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ANMLHSE's avatar
New Contributor
4 years ago

Can I move my router?

I just installed my router this past Saturday. It is located in my basement and the signal is very weak upstairs. I want to move it upstairs where there is a previous cox coax outlet, however when I plug it in, there is no internet. I assumed all previous cox outlets would work. What is the cheapest or free way to move the router upstairs?  Thank you kindly.

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    A screwdriver.  A "Primary Feed" is the single coax outlet in your home connecting to the outside world.  You have an Network Interface Unit (NID) bolted onto the outside of your house and this NID connects to your Primary Feed.

    If the upstairs outlet was once your Primary Feed, there should be a coaxial splitter behind its wall plate to divert the primary signal to your basement.  Start there.