Testing for Coax Signal: How Do I Check my Coax Outlet?

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Checking your coax outlet for an Internet signal can be easy, and a first step in the troubleshooting process before calling your Internet Service Provider. Testing your coax outlet doesn’t have to require a PhD in Electronics when you use the right tool, like the Hitron DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester, specifically designed for the task.

There are a number of reasons why you would want to test your coax outlet for a signal:

  1. To troubleshoot your Internet connection – is it operating at your coax outlet or wiring?
  2. To verify your cable Internet connection itself is live and working.
  3. To know which coax wiring or outlet is receiving an Internet signal so you know where to plug in your cable modem.

Testing your coax for signal can be fast and extremely accurate using the DSS-01 Coax Cable Testing tool from Hitron.  You see, this tool is engineered to detect a specific range of signal frequencies that only Cable Internet providers use to deliver their Internet signals.  Because of this, you will always get an accurate test result in under 10 seconds, making your troubleshooting and verification much easier without second-guessing.

The DSS-01 is simple to operate with a one-button test to automatically scan for valid signals. The bright, LED-light will either indicate red (no signal detected) or green (signal detected). And, because the DSS-01 specifically detects Internet signals, it is more accurate than other products that utilize voltage (which cannot detect Internet signals). Instant signal detection at your coax outlet validates that your cable Internet is working and that your cable outlet is ready to set up your cable modem and/or Internet router.

Testing your coax outlet for signal doesn’t need to be a hassle or a guessing game. Using a coax cable tester allows you to check your coax outlets quickly and accurately, letting you know if you’re ready to install your cable modem or internet router, or if there are potential wiring or connection issues at play.

The DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is available on Amazon.  Want to learn more about testing your coax outlets for signals? Check out Hitron’s Learn page.

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