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I have some internal wiring situations (45-year-old house with RG59 inside the walls) that needs some diagnosing and possible solutions.
I'm looking for someone who understands 'cable ingress', has the measurement tools needed to diagnose and expertise to offer suggestions/alternatives if problems are found.
Yes, I'm sure Cox has people as well, but their goal is to serve Cox first.
Anyone know of any freelancers/companies who would be capable of this?
I would just call a local electrician for a referral...maybe even a few electricians for referrals..
hmm, ok. Not sure electricians are equipped for that, but I know a place where they all hang out, so I'll ask. We used to have an independent cable installer in town, but he retired
Let me add this: if you're to subscribe to gigabit service and Cox can run fiber-optic cable to your HOUSE, you won't even need coaxial cable at all.
Cox will need to come to your house and install all terminals and run a portion of fiber to your ONT (modem).
Not sure if Cox runs fiber in our area. Practically every house in this neighborhood is likely run with RG59 in the walls, as most are from the 50's to 80's. We have no problem with download speeds, as a recent test of a new cable modem showed we were capable of 400mBp, streaming works fine, etc. The problem is we may have some frayed lines in the walls, very looooonnnnng home-runs that couldn't be redone without ripping out all our drywall. If they had to be replaced, running cable all over the outside of the house isn't really what would be the first choice, you know?
If the older cables are damaged, and are sending ingress back into the system, it's likely Cox will want to find a way to stop that. What's a drag is none of this is any problem for the technology it was meant for, but instead a problem for technology that wasn't even invented. I'd have to think the average customer wouldn't be happy paying to re-run internal house wiring because a monopoly can't handle bandwidth in it's nodes (the problem here, as Cox hasn't split up our neighbor hood into smaller, 50-home nodes: ours is still part of a 1969 500 home system. Funny that THEY aren't upgrading, but they may demand we do.
You could probably get 1 Gbps speed through an RG59 cable but due to the inferior shielding...if any...of RG59, most of the throughput would be noise and interference. Also, RG59 cannot transmit at the higher frequencies required for digital signals nowadays. You could connect a DOCSIS 3.1 to your RG59 but you won't get a clean signal.
You assume the cable is frayed but it's just the construction of the cable. Swap it out. If your entire neighborhood has RG59, perhaps you could negotiate a deal for a bulk contract.
RG59 was great for analog TV but those days are gone. Just like electrical wiring, pipes and windows...stuff evolves.
Actually, I had them run a clean, RG6 line to my cable modem. It doesn't get split or interact with anything else. The 'ingress' only seems to be coming from drops where TiVo's are hooked up with Cox supplied tuning adapters. hmmm
Who is they? The noise could be generated by the TV, TiVo, adapters or something in between. Unplug everything, measure and reconnected one-by-one to isolate the culprit. Is there an option to reset the configuration of a tuning adapter? Perhaps swapping cables made 'em angry.
They = Cox. Did the one-by-one drop test with a Cox tech. When a drop had nothing connected to it, no ingress. When a drop had a Tivo / tuning adapter connected, ingress. seems odd. stay tuned