Coaxial Cable to Ethernet Adapter Explained

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Coaxial cable to Ethernet adapter, Ethernet over coax adapter and MoCA adapter are all the same things. In this article we are going to refer to the device as a MoCA adapter. A MoCA adapter converts coaxial cable wires to an Ethernet connection for better home WiFi.

What are coaxial cable wires? They are the wiring that you probably have in your home or building from a past Cable TV service. They transmit services like TV, phone, and Internet, which is why you can convert them into an Ethernet connection.

The burning question is, do cable to Ethernet adapters work? And how do they work? Let’s get into it.


Ethernet Over Coax

Ethernet over coax, or MoCA technology, is a way to repurpose the cable TV wiring in your walls for better Internet. To do this, you need MoCA adapters. The adapters are a wired solution that plug into your router and to your Ethernet device for a strong, reliable, and direct Ethernet connection.

This is perfect for gaming or streaming or other things that take up a lot of bandwidth. When you connect your high-bandwidth devices like gaming consoles and PCs to the Ethernet over coax network, you free up your wireless (WiFi) network for other devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. This way, everything wins because whether they’re wired or wire-free, you experience a good connection and performance on every device.

Maybe it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. MoCA adapters really do help make your home WiFi network coverage reach farther, connect faster, and perform better. The MoCA adapters become the wired Ethernet backbone your network can rely on with speeds up to 1 Gbps. Sometimes more.

The benefits are worth it. You get:

  • Better home WiFi overall
  • Better streaming & gaming
  • Better Internet connection & video calls for working from home
  • Completely secure connection

And more, and all you need do it plug a few things in.


How to Connect an Ethernet Adapter

MoCA adapters are easy to set up right out of the box. Once you get them, all you do is this:

  1. Use a coax cable to plug in your router or modem/router directly to the coax outlet
  2. Connect an Ethernet over coax (MoCA) adapter to a different coax outlet with a coaxial cable and then to your device with an Ethernet cord.

HT-EM4 MoCA adapters are available on Amazon.  Looking to boost your WiFi?  MoCA technology is the way to go. You can enhance your WiFi connection with HT-EM4 MoCA adapters in your home today.

Want to learn more about MoCA technology or improving your WiFi connection?  Check out Hitron’s Learn page or Blog for more articles on these topics.


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