What is MoCA and why do I want it?
What is MoCA?
MoCA stands for Multimedia over Coax Alliance, which is an open industry standards consortium. It uses the existing coaxial cables already in most people’s homes to create an Ethernet-like “Internet Autobahn”.
MoCA home networking technology will give you a reliable, ultra-high-speed connection over the existing coaxial wiring already in your home. Using MoCA Network Adapters or WiFi Extenders, you can turn your home network into an “Internet Autobahn” with speeds of up to 1 Gbps* and latency as low as 3.5 ms, which is brilliant for gamers.
* Requires an Ethernet port.
The WiFi Problem
Imagine watching your favorite streaming movie when suddenly it buffers at a key point. Grrrr – it’s the home WiFi again! We love WiFi when it works, but when it doesn’t, it’s incredibly frustrating. WiFi speeds can vary a lot and sometimes even drop altogether in “dead zones” of your home.
Besides the speed or coverage of your network, a gamer’s worst WiFi nightmare is lag or latency. Latency involves the quality or reliability of your network. In other words, how long in milliseconds does it take for data to reach back to its original destination? When playing online games, low latency is critical and means a better gaming experience. When you pull that trigger, it had better fire immediately!
How can you get more a more reliable and super high-speed network with low latency? MoCA!
How Does MoCA Work?
TV coax cables and outlets are the wires connecting TVs to set-top boxes and paid TV services. Most homes have a least two or more TV coax outlets. What if those same TV coax outlets delivered 900 Mbps or better of reliable speed to your wireless devices and every corner of your home? No new wires to install or complicated directions. It’s a WiFi boost everywhere you want it. That’s what MoCA does for you and your home WiFi.
MoCA Beats Out Standard Mesh WiFi
WiFi networks that have good speeds can still have poor quality due to high latency or lag times. Low network quality is not ideal for gamers who seek a reliable, stable signal with quick response time. Standard mesh WiFi networks on average have higher latency, which means gamers may experience delays and signal interruption.
A standard mesh repeater also only extends the WiFi signal while taking up some of the bandwidth for its connection. A WiFi Network Extender with MoCA, on the other hand, uses a wired connection to your router through a home’s existing coaxial wiring, which creates an ultra-fast backhaul while saving all the bandwidth for your WiFi devices. In the end, you get a reliable, superhighway for your WiFi traffic without dead zones.