Quick MoCA question

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by dinglehart, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. dinglehart

    dinglehart Member

    56
    0
    Dec 3, 2002
    Fontana, CA
    I'm going to try to implement MoCA at the house to cover the TiVos. What I'm curious about are the MoCA Ethernet bridges: Are they truly bridges? So, at my entertainment system, can I plug a cheap Ehternet hub into the bridge and plug in all of my network capable devices? Right now I have everything using a wireless bridge on some cheap Netgear hardware running DD-WRT but I would like to replace with a MoCA connection for all.
     
  2. colforbin13

    colforbin13 New Member

    60
    0
    Jan 30, 2005
    Chicagoland
    Yes, the MoCA adapter bridges, so you can plug in a small hub or (ideally) switch and have more than the one connection at the far end. I'm doing the same thing to plug in my Premiere, Apple TV, Blu-ray player and Series 2 Tivo.
     
  3. dinglehart

    dinglehart Member

    56
    0
    Dec 3, 2002
    Fontana, CA
    thanks for the quick response. that's what I thought but better to be safe....
     
  4. fyodor

    fyodor Active Member

    835
    122
    Sep 19, 2006
    If you're comfortable with some basic router configuration you can buy an Actiontec MI424WR router and turn it into a basic switch with built-in-MoCA bridging. It saves on the number of components and they're cheaper than the dedicated bridge products.

    You can find them pretty cheaply on ebay and use these instructions to configure them.

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1145636
     
  5. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    7,114
    12
    Jul 14, 2002
    Massachusetts
    That's exactly what I did. The advantage is that you can also turn them into wireless access points. I had a (nearly) dead spot in my house. I turned the wireless on one of the MI424WR and no longer have any wired or wireless issues.
     

Share This Page