I bought a goCoax when I switched over to an Ethernet router and now my connection is really slow. I'm getting around 7 Mbps with a 55 ms ping. My wireless connection is getting 300 Mbps+ with a 7 ms ping.
The goCoax is connected to an Actiontec MI424WR Rev I in one room and an Actiontec WCB3000N in another. I'm using them both as switches.
Any idea why it's so slow?
Yes, I wiggled the coax. I have no major appliance next to the coax cable. I have an outlet and a power strip/surge protector nearby, perhaps right next to part of the cable. I don't know if that would make any difference.
At the moment I'm only getting internet from Fios.
You wiggled the coax cable? I am thinking about magnetic interference. Do you have major appliances near the coaxial cable? Since you a Fios customer, you are invited to forums.verizon.com to make posts.
I wiggled the coax cable and now I'm getting expected speeds. I sometimes had to do that to receive a certain channel on Fios TV which runs over Moca.
Maybe it found a closer server on the testing site, though it should have done that automatically the first time.
I connect my computer to the network wirelessly via a Tp-Link router. The aforementioned speed test was run on a Playstation.
Coaxial cables rarely go bad. If they are bad, you won't have a connection at all. There is only one conductor in a coaxial able.
If you don't have an Ethernet port on your computer, how did you connect the computer to the network? Through MI424WR's WiFi? I am a little confused here.
I'd be fine with speeds around 175Mbps, but I'm getting 7Mbps with a slow ping.
I think one of the coax cables are bad.
I have an ethernet adapter on the way for my laptop.
Oh no. WCB3000N and MI424WR Rev. I only have MoCA 1.1! For MoCA 1.1, your link speed is capped at 175Mbps.
MI424WR Rev. I has reached its End of Life and End of Support last September, you are advised to recycle the router.
You need to buy more MoCA 2.0+ bonded adapters. Maybe you might as well get goCoax 2.5 with 802.3bz 2.5G Ethernet port for future proof.
Unfortunately my laptop doesn't have an ethernet port. I see adapters for around $30. If the MoCA link rate is not okay, is it an easy fix? I was getting full speed over MoCa with my last set up using the same cables.
Could you check the MoCA link rate? We want to make sure the MoCA link rate is OK.
Select our MoCA adapter in the network.
Set a fixed IP to your computer, such as 192.168.254.10. You can follow the guide to configure the fixed IP.
Connect your computer to the LAN port of MoCA adapter via ethernet cable.
Visit http://192.168.254.254, username is admin, password is gocoax.
Go to the ‘MoCA Link rates’ page, make a screen capture and send it to us.