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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets, August 3, 2012
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This review is from: Actiontec Ethernet over Coax Adapter Kit for Homes without MoCA Routers (Personal Computers)
I was very skeptical of this because I have used and put up with a similar device that does it over the electrical lines and it was stable but very slow. All of these devices are fine if you are only accessing the internet, but I have a large server with multi terrabytes of media that I like to stream through the house. I have a gigabit connection to every computer in the house, but I just couldn't get an ethernet cable downstairs to the TV, that was my issue.

As I said, with previous ethernet over powerline devices I was getting 2.5-3MB/s max through the devices. I was really needing more. So I gave this ethernet over coax a try because I have about 3 coax connections in each room, they are everywhere. I was not expecting much, but I was quite impressed. I ran many tests over the network to and from the server and I was getting a steady 9-10MB/s and it would peak up to 11.8MB/s, which is right at the ceiling of Fast ethernet which is what they chose to put on these devices. I firmly believe these could go faster if they had put in a gigabit port on it instead. That being said, i'm quite happy with this purchase. I'm getting FULL 100Mb/s speeds using this kit, I can stream even my largest 1080p mkv files to my TV now.

I can't recommend this kit enough, I've tried others, other technologies, but this one is amazing.
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Initial post: Nov 24, 2012 8:15:57 PM PST
I can't seem to find any information. I would really appreciated it if you can help me with my dumb question. I have a nas unit and a small media pc and I would love to connect both of them to my router upstairs. (currently they are connected via wifi which is slooooooow) Will this unit do the trick? Do I need to buy total of 4 of them? How is the setup. Do i plug them into the router first and use the coax to route them to downstairs?) I am so confused? I have one coax outlet upstairs and another one downstairs. Will my router be able to assign 192.168.0.X to my nas and computer? Help ...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 12:19:21 PM PST
Hey FG,

I have a SageTV setup that I am using with this and it works great! As for the NAS, why would you ever connect via wifi? I've not run into any Network Attached Storage that is connected via the intranet that isn't really slow. I think the only NAS that may have the responsiveness needed for an auxiliary storage would be connected to a USB 3.0 port directly to the server. I had a NAS setup connected directly to my router, and it was so slow, it was unusable. Good luck with that! But, I really was surprised how well this actiontec works!

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 4:08:27 PM PDT
I see your review is from August 2012. Have you had any experience with the newer Powerline AV2 adapters that are reported to be streaming 40-70 Mbps (real world) through the electrical wiring? MOCA would work fine if you just want to hook up a TV, but I would like to have ethernet available for other devices (Roku, Blu-Ray, AVR) to hook up to. Hope you are still around and can provide some info.

Best,
STP
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