I've been going in circles with Motorola's support regarding the MM1000 MoCA Adapter I ordered. It's unclear whether it's going to work with my house's configuration, and so I'm unsure if it's worth the risk of ordering a second one.
1) Point of entry of Comcast cable into house is unclear. Numerous Comcast techs over the years have been mystified as to where it is. Luckily it all works anyway, as long as I don't need wired internet downstairs.
2) Oops, pandemic happened, and my wife needs wired internet connection downstairs because she can't share the office with me due to confidentiality requirements. So I'm told I need two MoCA adapters. The first upstairs coax > MoCA > modem router. But I don't understand how that will affect the cable downstairs. Unless it works that the MoCA then sends the assigned IP address internet signal back into coax, and throughout the house network? 3) Coax downstairs currently going into DVR. So I'll need to plug it into second MoCA, then to DVR, and then I can run the ethernet connection directly to the laptop downstairs, fingers crossed that the coax network is all connected. But it all must be, because it's all the same Comcast service, stemming from one single coax cable coming into some mysterious point of entry. I'm told that's the only way to get internet down there. Though technically if I had to I could simply put the modem/router down there. Thanks for your help.
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Because of Dr. - patient confidentiality requirements with her work with the VA, she cannot be in the same room with me during sessions. I already have a complex set up in the upstairs office. Thus, the dining room table.
Finding the point of entry is not as simple as one would think in my house. I've had a number of Comcast technicians stumped as to where that is, but fortunately the cable was already working. Yet so far it seems to remain my only option, which seems crazy.
Also, pay double for internet? That's absurd. One doesn't double or triple their bill to connect more TVs. I'll freakin' run an ethernet cable out the [dang - censored!! no d-word allowed] window and in downstairs before I pay Comcast any more $$$. 😕
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I've been researching this for hours and I can't seem to find a simple answer. Upstairs I have a Motorola modem/router plugged into the coax cable to handle all internet and wifi. Downstairs I have a coax plugged into the DVR.
My wife needs to work from home and needs a fast connection to internet. It would be ideal not to have to purchase another $150 moderm/router. I keep being directed to a MOCA adapter, but it seems to require a complicated setup of of installing a PoE filter (I have no clue where the point of entry is for the cable) and two MOCA adapters, which would drive the price up over $130. There's got to be an easier and cheaper way.
If feel like Comcast should be earning their $237/mo and provide a solution but their support won't even call me back. Calling their support number was a disaster, the robo assistant kept insisting they need to reset my internet connection to troubleshoot, even though there's no problem -- I have several work-related apps connected that should not be interrupted. They refused to connect me to a rep! Plus I don't want to rent any more gear from them. Thanks.
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