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Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL

[STB] MoCA interference on STB?

I recently got a Pace RNG110 cable box from the cable company and tried to hook it up to my TV. On the splitter I used, I have the MoCA box and the cable box coming out of the "Out" ports and the cable from the wall going to the "IN" ports.

When I try using the TV in the above configuration, the cable box gives me the guide, but it's clear it's not getting data from the cable company and the guide is simply the basic default one which appears when the box is on.

When I remove the MOCA device from the splitter, the cable box finally gets a signal and starts working. This is the case regardless of whether I keep the coax cable screwed into the splitter.

Is the MoCA device interfering with the cable signal? Should I get a MoCA filter?


dishrich

join:2006-05-12
Springfield, IL

What kind of "MoCA box" are you talking about? Is this a Comcast supplied "box"? What purpose does it serve, as I have never heard of CC putting something like this on for TV service...


Cableman32

join:2007-10-05
Florida, NY
kudos:1
reply to Jumbalaya

I would put a MoCA filter on the Pace box.


Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL

said by Cableman32:

I would put a MoCA filter on the Pace box.

Bingo! I forgot I had a MoCA filter sitting around. Put it inline with the Pace box and all my problems went away.

Dishrich - It's a Verizon FIOS Actiontec router that I use to feed internet through the house. I paid $20 a piece on Ebay for 5 of them. Much cheaper than buying standalone MoCA boxes since these have the 4 ports and wireless if I really want to use that.


beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5
reply to Jumbalaya

Please make sure you put a moca filter on your entry point as well, your neighbors will thank you. Especially with 5 of those things running.
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Ex-Tech at the Beach.
I speak for myself, not my former employer.


Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL

Would I put that inside the cable company enclosure on the outside of the house? I don't usually like touching their stuff.

I know the enclosure has some kind of splitter inside it. I'd have to put the filter between the line and the splitter. Is that right? What if the enclosure isn't big enough? Is there any way to ensure that water wouldn't ruin it?



beachintech
There's sand in my tool bag
Premium
join:2008-01-06
kudos:5

Putting the proper seals/grease on there is a good idea. You need to place it as close to the main drop as possible. There should be plenty of room to put one in there, they are not that big of a filter.
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Ex-Tech at the Beach.
I speak for myself, not my former employer.


Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL

I bought a slightly different one than the one I already had. This one is advertised as being waterproof and is a little stubby and round. The other one was narrow and longer. I'll also use the rubber gasket-type things that fit on the connector.


Jumbalaya

join:2012-09-05
Lisle, IL

So I put the filter on outside where the cable line comes into the house. I can't really tell any difference, but hopefully any baddies that were escaping over the last 2-3 years will now be contained.

For $8.00 you can't really go wrong.