Best option for MRV Replacement?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Yamboo45, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    Although it is often recommended on TCF as a cheap MoCA adapter, the WCB3000N is actually marketed as a dual-band WiFi extender. So, it could be configured to boost WiFi signals for other devices near the Roamio, in addition to eliminating the problems with streaming to the Roamio.
     
  2. just4tivo

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    The success of any WiFi extender is reliant on the WiFi created in the router and I've found many routers are not as good at WiFi as their advertising sheets say they are.

    I've fiddled with the WCB3000N as a WiFi extender and hope they're better at Moca than they are at extending WiFi.

    The Apple Airport Express is far superior as an access point for ethernet and can be bought for a song on craigslist.
     
  3. Yamboo45

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  4. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were looking for affordable Moca bridges? In any case these are Moca bridges, routers and wifi access points all in one. Put one next to your existing router, connect ethernet from it to a router port. And split the coax going to your modem, one leg to the modem, the other to the WCB. Now connect the other one to your Roamio, also splitting the incoming coax - one leg to the Roamio the other to the WCB. Then connect the ethernet from the WCB to the Roamio. At this point, all the lights on both WCBs should be green. Now go to your Bolt and switch it to a Moca connection.

    If you don't intend to use the wifi part of the WCB, search the forum for how to disable it.
     
  5. Yamboo45

    Yamboo45 New Member

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    do i hook these up before or after the tuning adapter? how do i know if its working right?
     
  6. Yamboo45

    Yamboo45 New Member

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    Working Much better now. I was even able to stream on both Tivos at the same time with no problems. Thanks for the Suggestions. I might order me a couple more of these.
     
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  7. tommiet

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    Now this was a good thread... Multiple folks offering the OP options and I do believe that the OP selected the right option. WiFi is my dead last option for any of my devices. Not that WiFi is bad... just the lowest performance level. I hard wire when ever I can. And for $15.00 for a fix... cheaper than probably any WiFi option.

    My WiFi is fast (720 mbps on my laptop using a tri-mode router.) But would run cat 6 cable to any place in my house to support my devices. So no... I do not have any WiFi issues. Just prefer hard wire and I can do it myself.

    4 stars for mdavej

    BE SAFE......
     
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  8. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Glad you got it going.
    Ideally, you'd have a 3-way split from the wall - one leg to WCB, one to TA and one to Tivo. Don't use the coax out on the TA at all. If the TA has problems, add a Moca POE filter on the input. If your splitter is unbalanced (most common type), connect the lowest loss leg to the Tivo.

    You'll know the TA is having issues if the lights on it blink or you can no longer tune certain channels. Those problems will be due to the new Moca signals on the line and will be solved by adding the POE filter.
     
  9. Yamboo45

    Yamboo45 New Member

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    I left it the way I hooked it up, and It eventually connected on it's own. It just took longer than what it usually does.
     
  10. Yamboo45

    Yamboo45 New Member

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    Hey every, today my cable comapny came out and changed my cable modem, because my old one kept rebooting. Now my Antiontec will not work. i tried the http://WECB-0031.local and http://192.168.99.254 ip address pages, and nothing working. yes i connected direct via eithernet cable to pc. i tried connecting wirelessly, and it saids it can't connect. i tried reseeting to factory defaults and still nothing. anyhbody know how to access these?
     
  11. lhvetinari

    lhvetinari Si non confectus, non reficiat TCF Club

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    Reset it to factory defaults. Connect to it with Ethernet (but leave the MoCa bit disconnected). Set your PC's IP configuration to Static:

    IP 192.168.99.100
    Subnet 255.255.255.0
    Gateway 192.168.99.254
    DNS doesn't matter, use 254

    Then you can get into it's configuration. Once you can get in (and confirm it boots) try connecting it to your MoCa network and see if it lights up.
     

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