Possible to use MoCA and Ethernet at same time (not using Verizon for TV)
jmarFTL
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Hi there,

I have a somewhat complicated question. My house is wired for ethernet. In one room, annoyingly, the ethernet port is on the opposite wall of where I want my TV and gaming setup, which ideally I would like to have hardwired into the wall for max speeds. The rest of the house I use ethernet ports and a wireless mesh network (main router is an Asus RT-AX88U Pro, which does not have a coaxial port). 

Basically, the wall I am wondering does have a Coax cable spot. If I had two Moca to ethernet adapters, would the following be possible:

ONT - MoCA adapter into ONT's coax - ethernet cord plugged into router port - MoCA adapter into living room coax - ethernet cord into gaming/TV setup.

I have heard mixed things - for instance that the ONT is either configured for Ethernet or MoCA, but not both. Right now it is configured for Ethernet. Is there anyway to enable it for both so I could get a wired connection to this room using the setup I described?  I was reading that it is enabled for both when you subscribe to TV via Verizon because the Coax is used for the STB/channel guide etc. Would this just be a matter of calling Verizon to have them activate the ONT Coax so I could use the setup as described? Or, are MoCA adapters basically useless in my current setup?

Thanks very much for your help.

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gs0b
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The ONT only provides WAN service, and it must be connected to the router.  The WAN connection can be Ethernet or MoCA, but not both.  The MoCA WAN is only good 100Mbps and below.  In short, you can't use coax from the ONT to help with this problem.

What you can do is connect a MoCA adapter to an Ethernet port on your router, feed the coax into a nearby wall jack, and then install another MoCA adapter at your desired location.  As long as the two wall coax ports are connected somewhere, even if they are different legs of a splitter, MoCA will work.

 

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gs0b
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The ONT only provides WAN service, and it must be connected to the router.  The WAN connection can be Ethernet or MoCA, but not both.  The MoCA WAN is only good 100Mbps and below.  In short, you can't use coax from the ONT to help with this problem.

What you can do is connect a MoCA adapter to an Ethernet port on your router, feed the coax into a nearby wall jack, and then install another MoCA adapter at your desired location.  As long as the two wall coax ports are connected somewhere, even if they are different legs of a splitter, MoCA will work.