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Need advice on network connectivity for premiere upgrade

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by atomarchio, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    Does any Wireless N router support the Tivo bridge? I have a DIR-655 from DLINK. Will that work?
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The TiVo wirless N adpater should work with basically any wireless router or Access point.

    The only issue I see is the price. For the same price or less you can get a wireless bridge that has multiple ports that will also allow you to connect other wired devices to it as well as the TiVo.
     
  3. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    No personal experience with MoCA, but I suspect it's probably pass-through. If not, a 2-port splitter should suffice. No need to put any more holes in the wall.
     
  4. gt5059b

    gt5059b New Member

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    Yes, you can use your existing router. I think there might be some models that can act as routers, but most models I've looked at are not. The powerline adapter just provides an ethernet port wherever you have an electrical outlet. The powerline adapters basically form their own network amongst themselves and act as a bridge to your normal network.

    There are powerline adapters that support up to 500Mbps now. I think Wireless N can support up to 600Mbps and that's only if you have an access point and wireless adapter that support 4 stream MIMO.

    I live in a 3 story townhome and could never stream HD consistently w/o interruption before switching to powerline networking.
     
  5. gt5059b

    gt5059b New Member

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    I have the exact opposite experience. I have had fantastic results with powerline networking in a new townhome and a 30 year old single family.

    My advice to anyone interested is just pick up a starter kit (comes with 2 adapters) from Best Buy and test it in your house. If it doesn't work then just return it; no harm no foul, that's what I did.

    Powerline networking is dependent on the electrical wiring of the house; depending on the building standards where you live can affect your performance.

    FYI, there are power companies that are offering internet service themselves using this same technology..
     
  6. gt5059b

    gt5059b New Member

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    No problem. Ever heard of a hub or switch? Just plug that in the powerline adapter and now you have as many ports as you need. Hell you can use a spare router if you want, just turn off the DHCP and basically it becomes a fancy switch.

    My main router and cable modem is on the top floor of my town house; there is a powerline adapter connected to that router. In the basement I have my TV, tivo, PC, Xbox, PS3, etc. I have one powerline adapter in the basement. I have it hooked to it a wireless router, with DHCP off. So now it acts as a 4 port switch with a built in wireless AP. Everything in my basement is either hardline to it or connects wireless to the basement AP and not to the AP up stairs.

    If I need more hardwire ports I can just plug in a switch to the router or I can even add another powerline adapter to another outlet in the basement, hook a switch to it, etc.
     
  7. Leon WIlkinson

    Leon WIlkinson TiVo Gone Wild

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    I have MoCA like many here do, it is just to good to be true.:D

    Basically you have a box with 2 coax connection and a Ethernet

    Good thread on MoCA
     
  8. fyodor

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    Most MoCA kits have pass-through. The wall cable goes into the MoCA adapter and a pass-through runs from the adapter to your Tivo.
     
  9. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    I purchase the 2nd Premiere with Wireless N. I can stream but it pauses every few seconds.

    On Tivo's website, I could purchase a MOCA bridge for $79. From what I was reading, I would just buy 2 of these (one by router and one at wall near Tivo) and be all set.

    Is there any other items I would need to purchase? I would need a splitter still, right?

    Please let me know. Thanks.
     
  10. RoanokeHokie

    RoanokeHokie 1 of the "Lucky" 200

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    All of the MoCA Bridges I've seen some with two Coax jacks, enabling pass-through of the cable signal to other devices. This is similar to the Motorola Tuning Adapters, so no splitters are necessary.

    If you go the MoCA route, you'll also want to add a MoCA Point of Entry (PoE) Filter where the cable drop first enters your home. Otherwise, it's possible that other subscribers on your node could also pick up your MoCA signal & gain access to your network.
     
  11. Teeps

    Teeps Active Member

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    Yes Elite or xl4 does according to TiVo.
    Problem is finding the moca adapters at a reasonable price.
    Another problem (pet peeve of mine) is more wall warts... with moca.
     
  12. atomarchio

    atomarchio Member

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    What do you mean by wall warts?
     
  13. unitron

    unitron Active Member

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    Transformers you plug into a 120V AC wall outlet with a cord that runs to the equipment itself carrying lower voltage, sometimes AC, usually converted to DC.

    They're the things that are always just enough too big to let you use all of your outlets.

    And when plugged in, you've got a dark, unattractive lump on the wall, hence the name.
     
  14. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i use a linksys wet610n wireless bridge (802.11n for gaming & video), with great results on premiere xl, 300 Mbps transfer rate with 65% signal. mine is configured for dual band operation (if your router/gateway supports)

    I have no issues streaming netflix, amazon or hulu in hd, and internet radio goes all day, no buffering or quality issues, and good times on software downloads too.
     

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