What is a Cable to Ethernet Adapter?

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Can you go from coaxial cable to Ethernet? Yes. And it’s easy to do! All you need is coaxial cabling (which you probably already have in your walls) and Ethernet adapters.

A cable Ethernet adapter, also called a MoCA adapter, is a device that lets you turn cable coaxial wiring into an Ethernet connection. It can be as easy as plugging a few things in and you are ready to go with your established Ethernet over coax network.


Quick Steps for How to Connect & Use Ethernet Adapters

Ethernet coaxial adapters are easy to set up right out of the box. All you have to do it:

  1. Get Ethernet over coax (MoCA) adapters
  2. Plug in your router or modem/router directly to the coax outlet with a coax cable
  3. Connect a second MoCA adapter to a different coax outlet with a coaxial cable and then to your device with an Ethernet cord.

The minimum of two MoCA adapters create the MoCA network over your coax wiring.  It is that easy and you get many benefits for your WiFi network and heavy bandwidth devices when you create a cable to Ethernet connection, too.


Benefits of Cable to Ethernet (Ethernet Over Coax)

An Ethernet over coax (MoCA) network has many benefits. The biggest ones are:

Better total home WiFi

MoCA adapters help make your home WiFi network coverage reach farther, connect faster, and perform better. Faster speeds mean better Internet throughout your home and Ethernet over coax adapters create a wired Ethernet backbone with speeds up to 1 Gbps. Sometimes more.

Better streaming & gaming

When you connect an adapter with a stationary device like your gaming console or PC, you get a reliable, uninterrupted connection every time. With MoCA, there is no lag for gaming.


The same goes for wireless online game play. When you have MoCA supporting your WiFi, you avoid latency or lag.

Better Internet for working from home (WFH)
Most working from home (WFH) roles require at least some video conference call access. MoCA makes your call connection reliable every time because it’s a wired connection that is capable of providing network speeds up to 1 Gbps. No glitches, freezing or dropped calls.

Secure connection

MoCA is a secure and reliable network because it is wired and less vulnerable than WiFi to interference.  Creating this stable foundation of your home network is paramount when trying to improve your WiFi in your home.  This network can cover every room, even your garage!  Where ever you have coax wiring, MoCA adapters can enable a very fast and reliable network connection for all of your devices connected to it.  If you want better home WiFi, consider MoCA adapters to change your otherwise unused cable wires into a resourceful Ethernet connection that works for you.


HT-EM4 MoCA adapters are available on Amazon.  Want to learn more about MoCA technology or improving your WiFi connection?  Check out Hitron’s Learn page or Blog for more articles on these topics.


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