MoCA, Deca and internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by N-Tence, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. N-Tence

    N-Tence New Member

    Jul 27, 2021
    Hi all, I’m not sure if this is the correct place to ask but here we go.

    I currently have DirecTv. (Genie 2 and 6 4K clients). Spectrum gig internet and an Netgear Orbi Mesh System.

    I don’t really game but wanted to try Google Stadia. “Gaming service that doesn’t require a PC or gaming system” Complete streaming service. While I have complete WiFi coverage in the house, Stadia needs 5G or direct connection to internet to work smoothly.

    My router, modem and genie 2 are all in the basement. I need a solid connection on the 2nd floor and after reading a little bit sounds like MoCA may be an option? I really don’t know anything other than what I’ve read. Anyone know if this works with a DirecTV setup? Any suggestion on what to buy if this is possible? Reading online the Genie 2 has MoCA 2.2?

    Will these work if I simply want internet via network cable in a space room with no client or receiver?

    "GigE" DECA now available at Solid Signal! - The Solid Signal Blog

    Apparently, these work but only for 100Mb/s.

    DIRECTV Broadband DECA Ethernet Over Coax Adapter (DECAEPSKIT)

    Should add that my internet and directv are currently on different coax.

    Internet comes straight in from outside on its own coax line right to modem.

    Directv comes in on other side of house and goes into the house box that goes to each room.

    Genie 2 is hard wire via Ethernet from router.
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    E.Mdtrn Sea
    We have here a thread about combining different services in one cable. It would be good reading for you.
    General rule - do not combine different providers' services into one coax, use separate own cabling.
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    I suspect the connection requirements are more about latency than they are raw throughput (35Mbps for Pro and 10Mbps for regular). A typical game controller uses Bluetooth or Wi-fi to connect to the gaming console. Stadia has to use your LAN and broadband connection across some distance on the Internet proper so Internet lag has much more impact on how the system responds to your inputs.

    You would be better served to hardwire directly to the Orbi router since going to MoCA adds another level of latency on top of your router's (and the mesh's if connected to an Orbi remote unit) latency. If your Orbi router is downstream of another router or gateway, you'll probably want to shorten that hop as well.

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