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Old 10-30-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Moving - going from FIOS to Time Warner in Milwaukee burbs

Moving to Milwaukee burbs, had a choice of U-verse and Time Warner..looks like TWC ony one that supports TiVo. Any pointers? Running XL4 off Fios MOCA and an HD XL off wifi G. Does TWC do moca? Ive poked thru the forums and didnt see anything conclusive. So much easier and faster using Moca.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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Moving to Milwaukee burbs, had a choice of U-verse and Time Warner..looks like TWC ony one that supports TiVo. Any pointers? Running XL4 off Fios MOCA and an HD XL off wifi G. Does TWC do moca? Ive poked thru the forums and didnt see anything conclusive. So much easier and faster using Moca.
The HD XL doesn't do MoCA. You will have to have a MoCA bridge. The CATV company has nothing to do with MoCA, although Verizon does support MoCA directly from their ONTs. TWC does not.

MoCA is derfinitely not faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet, and it really is not any easier. It also is subject to a great deal more issues than wired Ethernet, and has far more prevalent limitations.

Say goodbye to your ability to transfer videos from the TiVo to an external PC, or to your HD XL, except for the locals.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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You're also going to need a Tuning Adapter, and one that's very finicky (Cisco box). Definitely check out the Milwaukee HDTV Forums to see more of what you'll have to deal with when it comes to Time Warner. As someone who has Charter just outside TWC's Milwaukee service area...Charter is way preferable to Time Warner, but TWC pretty well has the market sealed up.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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Moving to Milwaukee burbs, had a choice of U-verse and Time Warner..looks like TWC ony one that supports TiVo. Any pointers? Running XL4 off Fios MOCA and an HD XL off wifi G. Does TWC do moca? Ive poked thru the forums and didnt see anything conclusive. So much easier and faster using Moca.
Time Warner, screwing Torrance (I mean serving), recently notified me that they will begin charging $4 a month for the privilege of using "their" cable modem.
However, you can purchase a cable modem.
They have a list of approved modems, all Motorola branded.
http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/re...our-modem.html

Which brings me to thank Iroher for his comment (review) of MOCA not being superior to cat5/6 wiring for performance.
I was considering a cable modem with built in WiFi and MoCA; but was not approved.
This comment has settled my decision to purchase the Motorola SBG6580 SURFboard® Wireless Cable Modem Gateway, as it is approved for T/W's fastest internet connection and has "N" standard WiFi built in.

Good luck with your Time Warner experience...
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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The HD XL doesn't do MoCA. You will have to have a MoCA bridge. The CATV company has nothing to do with MoCA, although Verizon does support MoCA directly from their ONTs. TWC does not.

MoCA is derfinitely not faster than wired Gigabit Ethernet, and it really is not any easier. It also is subject to a great deal more issues than wired Ethernet, and has far more prevalent limitations.

Say goodbye to your ability to transfer videos from the TiVo to an external PC, or to your HD XL, except for the locals.
As an IT and network person, i get the tech differences. I was just wondering if TWC had done it.

moca's been great for me. as for the gig E vs moca argument..kinda like saying u like the Ferrari better than the Lambo cuz it gets better mpg
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:15 AM   #6
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I posted a thread about this in coffee house. Fios to Milwaukee twc. Search for it.

Also I have twc 50 and that modem. It is kind of junky. Good luck.
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I posted a thread about this in coffee house. Fios to Milwaukee twc. Search for it.

Also I have twc 50 and that modem. It is kind of junky. Good luck.
You have the 6580 modem?

If so, how is it "junky"?

Compared to what other modem?
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #8
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The wireless portion craps out frequently requiring reboots.

In bridge mode it sometimes restarts in non bridge mode, giving full external IPs out to machines on my LAN. It seems like it is unreliable and I am contemplating asking for a non-all in one device.

I can't believe I'm saying this but I actually miss my actiontec fios router.

The service is ok, but I was spoiled from what I had.
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