How to Test Coax with a Coax Cable Tester

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Testing your coax cable for an Internet signal is not as complicated as it would seem.  Often, when moving into a new home or apartment, you need to verify the presence of an Internet signal at a coax outlet or on coax wiring.  Finding a coax outlet with a valid Internet signal can have its challenges, since many homes or apartments have changed owners or occupants frequently, leaving a puzzle of coax wiring and coax outlets.


So how do you know which coax outlet is working properly to provide an Internet signal?

You need to test your coax.

Testing your coaxial cables and outlets is made easy when using a tester like Hitron’s DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester. Instead of taking a modem from outlet to outlet and testing each signal individually, the DSS-01 can test for signals with far less hassle. It can fit into hard-to-reach places so don’t have to worry about juggling a mess of wires with your cable modem to do the test.  The DSS-01 is pocket-sized and provides accurate test results in less than 10 seconds.

To test your coax signal with the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester, you just have to plug it in and turn it on. In less than 10 seconds, you will know whether or not you have a valid Internet signal at the coax outlet. If the LED-light indicator is red, no signal is detected. If the DSS-01’s LED-light is green, a valid Internet signal is detected and you’re able to connect your cable modem for Internet connectivity.

While many other cable testers use voltage, the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester detects a specific range of signal frequencies used by Cable Internet providers, so you can be confident that the test is accurate.  The DSS-01 is not affected by hidden splitters on the coax wiring, which means you won’t get false positive readings with the DSS-01.

Testing your new home or apartment for Internet signals at your coax outlets or wiring is important to get your Internet up and running quickly. Using the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester will save you time and will come in handy for any future moves or renovations.

Hitron’s DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester 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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