[Amazon.ca] ScreenBeam MoCA 2.5 Network Adapter Starter Kit, Ethernet Over Coax $166.59
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2.5 is the version of the MoCA standard these devices are using.
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Waiting for this one to go on sale!minguione78 wrote: ↑ This one has a port with 1gbps max. This is ok for most but if you need faster, they make a set with a 2.5gbps ethernet port
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I bought from the same seller described here. Products have been working well for 6months nowstripesandsocks wrote: ↑ If you want to spend extra time to save money, you can do this:
1) Go to ebay and buy these adapters from the US. This seller doesn't ship to Canada directly, so use Cross Border Pickups or similar / find another seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/265655788793
2) Bid lower than the "buy it now" price.
3) Get it shipped to CBP and use their (annoying, unintuitive) interface to fill in the package details.
4) Pay the CBP fee & regular tax - there shouldn't be any additional duty charged for your purchase < $150 CAD
5) Pick up / get the package delivered to you.
I ended up paying around $120 CAD all-in for 2 adapters - they were brand new and work great.
Not for everyone, but if you want to put in the work you can save a bit of $
Sep 27th, 2022 10:45 am
No different than a wired ethernet connection.
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I'm struggling with this right now, I'm a complete noob in this area. My gaming/console setup is just like yours, except my modem is in the living room so my PC I have telus fibre optic.Asad_A203 wrote: ↑ No different than a wired ethernet connection.
I struggled for several months when we moved into our multi-floor townhouse to get reliable internet in our living room (where the console is for gaming) versus the modem location on the 2nd floor (where desktop is for also gaming, lol). There was no way to run an ethernet cable (high velocity HVAC with very narrow pipes, high ceilings) without tearing out half the drywall.
I tried powerline adapters (terrible), Orbi Mesh Wifi (speeds were good but latency was bad for gaming) and ultimately landed on the MOCA adapters which have been fantastic. I now have Ubiquiti APs hardwired into the MOCA adapters and the setup works great.
One thing to note is that when I had Rogers, my speed over the MOCA adapters was around 400-500Mbps and I thought it was just the quality of the coax cables in the house. Once I got Bell, I was able to replace the whole house coax splitter and wire the coax runs together and now my speeds are around 930-950Mbps (limited by the gigabit port on the MOCA adapter). So if your speeds suck, try replacing your splitters. If you have Rogers, you should also install an inline filter on your coax line so your MOCA network doesn't extend outside your house.
Sep 27th, 2022 11:12 am
Is your ethernet cable in your room terminated somewhere on the other end? You'll need to find out where that ethernet cable goes and then have to terminate it to another device, usually into the modem/router so that it can get network access.peakingduck wrote: ↑ I found a cat5 cable in the room where my PC is but connecting it to the PC does nothing - do I need to activate it? I also have a coax in my upstairs bedroom but that would mean I would have to run an ethernet cable down the hall and into the room where my PC is, so not ideal for visual appearances.
Any advice? Cheers
Sep 27th, 2022 11:15 am
If I'm remembering correctly a typical ethernet ethernet connection is under 1ms.
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Yes the added 3 ms can seem to be a lot, but personally, I haven't ran into issues, can't really tell a difference in practice even while gaming.
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