Eastlink MOCA extender?
My father is in a nursing home where they have Eastlink service. I'm trying to get Internet service into his room that currently has no WiFi signal because it's on another floor, far from the main office where the wireless router is.
I called Eastlink to ask them whether I can get a MOCA extender to put in his room, which does have a coax outlet for the TV. Of three people I spoke to at Eastlink, none really seemed clear on the difference between a MOCA extender and the 'regular' wireless extender they offer that simply picks up the existing WiFi signal and repeats it (not a viable solution in this case).
One of the tech support reps did suggest they have a MOCA extender but that it only works with Maestro service. She didn't seem so sure, though, and she was unable to provide me with model numbers of either the MOCA extender or the supposedly-compatible modem. I live hundreds of miles away so I'm not very familiar with Eastlink's offerings and I don't know what Maestro is. From the website it looks like it's just an upgraded tier of TV/DVR service so it's not clear to me how this would affect the availability of MOCA on the system. If it does, then I'll have to ask the facility what kind of service is installed there.
Can anyone give me accurate information about this and tell me exactly what I need to ask Eastlink for, if this is even possible? Or if I can just buy my own MOCA extender somewhere else and connect it myself?