Originally Posted by namwoljr
If I were to buy another MoCA adapter and put it next to the Mini and take the coax coming in from the wall, plug it into the Coax In port, and then connect the Mini to the adapter via the TV/STB Out port, would the MoCA connection still work? The reason I might want to do this is to use the Ethernet port out of the MoCA adapter next to the Mini and connect it to an Apple TV, or if I'm feeling ambitious, another wireless router to create a wireless extender via a hardwire backbone.
Oddly, Actiontec adapters don't pass the moca signal through the RF-out connection. But there are options, depending on how ambitious you decide to get:
- Split the coax, with one leg going to the Mini and the other to the adapter.
- Connect a cheap ethernet switch (or router in bridge/AP mode) to the moca adapter and plug everything into that.
- Search for the ECB3500T01, a moca adapter with 4 ethernet ports.
- Search for the WCB3000N01, a moca adapter with 2 ports but also acts as a wireless extender.
The top two are the cheapest if you already have some of the equipment. The bottom two options reduce the amount of hardware (one adapter instead of an adapter + a switch/router).