How does MoCA work?

MoCA turns your Coaxial Wiring into a 1 Gbps “Internet Autobahn”

MoCA stands for Multimedia over Coax. It is a home networking technology that will give you an ultra-high-speed connection over the existing coaxial wiring already in your home.

By simply using MoCA Network Adapters or MoCA WiFi Extenders, you can turn your home network into an “Internet Autobahn” with speeds of up to 1 Gbps*.

Why is MoCA + WiFi Better Than WiFi Alone?

We’ve all been there. You are watching streaming video when suddenly it stops or intermittently starts buffering every few minutes. This interruption is usually due to a WiFi issue. Home WiFi speeds can vary a lot and sometimes even drop altogether in specific areas in your home. We call these “dead zones.”

Sustained performance and whole home coverage are both critical to a home network, but may not happen without a superhighway for your WiFi traffic. “While Wi-Fi mesh may offer some improvement in whole home coverage, it is not consistent,” said Charles Cerino, President of the MoCA Alliance. Tests performed in April 2017 by the MoCA Alliance, demonstrated that mesh WiFi networks alone are far less reliable than a Wi-Fi network that used MoCA as the superhighway for WiFi traffic, particularly with multiple streams of traffic running at the same time.

In short, MoCA delivers a reliable, wired home network connection over a home’s existing coaxial wiring, providing lower latency and near Gigabit speeds. With MoCA everyone in the house can stream 4K movies at the same time and enjoy super-fast speeds without lag or downtime.

Why is MoCA Better Than Ethernet


Think of MoCA as a “no new wires” technology as it uses the existing coaxial cables already in most people’s homes. There’s no need to drill holes or run Ethernet wiring through your home. Installation of a MoCA network connection is quick and easy, and you don’t need any specialized technical knowledge.

How to Set Up Your Own MoCA Network (With or Without WiFi)

You have two options for setting up a MoCA network: one, use a set of bonded MoCA 2.0 adapters, or two, use a MoCA wireless network extender.

MoCA adapters are an easy, affordable way to bring high speed, reliable Internet access directly to your entertainment devices: HDTVs, DVRs, gaming consoles, Blu-Ray players, and more. And they are easy to set up within minutes. Just plug one adapter into your router, and another into your device* requiring Internet access and that is near to a coaxial port. You’ll be ready to surf, stream, or game in no time.

You can also connect MoCA adapters to wireless access points (APs) to extend your robust WiFi signal even further. For larger homes, APs are a great way to eliminate WiFi dead spots.

For the most reliable network and fastest speeds, the best option is using a MoCA Wireless Network Extender. Using bonded MoCA technology, a WiFi extender closes the gap on any dead spots and creates a superhighway for your WiFi network for the best streaming and gaming experience anywhere in your home.

* Requires and Ethernet port.

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