G1100 with a WCB6200q
Bwangster12
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Currently, I have a G1100 in my living room with ethernet and coax connected (for Fios TV) to it and an old WCB3000N in my basement, essentially just acting as an ethernet switch. It only gives me like 130mbps, but understand thats because its Moca 1.1 and my G1100 is unbonded 2.0.

What was hoping to do is buy a WCB6200Q secondhand and use it in place of the WCB3000N have. Would this then give me about 500mbps via ethernet port? My intention was to do that for now and then at some pt get an ECB6200 to connect to my G1100 so that l'd get 1gbps from that WCB6200Q downstairs.

Is that thinking sound?

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Cang_Household
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By incompatibility, I mean if you were to add MoCA 2.5 adapters in the future, WCB6200Q and ECB6200 won't recognize MoCA 2.5 at all. There are firmware updates getting around this, but users have reported packet loss that interferes with normal use.

The FNA is indeed bonded MoCA 2.0, but I believe it uses a different chip than BCM6802, so there won't be a compatibility issue with newer MoCA 2.5. I have tested this in my mini Fios lab.

To dexman:

I think we should create a MoCA compatibility matrix for other customers' convenience.

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Cang_Household
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WCB6200Q and ECB6200 have compatibility issues with newer MoCA stands, so they should not be used in new installations.

If you are looking your gigabit or higher over MoCA, you can buy Fios Network Adapter sold at $55 each or MoCA Ethernet Adapter sold at $99 each. Both of these devices give you four wired Ethernet ports.

These devices won't give you WiFi though. If you want WiFi along with some Ethernet ports, you might want to consider E3200 at $199.

If you want to subscribe gigabit speed, right now the plan includes a free rental of G3100 and E3200. This offer may expire this month.

Bwangster12
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Not totally clear what this means...newer moca standards.  You mean if I was adding 2.5 or something than my g1100 and wcb6200q wouldn't be compatible?

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dexman
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Essentially the combination won't be able to support gigabit speed service. The extender is particularly lacking at this juncture.

Bwangster12
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I understood that the extender with my G1100 won't supply gigabit speeds...but if I got a bonded 2.0 adapter to bypass the G1100, then the WCB6200q would provide closer to 1 gig spends.

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dexman
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The suggestions posted by Cang_Household would yield the most favorable results. The extender won't support the high speed. The converter will...and...offers four Ethernet ports to boot. 🙂

Bwangster12
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I get it, but those are a fair bit more expensive than the $20 WCB6200q I can buy.  Just trying to get confirmation if I will in fact get about 450mbps hardwired with a G1100 and WXB6200q and then if I added a bonded 2.0 adapter to bypass the G1100 would I get almost 1 gig.

If the network extender for $55 you recommended and the wcb6200q  are both bonded 2.0, won't they accomplish the same thing?

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Cang_Household
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By incompatibility, I mean if you were to add MoCA 2.5 adapters in the future, WCB6200Q and ECB6200 won't recognize MoCA 2.5 at all. There are firmware updates getting around this, but users have reported packet loss that interferes with normal use.

The FNA is indeed bonded MoCA 2.0, but I believe it uses a different chip than BCM6802, so there won't be a compatibility issue with newer MoCA 2.5. I have tested this in my mini Fios lab.

To dexman:

I think we should create a MoCA compatibility matrix for other customers' convenience.

Bwangster12
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Also, wouldn't I need 2 of the $55 network adapters you mentioned for 1 gig speeds as, my g1100 is just moca 2.0? 

If I got one of those $55 network adapters with the wcb6200q, would I have 1gig from the wcb6200q?

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Cang_Household
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If you use FNA (ECB5240M) with WCB6200Q (NCS version), you would see packet losses that may interfere with normal use.

Bwangster12
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Why if they are both bonded moca 2.0?

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Cang_Household
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This is because ECB6200 and WCB6200 uses Broadcom BCM6802 chip. Broadcom pulled out of MoCA business years ago and ceased to address compatibility issues.

Though no confirmation, I believe ECB5240M uses either MaxLinear or another silicon vendor's name I could not recall. The bottom line is, only bonded MoCA 2.0 (first condition) products using Broadcom chip (second condition) have compatibility issues. Nonetheless, G1100's unbonded MoCA 2.0 is compatible with MoCA 2.5 despite using Broadcom chip BCM6803 (only satisfies the second condition).

Bwangster12
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All right. Well I have a 1 GB contract for 2 years so my thinking is that the wcb6200 combined with the G 1100 will serve me good enough to get 450 megabytes per second and then if I combine it with a compatible mmocaocha bonded adapter I could get close to one gig.

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