ASUS introduces the MA-25 Coax-to-Ethernet MoCA Adapter with 2.5 Gbps Ethernet support.

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I imagine this is pretty expensive to set up but could be worth it if every room has coax and you intend to wire each of them.
     
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    Most of net are arching through many generation of hardware...
    Most of the time the best solution in time and money is on rewire totaly...
    But they chose adaptator...
     
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    There are many cases in which it's just not possible to rewire without tearing up the entire house, which might get extremely expensive, a lot more than some adapters.
     

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    Why no price or link to the product page? All I wanted to know how much it costs to replace my 1gbps MoCa adapters.
     
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    True, but the cost could be taken by the one who do the job, or even by the country itself with some help, too.
     
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    Look at it this way. My ISP already requires me to have 1 MoCA adapter. I have coax running through my entire house and to the garage at the back of my property. To string CAT5e to cover the same range as I can achieve with a second MoCA adapter, it would cost at least several hundred dollars. I'd have to hire at least 3 different contractors, plus apply for permits and deal with inspections. By the time I have CAT5e adequately covering the property, I'm probably looking at somewhere between $1500 and $2500 USD... OR, I can spend $50-150 USD on a simple MoCA adapter, connect it to the coax that already exists in my garage, throw in a wifi access point and have wifi access from every inch of my property.

    If you're doing new construction, sure, run CAT5e everywhere you want internet. It's almost free these days. I mean, I got 500ft of CAT5e cable for $25 so including it in the cost of building a new house would be unnoticeable. For an existing structure, MoCA is a better alternative if someone already has 1 or more MoCA adapters present.
     

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