Originally Posted by stanglx
So late last night I received my Actiontech MoCa box... followed the instructions in this thread and got it working... My Fios router is upstairs on the far end of my house and the device so far where I have tested is on the other end of the house going through 3 splitters... So far using my netbook I was able to push it to 50Mbs transfering 3 concurrent files. What is weird is that transferring only 1 file I could only get 20Mbs - which does not make any sense.. again its a netbook and can be constrained by many factors... I also tested my XBOX360 through media center and I get full bars in the network tuning test - HDTV. My upload and download match my fios 20Mbs down 5Mbs up.. so no issues for internet.
Tonight if I have a chance I will hook it up to my HTPC (in my bed room) which is the farthest run in my house (over 200m not that I have a big house but my FIOS Internet router in my office is on a different run then the cable to my bedroom where my HTPC is located.
So far I am very pleased with the results (other then XBOX360 performance with media center.. still sucks) so far for the money, distance and comparison to Wireless N WOW what a difference!!!!
I might buy another unit just in case!!!
Weird that only a single file is traveling that slowly.
I noticed a simialr issue when passing data from an older and slower 10/100 adapter equipped PC that I use as a music/video server to a Gigabit adapter equipped HTPC. I could only get about 25 Mbps throughput. When I went Gigabit to Gigabit eqipped PCs, I saw faster speeds (75 Mbps). Maybe it's a coincidence. But, I'm not sure. So, I'm getting ready to put a gigabit adapter into the slow machine and see if it makes a difference.
The machines I used for testing are also on different runs. Plus, from one machine to another, they go through three splitters and a tap.
It's been basically flawless.
I was also thinking about buying extras, but internet speeds are increasing so rapidly that I'm not sure these will be fast enough in another two years or so. Presently I have a 50/10 service for which this is fine. But, if it ever goes faster than 75 Mbps, then my MoCA devices won't be able to handle it anymore.