I wanted to share a solution I found after hours of trial and error. I bought a new Mini and wanted to replace my existing Premiere 2-tuner. This will save me cablecard rent and and TiVo service pricing. My main TiVo is a Premiere 4 with 2TB drive. The 2-tuner premiere I wanted to replace was connected via a NIM100 (a MOCA bridge like the Actiontec ECB2200) so I figured I could disconnect it and plug the Mini directly into the coax for a MOCA connection.
Got an Error C33. I connected the mini over Ethernet via the NIM100 and got the latest firmware. Reconnected coax and rebooted Mini and still error C33. Read tons of threads and this one was the clue to solving it http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb...d.php?t=508368
. My FiOS router was using channel 15 (1150 MHz) for the MOCA network. So I change the FiOS router (an MI-424 Rev. F), the mini, and the Premier 4 to channel 25 (1400 MHz). Success, got past the C33 error.
I next got a N24 error because I let it use DHCP, solved that by specifying an IP address in the guided setup rather than obtain via DHCP. Everything is working well and I was able to retire the NIM-100.
Here's how to change the MOCA channel on the FiOS router. Go to My Network
, in left bar click Network Connections
, click on Network (Home/Office)
, then next to Underlying Device click Coax
. Click the blue box labelled Settings
at the bottom, Change the channel in the drop-down box (I chose 6-1400), click Apply
Note the TiVos do not display the channel frequency but the link I posted shows the frequency for each TiVo MOCA channel. You can select channel in the TiVo MOCA setup (your channel might be on Auto - that did not work for me). Note the TiVo channel number is not the same as the FiOS channel number. 1400 MHz is channel 6 on FiOS and channel 25 on the TiVo.
Should not have been this hard. I'm guessing my coax and splitters are not perfect and for some reason 1400 MHz works better than 1150 MHz in my house.