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DLabit29's avatar
4 years ago

Question on splitters/ping plotter

1) is there any benefit of using a 5-2000 mhz splitter over a 5-1000 mhz splitter?  I'm running gigabit internet

2) when running ping plotter, 2 things i notice 

  • There is severe packet loss at hop 1 (my router) 
  • There is higher ping ranging into 150-200 ms at a certain hop that is in many of the routes when pinging different ips.

Example: I pinged cox dns and I pinged Google dns.

Both of these (and many other ips) have hops 

100 .122.141.112

100. 122.141.114

and each of these are the only hops on the router creating high ping.

Either of these ping plotter instances an issue?

And does the splitter make a difference?

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III

    The would be no benefit to using a coax splitter rated at a frequency above 1 GHz (1000 MHz) far as I know...Cox doesn't transmit on frequencies above 1 GHz.  2 GHz coax splitters are mostly for satellite TV providers.

    What's "ips?"

    Do your pings complete their paths?  Are you saying there are only a few hops for your pings?  I'm not sure what you're asking.

    • DLabit29's avatar

      I did ping plotter tests to Google and cox dns.

      It showed all the hops on the route to the final destinations and hops 100 .122.141.112 and
      100 .122.141.114 both have above 150ms latency at times and some packet loss.

      Is this relevant?

      • Bruce's avatar
        Honored Contributor III

        How many hops are there in your requests?

        These IP addresses appear to be intermediate devices en-route to the public Internet (switches, edge routers, etc).  It's not a problem for you but for the owner of these intermediate devices.