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Moca off on Verizon Router

Discussion in 'TiVo Help Center' started by WRX09MD, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD Member

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    Is there any way you could let me know exactly what ports need to be connected via ethernet to get the two to bridge properly? Thanks
     
  2. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Hermosa...
    As to ports no real magic or difference. Bridge mode simply means that the device is basically acting as a conduit and not being "active" such as assigning IP address via DDHCP, etc.

    Take a shot at it and if there are problems check back. We'll be here -- except for me starting 1 PM EDT on CBS:)
     
  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo New Member

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    Me too. Go Texans! There will always be a use-case for live TV.
     
  4. Bramble

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    I don't think the rep was correct. If you login into the MI424WR's web interface and click go to network connections you should see both a "Coax" and "Broadband Connection (Coax)". The Broadband connection is the WAN feed coming in from outside, and the router bridges that to ethernet. If you look at the full status you'll see that that is the one that has an external IP address. The one that is just "Coax" is the LAN moca that the router is feeding out into the coax for any moca connected devices, and it should be possible to just disable that. If you had a verizon set-top box, they do use moca for VOD and other features, so he might also have been thinking about that when he said you couldn't disable it.

    However I've generally found that any setup that depends on changing the Actiontec MI424WR settings too far from its basic setup seems doomed to failure. I spent two days trying to get my network setup with my Asus wireless router as primary, with the Actiontec just acting as a double bridge (moca WAN to ethernet LAN, ethernet WAN to moca LAN). In the end I gave up when I couldn't get the devices on the Asus side to see the devices connected via moca. But even if I had gotten that working my Actiontec seems prone to resetting itself to factory settings, and it ended up being way too complicated of a setup for me to want to do over and over again. And one of the key settings for the bridge I was trying (enabling Ethernet WAN) was resetting on a power cycle. And I definitely don't want to have to tweak the router settings every time the power goes out.

    In the end I followed the same instructions that mdscott posted above about using a second router in your Verizon network, and it only took about 30 minutes and I had a integrated moca, ethernet, and wireless network, with the Asus acting as a wireless access point (so I can at least have decent wireless bandwidth.)
     
  5. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    OP, You've got 3 of us all suggesting that this option is the most reliable and easiest to use, that's not a coincidence :)
     
  6. WRX09MD

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    OK Everyone,

    First of all thanks for all of your input and push to get this done right. I now have everything running properly. All of my Tivos are on moca and everything else in the house is either wired or wireless on the lan and I am using the Linksys as the wireless. I am able to access all of the Tivo hardaware in the app also. Thank god I had a laptop to use because unhooking everything to do this next to my desktop would have been a pain in the A$$. I will share my knowledge with this in the near future at my cousins house. Thanks again. :)
     
  7. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Hermosa...
    Very glad it worked out !!
     
  8. WRX09MD

    WRX09MD Member

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    Both of us are 0-1. Lets see how the rest of the season works out for us. Thanks again.
     
  9. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Hermosa...
    Yeah, but the Steelers pulled off (er were given) an unassisted Safety on the first kick of the season. Hard to top that. :)
     
  10. WRX09MD

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    Well I thought all was well. The Roamio that I have being used for my two mini's seems to lose network and is kicking the minis off. It comes right back in a few seconds and the minis will reconnect. When I try to access that Roamio with the TiVo app it says unable to connect and when I retry it connects. Any suggestions with this issue? My other Roamio hasn't had any connection issues at all. All are running moca. Anything to do with static IP's maybe. Should I do a reboot on everything? Thanks again and sorry for dragging this out. I will prevail sooner or later. Thanks again.
     
  11. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Turn off IGMP proxy
    http://fingerprint-support.collobos.com/knowledgebase/articles/79079-actiontec-verizon-fios

    There are other threads out there to help, but that's the key.
     
  12. WRX09MD

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