02-05-2022 02:57 PM - edited 03-22-2022 10:02 PM
Dear fellow community members,
The following is some MoCA technical notes.
MoCA is supposed to be backward compatible, but that is not always the case in reality.
The following is a compatibility and performance matrix (work in progress).
|-||extra configuration required at reduced performance|
|u2.0||unbonded MoCA 2.0, capped at 500Mbps|
|b2.0||bonded MoCA 2.0, capped at 1000Mbps|
|?||lacking empirical evidence|
|(blank)||not filled out yet|
|Category||Official Routers||Official Extenders||Official MoCA Adapters||goCoax||ActionTec NCS|
|Ver./Speed||CR1000A||G3100||G1100||E3200||WCB6200 (FNE)^||MEA||ECB5240M (FNA)||Stream TV Adapter||WF-803M||MA2500D||MA2500C||ECB7250||ECB6250||WCB6200Q (NCS)||ECB6200|
|Stream TV Adapter||2.5||2.5||u2.0||2.5||X?||2.5||b2.0?||2.5|
Actiontec WCB6200 (NCS non-brand specific version) with .re firmware is compatible* with G3100 over MoCA LAN, but the connection is unstable. Users report frequent ping drops and excessive latency.
Verizon WCB6200Q (Fios Network Extender, FNE) is incompatible with G3100 over MoCA LAN. This is due to hardware and firmware problems in WCB6200Q.
WCB6200Q MoCA 2.5 incompatibility can be extrapolated to all current and future MoCA 2.5 devices given currently MaxLinear is the sole MoCA 2.5 chipset vendor. MoCA 2.5 devices include G3100, E3200, CR1000A, MEA, and STVA; third-party devices include goCoax WF-803M, MA2500C/D, and Actiontec ECB6250/7250.
Given above, WCB6200Q should not be used in newer network installations unless its MoCA interface is bypassed through a compatible MoCA Ethernet bridge. Users should consider current alternatives, such as E3200 (requiring router upgrade to G3100), for achieving the same functional results.
When Fios is not being subscribed to, use of a Verizon router is not required.
If the ONT is an old model, consider upgrading to the Nokia 211 to access higher speed Internet.
If a Fios subscriber has television service and the latest STB's, a Verizon router is needed to update the channel guides and perform other administrative tasks.
Can you post a picture of a set top box and your Fios ONT for us to see which models they are? My hunch is that the STBs are older units.
Side note: Submitted pictures are queued for Moderator approval. Once approved they will appear.