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Post Info TOPIC: Confusing coaxing & weak signals


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Confusing coaxing & weak signals


Hello - I have a brand new (March 2016) Fuzion 5'er. Wintering in Florida it was the first time I hooked up cable to my home.
With the cable service connected to the single cable port, we noted; weak signals, a lot of noise (which the cable tech didn't like) and very low Internet speeds.
I was expecting to get ~50Mbps but was only getting ~26. Unable to get any useful information from Keystone on how the coax cabling was done, I decided
to experiment on my own.

I found the source of the weak signal. Stuck in a cabinet above the bed's headboard?!?!?

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What in the heck is all this? This even confused the cable master engineer who came by the house today.
Why does the RV industry use such complicated setups for such a simple splitting situation?
Cable/Satellite/Antenna - not rocket science. The engineer tested this rigging and noted a lot of noise on the lines.

My solution was; using my Ohm meter I determined that the satellite ports are straight thru cable runs with a better quality coaxial cable. Clean signal!
I hooked up a 3-way split (below) to all 3 locations (bedroom, living room, garage) and it works fantastically! Internet speeds up to 54Mbps

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I wanted to share this for providing information to others and for any comments, other methods or issues.



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Probably you have 2 inputs, one for "cable" and the second for "satellite" if you can afford a dish service.



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Yep, had the same issue with my setup. I think the problem is that circuit card they use to power the preamp in the roof antenna. Been a long time since I messed with it, but I think they use the shield of the coax to supply power to the antenna. That's probably the source of the noise as well.

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