Cable line Frustration (venting)

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  1. jmbach

    jmbach der Neuerer

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    Oh okay. Thanks.

    I guess the info might be in my Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy book. Didn't think to look there either. ;-)
     
  2. Dr_Zoidberg

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    I'll consider that - can anyone recommend an amplifier that works well with MOCA? Is this a good example?

    Before I order anything else, and I have another half an hour to waste, I'll try bypassing the splitter entirely and doing a direct connection from the FiOS ONT to the office connection.
     
  3. jmbach

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    Out of curiosity, what is the topology of your coax setup. I am assuming from ONT to splitter and splitter to office, bedroom, and something else. No other splitters in your setup. Also how long are the cable runs from ONT to splitter and splitter to each port in the house.
     
  4. jmbach

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    That amp looks okay. As far as I can tell it does not have a built in POE filter. However, I would not expect that you would need an AMP with the ONT unless you have long cable runs.
     
  5. Dr_Zoidberg

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    Correct, no other splitters. The original setup had a 4 way splitter but I've got a 3-way in place, now. The 4th connection runs to the second bedroom, but is unused. Even swapped splitter ports, just for kicks.

    For the connections, it's

    From ONT to Splitter: 15 feet
    Splitter to Office TiVo: 10 feet, at most
    Splitter to Living Room TiVo (Bolt +): 35-40 feet
    Splitter to Master Bedroom TiVo: 60 feet, tops

    This is why I'm so perplexed - it's the shortest run that doesn't work, and I've redone all the cables involved. Even tried different connections on the splitter, just in case.

    Yeah, Filters and FiOS don't mix.
     
  6. jmbach

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    In that case, I am not sure an amp would do any good. Is the feed going around any electrical lines, transformers, or anything that could cause interface?

    Or better yet, where the XL4 sits in your office, is there anything emitting any electromagnetic interference?
     
  7. Dr_Zoidberg

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    The only electrical things at at the desk are the 24" HDTV/monitor, a computer (powered off), a UPS battery, a cordless phone & charger, a small LED lamp (powered off), and a combo VHS/DVD player (also powered off). The original cable runs under the desk and passes past the UPS, but the other cables I tried were run away from all that.
     

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