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No Wireless to MoCa bridging?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by bkrodgers, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. bkrodgers

    bkrodgers New Member

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    I just purchased a TiVo Roamio Pro. I'm planning to add a Mini as well, but I was surprised and disappointed to see that the TiVo will not allow me to bridge Wireless to MoCa, only Ethernet to MoCa. This makes no sense. I understand the need for MoCa to support streaming between the Mini and Roamio. But wireless is more than adequate to handle the bridge between MoCa and the Internet. It's got plenty of download bandwidth to handle guide downloads, remote programming, and even Netflix or other streaming. And for outbound TiVo streaming, whenever you enable that, outbound traffic speed of the cable or DSL modem will typically be the limiting factor.

    As it turns out, I happen to have a Wi-Fi gaming adapter around that I can use to "trick" the TiVo into thinking it's on ethernet. But I should not need to do this. I sent them an email about this, I hope they fix this issue.
     
  2. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I was surprised by this as well. Seems like a logical usage scenario. Maybe it's just a software limitation and bridging will be enabled later.
     
  3. hanlan

    hanlan New Member

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    I did the same thing to see if it works..I used a Apple Airport Express in bridge mode plugged into my Roamio's ethernet...and MoCa still worked. But I eventually just ran a long ethernet cable to the Roamio..I needed the Express elsewhere.
     
  4. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Hermosa...
    Is this a "won't do it" or a "Not supported" issue?
     
  5. shortcut3d

    shortcut3d New Member

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    I'd like to know this as well. My fear is the MoCA bridge is hardware connected to Ethernet. This would mean software bridge support for MoCA to wireless. That would consume processor cycles vs being offloaded to hardware.

    I try to minimize cables in entertainment center, so wireless to MoCA would be nice, but not a must have. I'm living with a switch now (just upgraded to a GS108T) that is POE which reduced one power cable. Obviously, I'm obsessed with cable clutter.
     
  6. bkrodgers

    bkrodgers New Member

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  7. shortcut3d

    shortcut3d New Member

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    submitted feedback as well.
     
  8. Troamer

    Troamer New Member

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    I just switch from Comcast to Fios. Does the wireless n adapters I used for Comcast work for Fios? Because I'm having a hard time getting the wireless n adapters to work on Fios or you no longer used the Ethernet adapters for Fios only the Moca cable setup. Thanks! :confused:
     
  9. dsnotgood

    dsnotgood New Member

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    Your thinking too much. You have fios...you have moca already.

    Here's what you do.
    Disconnect your wireless adapter.
    Connect your cable line to your tivo box.
    Got network settings, pick moca.
    That's it. Your now online with rock solid connection.

    It's that simple. No wireless adapter needed.
     
  10. jdmass

    jdmass Member

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    Works great with FIOS
     
  11. mdscott

    mdscott Active Member

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    Hermosa...
    Yes MoCA is built into the FIOS router.
     
  12. Troamer

    Troamer New Member

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    Special Thanks to all that responded!
     

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