At some point in your life, you have dealt with slow Wi-Fi speeds and poor Internet connections. Often, the reason for your poor Wi-Fi experience comes from your router. Whether that’s because your router is outdated, needs a reboot or is obstructed by some interference. Fortunately, there are routers that have technology built-in that can combat these challenges.
MoCA on Your Router
If you have a router that has built-in MoCA, you can utilize it to make your Wi-Fi better. MoCA stands for Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance or is sometimes called Ethernet over Coax. MoCA technology capabilities can be found in the form of routers, adapters and extenders. Look for a symbol and the words “MoCA Certified” to determine if you have a MoCA-enabled device.
Use Your Existing Coax Wiring to Create Ethernet (MoCA)
MoCA technology uses your existing coax TV wiring in your home to create a wired network. Wherever you have a coax outlet, you can create a rock-solid network connection. MoCA is designed to support and boost your home network performance and Wi-Fi, especially in areas of your home that suffer to get a good Wi-Fi signal. It gives you the same solid Internet connection you would get with a wired setup, except it uses your coax TV wiring to achieve it (without the headache of drilling holes or running wires).
If you are trying to decide whether or not you should enable MoCA on your router, or trying to better understand what that means, consider the following:
Why You Should Use MoCA on Your Router
You don’t have to use MoCA on your router. However, if you already have it built in, then you are halfway there. There are many reasons why you should enable MoCA on your router:
MoCA creates a wired connection and makes your Internet connection stable and reliable every time.
MoCA provides a super-fast, solid Internet connection every time you connect.
Video streaming is better because MoCA makes your Internet faster.
Online gaming is better because MoCA reduces latency and lag.
MoCA is plug and play, easy to set up.
MoCA is secure.
MoCA technology can boost your Wi-Fi that exists in your home by providing a wired connection that your WiFi Extender connects to so that everything becomes better: speed, connection, experience.
How to Enable & Set Up MoCA
With a router that has MoCA technology, set up is easy. If you have a MoCA-enabled router, you will need to pair one MoCA adapter with your MoCA router. A MoCA adapter like the Hitron MoCA 2.5works great. To set it up, all you have to do is connect your one MoCA adapter to a coax outlet in your home and to your device (computer laptop, gaming console, or any device with an Ethernet port) via an Ethernet cable. Then, it automatically pairs your MoCA adapter with your MoCA-enabled router.
Since your router has the MoCA technology built-in, your router replaces the need for a second MoCA adapter in the connection.
Once the MoCA adapter is connected and your router is paired, you are all set up.
MoCA Network Adapters
If you don’t have already built in, you can still benefit from MoCA technology by using MoCA network adapters on your network. How many MoCA adapters do I need? If you have a MoCA enabled router, you will need at least one MoCA adapter to complete your network connection. For each Ethernet device that you connect to your MoCA network, you will require a MoCA Network Adapter. We would recommend getting at least two MoCA Adapters so you can expand the connected devices on your MoCA network.