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McGaw 01-25-2009 04:41 PM

Help with coax PROBLEM
 
Hey guys,
I've got a coax cable coming into a room going to a two way splitter. Off the splitter comes the internet and phone. I need to have 2 cables coming out of there as well. I've tried the 4 way amplifier splitter, the internet and phone wouldn't work. I tried a non amplifying splitter, cable, and the internet works, just not the phone.
Any ideas?

rgsgww 01-25-2009 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by McGaw (Post 219044)
Hey guys,
I've got a coax cable coming into a room going to a two way splitter. Off the splitter comes the internet and phone. I need to have 2 cables coming out of there as well. I've tried the 4 way amplifier splitter, the internet and phone wouldn't work. I tried a non amplifying splitter, cable, and the internet works, just not the phone.
Any ideas?

Amps dont play well with devices that send data.

What are the new 2 coaxes going to be used for?

What cables do you have? rg/59, rg/6?

Would it be easy to run new coax?

Greg C 01-25-2009 06:20 PM

Is there a splitter before the feed to the room? You may not have enought signal. Try the following, a 2-way splitter into 2 2-way splitters. Internet and phone on one, your other feeds on the other.

McGaw 01-25-2009 09:12 PM

The two new coax cables will be for cable

brokenknee 01-26-2009 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 219086)
Amps dont play well with devices that send data.

What are the new 2 coaxes going to be used for?

What cables do you have? rg/59, rg/6?

Would it be easy to run new coax?

What is the difference between rg/59 and rg/6? Is one preferred over the other?

rgsgww 01-26-2009 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by McGaw (Post 219186)
The two new coax cables will be for cable


Is there a splitter before this room? You may get grainy tv signal, or may not.

Try this, 3-way, 3.5 db port to a 2-way for internet and phone, other 2 for tv.

rgsgww 01-26-2009 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by brokenknee (Post 219284)
What is the difference between rg/59 and rg/6? Is one preferred over the other?


The attenuation and capacity

http://www.marine-electronics.net/te...t_features.htm

Notice how satellite signals don't work well on rg/59.

Rg/6 has an 18awg center wire. Rg/59 has a 22 awg, rg/11 has a 14 awg center wire. Most coax has a steel, copper coated wire instead of all copper, since all copper doesn't make a big difference with normal use.

Greg C 01-26-2009 11:46 AM

RG-59 is 20 awg. Solid copper is recomended for satellite use, and if you are using it for a audio/video signal instead of RF.

jerryh3 01-26-2009 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg C (Post 219394)
RG-59 is 20 awg. Solid copper is recomended for satellite use, and if you are using it for a audio/video signal instead of RF.

RG/59 could be either 20,21,22, or 23 AWG. The RG numbers do not have physical specifications associated with them.

rgsgww 01-26-2009 01:48 PM

Quad shield is another story. I use it since my old work runs are near AC.

Rg/6 works just fine.

I would ditch rg/59 altogether...


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