Ok, so that modem is *supposed* to have a built-in "MoCA immunity filter," per specs, so it shouldn't be affected by a MoCA network active on the coax lines.The modem says ARRIS TM822G
Yes, remove it, when you can accept a brief TV signal outage while it's being removed and the coax lines reconnected -- and a possible Internet outage (though hopefully the latter will not occur). The new MoCA filter should remain unconnected, as well.Do you mean the old grey MoCA
adapterfilter I put back on?
Your "house" wasn't MoCA-enabled, but your coax lines hanging off your 3-way splitter were. The problem is, that doesn't help you, today, because your MoCA signal is originating on the wrong side of that old grey MoCASo I start thinking about that old MoCA
adapterfilter that I put on and I remember about three years ago, we did put a whole home DVR system in there supplied by the cable company as a free trial for thirty days but we didn't keep it because they gave us the main DVR and wanted us to lease the client DVRs. So that was probably the reason for the MoCA adapterfilter and if that's the case, maybe the house is already MoCA enabled.
Correct. Remove the old gray MoCA filter, joining the coax lines, and then check your Internet connectivity, TV picture, etc.So tomorrow, get rid of the MoCA
I removed the filter as suggested and I am up and running! Thanks for all your help, it is truly appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!Correct. Remove the old gray MoCA filter, joining the coax lines, and then check your Internet connectivity, TV picture, etc.
Once you verify that removing the MoCA filter didn't break anything, you can test your MoCA connectivity.
edit: p.s. To be as cautious as possible, you might want to power off or disconnect the MoCA bridge at the modem/router location until the old MoCA filter has been removed and Internet stability verified... and you're ready to test MoCA again.
Great to hear, and you, too.I removed the filter as suggested and I am up and running! Thanks for all your help, it is truly appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Great to hear, and you, too.
But you're not done. You don't want to be running a MoCA network without a MoCA filter in place at your PoE (like this). You could try reinstalling the new MoCA filter back on the incoming line from the provider, or give the old MoCA filter a try. Neither one should block your Internet or cable TV signals, properly installed and functioning normally. If they both do, you can remove them, temporarily and consult your cable provider for a solution. (They really *shouldn't* knock out your Internet or TV signals.)
Also, now that you have a functioning MoCA network, you can check your MoCA connection quality via the network status dialog from the Mini. (see here) This can be useful both for gauging your current connection quality and for comparison if/when you make any future changes to your components or cable tree.
This is why I loathe referring to these things as "PoE filters," rather than "MoCA filters."Thanks, I'm visiting family today, but I'll put the filter back on tomorrow . What about the internal modem POE? Does it not do the same thing?