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>>Planning on getting Cablevision Optimum online.
>>The guy at the Wiz, where you have to buy the modem, says the cable
>>modem should be connected directly to the incoming cable, it must be on
>>the first split.
>>Is this important?
>It can be -- depends on the signal strength.
>>The spot for the modem (as of now) is on a second split.
>If it's working, I wouldn't worry.
>John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/>
> CABLE MODEM/DSL GUIDE: <http://Cable-DSL.home.att.net/>
However, if it's a new installation and you call them with a problem, they
will likely tell you to use a single splitter. I placed a splitter in the
cable line near the external service point and ran a separate cable to the
office *just* for the modem. Both lines are clearly marked as TV and cable
modem for the tech service folks. Having only a single and visible split-
ter also makes it easier when you have to dispute cable modem issues with
them. The splitter was also provided by CV so that couldn't claim that a
second rate splitter was used -- it's theirs.
However, as John said, if it works... I placed a splitter in the line near
the cable modem just to see what another 3.+ dB of attenuation might do to
it and the cable modem continued to function.
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