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Aster - how the hell does it work??

tim_in_Krakow 5 | 6  
10 Mar 2008 /  #1

I have a new flat. It has aster in it - it comes through the wall, into a little box. From the box, i get my phone, internet and tv. Simple.

But it isn't. I can only get 2 of the 3 to work (phone, tv, OR internet), never all of them.

From the wall is one of those two prongs to connect wires to (you screw them onto the connection in the wall). There is a wire going from that to my little box. Then the box gives me phone and internet. But nothing to connect to the tv.... If I instead plug the wire from the wall into the tv (instead of the little box), the tv works. But of course the internet and phone do not.

So I bought a new wire to connect the other little prong in the wall (there are two, one goes to the little box) to the tv. But it doesn't work - it appears only the connection in the wall marked "TV" works, the other one saying "R" does not.

how do I get the three things to work???!

Makdaam - | 30  
10 Mar 2008 /  #2
You've got internet (and the phone also) over the cable TV antenna wire. The easiest way to get both to work is to buy a splitter (a good one for around 10-15PLN). Now the wiring is a bit tricky due to the fact that there are so many plugs :).

The best splitters have F type sockets only also the most commonly used socket on the cable modems (screw on type). The TV's usually have an M or D socket (I don't really remember which one - D plug fits into an M plug and vice-versa).

So all you have to buy is:
-1 splitter (pl. spliter) with 1 input and 2 outputs (or 3 if you'd like to add a second TV)
-75Ohm antenna wire to connect stuff (ask for RTV antenna wire)
-enough plugs to put on the wire
Don't buy this stuff in a large store, avoid plastic casing of the plugs (metal ones are better, the plastic ones fall apart after a week). In a small, specialised store the staff will probably know how to properly put the plugs on the wires - for a small fee or for free).

Schematic attached - red is the way you used to connect the telly. Required plug types are in [bold in square brackets]

Also most cable TVs have a paragraph (in their Terms of Service) stating that they will add a free splitter free of charge - so bug them for it or ask someone that. Most cable TVs use a wall-mounted splitter with two F-type outputs.

If you've got any more questions just ask.

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  • Schematic
OP tim_in_Krakow 5 | 6  
11 Mar 2008 /  #3
you are a legend makdaam. it now finally works...! thanks

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