Is MoCA Better Than Wi-Fi?

MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance) isn’t better than Wi-Fi. MoCA makes Wi-Fi better.


Wireless vs Wired

Wi-Fi is undoubtedly great. Wireless Internet is convenient and has opened up the technology world to so many capabilities. But Wi-Fi has shortcomings. Things like:

  • Prone to interference
  • Unreliable speed
  • Unreliable signal for connection
  • Security

That’s why wired home network setups are not totally obsolete. Wired might not seem convenient, but it could be the price to pay for the faster speeds and reliable connection you want throughout your home.

Fortunately, there’s a way to have it a little bit of both ways. You can enjoy wireless Internet and reliable wired Internet connection in your home at the same time. Consider this: if the device never moves, wire it up. If the device is portable and moves often, connect to Wi-Fi.

You can achieve this with MoCA adapters supporting your existing Wi-Fi home network.


How MoCA Makes Wi-Fi Better

While MoCA cannot do anything to fix Wi-Fi security risks, it is a secure technology and MoCA adapters are secure devices to use. Why? Because they are a wired solution. And wired solutions provide stability, direct connection without interference and speed.

You can set up MoCA adapters in your home in a few ways:

  1. Pairing two or more MoCA adapters
  2. Pairing a MoCA adapter with your MoCA-enabled router

Whichever setup you go with, you need to connect the adapters via coax jacks in your home. From there, connect one to your router (unless your router has MoCA built-in) and one to your device with an Ethernet cable.

With MoCA devices, you get better Wi-Fi, which results in:

Better Wi-Fi coverage throughout your home. MoCA gives your Wi-Fi a boost. This way, you don’t have to deal with dead spots in your home anymore. No more signal drops and slow speeds that cause frustrating interruptions.

Faster speeds. MoCA biggest feature is the ability to create a faster Internet connection. These speeds are what boost your Wi-Fi network.

Video streaming without interruptions. MoCA allows you to stream HD video through any Wi-Fi device without interruption like poor resolution.

Lag-free online gaming. MoCA turns your Wi-Fi into high-speed Wi-Fi to get rid of lag. Lag is a gamer nightmare. MoCA keeps your network’s latency low and your game play in real time.

Stress-free working from home or remote. Well, depending on your environment, you still might feel stress working from home. But with MoCA, your Internet won’t be adding to that stress. MoCA makes working from home a better experience, especially if your role requires video conference meetings. You get solid, reliable connection to do your job even if the rest of the household is also connected to the Internet.

Wireless will always be more convenient and freeing than wired solutions, but you’ll be happier with a wired setup when you’re gaming, streaming, or taking work video calls without interruptions. By simply using MoCA adapters in your home, like the HT-EM4 MoCA adapters, you make your Wi-Fi faster and more reliable.

Want to learn more about what MoCA can do? Check out Hitron’s Learn page for more resources.

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