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Adrien1977

@comcast.net

[Signals] Bonding vs no bonding?

Hi
I am not sure what bonding does. I've tried to do some research but all the information is giberish.

I have a sb6120 with comcast and the configuration was showing
4 downstream bonded channels
1 upstream bonded channels.

I was having downstream connections and when i tried from another outlet from my condo, i was getting 4 downstream and 4 upstream bonded channels.
When i went onto the box that splits the signals i saw that there was a TAP splitter.
So i changed it as follow
Drop to TAP splitter.
Out to TV/HSI. (-2db if am not mistaken)
Tap to 6 way splitter (-9db if am not mistaken)

What i am trying to accomplish is to send as much signal to the cable box so it does not get split too much.

But now i have
1 downstream bonded channels
1 upstream bonded channels.
Downstream
Signal to Noise Ratio 37 dB
Power level +4 dBmV
Upstream
Power Level 51 dBmV

My question is simple.
Is it better to have no bonded channels or bonded is better?

thanks

nysports4evr
Premium
join:2010-01-23
kudos:1
Bonded is better. Gives you more capacity. Not necessarily going to give you better speeds unless you have problems during peak hours in your area, etc.

adrien19776

join:2007-12-01
Chicago, IL
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channels
Thanks for the answer.
Actually, i decided to reboot the cable modem by unplugging it and see if it would change anything and what do you know?? It did.
I now have 4 down and 3 up.

Another quick question.
Should i be using a 2 way 3.5db splitter instead of a TAP splitter?
It is may be better this way since the tap out has a 9db attenuation if am i not mistaken...


flwpwr

@comcast.net
said by adrien19776:

Thanks for the answer.
Actually, i decided to reboot the cable modem by unplugging it and see if it would change anything and what do you know?? It did.
I now have 4 down and 3 up.

Another quick question.
Should i be using a 2 way 3.5db splitter instead of a TAP splitter?
It is may be better this way since the tap out has a 9db attenuation if am i not mistaken...

The answer to that depends on what your current modem stats are and why the DC-9 is in there to start with.


adrien1977

@comcast.net
reply to nysports4evr
downloadscreen.tiff 155,588 bytes
Ok
Thanks for the answer.
I actually decided to unplug the cable modem and see what would happen and what do you know
4 downstream and 3 upstream bonded channels.

Another question.

is is better to use a TAP splitter or regular splitter (3.5db)?


graysonf
Premium,MVM
join:1999-07-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
kudos:2
You certainly want to minimize insertion losses where possible.

adrien19776

join:2007-12-01
Chicago, IL
reply to flwpwr
I think the people before me wanted to minimize losses on one output of the condo where their cable modem was.
Unfortunatelly it was not the output i used for my cable modem.

I think the previous tenant was working for comcast according to my landlord.

The TAP is a genesis II -130db.
I should have taken a pic of it before closing the cabinet.

The only thing i am concerned about is the more important loss on the other outputs
From drop to TAP Splitter
TAP output to 6 way splitter -> 4 used to 3 bedroom and 1 dinning room
OUT output to 2 way splitter to cable tv and cable modem

I am thinking of may be adding an amplifier somewhere in there.