said by bunions:
now that I look at it, wouldnt a 5 way be the same loss for the modem as my above diagram?
That would depend on the splitter. The 2 line splitter would have a 3.5 db attenuation for each leg. If your 5 line splitter has a 3.5 db attenuation for one of its legs, then yes, it would be the same.--
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