Set up MoCA bridge?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by loribigby, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. loribigby

    loribigby New Member

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    I have researched and researched so I thought maybe some of you could tell me the best set up. I have two Tivo Premieres series 4 (two tuners) and one Tivo Series 2. I just bought a Tivo Roamio Plus and have been trying to install it over the weekend. Previously all my Tivos were set up on our home wireless network. This network is central in our home but not close to any tvs. So, I'm guessing I need to do the MoCA bridge, right? I've decided to retire my Series 2 and keep the Premieres for the time being. In order to make this work do I need a MoCA for the Network and then one for each of the Premieres? Are having the Premieres as good as having a mini? What about a wireless bridge that tricks the Tivo's into thinking they are hardwired?

    Thanks for any insights you have.
     
  2. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Your mileage may vary when using wireless bridges. Signal strength, distance, a neighbor's wireless interference, etc. All the usual stuff impacts performance. You need a robust network to ensure it works without buffering or error messages. Sometimes works, sometimes not.

    Depending on how you want to set up the moca network, you'd need either 2 or 3 moca adapters.

    The Plus can create a moca network if it's connected to the router by ethernet (then you'd only need 2 adapters). If that's not possible or desirable, then you'd need 3 adapters.
     
  3. loribigby

    loribigby New Member

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    Thanks BigJim. So really in order to get the best signal I should get the house wired for ethernet, right?
     
  4. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    You could, but that's pricey and/or time consuming. A moca network is a great alternative since it takes advantage of a home's existing coax that's usually already installed all over the house.
     

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