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NETGEAR MCAB1001 MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (Black)

by Netgear
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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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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Netgear
  • Model: MCAB1001-100NAS
  • Warranty: This product is no longer under manufacturer warranty. Seller offers 30 warranty replacement. No returns for refunds on this product.
  • Weight: 2.85 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.4 x 1 inches ; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001N85NMI
  • Item model number: MCAB1001-100NAS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 7, 2008

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

From the Cataloger The NETGEAR MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit turns your existing coaxial cable outlets into high-speed Ethernet network connections, making them perfect for hooking up your HDTV, Blu-ray Disc player, DVR, or your favorite gaming console to your home network and the Internet. The MoCA integrates seamlessly with your existing HDTV setup and supports high-bandwidth applications for fast, continuous HD video streams.

The NETGEAR MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit:
  • Turns any coaxial outlet into a high-speed Ethernet network connection
  • Supports the highest bandwidth applications like HD video
  • Offers transfer speeds as high as 270 Mbps
  • Provides data encryption for air-tight security





The compact MoCA offers transfer speeds of up to 270 Mbps. View larger.

Simple setups let you use existing coaxial cable outlets for high speed networking. View larger.
Blazing-Fast Performance
With transfer speeds of up to 270 Mbps, the MoCA ensures that you won't be curtailed by slow loading and data transfers. The MoCA 's Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) supports uninterrupted HD video, gaming, and high-speed networking for easy integration with your HDTV or gaming system. Downloading HD-quality movies directly to your HDTV has never been faster, or easier.

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.

Product Description

Turns coaxial cable outlets into a high-speed Ethernet network connection; Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) supports uninterrupted HD video, gaming and high-speed networking; For use with both wired and wireless routers and gateways; Delivers up to 270 Mbps transfer speed; Connect an Xbox360, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray player, Apple TV, VUDU box, TiVo, Slingbox, DVR, NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage, desktop, or notebook PC; Works with DSL broadband in homes wired for cable; Data encryption ensures privacy and security; Not compatible with satellite television installations (e.g., DIRECTV, DISH Network).

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Customer Reviews

Where it works, it works great, very simple, very easy.
Henry Heth
The throughput has been consistent and speeds have been legions faster than I could ever get with my ambling wireless connection.
Geoffrey Kleinman
Pros: I can stream my 1080p HD movies from my PC hard drive to my TV beautifully without a single hiccup!
MoCA_Guy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By midnight821 on April 17, 2009
I've been waiting for the Netgear MoCA Kit for awhile now. There were other solutions, but I had high hopes for this model. As it turns out, it was worth the wait.

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.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By J. Crew on October 17, 2010
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As others have mentioned, this product operates at 1.5 Ghz frequency. However, apparently many (most?) cable company-installed splitters and amplifiers top out at 1Ghz/1000Mhz. What this means is that if you have splitters and/or amplifiers in your line, this product may not work, since the frequency the network data is transmitted on between the Coax units may be filtered out by the splitters and amplifiers. This would be like trying to tune in FM 103 on a radio that doesn't go above 99 on the FM frequency scale. (And any Electrical Engineers out there, feel free to correct me if my layman's understanding strays.)

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).
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey Kleinman VINE VOICE on April 27, 2009
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I've always had issues with the wireless connection between my router in my office and the XBox 360 and PS3 in my family room. Power line Ethernet adapters won't work with the wiring in my home and so I was excited to see Netgear release the MoCa Coax - Eathernet Adapter.

The adapter easily installed on both ends (one near my cable modem and another at my TV) and it worked from the start. Now I can watch Netflix on Demand in High Def without it stopping and downscaling. The throughput has been consistent and speeds have been legions faster than I could ever get with my ambling wireless connection.

One important note, this does NOT work if you have DirecTV or The Dish Network as those often run on separate channels from your home's interior cable wiring.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Hanson on April 19, 2009
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I used to have 2 wireless routers bridged across my house and was trying to figure out an effective way of connecting the two. I've used powerline adapters but the throughput on these was marginal for any video streaming from a Media Center PC to an Xbox 360.

Then I purchased this device.... Hookup was a snap! My house doesn't have all new wiring or the ability to run ethernet from my entertainment system, due to the way wiring was run around an existing fireplace by the previous owner. I have a small segment of RG59 and this device works!!!

Overall I'm extremely surprised at how well this is working. Now I haven't ran an actual speed test to see what Mbs I'm currently getting but pings between devices have dropped from 10ms to 3ms.

If you don't want to run all new wiring in your home and powerline just doesn't cut it, I truly recommend this device. Hookup is simple and as long as you follow directions you should be up and running in minutes!
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