What is MoCA on My Router & Why Do I Want It?
When you have a router with MoCA technology built-in, you can use one MoCA adapter. MoCA stands for Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance, which means that you can use the coax cable wiring that exists in your home to enhance your Wi-Fi.
Some modern routers have the MoCA capability already built in. If you are unsure if yours does, you can ask your Internet service provider (ISP) if your router is MoCA-enabled. Or, you can invest in a router with MoCA on your own.
If the one you already own has built-in MoCA, that saves you needing a second MoCA adapter to make your setup work. (However, having two MoCA adapters will guarantee that you can successfully set up MoCA in your home. With or without the enabled router.)
To set up your MoCA adapter with a router that has MoCA technology is easy. All you have to do is connect your one MoCA adapter to a coax jack and to your device via Ethernet and make sure it pairs with your MoCA-enabled router. Since your router has the MoCA technology built-in, it stands in for the second MoCA adapter in the connection.
However, if your router doesn’t have MoCA built-in, all you need to do to setup your MoCA connection is connect one MoCA adapter to a coax jack and into your router and connect another adapter with an Ethernet cable into the device you use to connect to the Internet. (This requires an Ethernet cable.)
So, why do you want MoCA with your router? Because it makes your Wi-Fi better.
How MoCA Makes Your Wi-Fi Better
A MoCA adapter is designed to give you better Wi-Fi coverage and performance throughout your home. The adapter is a wired network solution. Because it is wired, it creates a reliable, direct connection that eliminates any dead spots in your home.
MoCA adapters don’t override your wireless Internet. By using MoCA adapters, you still get to enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi, but better. MoCA adapters support and enhance your Wi-Fi network in a few ways:
- Faster speeds
- Stronger, always reliable connection
- Better streaming and online gaming
- Better video calls with friends, family or for working from home
- Minimal wires and compact size to reduce clutter and expensive installation
When to Use MoCA Technology
You should use MoCA technology if you are not satisfied with your home Wi-Fi network’s performance and notice that it could use a boost. It’s a worry-free solution: No additional wires, no expensive installation or setup, always reliable. MoCA lowers latency (no lag) and improves connection speed.
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