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Question Since connecting my ethernet cables from the modem to the APC and the Coax cable intake to the APC and out to the Modem, I feel like my internet speeds have dropped. Is this possible or am I doing something wrong?

So update, APC was nice enough and exchanged my defective model for a Back UPS 1500 as a replacement. Any suggestions on correct wiring? Thought you guys might have input regards to optimizing my settings? It says on idle I am drawing around 250 watts.

I connected as follows:
Battery:
1.computer to master
2. Monitor (center) to controllowed

Surge:
3. All other 4 monitors
4. Extension cable to the printer
5. Speakers
6. other side peripherals

Internet
1. connected cable modem to the in port
2. Other Cat5 to computer
3. USB Powerchute to USB connector

Question:
1. My cable modem + Router is on an outlet away from my computer, I can connect the cable for *Cable* into the router. However, what purpose does this serve? Am I protecting myself connecting the cat5 cable to the APC? Seems counter intuitive since the cable modem + router are on another outlet away from the computer.

-- Really just curious if there is a benefit of me even connecting the Coax and the cat5 cable to the APC. If not Ill just connect them to their respective devices

Would appreciate the input
Edited by dpoverlord - 10/22/14 at 12:10am
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Question Since connecting my ethernet cables from the modem to the APC and the Coax cable intake to the APC and out to the Modem, I feel like my internet speeds have dropped. Is this possible or am I doing something wrong?

So update, APC was nice enough and exchanged my defective model for a Back UPS 1500 as a replacement. Any suggestions on correct wiring? Thought you guys might have input regards to optimizing my settings? It says on idle I am drawing around 250 watts.

I connected as follows:
Battery:
1.computer to master
2. Monitor (center) to controllowed

Surge:
3. All other 4 monitors
4. Extension cable to the printer
5. Speakers
6. other side peripherals

Internet
1. connected cable modem to the in port
2. Other Cat5 to computer
3. USB Powerchute to USB connector

Question:
1. My cable modem + Router is on an outlet away from my computer, I can connect the cable for *Cable* into the router. However, what purpose does this serve? Am I protecting myself connecting the cat5 cable to the APC? Seems counter intuitive since the cable modem + router are on another outlet away from the computer.

-- Really just curious if there is a benefit of me even connecting the Coax and the cat5 cable to the APC. If not Ill just connect them to their respective devices

Would appreciate the input

are you still having this problem? if yes, run a speedtest with and without the APC box in the coax. if no, good.

the purpose of the APC box is to
A: be a UPS
B: be a surge protector

plugging in the ethernet between your PC and the router into the APC box won't do a whole lot. unless your router gets hit by lightning - then you'll be better off with something in between.
 
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are you still having this problem? if yes, run a speedtest with and without the APC box in the coax. if no, good.

the purpose of the APC box is to
A: be a UPS
B: be a surge protector

plugging in the ethernet between your PC and the router into the APC box won't do a whole lot. unless your router gets hit by lightning - then you'll be better off with something in between.

Makes sense!

I took the coax cables out of the APC as well as the ethernet and my internet speeds went from 75mbps to 315. I wonder when the APC unit would diminish the speed. Doesnt make sense
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Makes sense!

I took the coax cables out of the APC as well as the ethernet and my internet speeds went from 75mbps to 315. I wonder when the APC unit would diminish the speed. Doesnt make sense
well that answer is rather simple. you're running the signal through a filter, and it happens to be filtering your signal! but you really should change one at a time so you can see which is the issue.

To not interfere, you would need a more expensive filter. honestly i wouldn't worry about it.
 
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I don't bother running my ethernet or coax through by backups 1500 unit. I do however have both my router and modem on battery backup. When i have a power failure i just shut down my computer and still have my wifi up smile.gif
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I don't bother running my ethernet or coax through by backups 1500 unit. I do however have both my router and modem on battery backup. When i have a power failure i just shut down my computer and still have my wifi up smile.gif

Ha! thats a good point!

I'll take that advice and just let it be.
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Ha! thats a good point!

I'll take that advice and just let it be.

Good decision. and if the wifi and modem are the only 2 items you have on battery, those buggers aught to last at least 45 minutes smile.gif
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