If I have Xfinity/Comcast, do I need one or two TiVo Bridges?

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  1. red.panda

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    I saw a video where the guy was saying if I have Fios, I only need one. Do I need two for Xfinity/Comcast?
     
  2. soremekun

    soremekun New Member

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    Depends on your equipment. I have Comcast and I don't need a TiVo Bridge with a Bolt+ and three minis.
     
  3. red.panda

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    Ok, this is what someone is telling me on Reddit. I am getting some good info there - thanks a lot for responding.
     
  4. kpeters59

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    If you have the Comcast 'XB3' modem, you may not need any additional MoCA adapters at all.

    The XB3 modem would have a MoCA activity light on the back of the modem.

    You'd probably need to log in to the modem and activate the MoCA feature.

    FYI, there's been an ongoing issue where Comcast has swept through and deactivated MoCA if they 'think' you don't need it. Supposedly, you can 'ask' them not to. That may not work.

    -KP
     
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  5. HerronScott

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    As mentioned before, what equipment do you want to connect via MOCA?

    Scott
     
  6. krkaufman

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  7. krkaufman

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    Yep, and Reddit:

     
  8. kpeters59

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    It doesn't make any sense to me why you wouldn't activate the MoCA in the router?

    -KP
     
  9. krkaufman

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    Does it matter if they can just use the BOLT's MoCA bridging?

    Pros and cons could be listed for each, but the MoCA 2.0 in the BOLT affords more bandwidth between the BOLTs -- and would be similarly beneficial to a Mini VOX, also equipped with MoCA 2.0, though a push for a Mini v1 or v2.

    Also, per the latest info, though not 100% confirmed, their current gateway doesn't have any MoCA functionality. (see here)
     
  10. kpeters59

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    It seems like a lot of extra hardware and wiring...

    If it doesn't have MoCA built-in, then the discussion is unnecessary.

    -KP
     
  11. krkaufman

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    A single Ethernet cable, to be specific, just to keep the comparison real should the OP be considering the option of upgrading the gateway.
     
  12. kpeters59

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    Ummm...and the Bridge and the power supply for the Bridge...

    -KP
     
  13. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    What Bridge?

    See:
    Also:
    There is no need for a MoCA adapter in this setup; just the MoCA-bridging BOLT and a MoCA client BOLT or Mini. Boom. Done(ish).
     
  14. kpeters59

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    I was going by the diagram above.

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