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Help setting up MoCA adapter

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Help setting up MoCA adapter

Hey everyone,

Going to try and make this as easily explained as possible:

- Gateway (xb3 Cisco) is upstairs and needs to stay there.
- WiFi in downstairs living room is spotty and can’t support XBox play consistently (tried extender, quickly learned they’re junk)

So now I’m at trying to setup MoCA because running hardwire Ethernet to this location would be a nightmare. Bought 1 Motorola MM1000:

- Coax directly into MM1000
- Coax back into x1 cable box
- Cat6 from MM1000 to XBox

Works for approximately 10 minutes at acceptable speeds gaming, then just drops connection. I’m guessing once a good amount of data is being transferred, the x1 cable box and MoCA adapter are arguing for space.

Other info:
- PoE filter installed outside at drop
- SNR numbers are very good at the gateway and x1 box signal is good
- Splitters around the house are 5mhz-1002mhz

I’ve ordered some 5mhz-2500ghz splitters to replace the current ones but I’m not entirely convinced that’s the issue.

Other ideas:
- Maybe a splitter in the living room, one side running to x1 box, other side running to MoCA adapter so it isn’t directly running through the x1 cable box?

- xb3 gateway set as MoCA on, “not preferred network controller” and I can’t change that... is there a way and if there is, will it affect the x1 cable box since I believe that IS the preferred controller currently?

I’m going crazy trying to figure this out and GREATLY appreciate any thoughts/insight this community may have!!!
New Poster

Re: Help setting up MoCA adapter

Did you ever figure this out? I’m trying to set up something similar. Gateway(modem/router) is on the first floor, ‘cable-in’ coax is in the basement and internet is so bad down there.
New Poster

Re: Help setting up MoCA adapter

I am in the same boat as you.  I know my cable line is live, I have a Comcast splitter going to the MoCa device which the tech guy said I needed.  I set it up as I have read several placess to do and it is still not working. 


Does the second router have to be compatible with Xfinity in order for this to work?


Does it matter if I use a MoCa splitter?


Re: Help setting up MoCA adapter



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