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​WiFi’s range can be limited and might leave you with areas in the home where wireless signals can’t reach at all.

Send Ethernet Signals over Coaxial Cables

An alternative solution is Ethernet over Coax (EoC). Also called Multimedia over Coax or MoCA. As the name implies, MoCA technology delivers Ethernet signals over the coaxial cables in the home. If your home has been wired for Cable TV service, then you have coax in the walls.

Use Existing Coaxial Cabling

Ethernet over Coax, or MoCA, uses existing coaxial TV wiring that is already in your home as an in-home backbone to extend Ethernet or wireless network to more corners of the home. Your home’s coaxial wiring becomes a high-performance Ethernet network, giving you an easy way to connect your home entertainment devices or extend your WiFi signal.  MoCA devices can improve your network speeds by up to 300% over standard Mesh WiFi. And it’s easy to set up. All you need to do is connect a MoCA Network Adapter to your router and another to your media player (Roku, AppleTV, etc.) to get a more reliable and ultra-high speed network connection.

How Does Ethernet over Coax Work?

Generally speaking, Ethernet over Coax, or MoCA, requires MoCA Adapters that come in pairs.  The MoCA Adapters send Internet data (including video streams) through the coaxial wiring in your home. You connect one adapter to your modem/router and the second to your media player near a coaxial port. In some cases, your broadband router may already support Ethernet over Coax – in which case you only need an adapter at the far end.

Sometimes media players are not close to a coaxial port. In this case a MoCA Network Extender may be used instead of a second MoCA Adapter. You will connect one MoCA Adapter to your modem/router. Then you connect a MoCA Network Extender to a coaxial port somewhere in your home that is closer to your media player. A good part of your home network is then wired, making it much faster and less subject to interference. The Network Extender sends out a Wi-Fi signal from that point to your media player as well as to other devices in the home.

MoCA to Stream Content to Your TV

A simple example of where Ethernet over Coax, or MoCA, is useful would be if you want to stream content to your TV or use the TV’s smart features, but there’s no Ethernet connectivity by your TV and the wireless signal is too unreliable in that location. To solve the problem, you could plug an Ethernet over Coax adapter near your TV and one into the port near your router. And in minutes, you can give your TV a fast and reliable Internet connection.

Make WiFi Better

In another example, you could plug a MoCA Network Extender into a coax port at the far end of your home to extend your WiFi coverage and fill in a dead zone.

In this case a MoCA Network Extender may be used instead of a second MoCA Adapter. You will connect one MoCA Adapter to your modem/router. Then you connect a MoCA Network Extender to a coaxial port somewhere in your home that is closer to your media player. A good part of your home network is then wired, making it much faster and less subject to interference. The Network Extender sends out a Wi-Fi signal from that point to your media player as well as to other devices in the home.

By simply using MoCA Network Adapters or MoCA WiFi Extenders, you can make your home network much more reliable and get speeds of up to 1 Gbps*. Learn more about MoCA Network Adapters and WiFi Extenders on ScreenBeam’s Complete Guide to MoCA.

 

By simply using MoCA Network Adapters or MoCA WiFi Extenders, you can make your home network much more reliable and get speeds of up to 1 Gbps*. Learn more about MoCA Network Adapters and WiFi Extenders on Actiontec’s Complete Guide to MoCA.

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