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Promoted 06-28-2015 by Corwin at 09:17 PM View Original Post
Amazon.com has 2-Pack Actiontec Ethernet over Coax Adapter Kit for $79.99. Shipping is free. Thanks nmk

Note: These do not work with satellite, including DIRECTV & Dish Network.

Includes:
  • 2 x MoCA Network Adapter
  • 2 x Ethernet Cable
  • 2 x Coaxial Cable
  • 2 x Power Adapter
  • 1 x Coaxial Splitter

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Written by Corwin

  • This adapter kit has a 4.5/5 rating at Amazon.com.
  • Refer to forum thread for further discussion.
  • These MoCA adapters are to plug into your coax connections to give you ethernet access wherever there is a coax port. >castlebeckett

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Edited June 28, 2015 at 08:54 AM by DeividdoSama
Sorry I'm in a hurry, but the twin pack is $79.99. Regular price is about $105.

http://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-E...ca+adapter

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Actiontec's Coax Network Adapter Kit uses the existing coax wiring in a home or office to create a fast Ethernet network. Designed specifically for homes with cable TV, these adapters can handle consistent speeds up to 270Mbps, perfect for networking and connecting your home theater to the Internet. Connect any device that has an Ethernet or LAN port, including Blu-ray, Xbox 360, PS3, TiVo, computers and more. The adapter eliminates the need for rewiring or settling for less consistent wireless solutions. This kit has everything needed to set up a basic Ethernet over Coax network. The ECB2500CK01 does not support homes with satellite TV
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Last Edited by blueiedgod June 29, 2015 at 05:56 AM
It is worth noting that the maximum possible speed from A to B is 100Mb, less than many peoples internet connections. 270Mb is the combined maximum of A, B, C, etc. communicating, but any individual adapter is limited to 100Mb by the ethernet jack.

That said, you are very likely to get real world speeds of 100Mb at every location. Unlike powerline networking, MoCA is very reliable. It uses a shielded cable and with rare exceptions there aren't devices plugged into that cable creating a lot of noise and interference.

Be sure to use a physical filter to block the signal from leaving your home, it can travel far enough to reach a neighbor. Or several.


I really don't think that most people have internet connections faster than 100 mbps, as stated above. These will work for most people.

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Good deal if you need it. Ethernet over powerline didn't work well enough for my TiVo Mini's as I got occasional dropouts. MOCA is more reliable as it uses coax cable for better data transfer.... even though it's not rated as high as powerline. Your actual speeds will be much closer to the MOCA limit than the powerline adapters' limits.
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Quote from TidalWaveOne View Post :
Good deal if you need it. Ethernet over powerline didn't work well enough for my TiVo Mini's as I got occasional dropouts. MOCA is more reliable as it uses coax cable for better data transfer.... even though it's not rated as high as powerline. Your actual speeds will be much closer to the MOCA limit than the powerline adapters' limits.
I was in a very similar postion, we used powerline for our roku and never had a problem but when I got the Tivo OTA the Mini couldn't keep up with the live TV. MOCA is more reliable it seems and I haven't had any problems once setup.

With that being saidI went the cheaper route and bought a couple Actiontec MI424WR's and turned them into a Moca Bridge with this guide.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-...e-all.html

It was really easy to do and worked perfectly, you can also use it to extend your wireless network and they can be picked up cheap on ebay.
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MOCA works great for me with our home network setup, much more reliable than wireless od powerline. TU.
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I would try the 500mbp powerline adapter kit first at $25
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I went even cheaper with the Directv DECA Cinema adapters and a DirecTV DECA rated splitter. This is the ebay listing for the adapters I bought.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271912256...EBIDX%3AIT

Directv service is not required to use this but I don't know if anything else can be running over the coax. I had coax in the wall that wasn't running anything else. This lets me run the TV with a ROKU and get Time Warner cable without paying for an additional box..
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Quote from mojo_13 View Post :
I was in a very similar postion, we used powerline for our roku and never had a problem but when I got the Tivo OTA the Mini couldn't keep up with the live TV. MOCA is more reliable it seems and I haven't had any problems once setup.

With that being saidI went the cheaper route and bought a couple Actiontec MI424WR's and turned them into a Moca Bridge with this guide.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/36-...e-all.html

It was really easy to do and worked perfectly, you can also use it to extend your wireless network and they can be picked up cheap on ebay.
I wonder if the guts of this kit are the same as the MI424WR?
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I have the Zyxel AV600 powerline kit, gets 40Mbps to the basement. MoCA using a pair of MI424WRs gets 85Mbps to the same location.

Drawback to the MI424WRs is they use quite a bit more power. 12-15W I believe, and they don't have a sleep mode. The powerline interfaces don't use any power when asleep and just range between 2-5W when operating. These standalone MoCA interfaces may be more thrifty on power usage.
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Do you use a pair of the 11 dollar adapters?

Quote from psilberman View Post :
I went even cheaper with the Directv DECA Cinema adapters and a DirecTV DECA rated splitter. This is the ebay listing for the adapters I bought.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271912256...EBIDX%3AIT

Directv service is not required to use this but I don't know if anything else can be running over the coax. I had coax in the wall that wasn't running anything else. This lets me run the TV with a ROKU and get Time Warner cable without paying for an additional box..
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Tempting...

I currently use three powerline adapters -- one in the basement (where the router/cable modem is; also the man cave with receiver/media player/PS4/TV), one on the main level (receiver/TV) and one upstairs (where our 'office' is).

So I'd need to get a third unit. Another drawback of these -- for my use, anyway -- is that I have four-port powerline adapters. I don't want to have to strap a switch to each and every coax adapter to give me that versatility again.
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Quote from psilberman View Post :
I went even cheaper with the Directv DECA Cinema adapters and a DirecTV DECA rated splitter. This is the ebay listing for the adapters I bought.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271912256...EBIDX%3AIT [ebay.com]

Directv service is not required to use this but I don't know if anything else can be running over the coax. I had coax in the wall that wasn't running anything else. This lets me run the TV with a ROKU and get Time Warner cable without paying for an additional box..
This is a great idea, I use it for my WMC setup. the DECA modem is a shared 200Mbps network and works very well. I have 3 XBOX 360s connected as media center extenders behind DECA modems and they run perfectly with every video format I throw at them. I would recommend this as a very cost conscious option.
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The main difference between DECA (which is really mid-RF MOCA) and MOCA (high-RF MOCA, what these are) is the frequencies they use to communicate.

If you have cable on the coax already, you have to use MOCA, since DECA adapters use the same frequencies the cable company is using already.


If you have DirecTV on the coax already (not sure what freq Dish uses), you have to use DECA adapters since MOCA uses the same frequencies that DirecTV uses.

If you have neither on the coax (just bare cable) it doesn't matter which you use.
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If you have cable on the coax already, you have to use MOCA, since DECA adapters use the same frequencies the cable company is using already.


If you have DirecTV on the coax already (not sure what freq Dish uses), you have to use DECA adapters since MOCA uses the same frequencies that DirecTV uses.

If you have neither on the coax (just bare cable) it doesn't matter which you use.
MOCA is 500-1500mHz. For cable users, it will operate d band that starts around 1100mHz, which is higher than cable (pictures and data). For satellite users, it would use lower frequencies. If you have both, then you need something else or have to make you own solution as you don't have a wide range of unused bandwidth on your cables.
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