Mini only Works on Ethernet, Not Co-Ax???

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  1. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    Hello,

    Newbie here. I've had Tivos for years, the last one being Directv. I just dropped DTV and now have cable. Since I couldn't live without Tivo, and Tivo remotes, I checked craigslist. Found a Nice Series 5 Roamio, with lifetime service, along with it's Mini friend. Got the Roamio up and running, after calling Tivo and switching both boxes in my name. Hooked the Mini up, no joy on co-ax, works great on ethernet cable. The co-ax set up is...... Cable from Spectrum comes in house. Attached it to splitter. Co-ax from splitter to Arris internet box, to Roamio and to Mini. Cable from Spectrum also comes into bedroom, where mini is, but that didn't work so I attached different coax to the splitter that works for everything else. Still no joy. I saw instructions that said to make MoCA network, my Roamio doesn't give me the choice to make a network. The Roamio is connected to wifi as well as cable. Why does the mini only work on ethernet? I want it to work on one of the two co-axes I have in the bedroom, either the one from the splitter or the one from Spectrum.
     
  2. SullyND

    SullyND W: 12-7 TCF Club

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    The mini works with moca (coax). Depending on your Roamio you might need a moca adapter. Six-tuner Roamios have moca built in (this is how I run mine) four-tuner Roamios did not have moca built in.
     
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Any chance there were any left over splitters/connectors from DTV, they would be using DECA which may block MoCa.
    What model Roamio, since only the 6 tuner models have MoCa Built-in, 4 tuner models do not. Your router would need either MoCA (if capable) turned on, or a MoCa adapter at this end.

    MoCa needs adapters at both ends. Minis, 6 tuner Roamio have them built-in.
     
  4. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    No, different everything, splitters, wires etc....
     
  5. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    Okay then, now we're cooking....... I have a 4 tuner Roamio.
     
  6. SullyND

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    So then you’d need a separate moca adapter. It’s possible (Though not a given) that your modem has moca built in.
     
  7. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    Okay, that's good info I can check tomorrow. If not, do I need a Tivo brand adapter or will any moca adapter work?
     
  8. SullyND

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    It does not need to be tivo branded.
     
  9. airstreamingypsy

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    My modem does it seems. " However, your tg1682g does have built in MoCA" So, shouldn't it all work?
     
  10. ThAbtO

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    Check your router/gateway first. Any MoCa 2.x+ would work.
     
  11. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    If its not enabled, then no.
     
  12. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    Does Spectrum have to enable it? I looked at adapters, it looks like it simply changes ethernet to co-ax..... what could be the point?
     
  13. ThAbtO

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    Check with your browser, IP could be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.0. Look at stickers on the modem. You would also need its access code.
     
  14. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    I really appreciate your taking the time to help me with this. I have this damn blue ethernet cable running across two rooms. Spent the day installing co-ax under the house so I could get rid of the blue cable..... Oy.
     
  15. SullyND

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    If you can’t enable moca at your router you attach the moca adapter to the coax at your router, that way you wouldn’t need Ethernet to the mini. You also should install a moca filter where your cable enters the house.
     
  16. yesno

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    You will probably need a ethernet cable running to the TiVo.
    The wifi on tivo's s**ks.
     
  17. ThAbtO

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    Why are you connecting by Wifi/Wireless as it does not have the bandwidth to support the Mini.
     
  18. terpfan1980

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    Actually the Vox Mini can be paired with the USB Wi-Fi adapter and it reportedly works just fine. I have one here that will get tested soon as I don't currently have cable available (either Moca or Ethernet) in the area that I'd like to use it in. Reviews were favorable enough to not hold me back from purchasing to give it a try.
     
  19. lhvetinari

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    Spectrum, as a rule, will not enable MoCa on their modems, even where the option is present. You'll probably need a very nice CSR or a dedicated MoCa adapter.
     
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  20. airstreamingypsy

    airstreamingypsy New Member

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    I wonder if it has to be a CSR on the phone, or could installer do it?
     

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