Are the MoCA adapters compatible with Direct-Tv or Dish network?



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  • Jerry Ray

    When you use satellite services, the only guaranteed method is to use a DECA adapter instead of MoCA.  Note that they are limited to 100 Mbps however.  On some DirecTV systems, MoCA actually may be supported these days, but the bandwidth may still be limited due to the frequencies in use.

    One other option you might be able to use if the rooms where you need to extend to (I'll call them the far ends) do not use any TV's or set top boxes and the coax splitters happen to be in the right place (and you have a structured wiring cabinet in the garage where all the wires come to) would be to isolate the coax feeds to those far end rooms off of the satellite network in your structured wiring cabinet so they are connected together directly inside the cabinet using a splitter onto the cable internet feed (again, "ISOLATED", not fed by the DirecTV/Dish connection).  Then, MoCA adapters can be put on the ends. You are effectively re-purposing the coax to these rooms under this model and it would preclude it from TV use.  This also assumes the cable modem already has it's own feed  in that cabinet that is isolated and independent from the satellite segments of the coax system, which it probably does since the satellite dish doesn't deliver the internet connection anyhow, so there is a very good chance that the room with the cable modem has to have already been isolated in the cabinet anyway--you just have to worry about the room(s) on the far end!  (Naturally if you are using some type of a fiber or a DSL modem, then the modem isn't using a coax so you would still have to isolate the coax that goes to that room for a backhaul in that case, or move the modem to a room where you can do this, or put the modem into the cabinet itself.)  Some internet modems already have the MoCA capability built in and you just have to enable it, so you probably only need one adapter that will get placed on the far end (instead of two adapters---if the modem doesn't offer this support, such as some AT&T modems, then put one at the modem end and one at the far end.)

    So the basic process is really simple and would be handled inside the cabinet---you would unplug the far end room's coax from the splitter it is on (that isolates it from the satellite system), and then connect it to the splitter that is feeding your internet modem (if there is no splitter then add one there).  Then put a MoCA adapter in the far end room on the wall jack.  Now you can connect any ethernet-fed device (including a wireless router, gaming console, computer, blah-blah).

    The MoCA can potentially give up to 2.5 Gbps depending on which model of the adapter you get from ScreenBeam.

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