What Test Can I Do to Know My Coax Cable Outlet is Working?

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Testing your coax cable wiring or coax outlet can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive task that occasionally leads to frustration.

Accurately testing for a valid signal on your coax cable or at your coax outlet requires detecting a specific frequency range of signals coming from your Cable Broadband provider.  While there is this one test, there are two main ways to test it. The more labor and time-intensive way of testing your coax outlet is by taking your internet modem from cable outlet to cable outlet and individually checking them. If your cable modem connects and locks on like normal, the outlet is live and is receiving a signal. However, if the cable modem doesn’t automatically connect, then the outlet isn’t receiving a valid signal from your cable Internet service provider. This first way of testing tends to be more frustrating and takes longer. Have no fear, the testing process as a whole doesn’t need to be time-intensive. An easier way of testing your coax cable outlet is by using the pocket-sized DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester, developed by Hitron.

The DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester rapidly cuts down on your time spent conducting testing, and is easy to use. This low-cost tool is an accurate and simple solution to discover connectivity by using a specific frequency range of valid signals, meaning that there is no chance for false-positives as it doesn’t detect voltage like some other solutions do. The DSS-01 Coax Cable tester also works regardless of whether there are known splitters on your line.

Not only is the DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester one of the most innovative and accurate tests to discover connectivity from your cable service provider, it is also extremely easy to use and test results are instant. Simply plug the Coax Cable Tester into the coaxial outlet or coax cable connector you want to test and press the button. You will start receiving results in less than 10 seconds. Depending on if the coax outlet is live, the bright, easy-to-read LED-light indicator will either blink red or green. When the LED-light indicator blinks red, it means the coax outlet is not receiving a valid signal. When it blinks green, it means the coax outlet is receiving a valid signal and is good to connect your cable modem or MoCA Network adapters.

The DSS-01 Coax Cable Tester can be used to test the main coax outlet, and your other coax wiring for a valid signal. Testing your connectivity is crucial to establishing proper connectivity, and ruling out other anomalies.  The DSS-01 is great for self-installation of your cable modem, and perfect for home owners, renters and cable technicians alike.  Would you like to read more about Coax Cable Testers or other related topics check out Hitron’s Learn page or Blog.

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