Currently have a bridged emta phone modem, with ASUS WiFi router. Cable goes from wall, to 3-way splitter. From there, to DVR and emta modem. Open port is terminated.
If I purchase this ASUS modem, do I connect emta to currently terminated port and new modem to WiFi router. Is this correct configuration?
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Thank you, MsRaye.
My signals are great right now, without issues. Can a change like this mess with my signals?
3.5 dB to DVR cable box.
7 dB - terminated (middle port)
7 dB to emta bridged modem
Downstream Channel Bonding Value
Index 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Lock Status Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked Locked
Frequency 603 MHz 561 MHz 567 MHz 573 MHz 579 MHz 585 MHz 591 MHz 597 MHz 555 MHz 609 MHz 615 MHz 621 MHz 627 MHz 633 MHz 639 MHz 645 MHz
SNR 41.0 dB 41.6 dB 41.3 dB 41.4 dB 41.5 dB 41.4 dB 41.2 dB 41.2 dB 41.6 dB 41.2 dB 41.0 dB 40.7 dB 40.7 dB 40.7 dB 40.6 dB 40.9 dB
Power 4.3 dBmV 4.3 dBmV 4.3 dBmV 4.3 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.5 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.3 dBmV 4.1 dBmV 4.2 dBmV 4.4 dBmV 4.6 dBmV 4.7 dBmV
Modulation 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM 256 QAM
Upstream Channel Bonding Value
Index 1 2 3 4
Lock Status Locked Locked Locked Locked
Frequency 24.2 MHz 19.4 MHz 30.6 MHz 37.0 MHz
Symbol Rate 5120 Ksym/sec 2560 Ksym/sec 5120 Ksym/sec 2560 Ksym/sec
Power Level 46.5 dBmV 46.3 dBmV 46.3 dBmV 46.3 dBmV
Modulation ATDMA TDMA ATDMA ATDMA
Channel ID 2 1 3 4
I would put the new modem on the empty -7 port in your case.... You'l also see an US level around +46 which is fine. Levels on the existing EMTA are optimal!
I prefer to see DS levels around +5 rather than the +9 that you'd see on the -3.5 port...
DVR/Cable boxes aren't as critical
MsRaye, Thank you. One more question.
Will either of those 7 dB ports produce the same signals for the emta?
Reason I ask, easier for me to swap new modem at current emta location and put emta in another location. Don’t have enough room in emta current location for two modems.
Doesn't matter as long as coax and connectors are good.
Main issue is to find a jack to backfeed the house phone wiring...
I ended up going with the Arris SB6183. I did some reading and it appears the the Asus CM-16 has the puma 6 chipset, which has had some issues.
Appreciate all your expert help, MsRaye.
I just wanted to let you know, everything went perfect. Installed new Arris 6183 modem and was activated easily. Moved my phone modem to the other port. Signals are just like you said they would be on -7 port with new modem.
The Arris pairs well with my Asus router. Everything has been rock solid. Nothing in the logs for days. Best part, $10 modem lease is history. Since I got the Arris brand new for $40, it will pay for itself quickly. I’m on TWC legacy, in a bulk account community, so it’s likely I won’t be switching over to Spectrum for awhile.
Thanks for all your help!