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elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

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reply to jackfr

Re: MOCA connection Problem What am I missing?

If you had an event that fried the NID, then anything in the loop needs to be replaced, that includes coax, splitters, and the amp. Shouldn't be using an amp in MoCA unless it is specifically for moca.

I can't tell from your pic, but for Moca the spec is 300feet/25dbm from the ROOT node (the 424wr). Also ALL splitters and endpoints should have termination caps on runs to prevent reflection shifting (they are very cheap).

So you could theoretically daisy chain ECB2200 together (moca/enet/moca) to extend your network (they cannot be meshed) that is not a good idea. Anything over 300 feet is pushing it for copper.

You could get a couple of wireless P2P devices or run a fibre tranceiver to the long runs.

Optical:

Pros:

1. Future proof (can run up to 500m). The last time you will need to worry about bandwidth.
2. Electrical break (fry up to transceiver only)
3. Passive node ( just becomes an endpoint)
4. Fibre costs coming down
5. Ultra stable link
6. OM2 (50um) is about 30 cents/foot, transceiver ($100 or so) for GB. I wouldn't recommend OM1, for future, spend the extra $$$. If you want 10GB, OM3 is necessary (double the cost).
7. Storm and waterproof (relatively)

Cons:

1. You need to hire a pro to terminate and run
2. Initial cost somewhat higher than coax
3. People are afraid of fibre.

Wireless:

1. Easy (just get directional antenna)
2. Less expensive than optical
3. Lightning strike won't cause ground loop on links

Cons:

1. Interference (potentially).
2. Bandwidth
3. upgrade costs (wireless standards change all the time)
4. Clear line of sight.
5. Metal building causes reflections.
6. Link stability (weather dependent, snow, etc).