirement Income

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                Security Act of 1974 or Endowment Fund; see 
                Sec. 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F)
(g)     (   )   Parent Holding Company, in accordance with 
                Sec. 240.13d-1(b)(ii)(G) (Note:  See Item 7)
(h)     (   )   Group, in accordance with paragraph 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(H)

Item 4(a) - (c).        Ownership:

The following information concerning percentages of ownership of outstanding
shares of common stock is based on a total of 9,800,000 shares reported to be

outstanding by Harmonic Lightwaves, Inc. at September 30, 1995.

As of December 31, 1995, WPGVA, Enterprise and WPGVAO owned of record 247,964,
343,062, and 54,344 shares, respectively, of Harmonic Lightwaves, Inc. common
stock ("Common Stock").  The shares owned by WPGVA and Enterprise may be deemed
to be beneficially owned, within the meaning of Rule 13d-3, by WPGVP, and the
shares owned by WPGVAO may be deemed to be beneficially owned by Advisor.  Mr.
Greer, the managing partner of WPGVP and Advisor, may be deemed to be the
beneficial owner of all of the above described shares within the meaning of Rule

Accordingly, by reason of the provisions of Rule 13d-3, as of December 31, 1995,
Philip Greer may be deemed to own beneficially 645,370 shares of Common Stock or
approximately 6.6% of the outstanding shares, with shared voting and investment
power as to all such shares.  Mr. Greer disclaims, pursuant to Rule 13d-4,
beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock owned of record by WPGVA,
Enterprise and WPGVAO, except to the extent of his beneficial interest as a
partner in WPGVP, Advisor or in WPG, a limited partner in WPGVA, WPGVAO and

This Schedule 13G is not being filed with respect to the share of Harmonic
Lightwaves, Inc. which may be owned of record or beneficially by any general
partner of WPGVP or General Partner of Advisor, other than Mr. Greer, since no
such partner possesses or shares voting or investment power with respect to the
shares.  Each of such general partners disclaims ownership, pursuant to Rule
13d-3, of the shares of Common Stock owned by the various parties referred to in
this Schedule 13G, other than such shares as the respective general partner owns
of record, or may be deemed to own by reason of his interest as a partner in the
various partnerships and limited liability company described herein.  Each of
the entities described herein as owning shares of Common Stock disclaims,
pursuant to Rule 13d-4, beneficial ownership of such shares as are owned by the
other entities described herein.

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:

        Not applicable.

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Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:

        Not applicable.

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired 
        the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company:

        Not applicable.

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group:

        Not applicable.

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of the Group:

        Not applicable.

Item 10.        Certification:

By signing below, Richard S. Pollack, General Counsel of WPG, certifies that, to
the best of his knowledge and belief, securities referred to above as being held
or owned beneficially by WPG were acquired in the ordinary course of business
and were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the effect of changing
or influencing the control of the issuer of such securities and were not
acquired in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such
purpose or effect.


After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his knowledge and belief, the
undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true,
complete and correct.

Dated:    February 12, 1996


By: /s/ Richard S. Pollack                                   
    Richard S. Pollack
    General Counsel of
    Weiss, Peck & Greer, L.L.C.
    attorney-in-fact for Philip Greer

     Attention:  Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute
Federal  criminal violations (see 18 U.S.C. 1001). 

                               POWER OF ATTORNEY

     KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned, Philip Greer, has 
made, constituted and appointed, and by these presents does make, constitute and
appoint, Richard S. Pollack his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, for
him and in his name, place and stead to execute, acknowledge, deliver and file
any and all filings required by Section 13 and Section 16 of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder, including, but not limited to, Schedules 13D and Schedules 13G,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent may do
or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

     The validity of this Power of Attorney shall not be affected in any manner
by reason of the execution, at any time, of other powers of attorney by the
undersigned in favor of persons other than the attorney-in-fact named herein.

     WITNESS THE EXECUTION HEREOF this 2nd day of February, 1995, by Philip 

                                       /s/ Philip Greer
                                       Philip Greer


                                       /s/ Jean Hsieh
                                       Notary Public

                                                  JEAN HSIEH
                                       Notary Public, State of New York
                                               No. 01HS5028570
                                          Qualified in New York County
                                           Commission Expires May 31,