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How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

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How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

I currently have the modem box connected only in extra bedroom. I now want to add a TV to that room.

I looked at the back of the modem box and there is no other connections to connect cable box. So how can I have cable box for TV and modem box connected in same room?

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

Hello,

You cant. The box for the tv is separate from the modem which is for your internet/phone service.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

you need to buy a splitter, rated 1000ohm or better and split the cable,  No one here is going to be able to tell you though if doing that is going to degrade your signal to a point where you are not getting any internet or tv, you have to do it and see what happens.  Also in most areas you will need a cable box to get tv channels.

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Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

So what would be the solution. I have 4 bedrooms. One bedroom was empty so Comcast used this one to install the modem box. I now have my son living back at home, and he wants a TV in that room. I don't have any extra outlets so what would the solution be, so that I can have a TV in that bedroom?

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Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

I was planning on getting another cable box from Comcast so that he can have a TV. I understand that without a cable box I wouldn't get cable.

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

best solution is to call comast, get a tech out have him do the split check the signal and make sure its ok.  You don't want an amplifier on an internet connection.   I have my line split in my garage on goes to tv's the other goes to internet.   You need a pro to do this.  Call get them out and tell them exactly what you want.  ask for a comcast tech not a sub contractor.  If after the split your signal is not good ( unlikely)  comcast can run a new line seperate from the poll. 

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

Rog, for splitters It's 1000mhz, not 1000 ohm. 

Silver Problem Solver

Re: How do I connect modem box and cable box in room with one outlet?

sorry i was in telecom quote mode at work.

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