Wanted to drop you a post to say thank you for such a great product!
I'm from the UK and we don't really use our coax for networking, it's primarily for TV (usually from external aerials/dishes). The only exception being Virgin Media (Cable Broadband/TV provider) who pipe their connections over coax, but they don't have 100% coverage across the UK.
I recently moved into a new home and my workspace/office is at the other end of the property to where my Broadband connection enters. The house is relatively new so each room has IEC TV face-plates all terminating at a signal amp in the loft. This got me thinking, could I repurpose the runs from the Dining Room (where the Broadband enters) and the Office (where my Router/Network kit lives) into a MoCA network! The short answer is Yes!
I bought two MA2500D units, some IEC/F connectors and appropriate Coaxial Cable. I had to do some cable testing in the loft to determine which runs terminated to the corresponding face-plates in each room, but once I found the Dining Room & Office I simply bypassed the signal amp (which isn't MoCA compatible) to make a single run between those two rooms.
I recently had FFTP installed and this was my driving factor in setting up a pass-through, as I didn't want my network gear in the Dining Room (not did my wife!).
This is the end result:
From the ONT Ethernet --> MA2500D --> Dining Room IEC face-plate --> through the internal walls --> Office IEC face-plate --> MA2500D --> Ethernet to my Router --> Network switches etc. WIN!
My FFTP package is for 900Mbps, my (hourly, scripted) speed tests show:
So that's my setup. Thoroughly happy with the goCoax products, they came via China with the correct UK adapter and were with me in less than a week! I've been using this setup for about a month and had practically zero issues. Even my wife is happy that all the Dining Room "kit" gets hidden behind a piece of furniture 😂
If you're from the UK and reading this wondering "will MoCA work for me?", I hope this post finds you well and helps confirm that goCoax products will do the job!
I had a similar experience, new UK home built with fibre to the home but the G-PON termination point is in a cupboard under the stairs, with only a single Cat 5 direct through the wall between it and the living room, solid floors and no easy way to get a cable into the room we want to use as an office.
But almost every room has a TV point cabled up to the loft, and the living room has 4 Coax cables (2 for satellite and send/return for DTV aerial), lucky for me all the coax cabling is the same and is suitable for high bandwidth signals etc.
So I order from Amazon.com, Yes, I was concerned with my purchase of a pair of WF-803M units might not work, etc. I'd already checked with support and knew mine would come with US power adapters, but they are multi-voltage, so a few US-> UK adapters later and some F type adapters (not ideal) and things have been pretty solid for the last 10-11 months.
In my case I have the G-PON which hands off as Ethernet goes through the wall to the ISP provided router. I take a 1G ethernet out of the router into one of the WF-803Ms which then connects to one of the coax feeds to the loft where I've used a wideband splitter unit with a MoCA POE Filter on the 'upstream' aerial side, so that I can in theory still use the pass through for feeding to a TV from an aerial, though I have yet to test this aspect. I take another of the splitter outputs and connect that down to the office where we have the other WF-803M units, which then connects to a 1G ethernet switch.
The bridging adds about 2-3ms latency, but it means we don't fight over wifi channels with the neighbours. My ISP provides me with 300/300 connectivity and speed tests show the full bandwidth is available through the MoCA network, I keep meaning to do tests between devices on the LAN so can't confirm if the units can get 1G full duplex, but the web interface shows that the signal quality is good enough to do so.
Something I will be doing is swapping out the face plates for ones with screw on F-type connectors as it is a little too easy for the dogs to knock out a normal UK aerial socket, which can result in a 30 second outage whilst you connect it back up and the units re-join the network.
Thank you so much