Originally Posted by Fyodor
I salute you on the delightful complexity of your network.
Regarding going through the amplifier, most amplifier/splitters are serial, with an amplifier section and then a splitter. So, the MoCA data doesn't need to go back through the amplifier, only through the splitter. If you tried connecting a device to the other side of the amplifier it shouldn't work.
I'm using a Motorola BDA S4 4-way splitter amplifier.
Amazon Link http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Signa.../dp/B000WPGRKK
I haven't tried connecting a MOCA device on the input side of the amplifier, only on the output side. I don't know what's inside the Motorola BDA S4. If the Motorola BDA S4 first amplifies the signal and then splits it, then I take my word back. I didn't understand the issue completely when I first answered your post.
Just curious, wouldn't you want to put the amplifier as close to Home's RF cable input? I tried putting an amplifier close to the HD tuner before, it was amplifier both good and bad signals. My signal strength was high, but I was getting awful picture. When I moved the amplifier closer to the home's RF cable input, I got better picture.
So actually thinking about this, isn't it actually good that MOCA doesn't go through an amplifier? That way you could think of the amplifier as a "firewall" of sorts. If MOCA went through an amplifier, then someone from outside could put a tap into your cable feed and have access to your home network. Just a thought.