He subsequently said he does not have MoCA enabled on Roamio. See post #13
Then he's well on his way to completing test #2, though I'd prefer the Roamio be fully powered-down, in order to eliminate any possible TiVo network configuration hinkiness that's been observed in the past.He subsequently said he does not have MoCA enabled on Roamio. See post #13
Agreed; almost certainly not.Motorola cable box is very old and does not have a DVR or even HDMI, only uses component video so I would guess that it can not create a MoCA network.
Look forward to hearing/seeing what you find. Take a pic w/ a smartphone, if needed, and/or jot down any model numbers you see for each component in the box.I have not looked at the wiring in the main box outside my apartment, but I will later today.
Enjoy your time with your mom.Well, I'll be disappearing for a while. Gotta take Mom out to dinner, then help her get a new TV.
Fingers crossed for positive test results. (i.e. any results that make sense)
Excellent. And, yes, there is -- I believe -- and apologies for not posting it sooner. (Thought of it over an hour ago, but it slipped my mind when I got back to the keyboard to post the above 2 tests.)It is as you suggested, the mini is connecting to the internet and TiVo through another MoCA network. It got a strange ip address, but because everyone in my complex uses Comcast, the DNS was correct.
Is there anyway I can force the Mini to connect to my network? If not, will attaching a POE filter at the box solve my problem?
You'll want to review the multi-dwelling portion of my earlier post, here.Is there anyway I can force the Mini to connect to my network? If not, will attaching a POE filter at the box solve my problem?
I'd be interested in hearing/seeing what MAC addresses are reported for the MoCA nodes when viewing your TiVo Mini's MoCA stats. I'd also be interested in seeing the MAC addresses for your Arris SBG6580's WAN & LAN ports (and wireless LAN, if easily found).First, one other thing I just thought of that also would have been useful in identifying your MoCA connection to a foreign entity... check your MoCA connection stats on your Mini. Via the MoCA stats you can see the other MoCA nodes visible, their transmission and power levels, as well as their MAC addresses. See:
For example... Note that upgrading their splitter to a MoCA-compatible model and getting a PoE MoCA filter in place has apparently just-now resolved the other TCFer's MoCA connection problem for their Mini.[*]WARNING: Increasing MoCA channels reduces the odds of MoCA connectivity if using sub-compliant splitters, amps, etc., as the higher channels move further and further away from the specs for a common cable coax splitter.
Oh, to be clear, your cable provider should reconnect that equipment so that you and your neighbors aren't conflicting, including isolating the apartments and getting PoE MoCA filters installed for each apartment, as needed. If you're able to get it done, great, but I'd press Comcast to get their lines properly wired so that your home isn't being flooded by someone else's MoCA network -- :edit: especially since it appears that it is likely Comcast/Xfinity X1 gear (see: Arris, Technicolor MACs in followup post) to which your Mini is connecting.You'll want to review the multi-dwelling portion of my earlier post, here.
You *will* want/need a PoE MoCA filter installed, but properly installing a MoCA filter may not be possible if all your cable lines don't route to a single, isolated splitter dedicated to your apartment. Again, see the above multi-dwelling info, and post back if you have questions.
Thanks. Good info. Images indicate:Here are photos of the mini when connected to the strange MoCA network.