The simple fact is that homes are getting larger and we’re connecting more devices and demanding more from our wireless networks. Sometimes, a single wireless router isn’t enough to cover the entire home with a fast and reliable wireless signal.
Sometimes, wires are the solution for better WiFi. But many existing homes do not have Ethernet wiring or have limited Ethernet networking, and expanding Ethernet cables in the walls is labor intensive and costly. Fortunately, there’s another wired networking solution that uses the existing coax (cable TV) cables that are already in your home. This technology is called MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance).
A MoCA-based wireless network extender uses coax cabling to travel throughout the home. This enables you to benefit from the reliability and high speed of cables, instead of relying solely on wireless signals.
As an added bonus, a newer network extender can even give a major performance boost to your home network by adding the fast speeds of 802.11ac. Even if your wireless router doesn’t support 802.11ac, you can still add an 802.11ac network extender to your home and upgrade your home to the latest technology.