Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black
- ECB6200 MoCA ADAPTER USES A HOME'S EXISTING COAX WIRING to create a fast, reliable Ethernet connection between a router and any device with an Ethernet port. With speeds up to 1 Gbps, Bonded MoCA 2. 0 outperforms wireless for speed, latency, reliability, and security.
- ENHANCE YOUR HOME'S WI-FI NETWORK coverage with the speed and reliability of a wired network.
- USES THE SAME COAX CABLES AS YOUR CABLE TV OR FIBER-OPTIC SERVICE, with no interference. Is not compatible with: Direct TV, Dish or other satellite TV, AT&T Internet, and AT&T U-verse coax networks.
- COMPATIBLE WITH ANY ETHERNET ROUTER and with virtually any device that has an Ethernet port including Blu-ray, Xbox 360, PS3, streaming media devices, digital audio streamers, computers and more.
- EASY SETUP, with no need for configuring the MoCA Adapter or re-configuring your router.
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0 posts • 107 mentions • top 50 shown below
7 points • ThatsNASt
Do you have coax in both rooms? Get some MocaAdapters ;)
10 points • automatedlife
Unifi Dream Machine is a solid choice, its not 100% consumer friendly, but they work pretty well right out of the box. There are various wired and wireless extensions you can deploy with the Unifi platform. Easiest being the BeaconHD and FlexHD, though any of their Unifi APs will work with the UDM.
For wired connections, you can use coax as your backhaul to get a wired connection upstairs, or anywhere with coax lines, with tech called MoCA. I've used these with successfully to put wired connections to AppleTVs for more reliable streaming.
7 points • motonack
If MoCa is possible, it is far and away the better option. You can get true 1Gb/s over these adapters and they will never flinch. https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=actiontec+moca&qid=1583272105&sr=8-4
3 points • werenotwerthy
I’m really surprised by the amount of power over Ethernet suggestions. MOCA is the way to go.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8ThlFbV51SWMA
2 points • taz420nj
You would need two, one for each end. I've used these before, they're very reliable.
2 points • MedukaKeyname
Do you have a TV signal/coaxial cable in your bedroom? I've heard you can run the internet along your TV aerial so it saves you from having to drill holes in your wall like others are suggesting, but it assumes your router and computer is near one, but at the cost of being pretty expensive
2 points • Optimus_Composite
If running wires is the resistance to hardwiring, look into MoCA. It will leverage your existing coax cable infrastructure.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WwWUEbRXCZX30
2 points • ActuallydCompressing
Yes, MOCHA can be a great solution which people don’t seem to be too interested in knowing about.
I use it to get a wired Internet connection from the second floor of house to opposite corners of the house on the ground floor and basement. Apparently there can be compatibility issues with different cable services. Some of these are discussed in Amazon reviews.
2 points • CmdrMobium
If you have cable in your house, a Moca Adapter will probably be much better:
2 points • elmezie
Use MOCA adapters
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TxWAEb13B8FRC
1 points • gadgetvirtuoso
That’s correct, you need a MOCA adapter at each node and that bridges the COAX to Ethernet. I have a pair of these. https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0
1 points • deliverator216
It's absolutely possible. Research MoCa adapters. I'm currently using them in the house I'm renting to bring wired internet to my 2nd floor. There is some overhead meaning you won't get the same speed as if you ran ethernet, but it's a decent trade off for not having to run the wires yourself or pay an electrician
This is the one I'm using
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_ezFBegmVfZtvD
You have to pay attention to the splitters you use, a line filter so you don't broadcast your network all over, and I would highly recommend a coax line tone generator so you don't have to guess which line from your junction box goes to which room/switchplate
1 points • switchdog
>Both my kids use HP Chromebooks and Zoom for school. They have been telling me that the video freezes every 5-6min or so. I can't hardwire them because of where they are in the house and from my experience Powerline adapters are crap. My download speeds are 200Mbps and Upload 10Mbps.
Cable TV in their room? Look at (https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0) [Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapters].
1 points • ChocolatySmoothie
Don’t bother with powerline adapters they’re garbage. Buy this instead:
It’s $170 but well worth it, I’ve got gigabit speeds on my coax thanks to this. Also recommend placing a network switch at each end so you can hard wire devices that need it. In my case Apple TV feeds off this setup (not wireless), speed tests consistently show around 900Mbps.
1 points • PandorasPenguin
Hi, see the last paragraph in my previous reply. Ethernet is preferable because all you need is a cable.
MoCa (ethernet over coax) is possible but requires a pair of MoCa adapters which are way more expensive than a simple network cable. https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=moca+2.0&qid=1591285740&sr=8-2
Over here in Europe we have a good brand that offers 2 adapters for €100. This one is more expensive. I just linked it because it's "Amazon's Choice". I have zero experience with MoCa, but apparently it works flawlessly. Just search for Moca 2.0 for Gbit adapters or Moca 2.5 for 2.5G adapters.
1 points • Twitchstick80
Can I suggest using your existing Coax to get data to the second floor and then to the attic. I did this using a Coax to Ethernet device and it made life very simple.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
1 points • Magic-shroombus
Oof . I feel this . I had a similar issue . I’ve done WiFi extenders which helped but not really gave me the results I was looking for. The way I fixed mine was I bought a MoCa adapter and set it up . It’s honestly a little bit pricey but it seriously helped me be able to get a reliable Ethernet connection when I wanted to be able to connect to my router without running a 100 ft cable throughout my home just to get my router and Xbox connected .
1 points • bbsittrr
With a wire!
Regardless, you have a coax cable (for TV?) coming out of your wall--where is the other end of that cable?
Here is a set of MOCA adapaters on Amazon:
Note, not recommending this set, just an example. You'd attach one in your room, one on the other end, which is hopefully near the family router.
If not: there are ways to run ethernet cables either in an attic crawl space, if you have that, or basement crawl--how is that coax cable routed?
Can you do a bit of investigating?
And is your house one level, two?
1 points • port53
I actually bought these MoCA adapters to do just that, but, I haven't gotten around to deploying them yet.
1 points • weshebert123
1 points • HDM4000
For MoCa, actiontec adapters work pretty well from my testing. You could just get something like this. As for the second AP, another ac-lite does the job just fine.
1 points • cpotteri
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_eWMTEbV5JZY82
1 points • daf1411
Thanks for the response. Assuming I got two of these (https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0). How would I connect the ont and the router to the adapter and then still connect the adapter to the upstairs coax jack?
1 points • julietscause
There are some convertors out there that will do this easily
The big question is in regards to POE
1 points • Lowe5521
Are you not familiar with MoCA?
1 points • 303onrepeat
Does her place have coax? You could have also used a Moca adapter instead. If that AP is going to stay in that orientation I would flip it out for a Flex HD so you have the proper radiation pattern.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_u1STEbC055YA8
1 points • tquill
I've used MoCa and powerlines, and MoCa is the way to go. Moca will get your internet's full speed, while powerlines will probably max out around 100 mbps.
MoCa uses your TV coax cable connections and won't affect WiFi at all.
These are the ones I use.
1 points • 4kVHS
Get MoCA adapters
1 points • c010rb1indusa
People need to learn about MOCA. It uses your existing coaxial wiring into a big network switch. Most people have coax where their TV is. You just get a pair of adapters and you gets 90% 1Gbps ethernet speeds. It's legit and not crap like powerline. You don't even need to do a direct run with an adapter on each side. You can plug several of them into the coax wiring and different rooms and they'll talk to each other.
1 points • stylz168
Easier option is to use a MoCA network adapter. It's a little more expensive but lets you use the existing coax cabling in the house.
1 points • Taco_Supreme
Yes it is like power line. You can still watch your cable TV with it on.
1 points • lastwraith
Not sure when you looked, but MoCA definitely supports gigabit for the last few years. I have had these ones for the past couple years and they are rock solid. https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0 I think I rebooted them once after a particularly nasty power outage but that's it and we've had plenty of other power events. If you do MoCA, be sure to get a PoE filter and put it inline between your cable modem and the outside world. The PoE filter will stop your network traffic from leaving the house past your modem and they are very cheap.
1 points • MoistBall
Basically take an Ethernet from your modem or internet source and then plug it into this and plug it into coax in your wall. Take the other adapter into the room you want it to be in and do the opposite. That’s it. No other setup or anything. Coax in your place should support gigabit speeds.
It’s been up for 2 years now and haven’t had any issues. Literally none
1 points • TheLinksOfAdventure
I'm thinking like 4 of these to cover two offices and media room and then keeping my old Google WiFi for mobile devices and iot.
1 points • mp452
Thanks for the response, I am still a bit confused. Assuming I got 2 of these (https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0?th=1) How would I connect one adapter upstairs to both the ont and the router while also connecting it to the coax jack in the wall?
1 points • TeeJayCrawford
Found them all over amazon. As most houses are wired for coax, but not Ethernet. Maybe this will help. But don’t buy from amazon. They’re quacks.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LXV3EbT8KM30P
1 points • pjdonovan
MoCA adapters: https://www.amazon.com/Actiontec-Bonded-Ethernet-Adapter-ECB6200K02/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=moca+adapter&qid=1590957139&sr=8-3
You use them on both ends of the Coax, it functionally turns your coax cable into Cat5E cable. Put one adapter at each coax drop, and you have whole house wired internet. You can put your WAP or antena where ever you can connect with Coax.
No software to install or anything - just plug and play!
1 points • macetheface
Other than version numbers, how do the 2.5 differ from these?
If 2.5 is newer, wondering why the 2.0 costs so much more.
1 points • trpfl
I take it no ethernet in the house? How about coaxial TV cable? If yes and there are enough runs, I'd build a makeshift backbone with MoCa 2.0 or 2.5 adapters, such as ActionTec ECB6200's or similar. They will use the coax as ethernet, and are a much better starting point than simply going full-mesh, if you can help it.
Next, we need a router and wifi. If your skill level is low, I'd look at an expandable whole-house mesh system. If you can wire and your skill level is a bit higher, I'd run a discrete router, PoE switch and SMB-grade centralized wifi, such as TP-Link Omada, Ubiquiti UniFi or Aruba Instant On.
Pure-wireless and/or Plug-and-play -- You likely want a tri-band whole-house product, which has a dedicated 5Ghz radio for node-to-node connections, while having separate 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz for your wifi clients. At your budget, TP-Link Deco M5 is decent at $160, although very basic. Netgear Orbi will offer a bit better throughput, but pricier at $260 (RBK50) or $360 (RBK53). Eero Pro is generally the best of all worlds, but is spendy at $499.
Ethernet or MoCa backbone - If you can wire, then dual-band products are much more feasible. For plug-and-play, I'd look at a regular Eero (non-Pro), dual-band 3-pack for $250. Or, as I said above, if you're skilled and/or willing to learn, go with discrete business-grade gear, as it will typically be more stable/configurable/performant/upgradeable.
Hope that helps!
1 points • Btrips
this is what I have, works great and super easy to set up.
1 points • theem3thod
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_VLHc9SdPX4OgL
I can take a picture of the other side in a little bit.
1 points • ngoni
I use these, but I'd guess the slightly cheaper Motorola set would work just as well. One goes off a LAN port on your router and the other connects to your PC/switch elsewhere.
Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_vreqEbCEF536Q
The important part is to get a set that's Mocha 2.0 and bonded. You will also need to make sure any splitters connecting your two locations are rated from 5-1675MHz. Older splitters may not be. You may have to crawl around the attic or basement to find them.
1 points • mcribgaming
It appears to be a MoCA 1.x device that only goes up to 150Mbps, just by reading the comments. I am not familiar with it, so I can't tell you much more. I think it should work in pairs, but without having used them, I can't say for sure.
You usually need a pair of MoCA adapters to yield one Ethernet port in your room. The first adapter connects from coax into your router / switch, and can be thought of as the "source" of your new MoCA signal.
You then need a second adapter in your room to provide a "client" connection for you PS4. This translates the new MoCA signal back into a familiar Ethernet port.
Here is one of the most commonly used brands of MoCA adapters, which will give you close to gigabit speeds and are much more modern:
Yes, they are expensive. You can shop around. Or you can get another one of the units you already bought and try to get the pair set up.
1 points • xyzzzzy
> 1. I have one upstairs but my brother and sister are saying it's for a tv and not a modem. Is this true? And also can I use this with a modem
(Probably) not true, if your internet is from the cable company you can plug in either place
> 2. I also have an ethernet hole in my wall upstairs. Can I get an adapter for the ethernet to make it an RG6 and connect my modem?
> 3. My brother also pointed out that we can just plug the router into the wall upstairs then we can plug the modem into the wall downstairs. He said that they will connect to each other. Is this true?
If the Ethernet hole connects upstairs to downstairs, yes.
> 4. If there are adapters for an ethernet to RG6, can someone link me one that will work with a netgear modem? I think it uses rg6. Thanks for all the help I appreciate it!
You can use MOCA to do Ethernet over coax: Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 Ethernet to Coax Adapter, 2 Pack (ECB6200K02), Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013J7O3X0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_K6N8EbVWZ6NJM
1 points • Freak4Dell
This is basically how every residential building has coax installed, and it's a very simple problem to solve. You don't need another modem or another router. You need MoCA adapters. With these particular ones, you put one between the modem and the wall (incoming line into the IN port, short line going out to the modem from the TV/STB port). Connect an ethernet cable from the adapter to your router. The other adapter just gets plugged into the wall in the garage, and then you just connect an ethernet cable from that adapter to whatever device you want (or a switch if you want multiple devices).
If you don't mind lower speeds, there are older versions of the adapters that are cheaper. The setup differs slightly as the older ones don't have two F connectors, so you need to split the line from the wall and send one side to the adapter and one side to the modem. Other than that, the setup is the same.
1 points • iamDonJohnson
Hey OP, if you have coaxial cables running in your house (most people do) look up "MoCA Adapters" - they're basically boxes that allow you to use your existing coax network to have a hard-line (ethernet) in any/every room in the house without having to run thousands of feet of Cat6 all over your house and there's no delay or lack of interconnectivity. It's also crazy reliable and much easier to use than powerline (that stuff sucks). HERE - is a link for adapters that are rated for gigabit speeds.
Alternatively, here are some easy answers to your questions you posted (Assuming you went the traditional route)
1: Assuming you want to actually run Cat6 cable from the wall and have junctions in any room, you could purchase a strong wifi router(s) and you should be good to go roughly out of the box. Just remember, you'll want to purchase a decent network switch to handle all of those ethernet cords and allow a simple connection to your ISP modem. (I know you were specific equipment listings but just look up some good reviews on equipment on YouTube)
2: I would check to see how/where your basic infrastructure is coming from. If, when the house was built, everything was orientated towards the basement, then do that.
3: if you have gigabit speed internet, go Cat6. Cat5/e is rated for everything below 1GBps
You can go either way but if you have coaxial cable in your home, I'd suggest the non-invasive MoCA adapter route. The adapters themselves are a little pricey, but they do everything you need without drilling or worrying about extra equipment (Building supplies, Drills, Cat6 cable)
1 points • mitch8b
it could be worth it to do some testing.
Power line eh? If you have coax wiring you could look into MoCA. Its supposed to be more consistent than powerline
1 points • 6roybatty6
Not an endorsement- just the first hit when I searched for "MoCA adapter".
1 points • Omephla
No, we have Verizon Fios fiber as well. What it requires though is that the Modem\Router has MoCa 2.0 capabilities. Most ISP modem\router combos have this built in since that is how their DVR multi-room functionality works.
Its just a point to point to point conversion of ethernet to coax and vice versa.
For example, my setup has the fiber drop inside my garage with the modem\router right there which is then connected into my home coax network. In fact we have a verizon wireless extender up on the 3rd floor that plugs into the coax and then connects which connects it wired to the router in the garage. I have two other rooms where I put a MoCa adapter in to have a wired connection as well. Living room for the Roku, Hue Bridge, Tablo, and One S. And then another one downstairs in the lounge for the One X, Switch and TV.
Edit: This is what I use in any room I want a wired connection. You can also plug ethernet hubs\switches into these downstream to split the connection too. Pretty good tool for non CAT5\6 wired homes.
1 points • The-Problem
To factor out coax wiring conditions, I used the 3 ft coax cable that came packaged with the Actiontec Bonded MoCA 2.0 when I created that comparison image.