Question about networking

p3sty

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Cutting the cord the house has coaxial throughout . I have read about MoCA adapters is there anything else I can do besides trying to run cat 5?
 
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If you can run Cat 5e or higher, that's going to be your best bet. Cat 6 isn't much more expensive, but can be more difficult to properly terminate. Cat 6a is appreciably more costly, and is definitely more difficult to terminate.

MOCA is probably the best option as a wired substitute, assuming your coax isn't being used for satellite TV. The v2.5 adapters are currently best, but if you're budget-constrained the v2.0 ones are a bit cheaper and fine for lower-bandwidth usage. Verify any coax splitters are >=1600 MHz, remove any unneeded lines/splits, and you have a MOCA filter in place.

Powerline has apparently gotten better, but can still be problematic. If you go that route, pick them up from somewhere with a decent return policy in case they don't work out.
 

ComputerBox34

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How old is the coax in your house? If it's RG59 or below, you're pretty much screwed for MOCA.
 

scrappymouse

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Maybe powerline ethernet as well, though I know relatively little about it.
I use powerline adapters they work fantastic for my use case, in addition, some of the newer ones have an AP built in so you can extend wifi through powerline as well. My brother did this for his shop(I was surprised this worked) but apparently his shop is one the same breaker as his main house. In addition, I use them in my house to go from my living room to my spare bedroom. Only issue I've ever had with them, is having to unplug/replug them after a power outage
 
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