The initial install included a 3-way splitter, which I need to upgrade to a 4-way splitter.
I have searched these forums, among others, but I can't seem to find an answer to this. I have read that I must make sure the splitter is "bidirectional" and that most splitters are only "unidirectional." And that this is required for the communication between the STBs and the router.
While shopping for splitters they usually have their frequency range labeled clearly on the box; however, I can't seem to find where it says whether it's uni- or bi-directional. Is there something else I should look for? Does the statement, "ready for cable modem and satellite," mean it's bidirectional?
all splitters rated 5-1000mhz are bidirectional...
Fort Wayne, IN
|reply to x87bliss |
If the splitter doesn't explicitly say 5-1000 (or higher), presume it's only good for 40-900Mhz. The 5-40Mhz range is the return frequency and is what makes the splitter bi-directional.
Thanks very much for the info! I greatly appreciate it, it was exactly what I needed to know.