Originally Posted by jeffs777
We're really drifting off the thread topic, but if you're knowledge about MOCA I wouldn't mind discussing it offline (private message). I can see the benefits of bridging your internet signal onto your coax for reliable 4K. I know MOCA allows you to bring or run your Internet to your devices (TV, XBOX, etc) over the cable, then split it out to an RJ45 connector (hardwire Internet to TV without running CAT 5e/6). It eliminates latency, but it doesn't seem to be scaling up in speed as fast as the CAT 6 based equipment. This can be a problem as internet speeds increase and streamers Amazon, Netflix, Ultraflix, etc. start reducing compression - which I think they'll have to do to compete with UHD Blue Ray Players.
Right now, I increase my wireless speed with a modem/router upgrade. To increase the speed of a MOCA build I would have to upgrade the equipment in lockstep (it also currently lacks gigabit speed). I have a need to move large amounts of data wirelessly over my LAN (up to a TB) from computer to computer via AC wireless protocol. I also run IP cameras using POE injector switches. I don't see a MOCA solution alone meeting all my needs, but I'd like to learn more
This thread isn't the place for the discussion - PM me to discuss.
Sorry to everyone on the thread for getting so far off topic
With MOCA v2 and a bonded adapter, you get up to 1Gbps. If you have the ability to run Cat 5e/6/6a (it's the same rate i.e. 1Gbps), then it's the way to go. If you don't have the ability to run wired ethernet, then MOCA is a far better option then WiFi. Leave the WiFi for all of the BYOD devices e.g. iPad, iPhone, and use MOCA to drive the 4K TV, XBOX, PS4, TiVO, etc.
I have FiOS 300/300 service, and I bridge one of the GigE ports on the router to coax via a MOCA gateway. At my entertainment center, I have another MOCA bridge, and the single ethernet port terminates into a 8-port Gig-E switch, and my TiVO, Sony 4K, PS4, AppleTV, etc. all connect to the Gig-E switch.
Technically, I can't hit Gig-E speeds over the MOCA bridge, but there is nothing in the setup, even if all of those devices were (could) stream 4K content at the same time, where the MOCA bandwidth would be a limiting factor. Oh, and it's going to be faster than the current crop of 801.11ac WiFi, especially if there is any distance between the WiFi client and the router - you see, 802.11ac performance drops off exceptionally fast as the distance between the client and router increase. Add in legacy 802.11n and g devices (in 5Ghz) and the performance suffers more.