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Roamio basic wifi to MoCA mini

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by KenVa, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. KenVa

    KenVa Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    I want to get a Roamio basic model and a mini. I would use MoCA to connect the mini to the network. I have Fios so internet access is already available via MoCA. Can I use the built-in wifi in the roamio to stream to the mini? I know this isn't supported, but will it work if my network is fast enough or will the tivo not even try to use it to stream? If it wouldn't use that, how about if I use one of the tivo wifi n adapters that plug into the ethernet port so that it would think it had an ethernet connection?
  2. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    No, just use ethernet on your basic and MOCA for the mini. Not sure why you would look to use wifi in this scenario, it is not as reliable or speedy.
  3. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    It might work, but in my experience wifi isn't reliable enough to sustain the types of streams TiVo uses. (15Mbps+) You really should hardwire the TiVo either through Ethernet or by buying a MoCa adapter.
  4. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    The base model doesn't have MOCA.

    It will let you stream even if you are using WiFi. But in my experience it doesn't work well. Sometimes it will work flawless and then sometimes it will constantly skip.

    You could get an MOCA adapter from TiVo though. I think that would be better than buying a WiFi adapter and about the same cost.
  5. cmshep222

    cmshep222 Member

    Feb 18, 2005
    Wifi is built in, so there's no buying wifi adapters for Roamio
  6. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Yes, but the original poster was talking about using the wifi-n adapter for the TiVo (that is actually a wireless ethernet bridge) in order to fool it into thinking it was wired. But there is no actual restriction to use MRS to the Mini but wireless just doesn't work well. Either use ethernet or moca would be my recommendation.
  7. Arcady

    Arcady Stargate Fan

    Oct 14, 2004
    Use a MoCA adapter on the TiVo or buy a real TiVo.
  8. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    The OP has a Roamio, does not get more real or current than that. If he does not have an Ethernet connection available at the Roamio location, he will need a Moca adapter to allow network connection over the coax. Pretty simple really.

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