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Vendor: Netgear Inc
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Rating: 8/10
With 6 User Reviews

Review Date: 01/15/11
Cons: *extremely expensive compared to wifi*more expensive than powerline

Pros: *faster than Wifi*easy to connect*faster than powerline
This is a great solution to add some extra "wired" connection. For example, if you have a game console, a wifi connection offers slow speeds and much lag. This was a great and simple solution . However, this is expensive. I wouldn't recommend this unless you want a marginally faster connection than powerline. For streaming HD movies or mild gaming, stick with a powerline connection. Ultimately, if you can wire your house with CAT5 or CAT6 cable, then that's the best choice.
Ed - insert  something obvious here@NCIX

Review Date: 08/17/10
Cons: Netgear's horizontal power adapterPoor speed consistencyDisappointing support for productPremium, was it worth it?

Pros: Easy setupNo configuration necessaryFairly consistent speeds
Disclaimer: In this review, i'm gonna give you the honest truth and will be making references to the other product reviewers to agree or disagree with their claims such that i'm unbiased.Let's start with the good/strengths of this product. This product is really easy to setup, it's pretty much like setting up a router/switch/modem/whatever. The product comes nicely packaged with a lot of plastic covering the shiny and bags with the ethernet cable and RG6 coax (2x for each), as well as a little accessory to allow the moca adapters to stand vertically if you choose. Plug in the stuff right and you'll immediately get a connection on the other end, so configuration isn't necessary. The speeds which you get from the product are fairly rock solid as it's not like wireless or powerline (my home is old so I don't trust the electrical wiring).Now for the bad, and prepare your heart cause this is gonna be a lengthy review/rant. Something I personally don't like is the horizontal power adapter that I seem to get with my netgear products, this is something you either care or don't. Although I said the speeds were "consistent", do note I said "fairly". The speeds you get initially are nice but after transferring the same large file over and over again between two different computers, the speeds start off initially somewhat strong but will fade over time. To give you actual numbers, my home is still wired with the old RG-59 which may give you the idea that this could be the problem, but not it isn't. In referencing to the other reviewers, although it does say on the product box that the device is theoretically possible to achieve speeds of 285Mbps, Tronics failed to realize that it says right on the product that it is suppose to function at 100Mbps. Tronics' speed claim is 2-2.5MB/s, edmidor's speed claim is 11-14MB/s (extremely doubtful, read on) and nuggie speed claim is about 4.33MB/s. These numbers quite differ from what I received, so i'm assuming they got poor units or their home coax's shielding is poor/compromised. Between my two computers separated by 3-4 splitters, I would start with speeds at 8MB/s (MegaBytes, not MegaBits) but after approximately a minute, you will notice the speed dropping and would continue until it plateaued. The same file would be repeated 3 more times but initial speeds would start respectively at 7.8MB/s, 7.7MB/s and 7.5MB/s. I tried connecting the two adapters at the first split to see if RG-59 and splitters were the issue. Same style testing but the respective starting speeds before dropping and plateauing were 8.5MB/s and 8.2MB/s. My next test involved just connecting the two adapters straight to each other, completely taking out the Internet and transferring on LAN with no interference. Sad to say, but the speeds did not differ from those at the first split. This leads me to the next point of contacting Netgear. I sent in my questions (about the speed and other simple ones) and seeing as the First-level support could not answer my question, he said he forwarded to the appropriate technician. Sad to say but after a week, my ticket auto-closed and I sent in another one telling them how disappointed I was with their support. This quickly got me a response and they reopened my ticket and I got a response to the questions that could be easily found in the manual but not the one which I asked about what speeds I was expected to get from the product (so I asked again). Again, to this day, that ticket has been left unanswered (probably auto-closed by now) and I don't expect Netgear's technicians to even know about this product or how well/poor it performs.If you've read through all that, I appreciate it, but to get to the bottom line, is this product worth the premium it's made to be? The answer is... No. I personally would not recommend this product to anyone and hope that this review was insightful.

Review Date: 07/20/10
Cons: Doesn't perform anywhere near the 285mbps indicated on the box

Pros: Easy to setup
I bought this to stream 1080p mkv files to my acer revo. For that purpose it does work well, provided that is the only traffic being sent via the moca device. I suspect some of the other reviewers are confusing bits and bytes when stating their speeds. I am only getting about 16-17 MegaBITS per Second. While this is fine to transmit 1080p, where the average bitrate is 7-8 megabits/second up to about 15 megabits/second which is the highest bitrate 1080p file I have, it is far from the 285 megabits/second indicated on the box. It is better than powerline adapters I have used but considering I get about 2-2.5MegaBytesPerSecond I am very skeptical of others claiming 11-14 MegaBytesPerSecond. I tested this even with a short stub of coax between the two devices so there could not be any sort of interference on the line and no real I^2R losses and the data rate remains the same at about 2-2.5 MegaBytes/Second MAX!

Review Date: 02/15/10
Cons: Overpriced compared to Actiontek Moca adapter.

Pros: Finally, a reliable connection
This device is priceless. Copying 4Gb file was 2.2 MB/s over Wi-Fi, with all the highs and lows, now it's stable 11-14 MB/s.

Review Date: 11/13/09
Cons: - Relatively expensive compared to Powerline

Pros: - Fast, consistent speed- Fairly easy setup- Works through several splitters, and perhaps even a cable signal amplifier (YMMV)
I wanted to stream videos (SD and HD) from my computer setup (PC, D-Link NAS) in the basement to the PS3 two floors up. I was able to do SD stuff ok over the PS3's built-in wireless G connection, but HD stuff didn't really fly.While a wired Cat5e/Cat6 connection would have been the best performing and cheapest (in terms of materials) solution, the distance was just too great and messy for an out-of-wall setup, and wiring it through the walls would have cost mucho $$$.First I tried setting up a wireless N bridge. Since the endpoints of the bridge were at diagonally opposite ends of the house, my signal strength wasn't great and I could connect at a max link speed of 81Mbps, but that would fluctuate down to 24Mbps at times... and effective transfer speeds were even slower.I also considered going the Powerline route, but reviews were mixed, and with the old wiring in my home I wasn't convinced I would make a stable connection, if any connection at all.I read about the MoCA solution online and figured it was worth a try, despite the relatively steep price tag. I got this kit for around $200 at NCIX.I was able to hook everything up in less than twenty minutes, turned them on, and... no connection. Despair. Then I read how they won't work through a cable signal amplifier, and remembered that a cable tech had installed one a few months ago since my signal is split between 4 outlets at various points. I removed the amplifier, and the units now connected! But now my TV signal wasn't strong enough at all cable outlets.While I pondered a solution to this, I decided to reconnect the amplifier so as not to anger the locals.To my surprise, the MoCA link reconnected and has not dropped since even with the amplifier connected! I'm guessing that the initial "search" failed through the amp, but once found the units were able to reconnect even through the amp. I'd take this as a YMMV though, depending on the type of signal amp/booster installed.So now I'm happily streaming HD while enjoying a strong TV signal at the same time. I haven't checked to see exactly what my connection speed is, but I haven't experienced any stuttering even with no compression on the stream. FYI, I just did a quick test and copied a 1171MB file across in a little less than 4.5 minutes, which is about 4.33MB (megabytes, not megabits) per second. Count me as very satisfied!

Review Date: 11/02/09
Cons: - expensive- hard to find- limited to coaxial jacks only

Pros: - easy to set up- more secure than powerline, - more reliable than wireless, powerline- no interference/fluxuations- fast Ethernet considering it's not CAT5, CAT6,
Bought this two weeks ago and have been working with it and promised a review. Used mainly for HD streaming and some gaming (all via PS3 for now). What was okay on wireless G (SD movies, some HD movies) is now perfect with the netgear MOCA Coaxial adapters. *note: Only streaming 720p movies as 1080p are too much space, and my TV is only 1080p anyways*Streaming uncompressed HD movies without a hiccup. This is a huge advantage over wireless. Where wireless would stutter 3-4 times per movie (and once that happens once, you are 'waiting for it' and the movie is ruined), now does not stutter and requires no compression to do so. Never had ONE problem with it...where as when I tried 200mbps powerline, it changed if I had certain appliances on. Gaming is much more lag free, music is perfect (though never a problem before) and the whole "I don't have to worry about this flaking out" due to wireless or Powerline interference is certainly worth it to me. Great gadget. If you have your PC near a Coaxial (most do for SHAW internet in BC) and your TV near a Coaxial (most do for SHAW TV again), this is a cool product. It is more secure than Powerline as your own Coaxial lines are unique to your apartment. highly recommended if you can afford it.
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Product Features

Product Specifications

Model MCAB1001-100NAS
Ports One (1) LAN-10/100 Mbps Ethernet RJ45 port
One (1) F-type MoCA 1.0
One (1) F-type out to TV tuner
Powerline Speeds 270 Mbps
Connection Type RJ45
Kit Type Double
Power Supply 5V, 1A power adapter, localized to country of sale
Dimensions 1.0" x 6.75" x 4.38"
Weight 0.28 lbs.
Features 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 XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray player, Apple TV, VUDU box, TiVo, Slingbox, DVR, NETGEAR ReadyNAS storage, desktop or notebook PC
Works with DSL broadband and homes wired for cable
Data encryption ensures privacy and security
Not compatible with satellite television installations (e.g., DIRECTV, DISH Network)

Power Adapter Warranty : 1 year

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