Send both ethernet and TV signals using the same coax cable with our wi3 Ethernet/Internet Coax Bridge. We have two coaxial bridges, one is for cable TV and the other is for DirecTV satellite systems.
The wi3 patented WiP7001 Internet Coax Bridge (ICB) is a bi-directional media converter that is "plug-and-play" and is compatible with Cable TV (CATV) and free over-the-air (OTA) Digital TV Broadcast signals. The WiP8001 is compatible with DirecTV signals.
The WiP7001 ICB allows you to send the ethernet signal that includes high-speed internet over the same coax cable that carries the Cable TV (CATV) or Over-the-Air (OTA) channels that is already installed in your home or building. The coax cable can carry the highest bandwidth that you are getting from your internet and cable TV provider and it is preferred over using ethernet cable for ease of installation and higher bandwidth capacity.
The WiP7001 ICB has point-to-multipoint capabilities and can be used to extend the internet from your source to other rooms in the house that do not have internet or have a weak WiFi signal; the WiFi signal can be extended by connecting a WiFi Access Point, such as the WiP7500 WiFi Access Point.
These ICB were designed to work with cable TV, cable internet, and fiber optic networks, such as FiOS. See the WiP8001 Internet Coax Bridge if you have DirecTV.Typical CATV Installation of WiP7001
The example below shows the CATV's service coax cable connected to a splitter and then to the CATV's cable modem that is connected to a WiP7001 "Ethernet" and coax "TV Only" ports. The "Ethernet+TV" coax port from the ICB is also connected to the first bi-directional coax splitter; the coax splitter is then connected via coax cable to another bi-directional coax splitter and then to other ICB that can be connected to Smart TVs, computers, set-top-boxes, or ethernet routers and WiFi Access Points for distribution of wired and wireless internet signals. The effect is to create a "wired mesh network" that delivers the highest available bandwidth plus the CATV signal over the coax cable. The example below does not show the "TV" port from the WiP7001 connected to the CATV's cable receiver that is then connected to a TV to access the CATV TV channel subscriptions.
Typical CATV Installation with both wired and WiFi ICB
The illustration below shows that you can mix the wired ICB (WiP7001) and WiFi ICB (WiP7500) together to distribute the ethernet, internet, WiFi and CATV channels over coax cable.
Typical IPTV Installation with both wired and WiFi ICB
The example below illustrates the installation of the WiP7001 and the WiP7500 WiFi Access Point (AP). In this example the ethernet signal from an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) is connected to the ethernet port of the first WiP7001. The Ethernet+TV Coax port from the WiP7001 is then connected via coax to our coax splitter and it creates a bridge to other W7001 and WiP7500 WiFi Access Points. The ethernet signal from the second WiP7001 is connected to a Smart TV and the other to set-top boxes for the IPTV signals. The WiP7500 WiFi Access Point delivers the WiFi signal to other rooms and has four 1-Gigabit ports to pass the ethernet signal to other ethernet devices.
With these Internet Coax Bridges you can extend the ethernet/internet plus TV signal to many rooms over the coax cable that you already have installed. Coax cable carries the TV signals from an antenna for the free "over the air" TV (OTA-TV) or from your Pay TV service provider that may also be your Internet Service Provider that rents you a modem and receiver. The Modem has a "coax input" for the coax cable that carries both the internet and TV signals. The internet is output on the "Ethernet" output connector and the TV signals is output on the "Coax output" connector. The receiver has a "TV Coax input" for the coax cable from the modem and it outputs the TV signal on the "TV Coax output" and on an HDMI connector that connects to your TV.
There is no need to install Cat 6 cable to extend the internet - just use your existing coax cable with the wi3 Ethernet Coax Bridges and extend both TV and internet.
You will save a lot of time and money since there is no need to re-wire your house or business with ethernet Cat 6 cables to deliver the ethernet signal to your devices that need the internet signal, such as routers and ethernet devices, like AppleTV or Roku - you simply use the existing coaxial cable that you already have installed.