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Router coax connection
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I need to relocate my router, due to a room repurposing.  It's connected to a coax port in the wall, and also to an ethernet port.  Reconnecting the ethernet to the new location is easy.  The coax is less obvious.  There's a rats nest of coax cables in the attic, and some of them appear to be not connected to the "live" coax network.  I bought a coax signal tester, and the coax ports at the router and at the STB are indicated to have a signal.  Other coax ports around the house show a variety of signal failure or functionality, so I can only assume some are not connected to the network.  Unfortunately the port at the new router location shows as dead.

I do have access to the cable in the attic that goes to the current router location (although I don't know where the other end goes/comes from, as it goes under some paneling and it's impossible to find where it exits).  Is my solution as simple as tapping off that cable and adding a cable to the new router location?  Any special connector required, or will a simple splitter do, connecting the ends of the cables that go to the old and new wall ports to the "out" terminals, and the end of the cable coming from the paneling to the "in" terminal?

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