Moca to Router to Set Top box

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Kalidgh
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Has anyone added a router  in-between the Moca and STB??

 

So would use coax from modem in office to downstairs TV location.  Then have coax to moca .....ethernet to router....ethernet to STB.  By doing this i could use the extra ethernet ports to support a wired connection from the router to my Playstation and Apple TV. 

 

Any idea if this would work??


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Nighthawk
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I have a few in use. The latest two I bought were a Netgear GS308 and a GS305, and older Dlink gigabit switch which has long since been discontinuted but still works well, and a Zyxel 5 port switch behind my PVR. The GS308 has bright green LEDs on the ethernet ports so just FYI. The Zyxel one I got a long time ago and don't know if it's even still available. Works fine for my PVR and other devices. Haven't had any issues with the set top box I have connected to the GS308 either. I used to have a Linksys switch back when they were still relavent but it randomly started malfunctioning and got tossed.


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Nighthawk
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Use a gigabit ethernet switch instead of the router. I have gigabit switches behind each of my TVs and everything hardwired. No need to worry about separate networks. It just works.


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Kalidgh
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Can I ask you what brand/model you bought??

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Nighthawk
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I have a few in use. The latest two I bought were a Netgear GS308 and a GS305, and older Dlink gigabit switch which has long since been discontinuted but still works well, and a Zyxel 5 port switch behind my PVR. The GS308 has bright green LEDs on the ethernet ports so just FYI. The Zyxel one I got a long time ago and don't know if it's even still available. Works fine for my PVR and other devices. Haven't had any issues with the set top box I have connected to the GS308 either. I used to have a Linksys switch back when they were still relavent but it randomly started malfunctioning and got tossed.


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Kalidgh
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Thanks you for your insight.  Ordered 2 Netgear tonight which will get me rolling .