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Re: Too Much Signal Power

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Re: Too Much Signal Power

I bit more research and I think I know what happened. I live in south Florida and temps are usually in the 80s. Last week we had a drop to 48 degrees which is when the modem was having issues. Maybe the downstream power went closer to 15 due to the colder weather.

Would something like a 6db Attenuator work to avoid power going too high during colder temps? Would that raise my upstream too high?
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

Can’t comment on whether a 6db attenuator would affect your upstream negatively, you didn’t state what it was. A simulator is a better option as it only affects downstream

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Re: Too Much Signal Power

Upstream is at 40 right now
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

You’ll be fine

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Re: Too Much Signal Power

So 6db will get me the lower power I need? If SNR drops a bit is that fine or should I then remove it?
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

What exactly is the original problem that you are experiencing other than looking at the power level  ? 



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Re: Too Much Signal Power

When temps dropped about 30 degrees last week, internet connection was dropping. Temp is back up no but expected to drop again so I’m trying to avoid the connection issue.
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

So I added a 10db attenuator and now my power levels are sitting between 1 - 1.7 dbm. This down from 11 - 12 dbm. SNR is up 1 to 40

Upstream power is at 48 now up from 40.

Are these numbers better or should I remove it?
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

It’s in range, as long as your service is working,you’re ok

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Re: Too Much Signal Power

Is it better than before though?
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Re: Too Much Signal Power

That’s subjective, you improved downstream but raised the upstream. It’s tough to hit the sweet spot, a 6db attenuator May have been a better choice. Check those signals again in the summer.Also, you only gave 1 channel, instead of all. Again, as long as your services are working well, you’re in the range.

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Re: Too Much Signal Power

I actually have a 6db laying around. I’ll try that and post results.

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