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Moving a modem requires that a technician visit?

Greg Rundlett wrote:
> Chris Robichaud wrote:
>> ...I have had to relocate my
>> modem to a different room in the house. I thought it would be as simple as
>> plugging it into a different coax connection but apparently not.
> I'm pretty sure the issue you're having is due to the fact that there is a 
> filter installed on the line that goes to the modem to avoid interference from 
> the television signals traveling on the wire.

Some splitters don't pass the "back channel" required by the modem. 
Ditto for distribution amplifiers. Sometimes they do, but only on 
certain taps. You have to check the labeling on the device.

> The work is simply to isolate the wiring to the modem with the appropriate 
> filtering.  If you have coax, crimping tools and connectors then you could do 
> it.

Yup. Trace things back to the demarcation point and see what the 
splitters and amps say along the way.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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