So, in our house, the entry point of the virgin cable into the house is in a far corner of the downstairs. We've also got a MESH network working of the SH3, using the SH3 as the DHCP server with wifi turned off. Crucially, there's also an ethernet point in the same location which throws a cable to the back of the house where our home-office is, so we can get wired connection speeds.
The problem is that that because of the location of the entry point, the mesh box which does wifi for the house is tucked away and building the mesh network using the other mesh boxes is proving problematic. If we could site the first mesh box in a more accessible location in term sof the layout of the house, it would be a stronger network.
Now, the previous people who owned the house had another virgin cable fitted, and threw that cable under the floor to a different part of the house. I was wondering whether that cable could have ethernet adaptors fitted and would work to send the signal from the SH3 to the different part of the house, and there connect the mesh fro a better and stronger network.
So, can I fit something like this:
to either end of the virgin cable and get things working?
No that won't work, there are no simple Coax to Ethernet adapter plugs. In theory you could get a pair of what are called MoCA adapters which should do it, but they tend to not be common in the UK and are quite expensive.
Nice idea - unfortunately, they then put an engineered (ie nailed down) wooden floor down, so the coax cable hasn't got the room to move, unless we rip that floor up in places to create the slack (which isn't going to happen, hence this thread!)