Originally Posted by austinpike
Does the same tap serve a bunch of other apartments? Do you have access to it? Without doing some work at the tap the moca signal is going to be diluted and feed to all the other lines as well. May or may not work (my guess would be not) but if it does, anyone else with a moca adapter in your building could jump on your network.
If you can play with the wiring, the way to do it would be to take one of the tap outputs, run that to a POE filter, then to a two way splitter, and attach your living room and bedroom lines to the splitter outputs. The filter will isolate your "branch" and keep the signal from feeding back to the rest of the building.
There are 4 apartments in my building and we all share an 8 port tap. And it's locked in a box and only the cable company has access so I guess I'm screwed. I'm not so much worried about other neighbors having a moca adapter and jumping on my network. They aren't tech savvy and am 99% certain they will never use moca. But if performance is going to be seriously degraded due to signals going to eight different lines then i guess it's not viable. Thanks for your help.
As for wireless i have been eyeballing a wireless media bridge the last few days. Specifically this one from trendnet:
It does do the 5ghz band and the professional and user reviews say its pretty good. Plus the price just dropped drastically so I'll probably pull the trigger on it.
The powerline AV does work pretty good for most everything except streaming the superhd movies from netflix.