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Use of MoCA adapters - Need Feedback

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Use of MoCA adapters - Need Feedback

Currently using Bell Fibe (Home Hub 3000) where the ISP modem sits in the basement.

Hoping to have a wired connection in my office room on second floor, but, there is no ethernet port. However, there is a coax cable coming into the room so i was hoping to leverage this by using MoCA adapters (shown as red-lines in the image)

Since HH 3000 does not have coax port, i will use the cat6 to connect to one of the Actiontec adapters and use that connection in my office room to convert it back from coax to cat6 to setup a wired connection to my pc.

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Would this work? I was researching online and someone mentioned i need a coax splitter or need to terminate coax in the basement but not sure what they actually mean.
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Nov 11, 2008
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Looks like a plan.

Do you have phone jacks? You could repurpose those if they are cat5e.

Also, drilling from the basement to the exterior, and running a cable from the exterior up is another common technique.
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This should work with no splitter or termination required (I use a similar setup). People saying you need either are most likely using the coax for cable TV at the same time
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Dec 6, 2020
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I'm not hugely familiar with MoCA, but as far as I'm aware you only need to mess around if you need to use coax that is connected to a cable TV system. If you have a piece of coax that's not connected to anything, I believe it's just a matter of connecting a MoCA interface to each end of the wire, as you have diagrammed.
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sharing my setup that I have - similar to yours.....I have the HH3000 in the basement and plenty of coxial cables throughout the house but no ethernet cabling............

I don't have TV services - only Internet....and it is FTTH from Bell.

I'm not using any splitters........

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FS: Nothing at the moment
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ji2o0k wrote: sharing my setup that I have - similar to yours.....I have the HH3000 in the basement and plenty of coxial cables throughout the house but no ethernet cabling............

I don't have TV services - only Internet....and it is FTTH from Bell.

I'm not using any splitters........

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What's your speed test results after one hop with those M9 meshes? I average around 200Mbps ugh...
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ShadowVlican wrote: What's your speed test results after one hop with those M9 meshes? I average around 200Mbps ugh...
I only have 100/10 Mbps Bell services and getting 120+ / 12 on wired and wireless.

FS: Nothing at the moment
Heatware: 63-0-0
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Jul 21, 2005
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I have same setup and use the Actiontech MOCA adapters. I have the 750mbps FTTH service from Telus, below is the speed test over the MOCA adapter:

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And this is a direct ethernet wired connection for comparison. All test done within 10 min of each other this morning. Something seems a bit off about my ethernet connection as I normally get like 750mbps each direction, but either way, it's plenty fast and that MOCA adapter does a very good job

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I have Actiontec MoCA setup for many years now. Once set up I forgot about them. Never needed attention nor reboot/reset. I get full speed of over 900Mb/s both ways.

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