Using my own router for moca 2.5

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  1. mkstretch

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    I have the fios gateway g1100. I use all TiVo boxes. I wanted to use moca 2.5 and know that the router is only 2.0. So I was going to use my own router with a moca 2.5 adapter. Will this work? Is it worth the switch from moca 2.0? Thanks!
     
  2. krkaufman

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    Quick thoughts...
    • The G1100 is Standard MoCA 2.0, so would offer up to 400 Mbps throughput from another MoCA 2.0 node. MoCA 2.5 is capable of delivering full GigE speed.
    • Just changing the main MoCA/Ethernet bridge won’t be sufficient to boost your throughput. MoCA is a peer-to-peer technology, so two nodes will communicate at the highest spec supported by *both* nodes (i.e. limited by lesser node). Practically speaking, no TiVo gear natively supports anything more than Standard MoCA 2.0*, so simply upgrading your main MoCA/Ethernet bridge (the Standard MoCA 2.0 G1100) won’t have any effect on TiVo throughput to your router, and communication between MoCA-configured TiVo boxes would remain limited by the lesser MoCA spec supported by the two boxes.
    * TiVo support for MoCA:
    • MoCA 2.5: none
    • Bonded MoCA 2.0: TiVo Bridge Plus
    • Standard MoCA 2.0: All BOLT and EDGE DVRs, excluding OTA-only models; Mini VOX/LUX; TiVo Bridge
    • MoCA 1.1: 4-tuner Premieres; 6-tuner Roamios; A92/v1 & A93/v2 Minis
    • No MoCA Support: any TiVo box not listed above, including all 4-tuner Roamios, and the OTA-only BOLT OTA and EDGE OTA DVRs
     
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  3. mkstretch

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    Thanks for the info! Would the moca 2.5 at least increase my speed for PC’s or Xbox’s?
     
  4. krkaufman

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    Possibly. It depends on how you currently have them networked.

    If they’re networked to the router via Gigabit Ethernet, no; a MoCA 2.5 path* would surely be an improvement over wireless or standard MoCA 2.0, though.

    * meaning... upgrading to a MoCA 2.5 adapter as your main MoCA/Ethernet bridge, and add’l MoCA 2.5 adapters wherever you’re looking for the improved bandwidrh.

    What is your current Internet download/upload rate for which you’re paying?
     
  5. mkstretch

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    I currently have 940mbps download and 880mbps upload.
     
  6. krkaufman

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    Ok, so there’s obvious value in trying to establish GigE-level connections between your GigE-capable equipment (PCs, gaming consoles) and your router.
     
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    Ok great! Thanks so much!
     
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