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tommybot
New Contributor II
11 months ago

Moving modem best cable

Hello Internet,

I have a SB8200 i would like to place on the opposite side of the house looking at cable to run from the point cox touches my house across (mostly under the roof but still outside) and then into the wall in the office.

looking for cable suggestions the two i was looking at are below.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003FW0X6Q/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09TNBC384

both are RG6 and 70ohms which i believe are the two main requirements. any suggestions?

Edit: went with Media Bridge Cable. LOVE IT.

Original Cox wring:

Downstream Bonded Channels

Channel ID

Lock Status

Modulation

Frequency

Power

SNR/MER

Corrected

Uncorrectables

21

Locked

QAM256

903000000 Hz

10.5 dBmV

44.1 dB

0

0

1

Locked

QAM256

783000000 Hz

11.2 dBmV

44.9 dB

0

0

2

Locked

QAM256

789000000 Hz

11.2 dBmV

44.7 dB

1

0

3

Locked

QAM256

795000000 Hz

11.1 dBmV

44.5 dB

1

0

4

Locked

QAM256

801000000 Hz

11.1 dBmV

44.5 dB

1

0

5

Locked

QAM256

807000000 Hz

10.8 dBmV

44.4 dB

3

0

6

Locked

QAM256

813000000 Hz

10.8 dBmV

44.3 dB

2

0

7

Locked

QAM256

819000000 Hz

10.8 dBmV

44.3 dB

2

0

8

Locked

QAM256

825000000 Hz

11.0 dBmV

44.4 dB

2

0

9

Locked

QAM256

831000000 Hz

11.0 dBmV

44.3 dB

4

0

10

Locked

QAM256

837000000 Hz

11.4 dBmV

44.5 dB

0

0

11

Locked

QAM256

843000000 Hz

11.4 dBmV

44.5 dB

0

0

12

Locked

QAM256

849000000 Hz

11.6 dBmV

44.6 dB

0

0

13

Locked

QAM256

855000000 Hz

11.7 dBmV

44.5 dB

0

0

14

Locked

QAM256

861000000 Hz

11.5 dBmV

44.6 dB

0

0

15

Locked

QAM256

867000000 Hz

11.6 dBmV

44.6 dB

0

0

16

Locked

QAM256

873000000 Hz

11.5 dBmV

44.5 dB

0

0

17

Locked

QAM256

879000000 Hz

11.1 dBmV

44.4 dB

0

0

18

Locked

QAM256

885000000 Hz

11.2 dBmV

44.5 dB

0

0

19

Locked

QAM256

891000000 Hz

10.6 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

20

Locked

QAM256

897000000 Hz

10.8 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

22

Locked

QAM256

909000000 Hz

10.5 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

23

Locked

QAM256

915000000 Hz

10.5 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

24

Locked

QAM256

921000000 Hz

10.4 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

25

Locked

QAM256

927000000 Hz

10.1 dBmV

44.2 dB

0

0

26

Locked

QAM256

933000000 Hz

9.7 dBmV

43.9 dB

0

0

27

Locked

QAM256

939000000 Hz

8.8 dBmV

43.6 dB

0

0

28

Locked

QAM256

945000000 Hz

8.6 dBmV

43.4 dB

0

0

29

Locked

QAM256

951000000 Hz

8.1 dBmV

43.3 dB

0

0

30

Locked

QAM256

957000000 Hz

7.8 dBmV

43.1 dB

0

0

31

Locked

QAM256

963000000 Hz

7.7 dBmV

43.1 dB

0

0

32

Locked

QAM256

969000000 Hz

7.4 dBmV

43.0 dB

0

0

159

Locked

Other

300000000 Hz

8.2 dBmV

43.0 dB

4206327710

0




Upstream Bonded Channels

Channel

Channel ID

Lock Status

US Channel Type

Frequency

Width

Power

1

1

Locked

SC-QAM Upstream

17600000 Hz

6400000 Hz

35.0 dBmV

2

2

Locked

SC-QAM Upstream

24000000 Hz

6400000 Hz

35.0 dBmV

3

3

Locked

SC-QAM Upstream

30400000 Hz

6400000 Hz

34.0 dBmV

4

4

Locked

SC-QAM Upstream

36800000 Hz

6400000 Hz

33.0 dBmV

5

6

Locked

SC-QAM Upstream

12800000 Hz

3200000 Hz

34.0 dBmV

Current System Time: Sun Jun 4 09:00:37 2023 

Up Time

0 days 14h:20m:28s.00

New Mediadia Bridge 100ft cable (probably 3 times longer than the initial cox run into the house.)

Downstream Bonded Channels
Channel ID Lock Status Modulation Frequency Power SNR/MER Corrected Uncorrectables
21 Locked QAM256 903000000 Hz 6.5 dBmV 44.0 dB 14 0
1 Locked QAM256 783000000 Hz 7.6 dBmV 44.8 dB 7 0
2 Locked QAM256 789000000 Hz 7.5 dBmV 44.7 dB 7 0
3 Locked QAM256 795000000 Hz 7.4 dBmV 44.7 dB 3 0
4 Locked QAM256 801000000 Hz 7.4 dBmV 44.6 dB 2 0
5 Locked QAM256 807000000 Hz 7.1 dBmV 44.4 dB 4 0
6 Locked QAM256 813000000 Hz 7.1 dBmV 44.4 dB 4 0
7 Locked QAM256 819000000 Hz 7.0 dBmV 44.2 dB 8 0
8 Locked QAM256 825000000 Hz 7.2 dBmV 44.5 dB 2 0
9 Locked QAM256 831000000 Hz 7.2 dBmV 44.4 dB 3 0
10 Locked QAM256 837000000 Hz 7.6 dBmV 44.6 dB 3 0
11 Locked QAM256 843000000 Hz 7.5 dBmV 44.5 dB 4 0
12 Locked QAM256 849000000 Hz 7.8 dBmV 44.5 dB 0 0
13 Locked QAM256 855000000 Hz 7.8 dBmV 44.6 dB 2 0
14 Locked QAM256 861000000 Hz 7.7 dBmV 44.5 dB 2 0
15 Locked QAM256 867000000 Hz 7.7 dBmV 44.5 dB 0 0
16 Locked QAM256 873000000 Hz 7.5 dBmV 44.5 dB 0 0
17 Locked QAM256 879000000 Hz 7.1 dBmV 44.2 dB 0 0
18 Locked QAM256 885000000 Hz 7.3 dBmV 44.3 dB 0 0
19 Locked QAM256 891000000 Hz 6.6 dBmV 44.1 dB 1 0
20 Locked QAM256 897000000 Hz 6.7 dBmV 44.1 dB 10 0
22 Locked QAM256 909000000 Hz 6.4 dBmV 44.0 dB 10 0
23 Locked QAM256 915000000 Hz 6.5 dBmV 43.9 dB 0 0
24 Locked QAM256 921000000 Hz 6.2 dBmV 43.8 dB 0 0
25 Locked QAM256 927000000 Hz 5.8 dBmV 43.7 dB 0 0
26 Locked QAM256 933000000 Hz 5.4 dBmV 43.7 dB 0 0
27 Locked QAM256 939000000 Hz 4.5 dBmV 43.1 dB 1 0
28 Locked QAM256 945000000 Hz 4.3 dBmV 43.0 dB 0 0
29 Locked QAM256 951000000 Hz 3.7 dBmV 42.5 dB 0 0
30 Locked QAM256 957000000 Hz 3.5 dBmV 42.5 dB 0 0
31 Locked QAM256 963000000 Hz 3.3 dBmV 42.5 dB 0 0
32 Locked QAM256 969000000 Hz 3.1 dBmV 42.4 dB 0 0
159 Locked Other 300000000 Hz 6.1 dBmV 43.2 dB 713478300 0


Upstream Bonded Channels
Channel Channel ID Lock Status US Channel Type Frequency Width Power
1 1 Locked SC-QAM Upstream 17600000 Hz 6400000 Hz 36.0 dBmV
2 2 Locked SC-QAM Upstream 24000000 Hz 6400000 Hz 36.0 dBmV
3 3 Locked SC-QAM Upstream 30400000 Hz 6400000 Hz 35.0 dBmV
4 4 Locked SC-QAM Upstream 36800000 Hz 6400000 Hz 34.0 dBmV
5 6 Locked SC-QAM Upstream 12800000 Hz 3200000 Hz 34.0 dBmV

Current System Time: Tue Jun 6 16:43:28 2023

Up Time 2 days 03h:30m:00s.00

HUGE win, with all my powers dropping from 11's to 6dBmV's my understanding is that is a good thing. And looking at the event log I haven't gotten a single power warning pop up so I'm stoked about that. thanks for the tips all.

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  • Either of those should be adequate. - ChrisJ - Forums Moderator
  • Lovemylab's avatar
    Lovemylab
    Contributor III

    Is it at all practical to go through the wall at the demarc, place the modem there, and then using ethernet to the router? I got rid of a fair amount of noise when I ditched the coax running from one side of the house to the other, and that was internal.

    • tommybot's avatar
      tommybot
      New Contributor II

      i really dont want to run the Ethernet cable inside the house since even my cleanest job of running it in the corners i still wouldn't be the happiest to see.

      i didnt ask it in the post but i was originally trying to look up and see if 100ft coax vs 100ft ethernet which would be better on the system.

  • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
    WiderMouthOpen
    Esteemed Contributor

    I thought Cox used quad shielded RG6. Not saying tri shielded won't work, but something to consider.

    • Darkatt's avatar
      Darkatt
      Valued Contributor III

      If it's a short run, demark in wall to modem, tri shield should be fine. I have a 20 ft run that is quad shielded, but a 5 ft run, tri should be good. 

      • WiderMouthOpen's avatar
        WiderMouthOpen
        Esteemed Contributor

        The coaxial the OP pointed to was 100 feet. That's why I suggested quad shield. However all the quad shield I can find is 75ohm and not 70. Do you think that makes a big difference?