Many of us may not use the cable TV wiring in our home for traditional cable anymore, but that doesn’t mean that the existing wires need to go to waste. Most homes in the US still have existing coaxial cable wiring from cable TV services packages. These existing wires give you the power to create an Ethernet backbone for your WiFi network.
Converting coaxial cable to Ethernet is easy and anyone can do it. All you need is a device like a MoCA adapter. But first, why should you consider wires in a WiFi world?
Why You Should Use Wires for Wireless Internet (WiFi)
With a MoCA network, you get the best of both worlds (wired and wireless). MoCA adapters convert coax wiring into an Ethernet network, which is a wired connection that won’t be affected by interference. This means a reliable and fast Internet backbone for your whole network. With heavy-bandwidth devices on the wired connection, the rest of your wireless network is freed up for other devices that are more convenient wire-free (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.).
MoCA adapters are compatible with any device with an Ethernet port, so you can connect to a wireless router, mesh WiFi access point, gaming or streaming devices, and more.
How MoCA Devices Work & How to Set Up Adapters
MoCA adapters are plug ‘n’ play devices that take seconds to set up without hassle. Once they are set up, the adapters use your home’s existing coax wires to create a wired MoCA backbone for perfect 4K streaming, lag-free gaming and high-speed networking. In most cases, you will only need two MoCA adapters if your modem or router does not have MoCA built in.
Here are the steps to set up your MoCA adapters:
Step 1: Take one of the MoCA adapters (like 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 for better WiFi coverage, video streaming, online gaming, working from home, and more.
Hitron’s HT-EM4 MoCA adapters are available to purchase on Amazon. MoCA adapters work to enhance your WiFi 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.