my cable modem hates splitters

Levi Sorenson lsorenson at
Fri Feb 11 18:20:00 MST 2005

Before you buy a booster try a smaller spliter, like a two way split.
Have one going to your cable modem and one to the 8 way splitter. Also,
make sure you aren't useing screw on RJ-11 ends they work a better if
they have crimped ends.


>>> rmello at 2/11/2005 5:24 PM >>>
On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 12:26:29PM -0700, Steve Dibb wrote:
> 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
> and call Comcast and have them come out here?

I've had the same problem. Recently I re-wired my house, adding more
runs and now have one incoming into a 8-way splitter. The cable modem
connected to one of those and it's working fine. TV works too.

But if I split the one going to the room where my cable modem is (so I
plug both the cable modem and my tv tuner card), then the cable modem
at random times. Power cycling it solves the problem for a while.

I'd be interested in a solution. Would a signal booster (~$40 at home
depot) solve the problem?

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