If your wireless connection is stable and solid, then by all means, stick with it. MOCA isnt fast, read the capability of that adapter, like the Netgear, it has a combined multistream speed of about 185mbps (and I mean that in a bidirectional sense, single stream, single direction performance is right at what I said, around 70-100mbps, the ethernet port on the adapters are even only 100Mb ports).
The Actiontec MOCA has the same chipset in it as my Netgear, so dont expect any difference.
The biggest benefit to the MOCA is the stability. If you have a lot of usage on your wireless network, since it is a shared medium, these actually have a chance at offering a more consistent and more stable connection. I wouldnt use these to transfer large files or anything, but for video streaming, nothing is better (outside of an actual wired ethernet connection).
On that note, however, and in reference to this specific deal, if you really are interested in MOCA, you'd want to determine if the MOCA for this deal is a single or multiple adapters. If it is a single one, the price is not all that great. There are a number of examples of getting 2 MOCA adapters (actiontec or netgear) for around the $80 range: http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-New-Net...35c51ddd4f
Thanks. Repped for the advice. My wireless network is extremely stable now that I got Verizon to upgrade the router to the new wireless N version. My TV and cable box are all connected to through a Gigabit ethernet port then bridged to the modem/router.
Rather than running ethernet in my house, I used a MoCA bridge on my bedroom HTPC to connect to the internet via coax.
I guess that would be an option if the bridge I have setup couldn't hold a good signal to the main router. Thanks and Repped for the response.
I get the same speeds the previous poster mentioned, but it is consistent and serves my need perfectly. Although gigabit would be nice, there isn't much of a requirement for me.
I just was looking for one of these. It is a decent price.
I ended up getting a used $15 westell 9100 router, using its moca capabilities, bridging it and using the ethernet ports as an ethernet switch. By using the router that way I have ethernet for my game console, bluray and TV. I would have bought the posted moca adapter before but not now I know about using the old routers instead. The router solution worked best for me.
So do you have to disable the wireless on these westell? What if you want to use your own router? Did you need a splitter at each connection that has a tv also? Was bridging between two a setting in the router menu?
I have the old Netgear MOCA for years. Love it. I needed to put a switch to get more than one port so you method looks nice. The Netgear was easy to get to talk to each other and that is why I am asking what you did for the westell?
I did opt to disable the wireless, yes a coax splitter is needed to the TV. I used this guide: http://fooit.blogspot.com/2009/07...-mode.html
I am using my own router (airport extreme to fios ONT) I change the DHCP range in the guide from 192.168.0.x to 10.0.1.x to work with AirPort Extreme. I can re enable the wireless as an ap. VOD, wifi remote work fine, I don't use media manager (don't know if that works)
I did lose ability to access dvr outside my network I.e over 3G. Not a big deal for me
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