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Roamio basic and 2 minis install with OTA antenna questions

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

  1. shrike4242

    shrike4242 Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Saint Louis, MO
    If running an Ethernet cable is an option, it would be the cheapest option to do the connections, though you'd need three, one from each Mini and one to the Roamio.

    Next option would be MoCa, with two adapters needed, one at the router and one at the Roamio. I've used MoCA for numerous years without any issue and it's worked well in place of Ethernet.
  2. dnemec123

    dnemec123 New Member

    Jan 24, 2004
    Thank you Erik!
    Your setup described my setup exactly. Once I realized that the MOCA network was established on the Antenna feed it all made sense.

    Slight difference in my setup is that I have one Mini on the MOCA network, while the 2nd Mini is Ethernet only. Both work great!

  3. johnnyk151

    johnnyk151 New Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Cut the cable cord today. I have a roamio and a mini connected with a moca connection. Since i went with OTA, i removed moca adapter at router. I still have a moca adapter between ota antenna and roamio. i connected roamio with ethernet using a power adapter. Everything at roamio works great, but my mini can no longer see the roamio. I wired up this way based on another post who said it worked great like this. I can't find anythin gto change any settings on the mini that might help. I saw on TIVO site about a POE filter, but I am getting great signal to roamio.

    I followed this OP method..
    I might have the same setup as you are trying. I have Comcast internet only, use an outdoor antenna for HD TV, a basic roamio, two minis, and 1 moca adapter. Works great and is solid.

    First, I separated the Comcast coax from the house coax. The Comcast coax comes in only to my router and that is it. From the router I have a wired ethernet connection to the Roamio basic.

    Second, my TV antenna connects into my house coax and via splitters goes throughout the house to the Roamio basic and each mini location. When I installed my antenna, I brought the coax to the main distribution point in the house and plugged it into the house coax where Comcast used to be.

    I have 1 moca adapter at my Roamio basic. My TV antenna coax plugs into the adapter's "Coax In". Then a short piece of coax goes from the adapter's "TV Out" to the Roamio's "Antenna In". In other words, the Moca adapter sits on the coax between the antenna and Roamio.

    Wired ethernet from my router comes to where my Roamio basic is located. I use a small Netgear switch to split this to my Blueray, Amplifier, Roamio, and Moca adapter.

    The two minis are only plugged into the antenna coax, HDMI to TV, and power.

    Thanks for your help, john
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003

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