reply to Arctucas
Re: Three modems failed?
said by Arctucas : Any device that is hooked up to the coax in your home could potentially be defective, and generate noise, but this is a very rare occurrence. Things like this are often an issue outside, between the pole/pedestal and the house, so that is a very good place to start. I was simply mentioning the other potential issues to give you somewhere to work off of should the outside lines check out, or if you still have issues after replacing them.
Regarding your comment about noise on the coax, could you provide some examples of possible devices, and what methods to use to determine if that is the cause of the intermittent dropouts and signal level fluctuations?
Dan Della Terza
WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone
CMTS Operations Engineer
I have my cable box, two additional HDTVs, and my PC with a Hauppauge 1850 TV card connected.
Temporarily hook the modem up to the main connection before any splitters. So the cable comes in, gets grounded, then right to modem. If issues still happen than you know the issue is somewhere outside.
That is a good idea, I will try that next time it drops out.