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Coax cable to Router's WAN Port

Last response: in Networking
May 19, 2011 8:37:00 PM


So I was provided a router from Verizon with this exact design:

There is a coax cable that runs into my house that connects to the Router's coax connector. Problem is when I want to switch out to a different router. I came across this product from Amazon:

If I were to purchase this, I would just connect the coax cable to the MoCa, and attach an ethernet cable from the MoCA to the New Router's WAN port?

Coax Cable => MoCA Unit => Router Wan Port
May 20, 2011 12:03:21 AM

No, those two products are for different uses. The MoCA unit is not a router, it is an extender to use your existing coax to connect a computer of game console in another room without using wireless or running CAT 5 cable.

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May 20, 2011 12:13:09 AM

you will need a Cable Modem convert the signal coming from your ISP to RJ45.

the MoCA Units will only convert cable to RJ45 but will not do the signal conversion and authentication.
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May 20, 2011 10:59:11 PM

I have one question though, a couple people who bought the above modem said they had to call their ISP to register their modem. Now why is that? My current Actiontec Router has a built in modem with a Static IP assigned to it (provided from Verizon). Wouldn't the static IP just carry over to the new modem/Router?
May 21, 2011 9:59:39 PM

My cable provider used to register the MAC addresses of all routers before they could get an IP address.
May 22, 2011 6:21:29 PM

Thank you both for answering my questions.
May 22, 2011 6:24:25 PM

Best answer selected by invulnarable27.