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Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 07 May 2018 10:24 am

I have recently got a new starhub cable broadband. The HDB unit i stay at common wealth drive doesn't have wall board with dual port which stops me from using both the TV and modem.

The wall port looks something like this Image

I have checked in an electrical shop in Tanglin market, but he doesn't have one.

Where can i find a splitter for this port ? Lazada seems to have it, but the connection type is not matching with the wall port. Could someone help me to find out right one ?

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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 May 2018 1:21 pm

The screw type is a Type F coaxial cable, you normally connect that directly to a starhub modem or TV set top box.

For internet access via cable you need a cable modem. That normally comes from Starhub etc as a separate box. You connect both to the coaxial cable with the F type splitter and some cables.

The RJ-8 socket in your picture is for a phone line I think. What exactly are you trying to do with that? If you're trying to use ADSL (from Singtel) you need to connect the ADSL model to the phone line.
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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 07 May 2018 3:00 pm

PNGMK wrote:The screw type is a Type F coaxial cable, you normally connect that directly to a starhub modem or TV set top box.

For internet access via cable you need a cable modem. That normally comes from Starhub etc as a separate box. You connect both to the coaxial cable with the F type splitter and some cables.

The RJ-8 socket in your picture is for a phone line I think. What exactly are you trying to do with that? If you're trying to use ADSL (from Singtel) you need to connect the ADSL model to the phone line.


Thanks PMGMK.

BTW, I am not planning to use the RJ-8 socket.

Can this splitter be used ?

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Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 07 May 2018 3:01 pm

Thank you simonraj for the image, The socket in wall point looks different, could you please confirm if it can be used.


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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 May 2018 3:43 pm

subashgk007 wrote:
PNGMK wrote:The screw type is a Type F coaxial cable, you normally connect that directly to a starhub modem or TV set top box.

For internet access via cable you need a cable modem. That normally comes from Starhub etc as a separate box. You connect both to the coaxial cable with the F type splitter and some cables.

The RJ-8 socket in your picture is for a phone line I think. What exactly are you trying to do with that? If you're trying to use ADSL (from Singtel) you need to connect the ADSL model to the phone line.


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BTW, I am not planning to use the RJ-8 socket.

Can this splitter be used ?

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No. It will attenuate the signal incorrectly. You need an actual splitter.
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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 May 2018 3:43 pm

subashgk007 wrote:Thank you simonraj for the image, The socket in wall point looks different, could you please confirm if it can be used.


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they both look like F type to me. You can buy these cables and splitters at a lot of hardware stores.
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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby simonraj » Mon, 07 May 2018 4:14 pm

My current set up Image

Show this to the “uncle” in the hardware shop. Ask if you can change if it doesn’t work.


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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby subashgk007 » Mon, 07 May 2018 7:45 pm

Thank you PNGMK and simonraj. Managed to get this connector from a hardware store.

This solves my problem temporarily until i find the actual splitter. I suspect it causes a signal quality loss though.

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Postby simonraj » Mon, 07 May 2018 7:52 pm

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You can also get it cheaply at carousell. Or exchange it with the Uncle that sold it you. They are very flexible.


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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 07 May 2018 9:29 pm

IF you get enough signal for a connection - that's all you need with the magic of digitisation. The installers like to use splitters as it stops problems with SWR corrupting others signals.
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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby subashgk007 » Wed, 09 May 2018 3:59 pm

Okay, thank you.


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Re: Help me to identify the right Coaxial cable splitter

Postby GanLieber » Thu, 14 Feb 2019 2:00 am

Hi...Your modem should be connected to the 1st split coming into your house connected on the -3.5dB tap. The splitter photo you have is a bit blurry, the only one I can verify as being good for this use is the Extreme one 2nd on the right. As it clearly has 2 -3.5dB taps.
I would get replacement RG6 for the modem run, and run the cable all the way to the first split.
I'm guessing that you can't get a normal compression fitting on it because it's tri or quad shielded.


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