tap vs. splitter

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 Question by marty hambel posted 16 Jan 2004
 tap vs. splitter
I want to run cable from my house to an outbuilding approx 300 feet away with 3 outlets. From my incomung cable, there is a tap to my cable modem, then a splitter to 4 rooms in the house. Can I use a 2-way splitter between the tap and the 4-way splitter, or do I need another tap. If so, what value? Thanks.
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 16 Jan 2004
Dear Marty,

It looks like you may want to use a (not too powerful) amplifier after the first splitter on the longer cable run. I think you may use a 2-way splitter after the cable modem tap to divide the signal into local and remote. Don't see why not.

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Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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