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Old 01-23-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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While we are wintering on our Indio lot I place the router and modem for our computer internet in the storage compartment just behind the entry door on our 2006 mid door.

I then connect to the provider's signal by connecting a cable between the Alpine's BNC connection in the coaches water/electrical service center.

This is the same hookup we used last year with no problems.

This year, after several days of intermittant and dropped signal I had the internet provider send out the troubleshooting service people.

Using their instruments they found that the resistance through the coach's wiring, from the service compartment input point to the storage compartment router / modem point, was too high.

By bypassing the coach wiring entirely we now have uninterrupted strong signal.

I haven't as yet pulled any of the coach's access plates to check the connections but I thought I'd post this so others might know what to check if they have similar weak or intermittant internet service.

The service tech said TV service might not be affected by the condition.

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One of the first repairs I made to my Alpine was to replace as many of the connections on the coax I could easliy find. WRV used twist on connectors and they did not always have a connection to the shield.
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Interesting, all the coax connections on mine were high quality quad connectors. They just weren’t installed properly.
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I then connect to the provider's signal by connecting a cable between the Alpine's BNC connection in the coaches water/electrical service center.
Alpine used BNC connectors? I've never seen them used in that application before - maybe they were "F" connectors (typical TV cable connectors) instead?
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I have owned 2 Alpines and they both had all F connectors. On my 05 they used Quad cable RG6 connectors.
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