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2 Roamios, MRV only on one.

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by zordude, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    Hopefully someone has seen this before.

    I have 2 Roamio Plus devices.

    Roamio #1 - connected via wifi.
    Roamio #2 - connected via ethernet cable.

    Roamio #1 does not see #2 in My Shows.
    Roamio #2 does see #1, and can watch shows via MRV.

    I have tried:

    - Reboots
    - Forcing dial home
    - Disable video sharing for 24 hours and re-enable
    - Changing the name of the devices and forcing a dial home.

    Any ideas of what to try next?
     
  2. CrispyCritter

    CrispyCritter Purple Ribbon Wearer

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    A long shot, but you've already done the obvious things: check your wireless router and make sure it's passing through the appropriate discovery packets in both directions. If you have a filter blocking either mDNS packets or broadcast packets, that would be a problem.
     
  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    Check that both Roamios are on the same subnet. What exactly does the ethernet on Roamio 2 connect to? The wifi router, or something else (e.g. directly to the modem)?

    Just out of curiosity, I have seen a number of people with these two Roamio setups and would be interested in knowing the advantages you see with this setup versus say a Roamio and a Mini?
     
  4. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    If one of them has an ethernet cord plugged in, couldn't you just enable Moca on both and try that? I believe it's supposed to be faster than WiFi.
     
  5. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    They are definitely on the same subnet, the wifi router is the modem and I will check tonight if the wired one in plugged into a switch or direct.

    A Roamio and a Mini probably would have been sufficient for me, I didn't think of it until afterwards.
     
  6. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    It wasn't clear if that would cause any kind of conflict with the Moca connection between my Fios router and ONT.
     
  7. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    i believe consumer devices like the Roamio use a different Moca channel than service provider devices like the Fios ONT, so there should not be a conflict.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The connection from the router to the ONT uses a different MoCA frequency than the connection from the router to the STBs.
     
  9. zordude

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try then, it almost has to be better than the crappy buil-tin wireless.
     
  10. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    I wouold certainly try MoCA. We are using it to connect a XL4 to our network. The FIOS router/modem (Actiontec MI424WR)is handling the MoCA administration and switch duties among MoCA, wireless & EtherNet. Speeds have improved tremendously.

    michael
     

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