Is MoCA Faster than Mesh WiFi

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When it comes to creating a solid backbone for your home network, go wired as much as you can to always have a fast, reliable connection. Yes, wireless is convenient, but it is also vulnerable to interferences that cause slow speeds. The answer?  MoCA adapters.


What is MoCA?

MoCA, or Multimedia over Coaxial, is a technology that is Ethernet-like but uses coaxial wiring instead of Ethernet cables. MoCA is also known as Ethernet over coax and you can create a MoCA network in your home using MoCA network adapters.


How MoCA works

By using MoCA adapters, you can convert your existing coax cables instantly into an Ethernet connection giving you a wired network backbone capable of up to 1 Gbps speeds.

Just like Ethernet, MoCA creates a point-to-point, direct connection. So, any device connected via MoCA will have an incredibly stable, reliable and fast Internet connection.


MoCA Network speeds

A MoCA network creates an incredibly fast Internet connection. With MoCA 2.5 adapters, you can get speeds up to a full 1 Gigabit wherever you have a coax outlet. With speeds like that, you eliminate video buffering while streaming, lag while gaming, and choppy video conference calls. It should be noted that you do not need your coax cable to be active in order to use it to create a MoCA network.


Using MoCA adapters

Setting up MoCA adapters is plug and play. All you do is plug them in at a coax wiring or outlet, plug in your Ethernet device, such as a WiFi router or access point, and you are set. MoCA adapters have an Ethernet port, a coax connector and require a power outlet.  Once connected, the MoCA adapters automatically pair to complete the network connection. It takes only a few steps:

  1. Connect one adapter to a coax outlet and into your router.
  2. Connect the second adapter into the device you want to connect to the Internet with an Ethernet cable.

Depending on the size of your home you may need more than two adapters. Also, if you have multiple floors, you may have multiple MoCA adapters, up to 16 devices. When using MoCA technology, it is recommended to use a MoCA filter.

With MoCA, your cable connection does the heavy lifting for data around the house, which frees-up your WiFi traffic and makes it faster. With MoCA adapters, you can get the best of both worlds – wired and wireless access.


By getting HT-EM4 MoCA adapters you can create a faster network backbone that enhances the performance of your Internet to every corner of your home. Hitron’s MoCA adapters are available on Amazon.  If you need more information about MoCA adapters or technology, check out Hitron’s Learn page and blog to learn more.

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