Did you try putting a Mini on the same network switch as host? If they're both connected directly to the router (not switched), see if you can disable IGMP snooping in the router. Also see if you can disable in switch if using one.
I was just coming here to say this. The minis need to be on TE4 in order to recognize the Edge. I had the same problem a few months ago when my mini died, and I replaced it with one my brother wasn't using anymore. Even after putting it on my account, it wouldn't recognize my Roamio, because the Roamio was running TE4, and the mini wasn't. Once I managed to get it upgraded (which took a few reboots to make happen), everything worked fine. When I replaced the Roamio with an Edge a few weeks ago, the mini had no problems seeing it.I am not super familiar the mini's, but do they need to be on TE4 software to see the Edge?
Why did you need to buy new minis? They can be upgraded to TE4.The minis need to be te4 I have one of the olds ones like you have and had to buy new ones because I upgraded
Because that's the way it works? this has always been the case, you can browse other OS Tivos NPL and stream from them.This is strange. I have a 9200 mini on TE3. It uses my TE3 Roamio PLus for live tv; however it gives me access to recordings from all 3 boxes, TE3 Premeire, TE3 Roamio and TE4 Bolt. No need for any hanky panky to access the Bolt. Why is that?
I saw the same MoCA 1 digit difference and could never get the mini to connect to the Bolt+. Odd indeed.I got a reworked Edge from TiVo after my hard drive failed on a Bolt+. I had the Bolt and two networked Minis running for two years thanks to the folks here. Some had suggested I replace the hard drive rather than go to the Edge (pun intended). Here is my swan song, which could be your problem. I am still waiting for TiVo software fix.
[from 2/5/21]Here's another reason to replace the hard drive and keep the Bolt in your network. Unfortunately I did not do that. The Edge arrived on Thursday after the call to Spectrum to register the new home for the cable card and a call to TiVo support, the Edge began functioning for my attached TV. However, the two minis on the network could not find the Edge and my wife was not happy. I spent an hour with TiVo this morning unplugging, rebooting, menuing to the point of exhaustion only to be told that the Edge needed some new software and this would take a few days. To keep the wife happy, I'm temporarily getting a DVR box from Spectrum. So add to the $99 exchange fee for the Edge $30 or so for the DVR rental and you've got yourself a real nice hard drive for the Bolt. But would it have been foolish to think the Bolt would have stayed on the network?
BTW when trying to troubleshoot the network, I noticed a slight discrepancy in the MAC address listed for the Edge and the one listed for it on the network settings for MOCA link history on the minis. Just the last character was off: 94:8F:CF:96:340 vs 94:8f:cf:96:34:d2. I don't know if that means anything.