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Is my pretty new Roamio defective?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by abbydancer, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. abbydancer

    abbydancer Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Bay Area, CA
    So far, the wired connection is working.

    I do have a question about switching to Moca. Support is sending me an adapter and a POE filter. I started reading the Roamio user guide, and it implies that the Roamio Pro can be the Moca device.

    So do I need the adapter? If not, do I also need the ethernet cable? I don't want to use Moca for anything but the Roamio.

    I hope this question makes sense, but I still don't really understand it yet.
  2. javabird

    javabird Active Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I thought the Moca adapter was already built into the Roamio Pro. Also, I searched online for "what's in the box" and can't seem to find out if a Poe filter is included or not. Maybe someone who already has a Pro can shed light on this?
  3. moonscape

    moonscape Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    I have Wireless G and a Roamio arriving the end of this week. No problems with my network but can I assume then it's not adequate for Roamio?

    Yikes. I want to record Olympics, so if I will need another router I'd like to get one from Amazon now. Any recommendations for a router-clueless person? If not for the Roamio I wouldn't get another one because my Wireless G Netgear keeps plugging along fine ...
  4. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

    May 14, 2007
    Yes, the moca capability is built into both the plus and the pro models. They can be used as moca bridges to your Ethernet network and for connecting to minis via moca. There is no poe moca filter included with either model.
  5. worachj

    worachj Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    Eagan, MN
    Wireless G is fine for connecting to the internet to get program guild data and software updates from TiVo. It will/may give you problems if you want to stream video to another TiVo device or from Netflix.

    You should be fine, but if possible connect your Roamio to your router using an Ethernet cable.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I run wireless N. My Roamio BAsic uses 5Ghz N at home(2.4Ghz N at my GFs house). It runs just as reliably as the wired 100BT connection. I still get up to 95Mb/s transfer rates and rock solid streaming to Minis. My signal strength though is excellent. Usually around 100% but no lower than 90%.

    I have had excellent results with an Asus RT-N56U router. But it is a little old now. There are certainly other options available now. But I also use another RT-N56U router in AP mode. And I use custom firmware with them from Padavan.

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