I was using PowerLine Ethernet to hook up my 2 TiVo Minis throughout my home, and it was an unreliable connection, where I would have to reset all my PowerLine Ethernet adapters in order to watch TV again, and only for a short time.. (Why?). Anyway, I purchased a new Motorola SBG6580-AC with MoCA to solve my issues (I hoped) and replace my rented Comcast modem as well as my wireless router.
Problem is, when MoCA is not enabled or set-up through my TiVo Roamio Plus, the internet works fine. (The TiVo Minis will obviously not connect).
*I'm guessing that MoCA has to be enabled on the modem (I noticed it was disabled by default) for MoCA to work in general*
POE to double splitter (Branches off to two other double splitters). One of those double splitters goes to another double splitter that goes to my two upstairs TVs (TiVo Minis). The other double splitter AFTER the POE double splitter goes to the living room where it connects the modem and the TiVo Roamio Plus.
Now the main issue:
When I set up MoCA on my TiVo Roamio Plus (Use this DVR to create a MoCA network), my modem's MoCA light begins to flash sporadically, my laptop and phone automatically disconnect from the network and can't reconnect, my TiVo Roamio Plus does not detect the MoCA network (it also runs slow and freezes). It will also give me a handful of error codes, different every time I retry. All these symptoms are instantly reversed when I disable MoCA from the TiVo Roamio Plus.
I typically know how to remedy situations like this, but I'm at a loss. Should I put my modem/router at the POE?
Any help appreciated.