Netgear MCAB1001 Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit

It appears that Netgear has quietly added a new product to their wired home networking line that may be of interest to some. The new addition is the MoCA certified Netgear Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (available now for pre-order | MSRP $229) designed to turn your coaxial cable (aka your home’s TV cable) into a high-speed Ethernet network connection. Ideal uses for the adapter kit include bringing connectivity (up to 270 Mbps) to Ethernet only HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, or game consoles. I don’t know about you guys, but the price seems kind of steep when you can get a Wireless-N adapter solution for less than $100. But then again you might have a McMansion that gets poor wireless coverage and wasn’t equipped with Ethernet ports in every room. [via]

Aside: Neither D-Link nor Linksys have a similar Coax-Ethernet adapter listed in their offerings at this time.

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