OTA MoCA Problem

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by nelsontj, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. telemark

    telemark Active Member

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    Yes helps some.

    You have two outdoor antennas?
    Is there any extra Coax where the Cablemodem is?
     
  2. sarantube

    sarantube New Member

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    there is one outdoor antenna. The house was wired for satellite prior to installing the antenna. I just used the existing wiring that is distributed throughout the house.
     
  3. sarantube

    sarantube New Member

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    what do you mean by "extra coax"? There is a few extra feet available to move the cable modem, but not much. There are two other ethernet connections in the house, but neither is near the Tivo OTA
     
  4. telemark

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    The MoCA part is easy. You connect one to the Antenna line in each room.
    That gets a Mini working via MoCA.

    I'm not sure the basic Roamio can be on Wifi and Ethernet at the same time.
    If not, you need some kind of Wifi-Ethernet bridge where the Roamio is.

    Extra coax line, not being used. Especially in the room where the cable modem is, but leading to the antenna.

    An alternative is, if the rooms with Ethernet connections also have an extra coax connection.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2015
  5. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Or, just use Ethernet and an external MOCA adapter...just split the coax going to the TiVo.

    Also, you should put a POE filter between the antenna and the first splitter, otherwise you are broadcasting your MOCA through your antenna. It is unlikely to cause any actual problems, but could be a security hole and better to be safe than sorry. (Of course, at the frequency that MOCA uses, an OTA antenna is very inefficient, so I don't know what kind of range it would have.)
     
  6. Arcady

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    New idea: wireless MoCA! :D

    Edit: This was only meant as a joke, regarding the post above. This is not an actual idea for the OP to try.
     
  7. nelsontj

    nelsontj New Member

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    Yeah, in my situation it kind of worked. Something was drowning out my higher UHF signals. I couldn't get an OTA channel above 20-21.
     
  8. nelsontj

    nelsontj New Member

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    Not so easy if you only have one coax line per room as most homes do. The MoCA didn't interfere with my OTA signal, the TWC internet or QAM did. That is why I separated my coax and ran a separate line. The Basic Roamio will only do either wifi or ethernet, it won't do both. I wish the Basic Roamio was MoCA ready!
     

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