If you are experiencing slow Internet and you think it is because of a coaxial cable (coax) cable issue, check to see that the coax cord has a tightly fitted connection to the coax jack and your modem/router. If the coax cable is loose, your cable Internet connection could slow down.
However, coax cable does not inherently slow down your Internet. In fact, you can use your coaxial cables with MoCA technology to boost your Internet speeds. Some people turn to Ethernet as a fast, wired Internet solution. But it’s not the only way to go. When it comes to Internet speed, MoCA can greatly benefit your home network.
Many times, people want to know the difference between MoCA and Ethernet speeds. Both technologies have pros and cons, which depend on your situation and Internet demands. The main difference between the two technologies and Internet speed is:
MoCA 2.5 adapters are designed to get up to 2.5 Gbps speeds over the MoCA Network. Technically Ethernet can support speeds beyond 1Gbps or 10 Gbps as long as your Ethernet wiring is replaced to support the higher speeds.
Ethernet can pretty much always get fast Internet connection. However, that comes with a cost:
- Expensive installation
- The structure of your home may not allow installation
- Each device in the home needs its own Ethernet cable
It’s no secret that Ethernet can be faster, but MoCA is a more convenient way to boost speed and coverage in your home. That’s why Ethernet over coax is a great solution, because it pairs the two together.
Ethernet over coax (MoCA) relies on three components: coaxial cable wiring, Ethernet cord and MoCA adapters. To boost your existing Wi-Fi home network, all you have to do is:
- Invest in MoCA adapters like the HT-EM4 MoCA adapters
- Connect one adapter to your router
- Connect the other adapter to your device
So, the long answer made short is that no, coaxial cable does not automatically slow down your Internet. It can be leveraged to improve your Internet.
The bottom line is that it’s your decision to make whether you improve your Internet speeds with Ethernet or coax. However, MoCA is designed to make your Wi-Fi better. If you are not satisfied with your home Wi-Fi network’s performance and notice that it could use a boost, turn to MoCA. It’s a worry-free. No additional wires, no expensive installation or setup, always reliable. MoCA lowers latency (no lag) and improves connection speed.
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