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  1. Jun 4, 2009 #241 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    What would need to be changed in the SWM firmware? :confused:
     
  2. Jun 4, 2009 #242 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    Good question.

    Don't have a good answer...but...also note that the SWM's out there have varying firmware versions, which makes one wonder what the differences just might be or if they have any impact on this particular "project".
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 #243 of 286
    veryoldschool

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    For this "project" it would seem more of a addition to the hardware [good old adapter T :lol:]
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 #244 of 286
    Tom Robertson

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    Posted this in the Network/SWM thread and wanted to highlight this post for you guys.

    Answers many of our questions, I think.

    I did run across this pdf overview given to the IEEE: http://ieee802.org/1/files/public/docs2007/at-sovadia-MoCA-overview-0507.pdf

    Excellent summary of the key MoCA features as of 2007:

    50MHz channel
    8 Nodes per coax net (aiming for 16)
    Any node can become the master of ceremonies (network controller node)
    New nodes must join and be approved
    3 different probes to see if a frequency is available for use

    The overview is very readable, recommended.

    Cheers
    Tom
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 #245 of 286
    Tom Robertson

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    I found another overview that talks about mass market testing in FIOS homes. So the larger than expected numbers of deployments might actually be possible.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 #246 of 286
    Tom Robertson

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    And Spec 1.1 does stretch the abilities to 16 nodes.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2009 #247 of 286
    66stang351

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    I went at looked at the link to Fratguys that was posted in that thread...Scott mentioned that they had MRV over coax at the retailer conference and when the people there went to take pictures of the equipment used to do it all the saw were DVRs hooked to a SWM.......
     
  8. Jun 5, 2009 #248 of 286
    Sixto

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    guess we'll know soon how real (or not) that was. seems feasible in the future but not with the currently shipping technology.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2009 #249 of 286
    Sixto

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    being that this is a private forum ... any clues what the SWM v2 firmware provides?
     
  10. Jun 5, 2009 #250 of 286
    litzdog911

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    Excellent! But two years old. I wonder if much has changed since then? Guess we'll know soon.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2009 #251 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    That's very likely VOS....normalizing firmware would also likely involve an additional new gadget for us to use, which is not planned any time soon, according to past discussions on the topic.

    I still am curious, however, what the firmware differences bring to the table, as a number of us have more than one SWM device, and they don't all have the same firmware version.
    No idea, but would also love to know.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 #252 of 286
    dettxw

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    On the MoCA Field Testing chart there was this bullet:
    • Test coordinated by laptop PC
    Would be nice to have each device reporting its own throughput and status, and a program for us to use.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2009 #253 of 286
    DJPellegrino

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    I read that MoCA 2.0 was already being worked on. Was unsure when it would get certification.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2009 #254 of 286
    Spanky_Partain

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    My SWM version is already at 2.xx.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2009 #255 of 286
    DJPellegrino

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    I'm at v1.08
     
  16. Jun 5, 2009 #256 of 286
    chewwy420

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    Me Too! wonder if we will ever be able to upgrade it...
     
  17. Jun 5, 2009 #257 of 286
    hdtvfan0001

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    I have 2 SWM units....one in the 1.x series and one in the 2.x series.

    Still interested to know what the differences might be in those 2 generations of versions....no answer seen here yet.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2009 #258 of 286
    66stang351

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    One of my SWMs is a 0.X series...
     
  19. Jun 5, 2009 #259 of 286
    johern

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    Same here
     
  20. Jun 5, 2009 #260 of 286
    69hokie

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    Both my SWM8's are 1.0.8 firmware version and 1.0.0 library version.
     

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