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What is this? New House

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What is this? New House

Just moved into a new house well about a year ago now and finally trying to sort through some of the rats nest in the basement. Not sure If this is the spot to ask but. Was wondering what this is my first thought is a MOCA. It has a ground wire running off of it too which I was happy to see the cable line was grounded. Thank you for the help.Also I'm not a cable expert right now I currently ahve 1 2 way splitter(-3.5db) each line connected to another 2 way splitter(-3.5db). Would I be better off buying one 3 way splitter in this situation? If so should it be balanced or not balanced for the internet line. 

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swooped wrote:

Was wondering what this is my first thought is a MOCA. It has a ground wire running off of it too which I was happy to see the cable line was grounded.

 

It looks like a un-mounted grounding block like one of these;

 

https://www.amazon.com/F-pin-Coaxial-Grounding-Single-Female/dp/B001I5610E

 

MoCA is a method of delivering  home netwoking connections (ethernet over coax cable). It needs to have adapters like these;

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=moca+adapters&oq=moca+adapters&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.11714j0j9&sourc...

 

right now I currently ahve 1 2 way splitter(-3.5db) each line connected to another 2 way splitter(-3.5db). Would I be better off buying one 3 way splitter in this situation? If so should it be balanced or not balanced for the internet line. 

 

The less times that the line / signals is / are split, the better it always is. Depending on your modem's signal stat figures, you may be able to leave things the way they currently are. So what do they look like ? Try getting them here http://10.0.0.1 or here http://192,168.100.1

 

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

 

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Sorry it to me so long to respond however, here are my upstream/downstream.

 

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The upstream power is borderline / too high and may be intermittently fluctuating even higher out of spec. That can cause random disconnects, spontaneous re-booting of the modem, and speed and latency problems.

In a self troubleshooting effort to try to obtain better connectivity / more wiggle room, check to see if there are there any excess/unneeded coax cable splitters in the line leading to the modem that can be eliminated/re-configured. Any splitters that remain should be high quality and cable rated for 5-1002 MHz, bi-directional, and no gold colored garbage types like GE, RadioShack, RCA, Philips, Leviton, Magnavox, and Rocketfish from big box stores like Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Wal-Mart etc. Splitters should be swapped with known to be good / new ones to test

If there aren't any unneeded splitters that can be eliminated and if your coax wiring setup can't be reconfigured so that there is a single two way splitter connected directly off of the drop from the street/pole with one port feeding the modem and the other port feeding the rest of the house/equipment with additional splits as needed, and you've checked all the wiring and fittings for integrity and tightness and refresh them by taking them apart then check for and clean off any corrosion / oxidation on the center wire and put them back together again, then perhaps it's best to book a tech visit to investigate and correct.


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Thank you for the advice I was getting some random spikes/disconnects. I bought a nice new splitter. This has fixed the problem below is the screen shot of my new rattings.

 

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Happy surfing !