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The E
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·Shaw
reply to Borad

Re: Too many connections?

Why does anything "have to be on the first two way"?
Is it possible to just use a Three-way instead? That way you're always free to swap out the strong -3.5dB leg to the room that has the modem.

Home runs are always better than a bunch of splits in multiple locations.

Also, boosters (drop amps) are not a good solution. Crappy signal in, boosted, = stronger crappy signal.
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Borad

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For a three way splitter, I'd have to buy 100 more feet of cable (in part because I already cut my current 100 feet to the length I had planned to need) and I'd have to run two parallel cables through about 30 feet of my apartment, or run one of them a different ugly way, or build custom molding for a doorway. I read something about a different type of splitter that's more expensive but doesn't weaken the signal as much. I'd look into that before using a three way.


The E
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said by Borad:

For a three way splitter, I'd have to buy 100 more feet of cable (in part because I already cut my current 100 feet to the length I had planned to need) and I'd have to run two parallel cables through about 30 feet of my apartment, or run one of them a different ugly way, or build custom molding for a doorway.

Ahh, OK, that makes sense. To answer your original question, you're only going to be down 7dB on the modem and one STB. In most cases this is perfectly acceptable. Of course, it really does depend on the quality and strength of your input. Although it's preferred to have the modem on the strongest leg, if your signal strength is sufficient you'll have no worries.

(FYI: I'm an installer for one of Canada's largest Cable/Internet/Telephone providers. We focus on our craft and pride ourselves on high quality installations. )
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heels_fan
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said by The E:

said by Borad:

For a three way splitter, I'd have to buy 100 more feet of cable (in part because I already cut my current 100 feet to the length I had planned to need) and I'd have to run two parallel cables through about 30 feet of my apartment, or run one of them a different ugly way, or build custom molding for a doorway.

Ahh, OK, that makes sense. To answer your original question, you're only going to be down 7dB on the modem and one STB. In most cases this is perfectly acceptable. Of course, it really does depend on the quality and strength of your input. Although it's preferred to have the modem on the strongest leg, if your signal strength is sufficient you'll have no worries.

(FYI: I'm an installer for one of Canada's largest Cable/Internet/Telephone providers. We focus on our craft and pride ourselves on high quality installations. )

That is what I said ;/
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