r/techsupport Aug 14 '22

Internet cable box has this splitter can I move it and it’ll go to the other room? Solved

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u/Impossible-Phone Aug 14 '22

Did you remove a cable from it or is there a connector that we can't see?

If not, than that isn't a splitter, it is a lightning protector.

You need one input and two outputs for a splitter.

You can add your own splitter. They sell them all over.

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u/ra1npod Aug 14 '22

It’s got 2 ins 1 out sorry the photo dosent show that.

They are two rooms with coaxial connections my bedroom and Living room so if I switch the cable will it go out to the other coaxial?

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u/Impossible-Phone Aug 14 '22

I assume you mean 1 input and 2 outputs. The other doesn't make any sense. The input is probably coming in from the back of the box where I can't see it.

I also assume you aren't counting the green ground wire.

If you have coaxial connections in your bedroom and the living room, than both of them should be connected because they are connected to the splitter.

Is one of them not working or am I missing something here?

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u/ra1npod Aug 15 '22

Sorry for the typo so.

The orange cable is (In) and yes the green wire is a ground.

The back cable is a out

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u/talltatanka Aug 14 '22

Depending on where you live, if it's in a protected box, then you need to call your cable provider to get it serviced. Tampering with cables outside of your residence might cause problems with your service and relationship with your provider.

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u/ra1npod Aug 15 '22

So should I just ask my ISP to do it then:/

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u/ra1npod Aug 15 '22

Two Outs 1 in. Green wire is a ground. Orange wire is In. The black wire is connected to one of the two Outs Labeled 3.5 Db Out

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u/Impossible-Phone Aug 15 '22

You can't move the splitter itself. That is probably owned by the cable company. Don't mess with the orange wire either.

If there is nothing connected to the other output from the splitter, you could connect another coax cable to that output.

Or, you could disconnect the black wire and connect a different coax cable to it.

As the other person suggested though, I don't know what the local rules of your service provider are.

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u/ra1npod Aug 15 '22

I’ll just call and ask them to service it I guess. Thanks guys