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Roamio plus with FIOS and MoCA?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by dswartz, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. dswartz

    dswartz New Member

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    Sorry for the delay replying - for some reason, I never got an email notification on your reply :( Anyway, I do NOT use the FIOS router - I run my own, hence the coax lan. Anyway, I think I found the problem - just not sure where to go with it. I got the 1 actiontec moca bridge from tivo.com and it didn't help. It did at least let the roamio connect, but the link kept bouncing with 'moca bandwidth too low' errors. I got suspicious of that particular coax run, so I got a two-way splitter, and ran a 6 foot or so coax from the roamio around the corner to the splitter. The splitter also connected to the actiontec moca bridge. The input on the 2-way went to the coax to the rest of the house. Guess what? Works fine now! Obviously I can't leave it this way - I'd be better off sticking with the powerline adapter. That coax run is bad, or the wall jack is bad or maybe the 5-way splitter in the wall near the FIOS ONT is dropping the signal just enough to hose me? Kinda surprised if so, since there are two nim-100 upstairs that work just fine that are also off the same 5-way splitter. Maybe the roamio is fussier? If so, if I can figure out which cable off the 5-way goes to the roamio, I could try swapping it with a cable that goes to the 2-way, eliminating one hop?
     
  2. dswartz

    dswartz New Member

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    Hmm, now I am wondering if the cable jack at the wall is dodgy. I plugged the roamio back into it, intending to swap coax at the 4-way splitter, and... now it works? I wonder if the connector is iffy and this time I got it screwed in just right or something? Very weird indeed... I guess I'll keep an eye on things and see how it goes...
     
  3. dswartz

    dswartz New Member

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    I've also had one of the NIM-100 lock up occasionally (power-cycle fixing it of course), so I think I'll spring for 2 more of the ECB2500C bridges and call it a day. Thanks for the advice and suggestions :)
     
  4. dbtom

    dbtom Member

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    Hi,

    I know this is a pretty old thread but I just got my new Roamio Pro :)

    I'm currently running a network with three NIM 100s- one from my source and two to TVs. I had planned to use the built in MOCA on the Romaio, but apparently the two devices don't play nice. I was just hoping to simplify my network.

    So here's the question...

    Do you think I would see any performance improvements by replacing the 3 NIM100s with two of the new ECB2500C bridges and the built in MOCA on the Roamio?

    The performance is generally good with the NIM100s, however they do need to reset every so often. Also my Tivo Stream performance is terrible. I'm not sure if this is related to the Moca or something else.
     
  5. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    A moca 1.0 network (the NIMs) collectively has up to 100 mbps of throughput. The 1.1 standard has up to 175mbps.

    You might or might not see a difference with just one device used at a time, but as a mesh network there's more bandwidth to work with across everything sharing that bandwidth, if that makes sense.
     
  6. dbtom

    dbtom Member

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    Thanks much. I think I will probably just get the new bridges. I've been using the NIMs for a long time and it's probably about time.
     
  7. dbtom

    dbtom Member

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    FYI, my transfer went from 56.47 Mbs with the NIM 100s to 60.27 Mbs after the upgrade. The Tivo stream seems to work better, but I'm still testing it.
     
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That is still slow compared to the GigE port. I got a transfer to a PC yesterday that the TiVo showed as averaging 168Mb/s.

    [​IMG]
     

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