Originally Posted by marklyn
I'm going to order my Roamio this week and could use some advice on purchasing a POE filter + 2 way splitter + 3 way splitter + 4 way splitter. I've found these items on ebay but I'm not seeing enough description to know if the frequency range is correct. 1000 Mhz for POE filter (or more) and 2500 Mhz for splitters.
I'd appreciate some advice what to buy and any web links. I don't mind spending a couple of bucks extra if what I'm getting is higher quality.
would the 2, 3 & 4 way splitters on this page be good, average, bad? http://stores.ebay.com/Cmple/_i.html...&_sid=34741409
Is there a particular brand of splitters that is better?
I've used the following splitters from Antronix with very good results, the rating is to 1002 mHz but that is really not a concern for MoCA as it is designed to work with these type of splitters that are commonly used by the major Cable Companies.
CMC2002H 2-Way Splitter
CMC2003H 3-Way Splitter
CMC2004H 4-Way Splitter
The $9 POE MoCA filter from Tivo works just fine.
One thing I learned while getting my own MoCA network running over the past two months was to not overthink things, MoCa is designed to work with the existing coax in 90% of America's homes!
The only real gotcha I ran into was a powered amplifier (Charter Installed) in the middle of my home coax wiring that was blocking the MoCA signal from getting to two of my bedrooms, replaced it with with one of the 2-way splitters mentioned above and all was well! I also had two separate drops coming into my house from the cable company, one for the Main TV and Internet/Telephone and the other for the bedrooms and Man Cave. This was an attempt to solve a tuning problem on my Tivo Roamio Pro Charter did that did not make a difference. I combined everything into a single drop so that my MoCA network was no longer going all the way out to the pole and back to connect to all my MoCA devices (makes for a flaky MoCA network connection doing that!). Once I was on one drop I installed the POE MoCA filter at that drop. In the future I may use the 2nd leftover drop for just my Internet and Telephone connections, but I'll have to install a new coax home run to them bypassing the Main TV coax.
Charter did a lot of run and split coax runs in my home instead of doing full home runs to each room from the utility box. My 3 bedroom coax run has a total of 3 splitters inline before it finally gets to the last bedroom! I may make it a summer project to make new home coax runs to all rooms from the cable utility box just because it would make me feel better, my MoCA network is working great as is so there is no "Real" reason to change it at this time!
Good luck with your install, I think you will find it is very close to simple "Plug n' Play" with what I have read about your own infrastructure...