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Solid Signal marketing DECA as networking over Coax


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#1 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

Got this in an email from them this morning. Its not the entire email, but enough to get the picture.

Interesting take on what you can do with DECA.

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#2 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:26 AM

Well, since that's exactly what it is, not surprising that they'd market it as such.

Got the same email.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

I was just going to post it, but you beat me to it.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

Smart idea & some users here are doing this successfully.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:28 AM

Got the same e-mail here too.

Interesting how marketing terminology spin varies... :D
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

And if it's a separate cloud, D* shouldn't mind to affect the 'supported' status.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

DECA (really MoCA) is a good solution in some cases. If the alternative is wireless or power line, using DECA to bridge two areas in your house could work well. It's not always easy to fish Ethernet lines to certain places, but preexisting coax is available .. Why not?
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:32 AM

Not sure what else that ad showed, but this isn't going to work with cable TV, as we all know.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:37 AM

Not sure what else that ad showed, but this isn't going to work with cable TV, as we all know.


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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:58 AM

Yeah, this can only be used with DIRECTV SWiM on the line or a bare line with nothing else on it. But I wouldn't be surprised to see folks have coax to nowhere that could be used to bridge two points.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

I thought that this would be possible. For Cable users you can get a Motorola NIM-100 which basically does the same thing, but it's on the MOCA channels 1.1 GHz range.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

The only room in my house that does not have ethernet in it is my Son's room, this will ensure that I never have to run Cat5 to his room should the need arise. Every room already has 2 RG6 in it, why run that last line?

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:44 AM

I use this to bridge two networks in my house for wireless coverage. It was in an area that I really could not run a cable, but had reasonably good coax.

1) BB Deca on one end connected to primary router
2) Another BB Deca on the other end upstairs connected to secondary bridge router providing wireless upstairs but connected via Deca and COAX to the primary router. No SWiM involved. You could, but for bridging I would think it's best to keep off of the SWiM network.

I think I got the Deca's on ebay for like $20 per.

This is a much better solution that the Ethernet over power adapters IF you have the coax.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:10 PM

The lack of SWiM should have no bearing on the performance of DECA.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 12:35 PM

Cool good to know .. I did want to test this before I moved any of the normal networking traffic onto my SWiM-16 with some point-to-point netperf's.

Will get around to doing this at some point, but the dedicated coax bridge with two BB Deca's are solving what I needed them for and it's isolated for the moment.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

I think I got the Deca's on ebay for like $20 per.


Hard to believe that someone's going to shell out $59.99 plus shipping whne these are going for about $20 shipped or less on ebay.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 01:59 PM

Smart idea & some users here are doing this successfully.


I use it myself, and have installed the point to point (single coax with DECA on each end) for several friends. They couldn't believe how cheaply they could add connectivity compared to the "official" MOCA solutions offered elsewhere.
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:10 PM

Will these work with cable TV running on the same coax?

I have a neighbor with cable and these would be a perfect solution. They have a new room with cable TV going to it but nothing else. They can't get a good enough signal from the router. They are really big rooms.

I was going to recommend a pair of DECA's from solidsignal to get wired networking into the new room.

I guess best fallback is powerline ethernet?

thanks

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

Will these work with cable TV running on the same coax?

I have a neighbor with cable and these would be a perfect solution. They have a new room with cable TV going to it but nothing else. They can't get a good enough signal from the router. They are really big rooms.

I was going to recommend a pair of DECA's from solidsignal to get wired networking into the new room.

I guess best fallback is powerline ethernet?

thanks


These can't be used on coax that is also used for cable as the frequencies for DECA would interfere with the cable signal. You could see if you can find some MOCA adapters, although they are generally more expensive than DirecTV's DECA version.

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