Testing your coaxial cable may not seem like something you need to know for every day, but it does come in handy. What if your Internet isn’t working? Are you even receiving a signal from your Cable Internet provider? Is it just an issue with your coax outlet? Testing your coaxial cable for Internet can help you quickly and accurately pin-point the issue.
Two Ways to Test for Internet Signals
To test your coax cable, you can either:
- Take your cable modem from cable outlet to cable outlet, testing each individually for a connection
- Use a coax cable tester like Hitron’s DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester for instant and accurate results
While the former is an acceptable way to test, using the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester provides fast and accurate testing of your coaxial cable wiring or outlets. Designed through our expertise creating leading DOCSIS cable testing and diagnostic tools worldwide, we have made this unique solution for large North American Cable Providers now available for your home use.
Advanced Accurate Technology for Testing
Built specifically with its users in mind, the DSS-01 can be used by anyone to quickly and accurately test coaxial wiring or outlets with the simple push of a button. Whether you are a homeowner, apartment renter or a professional cable technician, the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is equipped with a simple push-button test that automatically detects valid Internet signals between a specific frequency range, coming from your Internet provider. In less than 10 seconds, you will know whether or not your coaxial cable has a valid Internet signal.
Using the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester is easier than using other types of testers that detect voltage. While voltage products like a multimeter can be excellent for a variety of other uses, the DSS-01 is designed to detect a specific range of frequency signals that only comes from a Cable Internet provider, ensuring an accurate and advanced test. This means you get a more accurate test to verify valid Internet signals at your coax wiring or outlets as opposed to products that use voltage as a detection method. Oftentimes, voltage can be impeded by hidden splitters on the line and produce false results.
Easy to Use
To use the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester, you’ll need to choose which coaxial cables and outlets you want to test and turn it on. Its compact design allows it to fit into tight spaces for easy testing, and often only requires one-hand operation. With the press of one button, you will see the results of the test in less than 10 seconds. Its bright LED-light indicator will identify connectivity. If the LED-light is red, no Internet signal was detected; if it turns green, an Internet signal was detected and you are ready to connect your cable modem.
Both the traditional method of testing and the coax cable tester will successfully accomplish testing your coaxial cable for an Internet signal, but the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester provides and accurate and fast test.