reply to knordrw
Re: MoCA-> Ethernet bridging
said by knordrw:This is semi-correct. The two interfaces on the TiVo are simply bridged when you active MoCA - the TiVo doesn't care if one or the other is the "main" network. Yes, if you had the Actiontec set to do MoCA LAN and then also had the TiVo set to do MoCA and still plugged an ethernet cable into the TiVo, it would cause problems (it'd be like connecting two switches to each other using two ethernet cables).
That's not how it works with the Elite - if you connect something to the ethernet port while MoCA is enabled, the Elite becomes the host, which is the Actiontec's job. If you don't remove the Actiontec or disable the coax LAN in it, setting up the Elite like this will break the MoCA network. The Elite receives internet from the ethernet port, and distributes it to other devices via MoCA - it's designed to be used with the upcoming TiVo IP STB. You could, theoretically, use the Elite to eliminate the Actiontec if you have ethernet wan and want to keep some VZ stbs around, and they'd still get guide and vod access thru the Elite's MoCA host.
But Zero's post was also correct. If you already have a MoCA bridge setup via the Actiontec or another TiVo, the MoCA -> Ethernet connection on the TiVo will provide network access to any devices connected via Ethernet to the TiVo.
The issue with the Verizon STBs is that the ethernet port is disabled. If they just bridged it with the MoCA interface like TiVo does, then you'd be able to use it in the same fashion (or even provide guide/VOD data over ethernet, but for some reason Verizon is completely against that - it could be for the reason you outlined. People trying to connect the Actiontec to the STB via ethernet when it's already connected via MoCA).
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