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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generally, works as expected.

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    Arcoth
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    I have had the first gen of these and definitely, these provide more bandwidth. As a lot of houses migrate from no cable to streaming, the need for something other then wifi everywhere with mesh to ensure high bandwidth is necessary (in my mind) for streaming video. Since most houses around are not brand new with Cat6 cable (my preference) this is a good mid-step retrofit to get wired access to remote parts of a bigger house. It is not gigabit, but it is about what your "real" speeds on a cable modem would be. As more houses get smart devices that depend on Wifi, this removes some of the load on the wifi and ensures a better bandwidth. I also allows me to have some harddrives with media (music and video) on the network. They are not super cheap and can't use the full capacity of the wire, but they are good. NOTE, in general you CAN NOT use these with Dish and other satellite alternatives to cable (wrong end of the spectrum) and in my case I used it without cable channels, so less of a chance of interference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and works

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    Icedming87
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    I don't have cable TV. I utilize IPTV for everything and these little guys give me a wired ethernet with about a 2 percent drop in speed. I get 900 Down on average from ethernet to router. With these I get around 850-875. My netgear powerline 2000 averaged about 65-70 (My house is 4 years old so the electrical is new). If you are trying to decide between powerline vs these and you are willing to watch a few YouTube videos on how to do your own cables in your house, I would pick these. They are more expensive for a reason. They WORK to carry your internet at almost to speed instead of limiting you. No trouble shooting electrical wire interference. Or trying to get them on the same circuit. I have read reviews that state they have issues if you are trying to use with cable TV. But if you are spending this kind of money to have an ethernet connection, switch to an internet TV service. They have come along way in the past 5 years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded Expectations

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    CUTiger
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    I was prepared, but dreading, to run a cat6 cable from my downstairs router to an upstairs access point. Wasn’t going to be easy. Then I just happened to see the Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Wired Network adapters in the shelf at Best Buy. This product saved me what I’m sure would have been a ton if aggravation running the cat6 cable. It uses your existing coax cable for transmitting network data. And it works! I was skeptical but decided I would return it if it didn’t work. So I glad I tried it. I have 1gig fiber service. I direct cable connection to my Linksys router gives me 600-700 mbps down and 700-800 up. I get the same speeds with a direct cable connection to my access point using this product. Same with the wireless speeds. I would still use cat6 if I was prewiring due to cost as this little jewel was $150 but if the wiring project is going to be difficult I highly recommend this product. Oh, and I should mention it only took 30 minutes to install it and have the access point connected to my router.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just a taste of MOCA, Works to my surprise

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    PurchaseGuy
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    After purchasing this kit for almost $200 I was skeptical that it would work the way I wanted it to. I had wanted to expand my wired internet connection to the garage and wireless options just didn't make sense for streaming. I bought this hoping I could get at least 100Mbps. Well I was not only able to speed test at 450Mbps after correctly installing it (WHICH TOOK A WHILE as there are no good instructions in the box- SO I used YOUTUBE), You really can't beat this item and the best part is I can run a switch or a WAP at the new termination point with minimum speed degredation. My internet is usually 450Mbps at the Cable Modem and at the MoCA termination point I was easily getting 420Mbps

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Blazingly Fast

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    5Trap
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    I purchased this because I just upgraded internet fiber to house and getting 1Gig speeds. But only one problem I don't have ethernet wired throughout house. My topology is coax to every room to house and home runned to my demark. So MoCa to the rescue. These 2.0 Bonded converted internet to the coax where it is split to every coax cable in the house. I just add a MoCa adapter in any Run in the house for internet. I did speed test and I was able to clock 936 mbps. WiFi was hitting 430mbps using Asus RT-AC68P on the 2.4Ghz channels.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    wow, it worked and true gigabit speed

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    jassb
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    I'm not new to MoCa network adapters as we've used them in the direction receiver ecosystem before. These however are running at gigabit speed instead of the 100Mbps of your typical MoCa adapter. I was sceptical at first, UT though it was worth a try even with our setup that was a very long stretch thru multiples splitters across 100' in a large estate. Worked right out of the box and we did extensive speed testing, 4k streams and major file transfers across the MoCa with no hiccups. Very impressed and will use more in the future when we don't have Cat6 laid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those hard to reach areas!

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    mlloyd
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    MOCA has been out for a while and has never really caught on. This uses the tv coaxial cable line to run to the internet signal between a modem and any other room with a coax connection. The room over our garage never got a good wireless signal. Room is about 30 feet away from router but wi-fi signal has to go thru 4 walls and the floor to get signal. Always had 10-15 mps download speed on a 100Mps service. After this was at 115Mps consistently. Basically it direct connects you to the router. Saw no lag when gaming. Love this little internet solver!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick install + Works Great!

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    mbender71
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    I needed an extra 1Gb connection to my office. Running another Cat5e/6 to the office was impossible so I decided to utilize the existing cable coax drop in the office using this MoCA 2.0 Bonded adapter. I believe it took all of 15 minutes to have both units mounted (I like clean installs) and up and running. It's zero configuration and just works! I haven't performed detailed speed tests but I know I've gotten near 1Gbps and that's good enough for me :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great way to extend network

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    3rdMusketeer
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    I have one of these in the basement and another on the second floor. I can successfully use 890-900mbps across the network. If you put a switch on either end or an access point you can further grow your network very easily. All you need is a coax cable and a router. I have an different brand adapter but haven't tried to add to the network for fear it'll interfere but it is MoCa 2.0 as well so it should work. Just no need yet

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generally does what you expect

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    Loshento
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    Cat 6 is certainly better, but rather than rewiring an existing house, this is a reasonable alternative. You won't get the bandwidth claimed, because that is under ideal conditions. Also, each unit needs to be powered, so there is yet another shadow load on your electric usage. I use this in conjunction with WiFi. There are times when WiFi isn't the way to go and in big houses, or multi-story houses with many walls, this is a superior way of adding additional routers and wired connections.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High speed network over RG6

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    JonnyV
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    Took some fiddling with, but I finally got these working and really liking this product so far and the speed it is delivering. Ran a speed test on one of these feeding an 8 port on my laptop and pulling down > 200 Mbps which is the same on my son's gaming PC wired directly into wireless router. Also, this is over a network of splitters all running through the basement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Fast!

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    jasdev55
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    I upgraded my Internet service to Spectrum 400 Mbps, and these MOCA 2.0 adaptors deliver that speed and more! I have one unit next to the cable modem/router, and the second one downstairs in the living room. I don't see any degradation of speed at all. I was able to get 400+ Mbps download speed to my laptop at the same time I was streaming an HD movie from Youtube.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

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    RColo
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    Had an issue with the microwave oven interfering with Xbox when it was connected through wireless. The devices are easy to install and work great!!! Best Buy and the manufacturer need to advertise more for this product. Only by chance did I come across an article describing this product. I would have bought a set of these years ago if I had known they were available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

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    cb900crdr
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    Powerline adapters weren't working well for me. Didn't like the price, but decided to give this a try. Worked amazingly well. Gigabit speeds. Worth every penny if you need fast networking and cant run cables or powerline adapters are slow, and you've already got coax run.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Full bandwidth available to every room

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    gabbered
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    These MOCA adapters work great! Super easy setup - just plug and play (assuming all your coax wiring is connected). No more spotty wireless for the Xbox! They worked so well, I bought a second set for the other rooms to have direct internet connection as well. A little pricey, but worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great

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    aeryn98
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    I upgraded from an older version when I upgraded my internet speed to 300 Mbps. My router is far away from my playstation pro so wasn't picking up the 5Ghz wifi. Plugged it into the Ethernet cable from this MOCA network and speeds are up to 250 Mbps. Job done.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good concept. Not quite there yet

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    Francoe
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    I was looking forward in using MOCA at my home. When I installed it, worked great for a day. After that, there's a lot of interference with my cable. Not sure if it's the MOCA adapters or my Comcast service not playing well with the system, that's why I still gave it 3 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Solution to Extend Internet

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    DMan7
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    We installed a pool with a pool house. We needed a solution to extend our internet but had already run the electrical, sewer, cable and alarm wires underground. This product along with the help of Geek Squad provided a great solution with no step down to connectivity. We have the same reception over 250' away from our house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option other than Powerline

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    ZhouQui
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    I get better throughput with these than the powerline units I've used. Mainly the issue of crossing over circuits with the powerline ones. I have the advantage of having DirecTV with their wireless clients, so only two cable hookups are used for those throughout the house meaning no interference for these.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Internet boost compared to wifi

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    drewfp
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    Apple tv in bedroom does not have the greatest wifi signal. Installed these to the coaxial and Ethernet from Actiontec to Apple TV ... perfect streaming, reliable connection. Highly recommend as a reliable and fast connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend