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Mini, Moca, wi-fi, Oh my... still confused

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by hershey4, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    You would just do what homeuser says where it enters the condo. Once you figure out the MOCA, you can always add a repeater to strengthen the wifi signal, if necessary.
  2. hershey4

    hershey4 Member

    May 31, 2006
    Red Sox Nation
    Is my current Moca setup wrong?
  3. HomeUser

    HomeUser Active Member

    Jan 12, 2003
    A2 Michigan
    MoCA can interfere with some Cable Modems it is best to keep the two isolated with the POE in-between.

    Put a 2 way splitter at the entry point into your condo, even if it has to be inside. Connect one side to the modem and the other to the POE filter before the 4 way. Yes a 2 way splitter will drop the signal by about 3db if you split the signal enough an amp may be needed on the video side. Just for reference I had 8 loads on the Video side of the splitter before the signal degraded enough to need a boost.
  4. hershey4

    hershey4 Member

    May 31, 2006
    Red Sox Nation
    I really don't want the equipment in the basement. It is much more convenient being on the main floor. Is there a way to configure the separation at one drop? THe whole network is pretty minimal: 1 tv with Premiere, 1 tv with Mini, 2 currently unused drops, 1 drop exclusive for modem,etc. PC and other accessory devices all using wifi.

    I read there is such a thing as a moca-friendly router. (or was it modem???) maybe that would be simpler.
  5. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    It sounds like your network was working fine if it connected to the Tivo mothership without wifi attached. The broken database on the Tivo didn't have anything to do with the moca.

    Did Tivo support give you a "kickstart" remote control code to run a hard drive diagnostic & repair? That often works. In any event, I guess it doesn't matter now too much since the replacement is already coming.
  6. hershey4

    hershey4 Member

    May 31, 2006
    Red Sox Nation
    Correct. They had a log of many connections with MOca and with WIFI. Appears to be just a big coincidence with the timing of this Moca switcheroo. How the software got broken is still a mystery of course. Some software bugs can be dependent on seemingly unrelated sequence of events (software engineer...speaking from experience).

    Yes, and that was interesting. First guy told me to do a 57 which is the long 3-hr run (sounds like a chkdsk /f operation). However, it ended after 10 minutes even though it began with the chkdsk startup screen telling me it would take 3 hours and had the risk of not being able to start Tivo ever again!!

    When I called back, 2nd guy told me that I did a 54 which is a quick diagnostic run. I told him I did not do a 54, but he didn't believe me cuz first guys notes said 54 (so it must be so and customer lies???). He said if the 54 doesn't come up with anything, then the follow-up would be the drastic 57 which runs the risk of not being able to start Tivo ever again. (at least he told me of the risk).

    THat's when I decided screw it... send me a replacement box!!!

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