Quote: Originally Posted by jfkbda
Optimum was just at my house saying signal levels at the pole and at my splitters were all fine so I'm not sure why the signal level on this card is so low.
How many splitters do you have en route to the Ceton card? 2-way or 3-way or multiple splits?
3-way splitters typically have one side equal to double the other two. For example, the "stronger" side might be a signal loss of -3.5db while each of the other two outputs would be -7db. Normally, you'd send the stronger side to your cable modem (since that modem typically needs higher input signal strength than a DVR does), and the other two splits to DVR's around your house.
But if the Ceton is reading that low, you might investigate some other way to get the signal to the card involving fewer splits or stronger branches. For sure, you might just experiment trying to see if you can achieve a significantly higher measurement by replacing a 3-way with a 2-way, etc., even if you don't keep things that way.
Or, maybe an in-line amp might help if you need all the splits.
Just talking out loud, since it's certainly possible this might be what's responsible for your "no signal available" events.