Extending your Ethernet network can really help boost your Internet connection. Whether you call it an Ethernet over coax network or MoCA network, it’s the same thing. You need three things to extend your network:
- Coaxial cable wiring in your home to create the Ethernet-like connection and transmit data
- Ethernet over coax adapters (MoCA adapters)
- Coax wiring or outlets where you want your Internet connection
The benefit of an Ethernet over coax network is that it creates a wired network backbone for faster speeds and more reliable connection, transferring that speed and reliability to your Access Point or router and coax outlets to extend your WiFi coverage and performance.
With a wired backbone, you can eliminate spotty connections and Internet dead spots in your home. This makes streaming, gaming, browsing the Internet, really everything so much better. And with a MoCA network, you can have BOTH wired and wireless (WiFi) connections – read on to find out more!
What You Need for an Ethernet over Coax Network
The “recipe” for extending your Ethernet network with MoCA adapters is this:
· coaxial cables or coax outlet + MoCA adapters (or a MoCA-enabled router) = extended network.
How to Get Coaxial Cables to Extend your Ethernet Network
Coaxial cables are what is used for Cable TV services. If you live in a home that has ever had cable TV services, then you have coaxial cabling in your walls and you can create a MoCA network. Make sure to test them for a valid Internet signal to make your set up faster.
How MoCA Adapters Extend your Ethernet Network
You need MoCA adapters to create the Ethernet-like connection. Since a MoCA network is a point-to-point wired connection, the devices create a direct connection. This direct plug-in connection is what makes it reliable and fast, delivering speeds up to 2.5 Gbps. To create and extend your MoCA network you need to get at least two MoCA-enabled endpoints to create the network. The MoCA adapters are easy to set up.
The steps to set up are:
- Buy a pair of MoCA adapters.
- Connect one MoCA adapter to a coax outlet and into your router/Access Point.
- Connect the second MoCA adapter into the device you want to connect to the Internet. (You will need an Ethernet cable to connect to your device.)
That’s it. You follow this same process to add more MoCA adapters to your network.
Coaxial Outlets or Wiring to Extend your Ethernet Network
If you have the coax wiring or coax outlets, then you can use them to create your MoCA network using MoCA Adapters. Just plug in and go. It is recommended that you test your coax outlets or wiring for a valid Internet signal first, to make your set up faster, but it’s not absolutely necessary.
Both Wired and Wireless
A MoCA network gives you the best of BOTH wired and wireless connections. When you connect your router or access point to your new MoCA network, any of your devices connected to WiFi will now receive the enhanced speeds and reach that a MoCA network can provide. And, MoCA is compatible with just about any Ethernet device, including Ethernet switches to complete your whole home network.
MoCA technology is the way to go if you want to improve your home network’s reach and performance. You can instantly extend your WiFi connection to every corner of your home with HT-EM4 MoCA adapters.
Need to learn more about MoCA Adapters or MoCA technology? Check out Hitron’s MoCA Learn Page for more.