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Moving Modem into different room

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Moving Modem into different room

I'm not sure if the is the right sub-fourm but I would like re-route my internet wiring to a different room in the house. Can I pay comcast to do it and how much would this cost? 

Thanks

Valued Contributor

Re: Moving Modem into different room

Your modem plugs into any tv antenna outlet in any room (using ordinary coaxial cable) provided that there is no limiting filter or amplifier in the way.  I would suggest taking it to the desired room and trying it.  You can always take it back if it does not work.

sam

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Re: Moving Modem into different room

Are you talking about the RF outlet on my cable box or something else?

Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Moving Modem into different room

He's talking about the RF cable connector on you modem. You'll need a short piece of jumper coax cable.Try it on any outlet in any room. If the outlet/s is/are actually connected behind the wall then the modem should work provided that the signal at the outlet is adequate. You won't know until you try it.

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Re: Moving Modem into different room

Are you talking about a electrical wall outlet or a special tv outlet? 

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Re: Moving Modem into different room


emmyamelia wrote:

Are you talking about a electrical wall outlet or a special tv outlet? 


The modem should have three wires to it.

One is the electrical wall outlet that can be connected to any one nearby.

Two is a coaxial cable from a tv antenna outlet and not from any cable box outlet.

Three is a wire from the modem to your computer. 

 

We are talking about the second wire.  We have assumed that you have a Comcast wire coming into your house and splitting into at least two parts with one going to the cable box and the other going to the modem.

sam

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Re: Moving Modem into different room

I think I understand what your talking about, sadly we have 2 tv antenna outlet (not including the one that is being used already for the modem) and they are both being used by a tvs. so is it possible to buy a splitter or do I need to pay comcast or a 3rd party company to put another tv antenna outlet in? 

Valued Contributor

Re: Moving Modem into different room

buy a splitter!

sam