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TiVo Mini MoCA Transmit Power

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by untfan, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. untfan

    untfan New Member

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    Just a quick question for you guys... I just installed a couple of Mini's at my parents house and had to slightly change their setup (I moved the Modem/Router/MoCA adapter to the Garage where the Charter service comes in, so it looks something like the following:

    -->GND BLK --> 2-WAY-->MODEM
    ------------------------> AMP --> POE Filter --> 8-Way Splitter --> MoCA Adapter
    -----------------------------------------------------------------> 7 Feeds to TiVo/TVs

    I am getting MoCA PHY Rates between 235 and 245 Mbps. The only thing I find interesting is that the Transmit Power is listed as -15 to -20. Do others see the same? I'm wondering if this is because my adapter is so close to the splitter (or that it is being reported incorrectly [or via the Point-of-View of the Host Premiere 4 TiVo). It has been working great, but just find it interesting that I am transmitting with a -15 dB of power which means it isn't taking a lot of to get to the host. As a point of Reference the Host TiVo is probably 150+ feet of Coax and the Minis are 50 and 100 feet of Coax away from the 8-way splitter.
     
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Northern...
    My transmit power is -25 on both of my Minis. My Coax does go through an eight way splitter and several two way splitters.
     
  3. untfan

    untfan New Member

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    Thanks. Looks like I have nothing to worry about then. I was just surprised to see the large negative number - yours is even larger meaning its transmitting at less power despite going through more splitters - which confuses me.

    But I'm not going to worry about it as it works and others see the same result as I.
     
  4. jmpage2

    jmpage2 New Member

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    The negative number is normal.... it is referred to as attenuation.
     

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