So I've got HSI through my local cable provider and I've been experiencing frequent drop outs of signal. Sometimes the internet just goest down for a bit, cable modem seems to be resetting itself and then it'll come back. I was looking at the lines coming into the house and I noticed something attached to the cable about 2in long that says "Arcom FBR-3A/82" on it. From what I've read it's some sort of filter but I don't know exactly what it does. I've heard these can cut out some of the frequencies coming down the line. I would assume that could be a good thing if it's filtering out extraneous noise, but perhaps it's cutting out signal I need? Does anyone know? I read a couple of places these traps are pretty antiquated these days and can be left over from the pre-digital days when people were trying to steal service. What's the story with this thing?
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9/10/12 at 3:52pm