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Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

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Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Recently went internet only, should I still have this between the line and my modem?

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

It depends on what the modem's signal stats look like ? Try getting them here http://192.168.100.1 or here http://10.0.0.1

 

Please post the *Downstream Power Level*, the *Upstream Power Level*, and the *SNR* (Signal to Noise Ratio) numbers.


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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Teenage tech-support (with passwords) not quite awake, will get them asap. Would I check them again going direct into modem?

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Click on the blue colored links and see.

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Downstream Bonded Channels


Channel Status Modulation Channel ID Frequency Power SNR
1 Locked QAM256 10 561000000 Hz 5.3 dBmV 36.5 dB
2 Locked QAM256 11 567000000 Hz 5.5 dBmV 36.6 dB
3 Locked QAM256 12 573000000 Hz 5.8 dBmV 36.8 dB
4 Locked QAM256 13 579000000 Hz 6.3 dBmV 37.1 dB
5 Locked QAM256 14 585000000 Hz 6.8 dBmV 37.1 dB
6 Locked QAM256 15 591000000 Hz 7.0 dBmV 37.1 dB
7 Locked QAM256 16 597000000 Hz 6.5 dBmV 36.8 dB
8 Locked QAM256 18 609000000 Hz 6.0 dBmV 36.5 dB

Upstream Bonded Channels


Channel Status Channel Type Channel ID Symbol Rate Frequency Power
1 Locked ATDMA 58 5120 ksym/sec 29200000 Hz 39.5 dBmV
2 Locked ATDMA 57 5120 ksym/sec 35600000 Hz 39.0 dBmV
3 Locked ATDMA 59 5120 ksym/sec 22800000 Hz 38.3 dBmV
4 Not Locked Unknown 0 0 ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

You may not need it. Now see what they look like with that unity gain amp bypassed.

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Don't have access right now, I'll swap them this evening and post the results. Thanks!

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Downstream Bonded Channels


Channel Status Modulation Channel ID Frequency Power SNR
1 Locked QAM256 17 603000000 Hz 12.0 dBmV 38.2 dB
2 Locked QAM256 18 609000000 Hz 11.8 dBmV 37.9 dB
3 Locked QAM256 19 615000000 Hz 11.7 dBmV 37.9 dB
4 Locked QAM256 20 621000000 Hz 11.7 dBmV 37.9 dB
5 Locked QAM256 23 639000000 Hz 11.7 dBmV 37.8 dB
6 Locked QAM256 24 645000000 Hz 11.5 dBmV 37.8 dB
7 Locked QAM256 26 651000000 Hz 11.6 dBmV 37.7 dB
8 Locked QAM256 27 657000000 Hz 11.3 dBmV 37.5 dB

Upstream Bonded Channels


Channel Status Channel Type Channel ID Symbol Rate Frequency Power
1 Locked ATDMA 57 5120 ksym/sec 35600000 Hz 35.0 dBmV
2 Locked ATDMA 58 5120 ksym/sec 29200000 Hz 35.0 dBmV
3 Locked ATDMA 59 5120 ksym/sec 22800000 Hz 34.0 dBmV
4 Not Locked Unknown 0 0 ksym/sec 0 Hz 0.0 dBmV
Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

The downsteam power is too high now without the equalization that that device provides, so you can either leave it inline or you can use a 6dB attenuator pad like this one instead;

https://www.amazon.com/6db-Attenuator-Pad-1-each/dp/B0013L48XA
Regular Visitor

Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Just ordered the attenuator, arriving Sunday. Is it doing damage to leave it direct connection, and are the other numbers beneficial enough to go direct?. In other words, what would you do?

Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

No. If you mean physical / hardware damage to your equipment. The other "numbers" are fine.

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Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

I will attach the attenuator and leave it that way I guess. My original post was whether one way is better than the other, and I'm not really sure I understand the answer. All the numbers considered, which way would you configure it? Thank you again for all your help! 

Diamond Problem Solver

Re: Commscope CSAPDU5VP needed internet only without TV channel service?

Considering failure rate for one (among many other things) and unecessary energy usage for another, a passive attenuator is always better than an active amplifier if it is not needed !