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Splitter or cable problem

johnstone

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As title says im having problems abm fails when using splitter but if I remove splitter abm finds all channels and fta channels work glitch free .. it's strange because with splitter fitted my modem works fine but again abm fails I have also kept splitter in and swaped box and modem cables and abm fails but again modem works .. Need help before I buy a need splitter and new cables
 
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johnstone

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I'm very confused I got new splitter and didn't work any better than old so I plugged in original vm box it done some sort of update/check before the channels would work I then plugged back in the vu+ and everything is working again... anyone any info on this ? Did the box communicate with vm and signal coming into house changed ? I dunno really but im glad it's fixed for Xmas tv
 

johnstone

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The problem doesn't seem to be fixed had a strong signal of 95% before all these problems now I'm getting a signal of 5% on hd channels which are working glitch free but sd channels im getting 0% and they are unwatchable
..would a booster really help or signal to low?
 

gav28uk

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Have you double checked the cable that you are using with the splitter? You may have a short or bad termination on the cable(s) that is/are being used.
 

pabloescaban

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check the power levels in the router?
on the bottom of the router is a 'settings password' write it down.
open a browser window on laptop and type 192.168.0.1, click enter
use that pasword to login to the router.
click Advanced settings on the left, then tools>network status
this opens a new page, click Downstream tab at the top and it'll show all the data in a list
copy and paste it here
 

johnstone

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check the power levels in the router?
on the bottom of the router is a 'settings password' write it down.
open a browser window on laptop and type 192.168.0.1, click enter
use that pasword to login to the router.
click Advanced settings on the left, then tools>network status
this opens a new page, click Downstream tab at the top and it'll show all the data in a list
copy and paste it here
Thanks will check when gets kids for school and paste here
 

johnstone

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Have you double checked the cable that you are using with the splitter? You may have a short or bad termination on the cable(s) that is/are being used.
I only have the 2 cables supplied by vm if I insert the wire without any splitter I get signal of 36/40 on the fta channels with splitter I get 6/8 on fta .4/5 on hd and 0 on sd. I was having problems with my hub3 a few months ago as it kept resetting it turned out that my connector at vm box was damaged that fixed all my problems and my signal was close to 100 then recently vm has been in area and been digging up road for new connections down road and my signal is like this now
 

johnstone

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Downstream bonded channels
Channel Frequency (Hz) Power (dBmV) SNR (dB) Modulation Channel ID
1 187000000 8.6 40 256 qam 7
2 466750000 8 40 256 qam 28
3 458750000 8.1 40 256 qam 27
4 450750000 8.6 40 256 qam 26
5 442750000 8.3 40 256 qam 25
6 323000000 8.1 40 256 qam 24
7 315000000 8.3 40 256 qam 23
8 307000000 7.9 40 256 qam 22
9 299000000 8 40 256 qam 21
10 291000000 7.5 40 256 qam 20
11 283000000 7.6 40 256 qam 19
12 275000000 7.5 40 256 qam 18
13 267000000 7.5 40 256 qam 17
14 259000000 7.5 40 256 qam 16
15 251000000 7.8 40 256 qam 15
16 243000000 7.9 40 256 qam 14
17 235000000 8 40 256 qam 13
18 227000000 8.3 40 256 qam 12
19 219000000 8 40 256 qam 11
20 211000000 8.4 40 256 qam 10
21 203000000 8.4 40 256 qam 9
22 195000000 8.5 40 256 qam 8
23 179000000 8.6 40 256 qam 6
24 171000000 8.8 40 256 qam 5


Downstream bonded channels
Channel Locked Status RxMER (dB) Pre RS Errors Post RS Errors
1 Locked 40.3 4 0
2 Locked 40.3 0 0
3 Locked 40.9 4 0
4 Locked 40.3 5 0
5 Locked 40.9 6 0
6 Locked 40.3 0 0
7 Locked 40.3 6 0
8 Locked 40.3 5 0
9 Locked 40.3 5 0
10 Locked 40.9 4 0
11 Locked 40.9 4 0
12 Locked 40.3 6 0
13 Locked 40.3 4 0
14 Locked 40.3 0 0
15 Locked 40.3 5 0
16 Locked 40.3 8 0
17 Locked 40.3 0 0
18 Locked 40.9 6 0
19 Locked 40.3 5 0
20 Locked 40.9 5 0
21 Locked 40.9 6 0
22 Locked 40.9 7 0
23 Locked 40.3 6 0
24 Locked 40.3 5 0
 

pabloescaban

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power levels are all fine so it's not that, get a few decent cables from ebay like the ones i linked earlier, if you have a new Labgear splitter, it can only be the cables
 

johnstone

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power levels are all fine so it's not that, get a few decent cables from ebay like the ones i linked earlier, if you have a new Labgear splitter, it can only be the cables
Thanks was hoping it was vm problem so they would fix it but will have to grab them cables . Any reason the same cable works fine in the vm sub box but has low signal on vu+ box ?
 

pabloescaban

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no idea, but you said earlier it worked, then didn't then it worked ok so I think at least one of the cables is either cracked or frayed and with you swapping and changing, the VU box is getting the bad connection sometimes
 

johnstone

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no idea, but you said earlier it worked, then didn't then it worked ok so I think at least one of the cables is either cracked or frayed and with you swapping and changing, the VU box is getting the bad connection sometimes
Yea was thinking the sub box can deal with a low signal better than the vu+.. when I get the wire I will update the post and let know.. Thanks for the help btw
 
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