We have installed where coax cable was run to every room. Nice, but over the years either I or Comcast installers have moved or removed cables from the main feed's spliter. Many cables lost their original labels.
Help: I need to test some of the installed coax wall outlets to find if there is an actual signal being received at these remote outlets only since I do not have access or know which cable at the starting point is a match for a 'live' line at this time.
Ideas? Suggestions? on how to test at these end point coax wall outlets only to find if a signal is still being transmitted to them? (I really do not want to drap a TV around).
Let me know.
Thank you very much ofr your help.
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Thank you for the quick reply and ideas. Two items:
1) Can I use the 'cable toner' alone, at the cable endpoint, at the wall outlet?
Yes, I had run across the 'cable toner' ideas (see, https://www.amazon.com/Stanz-Pocket-coaxial-tracker-finder/dp/B01KZ0PL44/ref=sr_1_6 keywords=cable+toner&qid=1548095193&sr=8-6),
but the YouTube, etc. instruction videos on how to use it, if I got it right, require that you disconnect the cable at the start point and add the 'toner'. Since these RG6 cables have been messed around with over time and new ceilings, etc. I am pretty confident that there are spittters out of sight, hence, my concern to just deal with the cable endpoint location.
Your knowledg on this 'cable toner' is much appreciated.
P.S.: 2) disconnecting the modem (messy), moving it around, hmmm, seems doable, but less preferred if a 'cable toner' will do the job.
IF there was not a splitter involved (and some/most of the runs should not have a splitter involved),
would the cable toner still work if only used at the endpoint wall outlet to identify a cable that has a signal OR any other low investment equipment comes to mind that also does this?
Hi, Comcast was just here and told me I need an electrician to test the cable running for the splitter (outside) to cable outlet in the house. Can any electrician test the cable or is there a specific type?