How Fast is Ethernet Over Coax?

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Ethernet over coaxial is designed to boost your home Internet speeds faster than you can get with Wi-Fi alone. But first:

Ethernet over coaxial is a family of technologies that supports the transmission of Ethernet frames over coaxial cable. MoCA technology is the same as Ethernet over coaxial. Sometimes, “coaxial” is shortened to “coax.” They are the same.

Other things you need to know are:

  1. Coax wiring is likely already installed in your home.
  2. Ethernet cords create a direct wired connection to your device(s).
  3. MoCA adapters connects the two together to create reliable, high-speed Internet. (This is how you can convert coax to Ethernet.)

Ethernet over Coax (MoCA) Speed

With a MoCA adapter like the HT-EM4 MoCA 2.5, you can get speeds up to 2.5 Gbps over coax. That’s more than enough bandwidth for your most demanding entertainment or home office applications, like video streaming, online gaming or video conferencing while working from home.

Setting up a MoCA adapter is easy:

  1. Plug a MoCA Adapter into your HDTV, router, access point or other device.
  2. Connect another MoCA Adapter to your router (only if your router is NOT MoCA-enabled). Your router, if MoCA-enabled, is already plugged into your coax outlet.

That’s it. With this setup, you skip extra wires, holes in walls and interruptions to your Internet connection. MoCA adapters are designed to create a wired backbone for your wireless network, so they don’t replace wireless Internet access in your home. Instead, they support your Wi-Fi network and devices that demand a more stable connection (HDTV, gaming consoles, PCs, work laptops) and leave the other mobile devices to the Wi-Fi connection (smartphones, tablets, personal laptops).

A wired connection will always be faster than Wi-Fi, simply because it has a reduced risk of interruptions. And, well, because it is direct. With MoCA technology, you can enjoy the freedom of wireless and the stability of wired connections in your home at the same time.

Want an always-reliable, super-fast connection for your HDTV or gaming console? This easy-to-use coax to Ethernet adapter uses your home’s existing coax wires to create a wired backbone with speeds up to 2.5 Gbps.

Learn more about how MoCA technology can enhance your home Internet by checking out Hitron’s Learn Page for more helpful resources.

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