OK, I've been spoiled and currently live in a newer home that has CAT-6 run to all the rooms in the house from a central location in the basement. I've wired up Ubiquiti gear on all levels and have excellent internet throughout the house.
I'm moving to a new house that is older and has Co-Ax run to each of the rooms in the house but no CAT-6. I'm looking to get good wireless internet to all levels in the house and am exploring options.
#1 - Powerline adapters
Forget it. I've played around with these and have always been disappointed in the performance.
#2 - Ethernet port on Cisco NextGen boxes?
Does anybody know if these are active on the Cisco boxes and if so will they assign an IP from the CableModem to anything that is plugged into a set top box? If so what is the speed you can get back to the modem.
#3 - ActionTec MOCA adapters?
This seems like my best best. These adapters claim to support 1Gpbs and from what I've been reading the performance is very very good. They are a little pricey and I figure I'm going to need a total of 4 adapters? I'm thinking my wiring would look like this:
Cable line into house -> MOCA filter -> MOCA adapter -> Coax into Cable Modem / Ethernet into switch
In theory then in each room where I want an access point I just do:
Coax into MOCA adapter -> Coax into set top box (if I want one in that room) / Ethernet into access point
That sound reasonable?
Greetings and welcome to our Community @darryldale!
Have you considered either hiring a contractor or spending the time yourself to fish CAT-6 through your walls?
If you're planning on living in this new home for quite some time, you may appreciate going the extra mile to set up things just like you had them in your previous home.
I know that's my ultimate plan. 🙂
Have zero issues with the Actiontec adapters I am currently using. Have 4 of them in the house and performance / stability is exceptional.
I just got 2 Actiontec adapters today based on your recommendation. I plugged the adapter in and am not getting a signal. Do I need to connect one to the Rogers cable modem? The cable modem is already MoCA enabled? I went into the router and it allows me to enable MoCA on the modem itself. I don't understand the instructions /need to put one adapter on the cable modem if it's already MoCa.