Will a Coaxial Cable Extender Degrade Signal?

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  1. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Splitters cut signal in half (3db). Couplers cut very little (0.5db).
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    You wont have any issue with that. You are not splicing the signal any.
     
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    Too many extenders do degrade the signal quality. I had connexion problems last year (couldn't get 5mbps, I was stuck at 1mbps), the tech found out the cable inside the house was made of three separate cables joined together (with couplers). After installing a new one, the problems stopped.
     
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    Ideally you want one straight shot of coax but one coupler a short distance won't make a huge difference. It also depends on the gauge of the wire. I won't run anything under RG-6 Quad core.
     

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