Moving FIOS settop box 25 feet
dkinion
Newbie

I just added a 25' section of coax cable in order to move my TV to the other side of my room. Now, the set top box will not start. Do I need to ad a signal booster?

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Hubrisnxs
Legend

 Signal Boosters are normally a no no, can I ask what kind of coax cable you are using?   tri or quad shield?  rg59 or rg 6    And is the splitter rated 5-1000mhz or better?   it likely is, but it's best to check, and also the type of coax should be checked too.    

If it's rg6 then 25 feet shouldn't be a problem if the other end is properly connected to the 5-1000mhz splitter. 

rg 59 "should" work too, but it's a lower rated cable, and most fios coax runs installed by vz use rg6

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johncougar
Enthusiast - Level 3

@dkinion wrote:

I just added a 25' section of coax cable in order to move my TV to the other side of my room. Now, the set top box will not start. Do I need to ad a signal booster?



you must be using cheap wires with bad connectors.

 
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