Originally Posted by going4speed
Is it safe to ask a cable question?
I have a cable modem issue. It is losing the cable connection. If I go outside and connect it to the cable at where it enters the house it works. Then come back inside and hook it up and it works again. Bizarre!
Could be a couple of things. If cable runs through attic, sometimes animals may chew on it. The other thing to check is the type of cable running to your modem. Make sure it matches what you have running to the outside. IE, RG-58, RG-59, RG-6 etc. (most cable companies don't put "RG" on the wire, but it should say something like "Type 6". Splitters (if not an exact match for your cable/cable company) can sometimes cause issues. Finally, the cable types (inside/outside) have to have the same impedance. It is highly unlikely, you have different impedance wire.