Originally Posted by webcrawlr
Do you need MoCA signals at the cable modem location? Curious as to why you are using diplexers pre/post amp.
Is your Roamio a 4 tuner or 6 tuner model? If it's a 6 tuner did you set up the networking in the TiVo to create a MoCA network or join an existing?
If I were you I'd move the Mini in to the same room as the Roamio, plug both in to the Actiontec Mi424WR located in that room and re-setup the networking on the Roamio to be Ethernet. Make sure there's no coax going in to the Mini, it has to be one or the other. Then check to see if they can talk to each other. If they can't check to see if they both have IPs. If not you're having networking issues outside the TiVO world you need to solve first.
: I also suspect that it's an address conflict.mlaw8
: Please check to see if any of your devices has an address on your network that's the same as any of the others. These addresses are typically in the form 192.168.1.x - (though the first three numbers may be different from this, that's the most common). In most properly-set up networks, the first thee numbers are the same for all devices, with the last number identifying a specific device. If two devices have the same last number, it will cause problems.
To avoid having to manually enter such addresses into each device, on most networks one router is given the role of assigning them, using "Dynamic Host Control Protocol" - DHCP. The host can either use the entire range of values for the last number, from 2 to 256 (the router itself having address 1) or it can be told to start with a number like 10, leaving a range of numbers at the bottom that you can set as unvarying inside individual devices.
Each device can then be either be given a fixed address or set to get its address from the DHCP host. Another convenience of DHCP is that it also tells the device a bunch of other addresses to use to communicate with the outside world that you would otherwise have to enter manually.
If two or more routers are each trying to be the DHCP host, that will cause havoc, which is why the instructions for setting up MOCA at the beginning of this thread include turning off being the DHCP host in the MOCA boxes (which can't assign very many addresses anyway), in favor of the main router, which generally can.
All of this also applies to the Roamio and the Mini - they have to have unique addresses, just like every other device on the network, and they must not try to act as the DHCP host - that job is for the main router.
If my instructions were too cryptic before, I hope this is more comprehensible - and that it isn't called "overthinking" the problem this time.Edited by Philnick - 1/12/14 at 8:54pm