How Do I Convert Coax to Ethernet?

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Your coaxial cable TV wiring in your home can be converted to an Ethernet network backbone, and it’s easier than you think.

Coaxial cable is present in 90% of homes in the US. It’s the type of wiring that delivers cable TV, Internet and other services. If your home has been wired for cable TV service, then you definitely have coax wiring in your walls. In fact, your coax wiring does not even have to be active in order for you to transform it into an Ethernet network.

Converting Coax to Ethernet

You can “convert” coax to Ethernet by using Ethernet over coax or MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology. MoCA technology is obtained by using MoCA adapters. MoCA sends your internet signal using your existing coaxial wiring to give you the stability of a wired connection without the high cost or hassle of running Ethernet throughout your home.


Both Wired and Wireless

A MoCA network is the best of both worlds – wired and wireless. Because MoCA adapters perform the conversion of coax wiring into an Ethernet network, you get a wired connection that won’t be affected by interference, giving you a reliable and fast Internet backbone. MoCA adapters are also compatible with virtually any device with an Ethernet port, which means you can connect to a wireless router, mesh WiFi access point, gaming or streaming devices


How Does MoCA Work?

MoCA adapters work by using your home’s existing coax wires to create a wired MoCA backbone for perfect 4K streaming, lag-free gaming and high-speed networking. It’s plug n’ play set up takes mere seconds without any hassles. You will need two MoCA adapters if your modem or router does not have MoCA built in.

Easy Set Up

You can set up your MoCA adapter in two steps:
Step 1: Take one of the HT-EM4 adapters and one Ethernet cable. Connect one end of the MoCA adapter into a coax TV outlet and, using the Ethernet cable, connect the other end to your router.

Step 2: Take the second HT-EM4 MoCA adapter and connect it to any other coax outlet in your home. It should establish a MoCA network link automatically with the router.

With MoCA adapters, you can enjoy wireless Internet and also get a wired network experience with reliable, solid Internet connection.

Create A Better Home Network

Better Wi-Fi coverage
MoCA increases your network speeds which boosts your Wi-Fi so that you don’t have to deal with signal drops and slow speeds that cause frustrating interruptions.
Better Video Streaming
MoCA adapters create an extremely stable internet connection that allows you to stream 4K and HD video through any Wi-Fi device without interruption like buffering or freezing.
Better Online Gaming
MoCA’s high-speed wired connection combats lag, and you don’t have to worry about latency while online gaming. With MoCA your network’s latency stays low so the actions in your game play are always in real time.
Faster Wi-Fi Speeds and Better Coverage
MoCA adapters create a rock-solid wired Internet connection, which boosts the speeds of your entire Wi-Fi network, helping your WiFi signal reach further.
Better Experience Working from Home
MoCA makes working from home and video conference meetings a better experience. You will get a smooth, seamless connection to do your job even when the rest of the household is also connected to the Internet at the same time.
By simply using HT-EM4 MoCA adapters, you can enhance your Wi-Fi connection and Internet experience to every corner of your home.

Want to learn more about coax, Ethernet and MoCA technology? Check out Hitron’s Learn Page for more resources on these topics.

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