my cable modem hates splitters
steve at wonkabar.org
Fri Feb 11 12:26:29 MST 2005
Once again, I'm running into some strange problem that hopefully someone
has experienced as well. :)
Basically -- my cable modem will not get an Internet connection unless
there it is the only thing plugged into my cable jack.
It first happened about a week or so after Comcast came out and
installed my service. They had a splitter on it it, so from the jack
there was a cable to the splitter, and from the splitter two cables: one
to my cable modem and one to my TV.
One day my cable modem just would not connect at all, but my TV was
fine. I fiddled around with it, and found out that if I removed the
splitter and plugged the modem straight into the cable jack, it came
back up right away.
Anyway, I left it like that for a good while, until I decided I wanted
to use my TV tuner card. I put a different splitter on there again, and
my modem again worked for a week or two, and then it died. This time, I
tried different combinations of splitters and cables, but no matter what
the configuration, the modem just won't get a connection unless there's
no splitter in place.
Is the connection just getting weakened by the splitter or something,
and I just need a signal booster or what? Or should I just break down
and call Comcast and have them come out here?
Anyone else had similar issues?
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