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Roamio Plus, Mini, and MoCa

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by JonM in MN, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. JonM in MN

    JonM in MN New Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Hey all --- was a loyal Tivo user ten years ago, but left when I went HDTV. Defended Comcast's service and hardware for years online, finally gave up on the hardware and got my Roamio Plus and three Minis last night.

    Roamio Plus box is in my family room, directly above my wired/wireless router in my LL. Tried to connect via Moca to the internet with no luck, wireless worked fine. Setup was smooth, put the first Mini in my BR, connected the coax and got nada for over an hour. No connection.

    Thought I might be investing in some powerline adapters, but now think I may just need to wait and see if the Mini eventually sees the Roamio? FYI, had a Comcast Multi-room in the fam room previously, it was connected to the internet and it connected to a satellite box in my BR just fine. Also --- have a guestroom with no coax connection, possible to use powerline ethernet in that room and MoCa everywhere else? Roamio seems to only do one type of connection at a time...

    Wait to see if the MoCa connection in my BR takes? Sorry if this has already been talked to death, I've looked and not quite seen this scenario, my knowledge of networking is at least ten years out of date.

  2. tatergator1

    tatergator1 Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    It would appear the issue is that you haven't properly established the MoCA network. Both the Roamio Plus and Mini's have MoCA capabilities, but a complete MoCA network has to exist.

    When you were trying to setup MoCA between the Roamio Plus and the Mini, it sounds like you didn't have an Ethernet cable plugged into the Roamio Plus. There are two ways to create a MoCA network with Tivos. You either run Ethernet from your router to the Roamio and then tell the Roamio "bridge" the connection to create the MoCA network, or you install a MoCA Ethernet adapter at the router. There has to be a direct, wired link between the MoCA network and your router.

    Here's the Tivo networking page for a complete discussion.
  3. berkinet

    berkinet Member

    Dec 20, 2013
    From the page tatergator1 pointed to, you want to
    Create and use a MoCA network to connect your minis to the Roamio+
  4. JonM in MN

    JonM in MN New Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    Worked once I connected the Roamio to ethernet. Thanks!

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