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Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

So I ordered an Arris SB6183 and a Nighthawk X4s and I'll be setting everything up this upcoming weekend.  I do have TWC home phone service.

 

My plan is to move the TWC all in one modem/router to another bedroom and use a 5-1000mhz 2 way splitter and split the tv line to the Ubee and the other end to the tv.  I'll be hooking up the phone there.

 

I'll be hooking up the Arris and Nighthawk in my bedroom where the Ubee currently is.  

 

Will I have any issues keeping the Ubee seperate in the other room hooked up like that? 

 

Will the Ubee still have networking features?  I just want it to function as a gateway to keep the phone working while all the networking is done on the Arris and Nighthawk.  Is there any setup I have to do to deactive the Ubee networking?

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Expert

Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

you may have signal level issues. Copy and paste what's in the modem now... It will need to handle an additional 3.5 dB of splitter loss.

You call twc, have them change your internet to the 6183.

You can try the self install, it might work

be sure you get the MAC addy right

 

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Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

Downstream Bonded Channels
Channel	Lock Status	Modulation	Channel ID	Frequency	Power	 SNR	   Correctables	   Uncorrectables
1	 	        QAM256	 	                291000000 Hz  3.3 dBmV   43.6 dB        597	        569
2	 	        QAM256	 	                411000000 Hz  3.1 dBmV   44.5 dB	309	        20
3	 	        QAM256	 	                381000000 Hz  3.3 dBmV	 44.8 dB	317	        46
4	 	        QAM256	 	                399000000 Hz  3.0 dBmV	 44.4 dB	604	        486
5	 	        QAM256	 	                303000000 Hz  3.2 dBmV	 43.9 dB	608	        399
6	 	        QAM256	 	                405000000 Hz  3.1 dBmV	 44.4 dB	298	        14
7	 	        QAM256	 	                297000000 Hz  3.5 dBmV	 44.7 dB	565	        303
8	 	        QAM256	 	                309000000 Hz  3.3 dBmV	 44.2 dB	615	        564
9	 	        QAM256	 	                393000000 Hz  3.2 dBmV	 44.7 dB	493	        237
10	 	        QAM256	 	                333000000 Hz  3.6 dBmV	 44.5 dB	493	        179
11	 	        QAM256	 	                339000000 Hz  3.5 dBmV	 44.4 dB	410	        159
12	 	        QAM256	 	                345000000 Hz  3.5 dBmV	 43.8 dB	382	        133
13	 	        QAM256	 	                351000000 Hz  3.5 dBmV	 44.4 dB	363	        115
14	 	        QAM256	 	                357000000 Hz  3.5 dBmV	 44.9 dB	358	        67
15	 	        QAM256	 	                363000000 Hz  3.6 dBmV	 44.5 dB	320	        53
16	 	        QAM256	 	                369000000 Hz  3.3 dBmV	 44.3 dB	378	        20

Total Correctables	Total Uncorrectables
7110	                3364

 Do I need to be worried about the uncorrectables?

 

Upstream Bonded Channels
Channel	Lock Status	US Channel Type	Channel ID	Symbol Rate	Frequency	Power
1	 	        ATDMA	 	                5120 Ksym/sec	24200000 Hz	46.8 dBmV
2	 	        TDMA	 	                2560 Ksym/sec	19400000 Hz	45.8 dBmV
3	 	        ATDMA	 	                5120 Ksym/sec	30600000 Hz	47.3 dBmV
4	 	        ATDMA	 	                2560 Ksym/sec	37000000 Hz	47.0 dBmV

 

 

 

Expert

Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

Downstream can easily handle an additional 7 dB of loss.

 upstream can only handle 3.5 dB of loss, at +52dBmv upstream, issues are common

I assume you presently have a single 2 way between the outside grounding block and the 2 rooms..

The data modem is more critical and needs to be on the first 2 way, the TV box and emta phone can go thu a second splitter off the first.

Verify there isn't a splitter with an open port, if so, use it

 

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Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

I'm not sure how the setup is on the side of the house, but I do have 4 set top boxes in the house. My room which houses the modem/router also has a tv and there is a 2 way splitter connecting them, which was installed by the tech.
Expert

Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

Ok, provided there is not an amplifier and there is only a main 4 way splitter, you can add a 2 way to any of the 3 STB's and put either modem at it.

You cannot put the 2 modems on a splitter with the STB, the US will be near max and probably go out of range.

you need a 5-1000 mhz 2 way splitter and 2 quality RG6 jumper cables.

 I sere you're in NYC and having the typical noise issue, make sure all connections are a tad more than finger tight.

 If the main (first) splitter is a 2 way with one port feeding the 2 way that hits the STB/modem and the other port feeds a 3 way to hit the 3 STB's, you're going to have an issue

Newcomer

Re: Setting up my home network, SB6183, Nighthawk Router, TWC Phone

Thank you very much MsRaye. Your feedback is much appreciated!