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-16db at modem, cabling questions

  • Modem
  • Cable
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
June 12, 2010 2:57:32 PM

So my net keeps dropping and I think it's due to my signal strength being so low. It bounces around from -17 or so to -13db.

Below is a beautiful drawing of how I have my cabling done.

All splitters are the newest style that the cable company gave me. Not sure if there are better ones besides powered ones.

All cabling is new from the pole to the house and everything inside. I don't know what kind it is, but it's the stuff the cable company gave me once again.

I understand splitters do drop the signal so I gues a single 3-way splitter would be much better, but I was wondering if it was worth the extra hassle?

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June 12, 2010 8:55:44 PM

Call your cable company and tell them levels are too low for reliable service and that you request your connection be "Pushed" (or shorten cable lengths to the cable modem and run longer sections of Cat5e instead of long runs of TV cable to get internet where you use it).