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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

    Jun 12, 2006
    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

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    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

    Jun 23, 2004
    Mill Creek, WA
    Easy test .... unplug the AC power to the SWM16. Does your "static" go away?
  4. Wisegoat

    Wisegoat Icon

    Aug 16, 2006
    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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