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How do I set up a MoCA connection to Hopper/Joey?

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by mitchflorida, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    Right now I am using a Wi-Fi connection from my router to the Hopper downstairs. But I am thinking of using a MoCA setup instead. Would that be much faster?

    Upstairs, there is a coax cable sitting next to the router and the other end of the coax sitting next to the Joey. They aren't physically connected yet. What interfaces do I need buy to connect them to the router and Joey and which connections?


    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I don't follow ...

    MoCA is a protocol between a client and a server (H & J) only; Internet is TCP/IP between H and a router. Two different instances.
    You could run MoCA via your Ethernet cable/network structure ...
     
  3. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    Right now I just have a coaxial cable between the router and Joey. How do I plug it into the router and into the Joey? What connectors do I have to use. Or would I have to forget about the coax and run new ethernet cable?
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    seem to me you want connect fuel tube to tire socket, if we come to car's analogy ....
     
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    btw,

    J coax in is accept only MoCA, its Ethernet jack (RJ-45) - MoCA

    H connecting to Internet by Ethernet jack (RJ-45) and could use it for Js [MoCA over Ethernet]; its coax - sat signal & MoCA
     
  6. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

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    Mitch - if you're not having issues with th Hopper's Wifi - don't sweat it. You should be able to set the Hopper so it will "bridge" from your home network to your Joey network.

    If you need ethernet connected to the coax network - there is a HIC - Hopper Internet Connector - that you can use to connect the coax network to the ethernet network of your router. You also have an ethernet port on the Hopper that can used instead of the Wifi if you have ethernet where the Hopper is.
     
  7. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

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    The only reason the coaxial cable is there is because DirecTV ran it to connect my internet router to their sat receiver, using a DECA device.

    I guess it serves no purpose now, and I will just remove it. As for running ethernet cable, I guess it isn't worth it because wi-fi is practically as good.
     

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