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Is MoCA Interoperable?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Marconi, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    If you want to go that route then there will never be 100% compatibilty with any type of device for any standard. Or course there will always be certain percentage or fraction of a percentage of a number of devices that will have issues, with any standard. For whatever reason. All it takes is one device out of millions having an issue and it won't be 100% compatibility. But the vast majority will not have any issue.
     
  2. tivohaydon

    tivohaydon New Member

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    I didn't go that route. That's not even close to what I posted. I did not suggest that there might be some tiny compatibility problem that prevents two devices from working together. (Though that's certainly possible, it's not the issue here.) These devices are incompatible by design and still adhere to the MoCA standards and therefore can be certified.

    Let's break it down to itty bits:
    Product "A" operates on channel "1".
    Product "B" operates on channel "2".

    Product "A" gets certified as complying with MoCA standards.
    Product "B" gets certified as complying with MoCA standards.

    Consumer gets Product "A" and Product "B" and tries to make them work. They won't because channel "1" is not "2".

    This is why the WiFi analogy works great. 2.4GHz is not 5Ghz. But both products can be WiFi certified.

    Again, go read the documents, whitepapers and any standards information you can.
     
  3. SoBayJake

    SoBayJake New Member

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    Most consumer wifi products, out of the box, aren't 2.4 or 5 GHz restricted. The user has to change that. Most are in "combo" or "auto" just like MoCA!
     
  4. poppagene

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    Many consumer wifi products are either 2.4 or 5 and not even configurable. For that you need a dual band device.
     
  5. Marconi

    Marconi TiVo Junkie

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    No, I was asking if different brands would interoperate. If they do, then I can just buy one adapter (Ethernet to coax bridge) at a time. This is preferable to having to replace them all.

    The other option is to buy single Actiontec devices as necessary, but I'm not favorably impressed by Actiontec, so I'd like to migrate to a different brand or brands.
     
  6. aaronwt

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    My Dlink MoCA adapters worked with both the Actiontec and the Elites.

    Although I'm not using MoCA now since each of my adpaters were using 10 watts. Which decreased the amount of hours each UPS they were connected to would last during an outage. And I needed the extra several hours of runtime for my FiOS ONT, main router and alarm system.
     
  7. dave13077

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    What do you use? Are they all hard wired or wireless or a combo?
     
  8. aaronwt

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    They are hard wired.
     
  9. b_scott

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    thanks, I needed this info. Now have to add a second outlet to our new baby's room for the monitor. The wifi is just not strong enough.
     
  10. JosephB

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    Generally the only time you will run into trouble with MoCA being on different frequencies and whatnot is if you try to mix DirecTV or Dish network MoCA hardware with anything else. All of the non-DirecTV/DISH stuff (unless it explicitly states it's for satellite) will work in a cable environment with equipment from other vendors.
     
  11. Coffee

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    Yes.

    It's like using ethernet over powerline adapters, except the nature of coax cables makes them nearly invulnerable to EM interference and they do not lose signal over a great distance.
     
  12. Marconi

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    I'm going to add a Roamio to my network which, until this point, has used Actiontec MoCA routers for my THDs with Ethernet. Will the Roamio MoCA be able to network with the Actiontecs? Anyone tried this yet?
     
  13. JosephB

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    Yes, it will work fine.
     
  14. windracer

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    Yep. My Roamio Pro is using MoCA, which goes through an ActionTec to get to my router (and I still have an old Netgear MoCA adapter on the network still as well).
     

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