Splitting Feed Properly
I'm in an apartment with service from Eastlink for Internet, Digital Cable and VoIP Phone.
The way the service guy set up the connection is as follows:
[From outside] connects to a [4-way splitter].
[4-way splitter] connects to:
1 - [VoIP Modem]
2 - [Cable Modem]
3 - [Bedroom Wall Plate]
4 - [Living Room Wall Plate] -> Which then connects to [Digital Cable Box]
Everything is working dandily thus far. Although I want to relocate my [Cable Modem] to the same area as my [Digital Cable Box].
I'm not very knowledgeable in all this, so I did some research and from what I've learnt, I should avoid splitting the upstream leading the [Cable Modem] because of all the signal loss involved.
It occurred to me though that the splitter which was installed is not necessary in my desired setup. So I've devised this new setup, and I'm hoping someone could shed some light on whether or not I need to go through all this trouble.
[From outside] connects to a [3-way splitter]
[Leg 1 | -7db] connects to [VoIP Modem]
[Leg 2 | -7db] connects to [Bedroom Wall Plate]
[Leg 3 | -3.5db] connects to [Living Room Wall Plate]
[Living Room Wall Plate] connects to [2-way splitter]
[Leg 1 | -3.5db] connects to [Digital Cable Box]
[Leg 2 | -3.5db] connects to [Cable Modem]
If I'm not mistaken, the actually signal should be the same when it gets to the [Cable Modem], correct?
I apologize for the long post, I just don't want to spend money where I don't need to.