Signal Strength and multiple switches
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:06 pm
I have 4 Windows 7 media centers, 3 cable card Silicon Dust tuners, and 1 Silicon Dust Connect Quatro (over the air tuner). These are in different rooms in my home. All are hard wired. I use multiple switches (all are gigabit). In my main room I have a 16 port Linksys switch. In other rooms I have 4/6 port switches. I run network cable from the 16 port switch to different rooms, to a 4/6 port switch which go different devices in the room. I have had problems with pixelization on live TV and recorded TV on some channels. I’m wondering what might be causing/contributing to this. Possibilities? - signal going through multiple switches? Network cable Cat rating (5, 6)? Is there a definitive way to check this? Is there a way to test signal strength?