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Review Translite 2.5 Gig MoCA Network Extender Dual Ethernet TL-MC85


hey everybody it’s la inside and we’re taking a look today at another affordable moca adapter this one is from translight this is running with the mocha 2.5 standard and that means you can get up to two and a half gigabits of bandwidth across the network and this design has a 2.5 gigabit ethernet port on the back so you can make use out of that bandwidth on a single invention now if you’re not familiar with mocha it’s a technology that allows you to extend your network through your cable tv coax wiring the same cables that got to get tv can also extend your network you don’t need tv service for this to work you just need the wiring in your house and if you do have tv service this works alongside of it without interrupting or intruding with anything it’s a really neat technology it’s not as good as ethernet if you’re able to run ethernet to every chamber in your room but it’s really close and you’ll learn just how well this will play-act as we get further into the review here in precisely a second now i do want to let you know in the interest of full disclosure that this “re coming back” free of charge from translight however all the sentiments you’re about to hear are my own no one is paying for this review nor has anyone inspected or approve what you’re about to see before it was uploaded and i should also let you know that the mocha alliance

which is the standards person for this technology has sponsored content here on the canal in the past nonetheless they are not sponsoring this video and before they sponsored me several years ago i discovered information and communication technologies and witnessed it to be a really good solution and probably the best network extension technology out there so let’s get into it now and determine what this machine is all about now the expenditure on these mocha devices has come down quite a bit because there is more competition in the marketplace this one comes in at around seventy dollars let’s take a closer look now at the hardware there isn’t much to these things and in the default configuration all you got to do is just get them plugged into your cable tv wiring and they find each other this is powered via usb and it truly ingests merely about as much power as a cell phone charger so it’s not going to add all that much to the electrical legislation this one doesn’t seem to get too hot when it’s been on for a long period either you do have an on off swap so if you do want to disable the network or a particular device you time hit the switch there and unplug it is now time you’re going to notice that there are two ethernet jacks on now and you can use both of these at the same time so for example you could plug your computer into the yellow port now and then plug in a game console into the black port or maybe passed a wireless access item off of it or something like that you’ve got access to both of these ports simultaneously this is a two and a half gigabit ethernet port so for the best speed i would push your computer into this one but you have to make sure that your

ethernet adapter supports the faster 2.5 gigabit quicken otherwise it will operate back to the gigabit velocity profile now there are two coax jacks on here and it’s a little confusing as to how they worded things so what you do with this is plug your cable jack from the wall into the port here labeled mocha and that will get it connected to the rest of the machines in the house and then the in out port here is where you would connect your cable chest or video so there’s a built-in splitter in now that allows you to get on the mocha system but likewise allow your tv busines to continue working in the room that you’re installing the box so i found that to be really helpful not all these mocha adapters have those built-in splitters you’re too go to a button here for something announced mps and this is a button to enable security on the network so by default this mocha design when you push it in it’ll really find anything else that’s on the same segment of cable as it so basically anything in your mansion will see it and is attached to it the challenge though is that sometimes your mocha network can bleed outside the house so enabling defence ensures that these devices have to specifically pair up

with each other now once you set up security on the first invention contributing additional designs is a lot easier because you time need to hold down that wps button on the first invention and the brand-new one and the new one will be able to get those certificate positions transferred to it automatically and then it have participated in the secure network now another thing you could consider that might be a little simpler is something called a point of entry filter and what you can do is positioned that filter in where your cable tv wiring comes into the house and it will block any mocha signals from going out of your home to other places in the neighborhoods you can kind of figure out what might work best for you it is a little complicated on these devices because you are dealing with rf technology over coax cables but once you get it set up and labor these things i met generally remain rock solid once the initial facility is ready now i have found that these caskets generally make right when you push them in without having to do anything but if you find that they’re not noting one another on your coax network you might want to look at the splitters you’re using to distribute cable tv throughout your dwelling you need to make sure that any splitter or amplifier you’re using in the house is

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mocha compatible now generally i have found when you’re searching for a splitter the ones that support mocha will say it in the designation on the product sheet so when i go on amazon i search for mocha splitter and that’s when i generally find something like i have here and you can see here that the frequency wander of this splitter is five to twenty three hundred megahertz and this easily submerges all of the frequency collections that your cable television or satellite tv is using in addition to the frequencies that mocha consumes on the wire and if you’re having trouble getting things to connect it could be some splitters in the wall are just not capable of carrying the frequencies that one of these chests requires and a lot of times switching out those splitters will magically realize everything work now according to the manual here there is one more gotcha to talk about and this is actually more than precisely a trans light-headed problem this starts across all of these newer mocha devices and that is if you have a docsis 3.1 cable modem these are the cable modems that the big cable companies are rolling out for some of their higher accelerate gigabit service and if you’ve got one of these it’s going to use some of the same frequencies that mocha uses and that includes translight devices and other ones that are out there as well and what you have to do in order for this to work alongside a docsis 3.1 cable modem is to go in and adjust some specifies now you can follow the steps here in the manual or you can contact translight and they’ll send you a firmware updater and that will ensure that

this mocha device will not interfere with what the cable modem is using for its chore now i did request translight if this results in a reduction of performance and it will so this gives you out of the box about two and a half gigabits of useful bandwidth you’re going to lose about 500 megabits when you enable this so the usable bandwidth across your mocha system will go from 2.5 gigabits to 2 gigabits and for this review we’re going to be testing it at its full speed just so you know but again if you got one of these newer cable modems this is something you’re going to have to think about and what i love about mocha is its performance but there are some issues like we’ve just been talking about that you have to address before you get up and running with it this is a new one all right let’s take a look now at a act experiment and i have just been two of these chests now on the desk to do this demonstration now you generally need at least two of these for this to work you need one that’s going to be plugged into your router via ethernet and then you connect this one via coax cable to your cable tv wiring and then this box now will represent one of the remote chests that you might articulated somewhere else in the house and if they are all on the same leg of coax cable they’ll exactly find each other it’s pretty cool now plugged in to the

ethernet jack on the remote container is this laptop so when this laptop disseminates data it’s going to go through the ethernet cable out through the coax cable and into this box on the other side of the network and if this one has to go out to the internet it will do so through the ethernet cable here that’s plugged into the router so that’s kind of the road that the data will take and again just imagine this one with the blue cable is in accordance with a remote area somewhere now both the laptop and my network are multi-gigabit networks which means that we are connected at two and a half gigabits per second but this would also work at a slower proportion of fast you can have up to 16 of these mocha boxes on the network at one time and you are not limited to merely these 2.5 designs if you have older mocha maneuvers those older ones will work with the brand-new ones although the older ones will communicate with the brand-new ones at the slower hurry of the aged one nonetheles only having aged cartons on your system doesn’t slow down the fast boxes so even if i had a bunch of old mocha inventions these two can exchange data at the faster two and a half gigabit charge so let’s do some acceleration exams now and be seen to what extent all of the present working so the first thing we’re going to do is some internet testing with the speedtest.net app and what’s going to happen here is that we’re going to initiate the bid on the laptop that dictation will go through the ethernet cable out to the coax over to this box and then out to the internet and at my house here i have a two gigabit symmetrical fiber attachment so we should be able to pretty much max out what these cartons can do so let’s come that assessment started and what will get reported first is a ping rate and a lot of beings ask what’s the latency that you can expect from mocha and it’s about three to five milliseconds in my own experience generally on this research if i’m link to the boston

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comcast server i’m able to touched them at six milliseconds and as you can see here we’re getting about nine so it doesn’t really add all that much latency to the network and you can also see here that we’re pretty much getting the full concert out of my internet service here i’ll run the test one more time just to see if we get same reactions here and again right now what’s happening is that the data is being downloaded through the network so it’s coming in over the ethernet and then back out to the coax cable over to this one and then out to the ethernet cable that’s connected to the laptop and then when that exam overrules here again that will start mailing data out of the laptop and then back through that connection out to the internet again so as you can see here we’re pretty much getting what i would get ordinarily for this internet connection on my regular ethernet structure let’s take a look now at a folder transport i’ve got a six and a half gigabyte register that i’m going to push upstairs to a computer on my system that’s connected to the multi-gigabit network and as you can see here i’m getting about 280 megabytes per second pushing that file upstairs so that is a pretty good result now gigabit race is commonly about a hundred megabytes or so so we’re getting pretty close to that two and a half gigabit rate now what we’re going to do is copy that document back downstairs and investigate what kind of performance we get all right so let’s make that file now and duplicate it back to the laptop over the network we’ll just go ahead and move it back here and now we go we’re getting what we should be getting here well over two gigabits of bandwidth moving that same file back onto the laptop in the reverse direction so all together it inspects as though we are getting the

advertised speed out of these things now one thing to note about mocha is that it’s not a full duplex etiquette that means you don’t get two and a half gigs downstream and upstream at the same time it is two and a half gigabits for the network that it gets shared among the maneuvers and the direction the data is flowing so if you’ve got a gigabit downloading you could maybe “re going away” with another gigabit uploading but you can’t download two gigs and send up two gigs simultaneously all right now we’re going to get a little geekier with an iperf evaluation iperf is a free utility it’s available across most computing stages that allows you to test bottlenecks on your structure basically what it does is it transmits data from one computer to another and you are in a position to totally saturate your structure and see if you’ve got anything in between that’s fouling things up and i was having a really hard time getting the full bandwidth out of this exam and it was really getting confusing to me because we were get the full speed out of my internet communication and those file changes that we were doing earlier but as you can see here this evaluation is only giving me about 400 megabits per second of carry-on and i think there’s something about how iperf creations related to how these things act because if i pass the same test now but instead have it run across multiple threads what you’ll see now is that we get the velocities that we are anticipating now and if you look who it is down there at the bottom 2.36 gigabits per second so for whatever reason if you’re testing your mocha maneuvers with iperf this is how you can get a good sense as to whether or not they’re working accurately what i’ll do here is reverse the connection here too so we’ll have the data get sent from the computer i’m relate to back to the laptop now and as you can see we’re getting about the same speed in the reverse direction so all together i think we are getting the advertised races just know that we are in kind of

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the perfect environment here because these two designs are the only two on this mocha structure and there’s no other data getting transited so if you have more mocha maneuvers that of course will eat into that pooled bandwidth so in summation i am very pleased with these mocha adapters i like the performance we’re consider out of them i like the fact that you’ve got two ethernet jacks on the back that can be used at the same time so you can plug your computer and your sport console into it for example it’s good to have the two and a half gigabit ethernet here that will also run at lower hurryings lots of flexibility with this i like that you’ve got the splitter built in here too so you can plug your tv in without having to get more cables and splitters and everything else and even give you a little coax patch cable in the box to enable that connection so all together a nice box now they don’t get too warm they don’t application all that much power they’re not hard to get going these will generally work over a 300 hoof cable length if for some reason they’re not working what i would do is start hunting down all the splitters “youve got in” your cable setup because generally these are the failure items you’ll often envision splitters that don’t support the frequency range you swap them out for mocha compatible splitters and you’re up and running at a minimum though i would suggest getting that point of entry filter that will prevent any of your data from leaking outside the house it’s a good security measure and the committee is also sometimes helps improve the

performance of the network specially if there are other moca inventions it might be detecting so get that poe filter installed very easy to do and i think you’ll be in good shape and i do suggest getting the security enabled on these devices as well it’s a little bit of work to get the first one going through the web-based control panel but because you’ve got these mps buttons here it’s very easy to get other inventions connected to that security these are interoperable with other mocha devices so slower ones older ones no big deal as long as you’ve got less than 16 they will work with anything else that you’ve got there without any act sanctions even if you’ve got a cluster of slower ones on the network so all together i remain a big fan of mocha even though it is a little complex at times it certainly does deliver rendition that is very close to ethernet ethernet is still the best way to go but if you can’t do it because of a rental situation or you just don’t want to expend the money if you got those cable jacks in the wall this will work and deliver really good performance that’s going to do it for now until next time this is lon seiben thanks for watching this direct is introduce into you by theland.

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