How Can I Test a Coaxial Cable Outlet for Internet Signal?

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If your Coaxial cable outlet isn’t functioning properly, internet connectivity will be poor or nonexistent. The good news is that discovering if your Coaxial cable outlet has a signal can be easy and relatively quick.

There are two options to test your Coaxial cable outlet for signal: manually or with a coax testing tool that makes this task easy.

  1. Manual Test using Cable Modem– You can test your coax outlet’s signal by taking your cable modem from cable outlet to cable outlet, and plugging it in to each coax outlet to verify a signal and connectivity. If your internet modem connects like normal, that means a signal was detected. If it doesn’t connect, then you have no signal.  This method of moving a modem from place to place can be very time-consuming.
  2. Coax Testing Tool – The easiest way to test your coax cable outlet signal is by using a coax cable testing tool that is built specifically for the task. Hitron’s DSS-01 Coax Cable Testerdetects the valid signals from your Cable Internet provider, by detecting the specific signal range (range of frequencies) that they use. This means you won’t receive false-positive readings like you could with other testers. Additionally, the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester works regardless of whether there are hidden splitters on your line, so you are going to get an accurate reading on a signal every time.

Using the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is an easy one-person job. Simply plug the tester into the coaxial outlet of your choice and press the button.  In less than 10 seconds you will know if you have a valid signal at that particular coax outlet or not. This pocket-sized handy tool will save you huge amounts of time and hassle, plus it fits into hard-to-reach areas.

The DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is easy to read, even for beginners. Once connected and turned on, the bright, easy-to-read LED indicator will either display red or green. When the LED-light indicator is red, it means that no signal was detected. When the LED-light is green, it means a valid signal was detected.

The DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is perfect for home owners, apartments, and office buildings to test and detect for the presence of valid signals from your cable Broadband service provider.  Plus, it will save you a lot of time!

Hitron’s DSS-01 is available on Amazon.  To learn more about the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester, check out Hitron’s Learn page or Blog.

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