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We are updating our COX internet service with 300/30 Mbps. The new service agreement requires the Arris Touchstone TG2472G for Internet and wifi. (Not using the COX telephone service that comes with it) Can we install and effectively use the TG2472G without the MoCA 2.0 over coax technology? Is there a good reason to use MoCA 2.0? seems to only facilitate transferring files between users at home (peer to peer) which we don't need to do. If we used MoCA 2.0, would this require either a splitter/repeater or a new coax outlet? We have had laggy TV reception in the past with this method. PURPOSE and GOAL: avoid bandwidth interference and slower internet speeds due to a shared connection between Arris TG2472G internet/wifi and Cisco DPQ33212 Cable TV receiver. Installing additional Coax connection is currently a very expensive option.
adopttwins said:he new service agreement requires the Arris Touchstone TG2472G for Internet and wifi.
Could you explain that? Do you mean they give it to you for free as part of your contract? You don't NEED to use the gateway, it's just something Cox pushes because most have to pay the rental fee.
adopttwins said: Is there a good reason to use MoCA 2.0?
MoCA 2.0 isn't used by the device unless you pay extra for wifi extenders. It uses MoCA to connect the extender(s) to the TG2472G. So as long as your house isn't too big, and one main router will do, the TG2472G will fill that purpose. However I am not a fan of gateways. Did you want to discuss other options?
Good to know MoCA isn't mandatory unless for reasons you stated. Yes, I'm open to suggestions. can you tell me why you are not a fan of Gateways? Our home is 1 k sp ft apartment open floor plan, one level up. there are 70 apts in our complex. A router has worked in the past. We currently have 1 COX receiver, 1 Arris DG246A modem for internet, wifi, 100/10 Mbps. paying way too much for it all. cable slows way down at nite but internet seems ok. They are pushing the more recent Arris with digital telephony because it is a prerequisite to get the $30 per mo discount 2 yrs for reasons they will not divulge. makes me wary. prefer not to share coax with cable receiver. I get the sense there will be a few gotchas with this new agreement.