- Brand Name: Netgear
- Model Number: MCAB1001-100NAS
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: This product is no longer under manufacturer warranty. Seller offers 30 warranty replacement. No returns for refunds on this product.
- Item Display Weight: 2.85 pounds
NETGEAR MCAB1001 MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (Black)
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- Kit turns any coaxial outlet into a high-speed Ethernet connection for convenient networking
- Supports uninterrupted HD video, gaming, and high-speed networking for use with HDTV or gaming systems
- Provides transfer speeds of up to 270 Mbps and integrated data encryption for secure file transfers
- Measures 1.0 x 6.75 x 4.38 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 0.62 pounds; backed by a 1-year limited warranty
- Includes two MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapters, two RG-6 Coax cables, two Ethernet cables, two power adapters, installation guide, and setup CD
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From the Manufacturer
Quick and Easy Installation Installing the MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit is as quick and easy as it gets. It features an easy plug-and-play design that installs within seconds of taking it out of the box: simply plug the unit directly into your existing coaxial cable outlet. It will work with DSL broadband, cable broadband, and your existing cable TV service, or in homes already wired for cable where the coax isn't in use. (The MoCA is not compatible with satellite television installations, such as DIRECTV or DISH Network.) Compatible with wired or wireless routers, the MoCA turns any coaxial outlet into a high-speed network connection in a matter of minutes.
Supports a Wide Variety of Applications Use the MoCA to connect an XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray player, Apple TV, VUDU box, TiVo, Slingbox, DVR, NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage, or desktop or notebook computer to your home network. NETGEAR AV Series components are built to handle the high-performance needs of HD video, gaming, streaming music, and high-speed Internet connectivity.
Air-Tight Privacy and Security Security and privacy is always an issue when dealing with a networking setup, but not with the MoCA. Thanks to NETGEAR's integrated data encryption feature that ensures your private information is safe from hackers, your network will be completely secure and private.
Each MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter measures 1.0 x 6.75 x 4.38 inches (WxHxD) and weighs 0.62 pounds. It is backed by a one-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Two MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapters (MCA1001), two RG-6 Coax cables with F-type connectors (1 meter/3.28 ft), two Ethernet cables (1.5 meters/4.92 ft), two power adapters, installation guide, setup CD, and warranty/support information card.
Top Customer Reviews
First things first, installation was a snap. I followed the instructions and all status lights were on and I was able to use a computer on the other end within minutes. Awesome, but now the TVs were not working. I went into the configuration and turned off All Pass and the problem was fixed. There were also options to adjust frequency, but I did not have to go that far. My setup includes a cable box and DVR and the MoCA works great with them. I'll be adding a small switch to allow for connecting gaming consoles and other devices soon.
I have not tested the transfer speeds extensively, although the Adapters are saying they are at 252 Mbps (out of a max of 270 Mbps). I do have some doubts that the speed is that high, but it's not too far off. Files transferred quickly and I was streaming photos, music, and videos from my home server within minutes to my HDTV in the other room. While I did not test all kinds of video file types, I was able to stream 720p and 1080i without trouble and no lag at all. Of course, if you had other devices pulling bandwidth, then it might be an issue.
You receive 2 coax cables and 2 ethernet cables in the kit. However, it would have been nice to have the cables a bit longer. The configuration pages are fairly straight-forward. Although, it requires you to hook a computer directly up to the devices in order to access the setup options, which isn't a big deal because after you get it going I don't really think you will be doing any additional configuration.Read more ›
When I hooked the adapters up on my coax lines, the power LED and the Ethernet LED light up, but the Coax traffic LED does not, indicating network traffic is not being transmitted between units. I tested the units by linking them directly together by coax (as suggested in other reviews) and the Coax LED will light in that configuration, so the problem is not a defective unit.
As to my particulars, I have a four bedroom, 2800sf house with 6 cable outlets and Cox Communications is my provider. I have at least three two-way splitters with a 1 Ghz limit on the high end outside my cable box and a four-way splitter/amplifier at my box, which also has a 1Ghz limit on the high end. And while it may be possible to replace the splitters outside the cable box with 2.3 Ghz splitters, I'm not sure it's possible (or even kosher) to replace the splitter/amplifier at the box with one that operates with a higher top end frequency.
As to alternative solutions, I've previously tried a single wireless N router (insufficient coverage and signal throughput) and a wireless N router with a separate Hawking wireless N range extender (would not configure).Read more ›
In the box is a small setup flyer, which doesn't describe my intended use case at all, and in fact only served to confuse me. There's a slightly better user manual PDF available on the Netgear site, but it's only slightly better.
Configuration of this device can only be done from a Windows system, because you have to run a Windows-only executable from Netgear on the included CD. It's a good thing I had a Windows VM ready to go, because otherwise this would have been a problem.
There are a few crucial things you have to do in order for this device to work with the Verizon FiOS ONT at all. One, you have to find the "Coax interface password" from the Verizon router's admin pages, and enter it as the Netgear's "privacy / encryption" key. Two, you must explicitly release your DHCP lease from the Verizon router! If you don't do this, it will be two hours before your new router can get a DHCP lease. Three, back in the Netgear configuration settings you have to choose 1000MHz under "channel" and "All Pass" under "Diplexer".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These are a very good solution to getting your network or internet connection to parts of your house that wireless cant reach or isn't practical for your needs. Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by TEK1
I got exactly what I (product) needed in time! This was a great purchase. I would recommend this product for someone else.Published on October 12, 2013 by Geoffrey Anderson
I have comcast. I tried connecting it the way I thought it would work, but you really have to follow the directions exactly as they say on the package. It works great!Published on September 24, 2013 by PartyKarloZ
This is a good device if you want to run ethernet where only cable connections exist. The setup instructions were not exhaustive. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Richard Sportsman
used 3 with DirecTV and other PCs and router thru the house, I spare... I have the Whole House DVR also... Works OK only constant 8mb on RJ58 ...Published on February 16, 2013 by me4ku
Internet, wireless or otherwise, can be a patchy, difficult proposition.
I've used this item in several different contexts successfully. Read more