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Can a swim 16 cause static on a cat5 line?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tonyc, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. tonyc

    tonyc Legend

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    I have static on my phone (voip) every since DTV installed my Genie, the swim 16 multiswitch was installed right next to the Cat5 line for my computer,
    I already determined that it is not the phone adapter. Can the multiswitch be causing the static on the line?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    check AC voltage between a case of each device (switch, PC, DVR, etc) and ground contact in near power outlet
     
  3. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Easy test .... unplug the AC power to the SWM16. Does your "static" go away?
     
  4. Wisegoat

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    Try an actual analog phone. That is one that does not need a power supply. In other words, not a cordless. That all tell you if the line is the issue..
     

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