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Hello. Been awhile since I've posted in the TiVo community but I've bought a Bolt and having trouble with the MoCa network. I'm using a MoCa spliter left behind by the previous Direct TV service I had.The Bolt works well connected HDMI to my main tv. One of my minis also works well. But no link up to my second mini. See attached diagram. I finaly gave in to a ethernet connection to that mini that works but is a bit sluggish compared to the coax connection of the other mini. I've read the postings in here and saw talk of changing MoCa channels. Is that something I need to do?
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DirecTV never had a MOCA Splitter.. They use Deca which operates on a lower frequency.. Is the Splitter a DirecTV Green Label Splitter? And do you have a POE Filter anywhere?
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It is green (see photo). I do not have any filters in the system, seems if I needed that nothing would work. Also can you explain what Deca and POE mean? Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the good information on this guys. I have ordered Holland splitter and filter as recommended. Meanwhile a new questions. When the Charter did my install I did not have my TiVo bolt yet (came the next day) so he left me with instructions and some sort of box that I didn't install. Anyone know what this is for? See photo. As I mentioned earlier the TiVo Bolt is working without this box inline.
 

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Charter gave me the same box but so far I have not set it up. One CSR said I would not need it, but when I picked up the Cable Card they gave me the TA. I seem to get all the expected channels without it.

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Thanks Peter,
I've been getting all the channels I expected too. I especially didn't like the connection configuration that requires both coax and eithernet connections to the Bolt, using the only port available to get content off the internet. I think I'm putting it back in the closet.
 

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Here is an updated block diagram showing the position of the cable co. provided splitter. If I understand the advice given here I will be replacing the Direct TV splitter with a Holland MoCa splitter. I also plan to install a Holland POE MoCa filter on the input to the new splitter. What do you think?
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How is your MoCA network being created, by what device?

The diagram is an improvement, thanks, but it doesn't indicate what Ethernet connections might exist, or if you have a separate router... and without knowing this info, especially where the MoCA-to-Ethernet bridge is located, I'd have to say put the "PoE" MoCA filter on the actual point-of-entry, the input to the "cable provider splitter." If the BOLT is creating your MoCA network, you could improve your MoCA performance a bit (and the signal strength at the cable modem a hair) by installing the "PoE" MoCA filter on the input to the secondary splitter (soon to be the Holland MoCA model).
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Yes the MoCa comes from the coax "in" connector of the Bolt. I do not plan to use ethernet connections at all anymore. This will cut down on traffic on my home network.
 
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