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The internet in my room goes like this: Co-Axial comes out of wall, into a 2 way passive splitter, one cable into modem, one into TV. This is my THIRD splitter in 2 months, they keep going bad for whatever reason. I even got retarded and the last one cost 20 bucks, hoping that maybe a bit more expensive one would work better.

The only way to get on the net it to go straight from the wall to my modem, same for the TV.

Is there something else I can use, rather than a passive splitter? Is there a such thing as an active splitter?
 
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no one?
 
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LOL Mine is the same only mine shocks me when I plug it into my tv
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Thanks fella's, you guys are awesome
 
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post #7 of 17
damn i have a four way cheap home depot splitter i have had it 9 months now; I have two modems plugged in and two tvs still rocking it like never before! maybe you got crap ones return them buy new stick old in package tell them its bad who knows
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I got mine from radio shack for $20 + it is gold plated, I am going to have the cable guy come out and check this, I have never heard of getting shocked by the cable
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Originally Posted by korndog2003 View Post
I got mine from radio shack for $20 + it is gold plated, I am going to have the cable guy come out and check this, I have never heard of getting shocked by the cable
That;s the one I bought, didn't make a difference. It must be a collision problem.
 
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Originally Posted by Krunk_Kracker View Post
The internet in my room goes like this: Co-Axial comes out of wall, into a 2 way passive splitter, one cable into modem, one into TV. This is my THIRD splitter in 2 months, they keep going bad for whatever reason. I even got retarded and the last one cost 20 bucks, hoping that maybe a bit more expensive one would work better.

The only way to get on the net it to go straight from the wall to my modem, same for the TV.

Is there something else I can use, rather than a passive splitter? Is there a such thing as an active splitter?
i have 2 radio shack spliters...one splits to the entertainment center and one 2 the modem. the entertainment center one goes from the dvd burner to the dvd vhs player and into the tv i can download for hours and still watch tv at the same time....so it sounds like you could just have a picky modem or bad cableing


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LOL Mine is the same only mine shocks me when I plug it into my tv
but you just sound like you have a shockin personality...i used to have braces and i got that alot...got them taken out and 8 screws in my jaw and it still happens
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