Bolt connected via Wifi + Mini over Moca?

Discussion in 'TiVo Mini' started by RooiValk, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. RooiValk

    RooiValk New Member

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    Hi All,

    This is my first post here and was hoping for a bit of help 'cos this is new to me. I dropped DirecTv and have now cut the cord, hopefully for good. I have done it in the past but ridiculous limitations always forced me to go back. I recently tried a Tablo but that will be sold shortly!

    Anyway I would like to go with a Tivo Bolt and Mini setup, hopefully using a Moca network. My house, like most, does not have Ethernet connections out the wazoo, so I have used wireless successfully for all my streaming needs (smart TV, Roku ... etc).

    Sorry for the long-winded post, I have a few questions regarding the Tivo setup that I am contemplating, which is the Bolt and 1 or more Minis.

    I would prefer not to run new RG6 wiring so can I connect a TiVo Bolt to the network via WiFi (line-of-sight in the same room), and then use the Bolt to create a Moca network for a Mini?

    Basically:
    Router --> Wifi --> Bolt --> Mini-over-Moca
     
  2. TivoJD

    TivoJD Active Member

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    No, the Bolt has to be ethernet or MoCA to use a mini, it cannot be setup with the internal wireless. You can, however, trick it into thinking it's hardwired with a wireless ethernet bridge. I have my roamio plus connected with a Linksys WET610N wirelessly to the router and it also creates the MoCA network and the minis are both connected via MoCA.
     
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