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sgc

join:2011-11-02
Naperville, IL
reply to xavier101

Re: ultra tv

Ultra TV's Media Gateway includes the modem and MUST be used in order to function. The price is included in the $25 Ultra TV equipment package. It also replaces your router since it connects to your computer for DLNA content.

pcvtre

join:2012-01-27
Park Ridge, IL
My internet/cable media panel is in my basement. I assume that they will need to plug the main unit in there. Not sure how well a router will work in my basement. Glad I did not buy a modem. Nice to save another $5 a month on the bill.

Badonkadonk
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join:2000-12-17
Naperville, IL
kudos:5
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reply to sgc
Replaces the router? I hadn't thought about that, but that only makes sense. Crap, I'll have to figure out how to run my MoCA network properly then. Likely will have to bridge my MI424WR to the gateway then. Hopefully that works and is relatively easy. I have doubts as to whether the WOW installer would have any idea what to do in terms of coming up with a solution, let alone it's not their job.

Body Count

join:2010-09-11
Columbus, OH
reply to sgc
said by sgc:

Ultra TV's Media Gateway includes the modem and MUST be used in order to function. The price is included in the $25 Ultra TV equipment package. It also replaces your router since it connects to your computer for DLNA content.

Well you could have your router connected to their router for extra security. I'd much rather leave their router totally open.. then connect my router to it which has my security measures in place.

Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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The problem is the MoCA network I run. As it exists now, the Actiontec MI424WR that I use as a MoCA bridge connects via ethernet to the cable modem. Then I connect the MI424WR to the cable running in the house. I have several other MI424WR routers that then provide wired access to other devices in the house.

At this point, I don't know how the Media Gateway will interface into my system. Although, I'm hopeful that simply splitting the cable will work.

The picture shows basically how I'm set up, although I have a lot more Actiontec routers throughout the house and use the Actiontec as my main router rather than the router shown. I got the diagram from »www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre···=1145636, which is where I learned to set up the MoCA network.

prospector00

join:2011-02-24
Mount Prospect, IL
I'm with Rich K. I hope the installation tech helps me set this up.

The little bit of research I tried to do on this topic led me to believe that if you have Windows 7, Windows Media Connect is already installed and ready to go.

I admire you hardware geeks for your knowledge and I'm sure you set up a lot of cool things, but about 90% of the discussion around here is so far over my head it's not funny!

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI

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reply to Badonkadonk
said by Badonkadonk:

The problem is the MoCA network I run. As it exists now, the Actiontec MI424WR that I use as a MoCA bridge connects via ethernet to the cable modem. Then I connect the MI424WR to the cable running in the house. I have several other MI424WR routers that then provide wired access to other devices in the house.

At this point, I don't know how the Media Gateway will interface into my system. Although, I'm hopeful that simply splitting the cable will work.

The picture shows basically how I'm set up, although I have a lot more Actiontec routers throughout the house and use the Actiontec as my main router rather than the router shown. I got the diagram from »www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre···=1145636, which is where I learned to set up the MoCA network.

The biggest problem is that the stb's will be directly connecting to the modem/router and not to the incoming cable. It looks like you'd need to split the cable many times from the source going to the gateway and the routers, and would probably need a signal booster. And that's not even taking into account signal interference between the MOCA and cable systems. You probably can re-use your existing coax though, so it may not be as difficult as you think.

richkut

join:2012-02-10
Cleveland, OH
reply to prospector00
WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER is preinstalled as a part of Win7, but I believe that Windows Media Connect is a separate animal. Please correct me if I am wrong. Anyway, I googled it yesterday and was taken to the MS web site, but when I attempted to D/L Windows Media Connect 2.0 it ended up being a dead link. I would prefer to use a FREE DLNA server, too, so I really don't want to pay for PlayOn. If TVersity works well, I would prefer to go that route. Any more comments, please?
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Rich K
South Euclid, OH

sgc

join:2011-11-02
Naperville, IL
Media Connect is included on Windows computers. It is a feature of Windows Media Player; not a standalone program. One of the others is free as well.

Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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reply to mogamer
said by mogamer:

said by Badonkadonk:

The problem is the MoCA network I run. As it exists now, the Actiontec MI424WR that I use as a MoCA bridge connects via ethernet to the cable modem. Then I connect the MI424WR to the cable running in the house. I have several other MI424WR routers that then provide wired access to other devices in the house.

At this point, I don't know how the Media Gateway will interface into my system. Although, I'm hopeful that simply splitting the cable will work.

The picture shows basically how I'm set up, although I have a lot more Actiontec routers throughout the house and use the Actiontec as my main router rather than the router shown. I got the diagram from »www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre···=1145636, which is where I learned to set up the MoCA network.

The biggest problem is that the stb's will be directly connecting to the modem/router and not to the incoming cable. It looks like you'd need to split the cable many times from the source going to the gateway and the routers, and would probably need a signal booster. And that's not even taking into account signal interference between the MOCA and cable systems. You probably can re-use your existing coax though, so it may not be as difficult as you think.

Thanks. I've got a gazillion splits as it is and a couple of amps. I can only imagine the issues if I put another one or two in there of each.

Could you explain a little more about the connection between the STBs and the router/modem?

I'm hopeful that the cable company boxes do, or can be made to, work on a different MoCA frequency from my own network.

richkut

join:2012-02-10
Cleveland, OH
reply to sgc
Thanks for the much-needed correction! I'm happy to know that I'm ready to roll with my Win 7 Pro PCs.

prospector00

join:2011-02-24
Mount Prospect, IL
reply to sgc
said by sgc:

Media Connect is included on Windows computers. It is a feature of Windows Media Player; not a standalone program. One of the others is free as well.

Right, that's how I understood it too. Apparently, Media Connect used to be a standalone program (hence the references to 2.0 out there) but is now part of Windows Media Player. I talked to the tech who will be setting me up this afternoon and he's anxious to work through this too, so I'll let everyone know how it comes out.

pcvtre

join:2012-01-27
Park Ridge, IL
Tech support just confirmed that you do not need a phone line. If you are connecting 4 or more TVs to the system, Direct TV is cheaper over a two year period. Looks like Wow is targeting 2 to 3 TV customers with their initial pricing. I assume it will eventually drop once the initial demand is met so they can compete with Dish and Direct TV.


boop

@wideopenwest.com
Yeah, for 2 TV's it's going to be nice. Going from 2 HD DVR's to Ultra TV on 2 TV's is actually going to save me money.

mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to Badonkadonk
said by Badonkadonk:

said by mogamer:

said by Badonkadonk:

The problem is the MoCA network I run. As it exists now, the Actiontec MI424WR that I use as a MoCA bridge connects via ethernet to the cable modem. Then I connect the MI424WR to the cable running in the house. I have several other MI424WR routers that then provide wired access to other devices in the house.

At this point, I don't know how the Media Gateway will interface into my system. Although, I'm hopeful that simply splitting the cable will work.

The picture shows basically how I'm set up, although I have a lot more Actiontec routers throughout the house and use the Actiontec as my main router rather than the router shown. I got the diagram from »www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre···=1145636, which is where I learned to set up the MoCA network.

The biggest problem is that the stb's will be directly connecting to the modem/router and not to the incoming cable. It looks like you'd need to split the cable many times from the source going to the gateway and the routers, and would probably need a signal booster. And that's not even taking into account signal interference between the MOCA and cable systems. You probably can re-use your existing coax though, so it may not be as difficult as you think.

Thanks. I've got a gazillion splits as it is and a couple of amps. I can only imagine the issues if I put another one or two in there of each.

Could you explain a little more about the connection between the STBs and the router/modem?

I'm hopeful that the cable company boxes do, or can be made to, work on a different MoCA frequency from my own network.

From what I've seen looking at the Arris WHDVR from Shaw, the gateway is the dvr, modem and router. All of the stb's are connected to this box via MOCA/coax. There might be distribution box somewhere along the line to distribute the info from the gateway to the stbs. This is why I mentioned connecting your system through the coax going into your house before it gets to the gateway. I would think there would be less conflicts.

Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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Makes sense. I could probably do that since all the coax ends are fairly accessible. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that it all works without a hitch. I'll have to make sure that WOW doesn't cut the comcast line and only disconnects it, in case things don't work out and I have to revert.