When it comes to connectivity, nothing beats being hardwired rather than going wireless. The difference in performance is so huge, that it’s a wonder that everyone doesn’t just hardwire their homes and lay out Ethernet Cat6 cables everywhere. However, this is a case that is easier said than done. Wiring your home completely can be an expensive affair, not to mention the disruption to your lives as the cabling is laid out.
However, if you still want impressive speeds and unparalleled network stability, there are options for you. You have the option to go wireless, but we know that wireless cannot compare with a wired connection. What other options are there?
These are adapters that can be simply plugged into any power outlet in your home. Ideally, you should plug in this adapter close to your connected device.
How does this work? This works by using the electrical copper wires to deliver a stable network all through your home.
An abbreviation for Multimedia over coax Alliance, this uses the cable wiring that is usually installed in every home. This utilises the coax networks provided by cable companies for you TV connection. When it comes to MoCa vs Powerline, MoCa stands a better chance as the cable wiring sees less use as compared to your electrical wiring, leading to better network connectivity.
Both Powerline vs MoCa have their own set of strengths and problems, but the best option for you will solely depend upon you and the type of home you own.
If you feel that the wiring in your home is not very dependable – this is a problem when homes have old electrical wiring like tub and knob wiring which can cause a lot of damage to your home – then your only option should be MoCa, if you have cabling laid out.
If you have multiple devices that you want connected all over your home, Powerline may be a better option as every room in your home will have electrical outlets whereas your coax cable may not be present in all rooms.
The BlueGadgetTooth team recommends getting a great MoCa or Powerline adapter with wireless capabilities so that your connectivity doesn’t suffer for all your other devices.
Both MoCa vs Powerline are good options for those looking to extend wired connectivity in their home and who don’t want to redo the Ethernet wiring in their homes.
Hey, it's Tomas here! I'm the founder and chief editor here at BlueGadgetTooth. After spending hours explaining my parents how to hook up their Internet, why it's being so slow etc. I decided to start this blog to help people with their gadgets and questions about technology.