Setting Up A MoCA 2.0 Ethernet-Over-Coax Network, Linux LAN Benchmarks
To no real surprise with the iperf benchmark results, the powerline Ethernet adapters were by far the slowest performers! The ECB6000 MoCA 2.0 adapters meanwhile were slightly faster than using the 802.11ac WiFi available on the router and ultrabook used for testing. But with the ECB6000 adapters you can have a much greater distance run than WiFi.
The netperf results were also similar with the MoCA 2.0 network being slightly faster than using WiFi and many, many times better than using powerline Ethernet.
Besides being much faster than powerline Ethernet adapters, with the Actiontec MoCA 2.0 adapters you don't need to worry about any nuisances like the Ethernet powerline adapters can't be connected to a surge protector, interference with the powerline Ethernet from microwaves or other devices, etc. Overall, quite happy with the Actiontec ECB6000 hardware and my first setup of using MoCA 2.0. The only downside is the hardware is a bit more expensive, but certainly much easier than trying to drop new Ethernet lines when expanding your network. The two-pack kit I used can be found for $129 on Amazon or $149 for the bonded version if needing maximum performance (plus don't forget a MoCA POE filter for protecting the signal from leaving your residence).
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