said by XPAMD:
Normally the CM is split on the first leg.
Splitters in the 5Mhz to 1000Mhz Range are normally used.
Signal levels won't hurt speed as much as connection stability. If your upstream power level is too high you'll likely be experiencing loss of sync.
How is the layout from where you want the server room to be, and where the Cable Company Terminates with the Inside Cable?
Did the lease stipulate that you couldn't do any modifications or could you get landlord approval.
The cable run from the outdoor termination (demarc) box to the splitter I'm considering is about 5 feet long. From the splitter to where I want to install the CM is another 10 feet. I'd be adding this extra 10' of cable myself. The only reason I want to still have the splitter in the circuit is that I need the cable tv signal on the 2nd output of the splitter.
The location where the CM is currently installed has a cable run of about 35-40' from the demarc (no splitter in the run).
The landlord doesn't care whether I make the changes I propose, so long as I restore things the way they were initially when I move out in the future.
I had thought about getting inside the demarc box and adding the new line for the CM to my server room there but I don't have the tool required to open the demarc box, don't know if there are any available F connectors inside the demarc to do this, and it's questionable if I/landlord is allowed to open the demarc box under the TOS with the cable operator. So I'm stuck considering the cable run after the splitter option , without incurring a service charge from the cable co.
Thanks for any further thoughts.