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why are Cat5 cables included with Netgear MoCA Adapter

by gtpc / October 6, 2010 1:25 AM PDT

I thought MoCA devices are capable of 270 Mbps. Why are the units shipped with Cat5 cables, which is only capable of 100 Mbps. Are the Moca devices capable of 100 Mbps on the ethnernet side or the wrong cables shipped with the units???

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cat5 or cat5E
by bill012 / October 6, 2010 2:10 AM PDT

I suspect you really have cat5E cable. Just like cat 3 cable it is rare to find anyone who actually makes it anymore since the cost to make even cat6 cable is almost the same.

Cat5e will do gig but from what I read the ethernet port on this device is only 10/100 so the port will limit you no matter how fancy a cable is. Why they say 270m and then not put in a gig ethernet is probably a more relevant question.

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why are Cat5 cables included with Netgear MoCA Adapter
by gtpc / October 6, 2010 6:11 AM PDT
In reply to: cat5 or cat5E

I checked with Netgear and verified that the cable provided is indeed Cat 5 and not Cat 5e. Originally I was naive enough to think the 270 Mbps is also on the ethernet side and they provided the wrong cable, but that is not the case. The reason being that as you correctly pointed out - the ethernet port is only a 10/100 port. As to why advertised as a 270 Mbps adapter (for the coaxial connection between MOCAs only and that is not even the right number, the net throughput (MAC) speed is only 175 Mbps) when the ethernet port is capable of 100 Mbps is beyond me.

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