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  1. Member yoda313's Avatar
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    Ok I have finally gotten a cable modem and man is it fast!

    However the room I am using it in needs three coax feeds - one to my cable dvr, one to the tv itself, and one to the cable modem.

    I am currently using the two way splitter that they supplied - a 1ghz job. Now I do have an unpowered 1ghz 4 way splitter I am planning on using. I think I've got a powered 4 way somewhere but I don't know where that is at the moment.

    I do remember reading in other threads that it was a good idea to use a 2ghz splitter for cable modems. Not that price is really an issue but how high do 2ghz splitters go and should I get a powered 2ghz splitter?

    Thanks...
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  2. If you have one running to your cable dvr, why do you need one to the tv? So, you can watch "regular" cable without turning on the box?

    Try the 4 way you have and run speedtest to see if there is any loss of speed, if there isn't you should be fine with what you already have.
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    @MRSWLA - exactly. The cable dvr is only a 2 tuner model so it does occasionally tie up without an available tuner.

    Ok I'll try what I have and see how it goes. Thanks.
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  4. Just remember to keep the cables coming out of the splitter as short as possible. That will keep "loss" at a minimum.
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    I switched it and my test speeds did go down. However it looks like my downloading is still ok.

    Though I think I may go pick up a 2ghz splitter anyway for reassurance.
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