Does Tivo Roamio Plus support Moca and wifi at the same time?

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  1. HoosierRich

    HoosierRich New Member

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    For several years, I've had the Roamio Plus hooked into a modem/router combo to support Moca throughout my house. I have 3 mini's 92/93 that have worked. However, I don't have any coax into my basement so I decided to purchase the new mini lux with wireless adapter for my basement. It seems I have to unplug the ethernet cable from the Roamio Plus to the modem/router and switch to wireless for it to talk to the mini lux, thus killing my moca system throughout the house. Do I have any options to make the moca and wireless work together? (Comcast won't install new coax until Covid is over..)
     
  2. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Roamio is a wireless receiver, not a broadcaster. I do not know where you are not using your router to do both MoCa and Wifi. Roamio does not even broadcast DHCP and not able to assign IP addresses. You should use a MoCa adapter at your router location so you can use MoCa, ethernet or wifi. However, Wifi may not support the bandwidth that may be needed by the Mini for the stream capacity.
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Just to be clear. The Mini communicates with your router. It can't use wired and wireless at the same time. I can't speak to the host's issue, but if there is an Ethernet connector plugged in, the wireless is disabled.
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    I can’t explain what’s going wrong with the wireless adapter’s connection, but your Roamio should remain networked via Ethernet and acting as your MoCA bridge. (Also, FWIW, Wi-Fi+MoCA is not an option for the Roamio Plus.)

    As for the Mini and its wireless adapter, can the Mini access the Internet and the TiVo service with the wireless adapter set up? (At least up to the point prior to where the Mini tries to connect to its host DVR?)

    Are you able to do mobile streaming from the Roamio Plus to your smartphones and/or tablets?

    I'm wondering whether there is something in your Wi-Fi/LAN setup that is blocking communication between the wireless and wired LAN segments. Is your wireless access point built into your router, or are you using some other device for wireless? List models, if possible. Thanks.
     
  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    If using the new TiVo Mini Wireless Adapter, then the only things plugged-in to the Mini would be this adapter (via USB), power, and the HDMI cable. Right?
     
  6. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    Correct. I use one and its host uses Ethernet.
     
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  7. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    FWIW, one example configuration that's been seen to cause problems in the past is using another wireless router as an additional wireless access point, to improve wireless coverage ... but connecting this additional router to the LAN via its WAN Ethernet port and leaving the router configured as a router, rather than switching it to "Access Point" mode. This creates a separate segregated LAN from the primary router's LAN and can block TiVo device communication.
     

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