End Your Battle with Laggy WiFi for Gaming

November 23, 2021

You’ve spent endless hours on this level and can’t seem to beat it. Until now when you’re so close you can taste it. What’s that? Your Internet lags, causing a glitch in the play and you misstep, misfire, miss something. Game over. Now you have to start over. More hours. The frustration is thick.

This can all be avoided with better Internet. Gaming using WiFi is always a gamble, especially because wireless Internet is susceptible to inferences which causes lag. If you are gaming on WiFi, consider switching to a wired network setup.  Your other connected devices plus your gaming console or PC are causing your network to get bogged down.  Switching your gaming connection to a wired connection doesn’t mean sacrificing your WiFi altogether.

By switching your gaming device to a wired connection, you clear up space on your WiFi network. This makes everything faster, reliable, and perform better. And you can do this yourself, easily, and for little cost with MoCA adapters.


Using MoCA Adapters to Get Rid of Gaming Lag

MoCA adapters create an Ethernet over coax network connection using the existing coax TV wiring in your home to transmit Ethernet data. This creates the reliable wired network backbone for your gaming devices and your WiFi network.

How these adapters work is by forming a point-to-point network backbone from your home coaxial wiring and coax outlets to your end devices. In this case, your gaming devices. The MoCA adapter converts your coax wiring into an Ethernet-like connection, delivering speeds up to 1 Gbps to your end devices. This creates an extremely strong, reliable, and fast wired Internet connection (read: NO lag.)

With your bandwidth-heavy PCs and gaming consoles now using a wired connection, your WiFi network is now cleared up for your other connected devices. There now is less congestion for both gaming and other mobile devices, so everything is setup to perform better.

Setting up MoCA adapters is easy, and all you need is a pair of MoCA adapters or a single adapter and a MoCA-enabled router to create the MoCA network. Set up steps are quick:

  1. Buy a pair of MoCA adapters.
  2. Connect one adapter to a coax jack and into your router.
  3. Connect the second adapter into the device you want to use to connect to the Internet. (You will need an Ethernet cable to connect to your device.)


That’s all it takes for your gaming MoCA network to be setup and for better Internet in your home.


Hitron’s MoCA Adapter kit (2 pack) is available for purchase on Amazon. To learn more about MoCA, check out our Complete MoCA Guide. For more quick and helpful resources on WiFi, Ethernet, MoCA and related topics, check out Hitron’s blog.


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