Splitter - best practice

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  1. wjl11x

    wjl11x New Member

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    Hello,

    I have Optimum cable service coming into the house that will connect to my router and 3 moca devices (1 bolt and 2 Premieres).

    What is the best way to split this?

    1 splitter with 4 outputs
    or
    1 splitter with 2 outputs (router, next splitter)
    1 splitter with 3 outputs (moca devices)

    Also, are bi-directional splitters preferred/required?

    Thanks,
    Will
     
  2. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    My drop goes to a box. There is a 1 to 2 splitter, with 1 leg feeding my cable modem and one leg feeding a 1 to 3 splitter. That splitter feeds the three TV sets (TiVo) through the house. If I used MoCA, I would place the PoE filter on the leg from the first splitter to the second splitter.
     
  3. wjl11x

    wjl11x New Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I see your point about the POE.

    And what about bi-directional splitters, are they necessary?
     
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  4. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

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    If I understand what you mean by bi-directional, then ordinary splitters are inherently bi-directional. The only way to get a uni-diretional splitter is to merge it with an amplifier.

    Just be sure that you get splitters rather than diplexers, because a diplexer performs a function that is quite different than a splitter.
     
  5. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    MoCA specifically needs to be able to communicate with devices on other 'legs' of the splitter, so (low) Port Isolation is one of the specs for a MoCA Compatible Splitter.

    -KP
     
  6. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Does Optimum require a SDV Tuning Adapter at each DVR location?
     
  7. wjl11x

    wjl11x New Member

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    No. A tuning adapter is not used.
     
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  10. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe, but there's probably 1 million posts on this Forum about using the Holland Splitter, so why wouldn't you use that?

    -KP
     
  11. jcondon

    jcondon Well-Known Member

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    2nd (or 1,000,001) Holland splitter for use with MoCA. We switched from FiOS to Optimum (NY) last November. Needed new splitters (changing how we had some things wired). Went with the Holland ones that mention they are for MoCA. Dark blue labeled. So far so good. You should also put MoCA filter between the input leg and where Cablevision plugs into the splitter. Stops your neighbors from potentially being able to join your network.

    Tons of good threads here on this. Probably mine from November last year but tons of others.

    MoCA splitter / filter?

    I bought from TechTool supply. Their shipping was pretty bad. I wasn't able to find it on Amazon at the time. I would go with Amazon if they have what you need.
     
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  12. wjl11x

    wjl11x New Member

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    Thank you kpeters59 & jcondon.

    I purchased the Holland splitters on Amazon and will make the changes this weekend.
     
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