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Do we need tris-1002L for broadband internet?

pgrach
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During my Virgin Broadband setup, I noticed my wall socket has a TRIS-1002L fully isolated outlet. I'm not planning to use cable TV services, so I'm wondering:

1. Is the TRIS-1002L necessary for my broadband connection?
2. Is this device up-to-date, or should I consider replacing/upgrading it?

Your insights would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Pavel

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nodrogd
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Do not remove it. Isolators are akin to a fuse in an electrical plug & are very necessary, as they prevent voltage surges in the coaxial cable from frying both VMs & possibly your own connected equipment. The insertion loss is only 0.5dB, so it has no effect on your services. TV & Broadband use different frequencies in the same cable. So it does not matter what you use it for, the same safety equipment is needed.

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Thanks a lot! And how about this box? It was connected downstream after that TRIS-1002L box via cable. The previous owner had TV. So I assume it is for TV purposes so in my case it is not necessary? Or it's some other safety devises and it's better keep it on? 

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nodrogd
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That is a distribution amplifier. There appears to be no input cable on the right hand side. I suspect this was used for multi room TV boxes running off a weak signal. With you only running a Broadband hub it may not be necessary.

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Roger_Gooner
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I would bypass the signal booster. If it happens that you have a problem come back here.

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