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Sat, Jan 25, 2020 12:00 PM

Remove splitter in outside box

I have a splitter in my comcast box outside that one port feeds my modem and the other port did feed the cable tv which i dont have now.  Can i remove the splitter and go straight to my modem and improve my internet speeds?  Thanks in advance. 

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CCAndrew

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When you bypass the splitter hook your modem outlet right up to the ground block.
EG

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Yes. I can't say for sure that it will improve your "speeds", but it will improve your RF signal strength to the modem which may in turn, improve your speeds / connection quality.

jeffloby

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Any certain connector you would recommend?

CCAndrew

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Adding to EG, is there not a ground block there to connect the cable to?
jeffloby

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There is one. It is being bypassed by the splitter at present. 

jeffloby

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Will do. Thanks!!

lesmikesell

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@jeffloby wrote:

I have a splitter in my comcast box outside that one port feeds my modem and the other port did feed the cable tv which i dont have now.  Can i remove the splitter and go straight to my modem and improve my internet speeds?  Thanks in advance. 


You should look at your current modem diagnostics and power level.  The initial installer probably set the power correctly for both with the splitter in place.  You aren't going to help it if the levels are already correct and you aren't having high error levels.  Or if your speed currently hits the level you pay for.

CCAndrew

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@lesmikesell
A tech can only set signal a certain way is with simulators or attenuators or extra unnecessary splitters, which doesn’t seem to be the case here. And the equipment isn’t set to one particular number a range of signal levels is used. The OP is talking about a 2 way splitter so the change in signal will be minimal as opposed to a 4way splitter.
jeffloby

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I have blast 150 and only hit about 110.  

jeffloby

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@CCAndrew wrote:
@lesmikesell
A tech can only set signal a certain way is with simulators or attenuators or extra unnecessary splitters, which doesn’t seem to be the case here. And the equipment isn’t set to one particular number a range of signal levels is used. The OP is talking about a 2 way splitter so the change in signal will be minimal as opposed to a 4way splitter.

It is a 2 way splitter. The tech bypassed the grounding block splitter when he added it. 

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