Using a splitter I get a network, no internet

November 9, 2009 at 09:10:21
Specs: Windows Vista
Hey everyone, here's my problem.

I've got a TV and internet modem (or router? not sure what it's called. I plug my internet into it with a coax cable and it sends out wireless for my laptop) in my room and I am trying to make it so that they both will work at the same time. My issue is that I only have one coaxial output in the room.

I've found a powered splitter lying around the house and I have plugged it so that it goes Jack -> cable -> splitter -> and then one cable to my TV and one to the internet. When I do this, TV works perfect and when I'm on my laptop I have a network (The network appears on the list of networks and it says I am connected to it.) but my internet doesn't work. Any ideas why this might be?


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#1
November 9, 2009 at 09:17:23
To split the TV signal and the Internet signal from the cable you need a splitter designed for the job, not just any old splitter you found lying around. The chances are the splitter you are using is just designed to split the TV signal so that you can run two TVs from the same cable and the Internet signal is being ignored.

The network you see is just between you and your router/modem.

Stuart


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#2
November 9, 2009 at 12:41:04
So what type of splitter should I be looking for for it to work?

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#3
November 9, 2009 at 13:00:38
Speak to your cable provider. They will know exactly what you need. They will know the technical specifications of their own cable.

Stuart


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