Comcast Signal Strength Low, Need Booster
Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:53 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:54 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:55 PM
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:05 PM
There is only one cable drop in my apartment. There is a splitter that feeds signal to the bedroom where I have a TV.
Not too sure about adding a signal booster (at least going into a cable modem). Most things that I have seen regarding using one is that it is not a good idea. The reason being is that the booster, while helping the incoming signal, usually impedes the upload signal.
You don't say exacyly how you have everyting wired up. From the sounds of it you only have the one line coming into your apartment (ideally there should be two drops, one for the tv and one for the modem).
If you want to try using a signal booster, maybe try putting it on the line that goes to your tv and tv card, and leave a straight line to the cable modem (from the splitter that comes into the apartmant). That way it leaves the modem alone (and hopefully the signal will be ok).
In the livingroom I have a digital cable box, a TV card, and a cable modem. These are all fed from a 3 way splitter.
I know that ideally there should be two drops...but that wasn't up to me.
As it stands I believe I should split the signal so that I feed the cable modem without passing throught the booster, and then the TV signal would pass through the booster to my TV cardand digital cable box.
That would mean I would have the cable modem and the bedroom without amplkification.
I don't really see how I could amplify the bedroom along with the livingroom as the splitter for that is in the wall. I could do it I guess, but it wouldn't be neat at all as I would have a loop out of the wall to amplify the bedroom.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 09:22 PM
Posted 02 April 2005 - 11:38 PM
Posted 03 April 2005 - 12:20 AM
Thanks, they are on the correct connection.
If you are using a 3-way splitter the hi speed cable connection should be the 1st leg of the splitter signal loss is 3.5db and 7db on the others. This might help
Posted 03 April 2005 - 01:19 AM
i have all of this hooked to one drop in my place
1x Dvr (its like tivo but better)
1x cable box (on my cable connection this line comes out the main spliter into another spliter so my cable box and dvr are on the same line)
1x cable modem
1x Wintv capture card (also plugged into my cable)
1x and my router that supports my desktop, wireless contion on laptop, and my server
router and cable modem
One drop with a 3 way spliter
cable line going directly into compter to wintv card
Posted 03 April 2005 - 01:33 AM
Posted 03 April 2005 - 01:56 AM
Posted 03 April 2005 - 02:43 AM
Edited by lilbill08, 03 April 2005 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 10:18 AM
Posted 03 April 2005 - 11:47 AM
the funny thing is brighthouse my cable provider only set up my cable modem and cable boxes i only had 1x 2way spliter i added the rest of my stuff later cause i didnt add that capture card and wireles router to my rig until i upgraded my pc
That's the same three way splitter I have.
Actually, it's not their problem.
They only installed the digital cable box, if they had installed the rest, then it would be their problem...but I would have paid for the additional installations. As it is, I installed the rest so it is my problem. They are happy to help but there will be a service charge plus parts.
I did end up having them here to check the signal actually. The signal is more than strong enough to support what they installed, which is just the digital box and the cable modem.
Posted 03 April 2005 - 01:42 PM
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