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TIVO premier XL on MOCA

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by chrisrtz, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1 of 28
    chrisrtz

    chrisrtz New Member

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    I currently have FIOS in my house, and i currently have two non 4 premier boxes. My first tivo box is in the living room but now were near my router. My second box is upstairs in my bedroom also no were near my router. I am currently running the wireless adapter that tivo has for purchases. I do have one fios cable box in my son's bedroom, and that also is now were near my router. I was wondering what i need to do to connect my tivo boxes via moca network in the house.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012 #2 of 28
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You need something like this...

    www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008C1JC4O

    ...for each TiVo*. It's a bridge that seamlessly converts the Ethernet traffic into MOCA traffic.

    Dan

    * If you have two TiVos that can be connected to one another via Ethernet then you could connect them to a Ethernet switch and then connect the switch to just one of those adapters to get them to talk to the rest of your network via MOCA.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012 #3 of 28
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay

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    And it connects it through the coax instead of wireless or ethernet.
     
  4. swarto112

    swarto112 New Member

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    ya, the mca bridge is easiest
     
  5. UCLABB

    UCLABB Active Member

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    Just bought a couple of those. Took about five minutes to unpackage and screw on the connections and it worked immediately.

    Now I need to sell my Tivo wifi N adapter.

     
  6. Test

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    http://www.tivo.com/mytivo/howto/moca.html?WT.z_links=moca_vanity

    MOCA is only built into the Premiere 4/XL/Elite? Not the 2?
     
  7. compnurd

    compnurd New Member

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    Correct Only the 4/XL4 and Elite
     
  8. Test

    Test Active Member

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    Ok, so I have a P2 hardwired to my router/modem, with a P2 and P4 going wireless. So I only need two of these adapters?
     
  9. moyekj

    moyekj Well-Known Member

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    Yes. 1 will plug into your router, the other will be used with your P2 that is currently wireless and your P4 that is currently wireless you can switch it to MoCA networking.
     
  10. cmshep222

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    That is correct. if you have Fios, you need one "actiontec" adapter for the P2.
     
  11. cmshep222

    cmshep222 Member

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    Actually. According to the TiVo web site. All the Premieres have MOCA. Not just the P4 and XL4. In that case, you already have everything you need (if you have Fios).

    See link to specs.
    http://www.tivo.com/products/tivo-premiere/premiere-specs.html#tab
     
  12. poppagene

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    It says "Internet connection required to receive the TiVo Service Wireless, wired Ethernet, or Ethernet over coax (MoCA). " It says that wired, moca or wireless are needed, but moca nad wireless are not built in.

    Under the inputs section for premiere it reads: "Inputs CableCARD™ support, cable coax, Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA, antenna coax"

    while for Elite it reads:" CableCARD™ support, cable coax, Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 ports (2), E-SATA, MoCA"
     
  13. cmshep222

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    Gotcha. That's a bit deceiving, but good to know.
     
  14. Test

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    Agreed, I saw their page on how to setup MOCA and it seemed like I was good to go until I noticed it was only built into the P4s.

    Now about your other post...I do have verizon fios and an actiontec wired/wireless router. Are you saying I only need one adapter for the one wireless P2?
     
  15. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    The FiOS Actiontec router already has MoCA built in. For me, even when I was using MoCA I did not use the Actiontec routers. I used Dlink MoCA devices. Although I now have four FiOS Actiontec routers gathering dust.(I got my fourth one last month when I switched to the 150/65 tier) For the past 5+ years with FiOS I've used my own router instead of the FiOS routers.

    But with the Actionect router, that serves as the main MoCA device that will supply the internet connection. Then any other MoCA devices, like the XL4 boxes, can communicate to the Actiontec router over MoCA.
     
  16. Test

    Test Active Member

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    Great news! Thanks guys.
     
  17. cmshep222

    cmshep222 Member

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    Correct. The MOCA network is already built into the FIOS router. So, that XL4 should be able to tap into the MOCA network (w/out adapter). The P2 would need the extra adapter.
     
  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I just bought one of those adapters myself. Hooked it up in place of my HomePlug network and immediately my TiVo to PC transfer speed more then doubled. The only problem I've had is that it takes a bit of doing to get the TiVo to see the adapter. Last night the Netflix app caused my Elite to completely lock up and I had to do a hard reboot. When it came back it didn't link up to the MOCA adapter automatically. I had to mess with it a bit to get them to connect again. The HomePlug adapter was a lot more seamless in that regard.

    Dan
     
  19. Test

    Test Active Member

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    Well that couldn't have been easier. P4 nice and clean with one less wire. Too bad the P2 doesn't have it built in
     
  20. swarto112

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    Will the moca adapters work with older tivos? have a series 3 running on wifi g. not really an issue. im running on fios usig the actiontec and dlink n900. using a xl4 on moca..love it...so speedy.
     

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