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Old 11-05-2011, 02:13 AM
Crown Prince of Irony Crown Prince of Irony is offline
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FIOS internet and MOCA ethernet connections?

I'm getting FIOS next week, and I've heard that because the FIOS terminal box routes the signal into my house via coax, it's possible to send an ethernet signal over our home's cable system, using "MOCA" compatible bridges, somewhat similarly to powerline networking. So if I have the proper equipment in my bedrooms, I'll be able to get a decent connection speed (up to 200 Mbps I've read) anywhere I have a MOCA bridge.

Does anyone have any experience with this kind of setup? If so, how has it worked for you? Any gotchas, or advice? Also, I should mention that we are disconnecting our cable provider, so the coax system should be free of interference.

Last edited by Crown Prince of Irony; 11-05-2011 at 02:14 AM.
Old 11-06-2011, 06:20 PM
jasg jasg is online now
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I have not used it - I already pulled cat5 all over the house. You will need an adaptor - here is a start.
Old 11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
SmartAlecCat SmartAlecCat is offline
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I have FiOS and a MoCA adapter (the actiontec one) in a bedroom with a TiVO. Trivial to set up (just plug it in) and works well. I haven't measured bandwidth, but I can stream video from a server to the TiVO no problems.


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