Would I need a signal booster or attenuator?

as007

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Hello

I have posted a thread eariler about how my modem keeps cutting off and that it only strated a few weeks ago when it has been working fine for almost 2 years. I connected the cable feed directly to the modem without going through a splitter and my internet worked fine. Today I plugged the splitter back in so that I could use my eurovox and modem at the same time but the modem has started to cut off again. I have took a screenshot of the modem readings and they dont seem correct but I'm not sure if I need a booster or attenuator based on these readings. I'm not even sure if all I need is a replacement splitter.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

P.S. Forgot to add im in an ex TW area if that helps
 

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Hello

I have posted a thread eariler about how my modem keeps cutting off and that it only strated a few weeks ago when it has been working fine for almost 2 years. I connected the cable feed directly to the modem without going through a splitter and my internet worked fine. Today I plugged the splitter back in so that I could use my eurovox and modem at the same time but the modem has started to cut off again. I have took a
Thanks

P.S. Forgot to add im in an ex TW area if that helps
im pretty sure its ur splitter that is the problem!!! get another splitter try it
 

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Thanks for your reply. I will try another splitter and see if that works but if that doesn't work then based on the readings in the screenshot would I need a booster or an attenuator? The reason I'm asking is because if I can use the same splitter I have already got and then use a booster/attenuator to get the correct readings then it would be better to do that then have to buy another splitter and then maybe have to go and buy a booster/attenuator also.

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Looks like a faulty splitter, both power levels are very high for what they should be, downstream power should be as close to 0dBmV as possible.
 

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Looks like a faulty splitter, both power levels are very high for what they should be, downstream power should be as close to 0dBmV as possible.

I thought a negative figure for the downstream power level meant it was low? I think gentlex could be correct in saying the splitter is faulty (looking at the upstream), however, if that doesn't fix the problem then you may need to boost your signal.

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If you plug in your modem directly to the feed and post the signal levels someone should be able to tell you whether you have a bad splitter. The splitter reduces the signal by about 3.5dB so if the direct connection is a lot higher than this then it means it is a faulty splitter!
 
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