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  # 2240748 19-May-2019 11:05
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sbiddle:

As pointed out by others don't do anything yourself. If this is still connected at the tap on the pole and you cut the cable you will cause noise on the network, and your property will be tracked down.


 


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  # 2240831 19-May-2019 15:56
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Reason I want it gone? The cover doesn't stay on properly and it's an eyesore. Chances are this mess is already affecting anyone else around here using cable. Will try ringing Vodafone tomorrow.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2240834 19-May-2019 16:07
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Seems a very fragile and unreliable network if one person pulling their ETP off would affect other people?





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  # 2240854 19-May-2019 17:04
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wasssupppp: Reason I want it gone? The cover doesn't stay on properly and it's an eyesore. Chances are this mess is already affecting anyone else around here using cable. Will try ringing Vodafone tomorrow.

 

Unless you have touched any of the coax there is absolutely zero reason for it to be affecting nearby properties on the network.

 

The problem with cutting the cables is that if it hasn't been disconnected at the pole when service was disconnected then leaving a cut non terminated coax cable will have a high likelihood of causing issues.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2240855 19-May-2019 17:05
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Seems a very fragile and unreliable network if one person pulling their ETP off would affect other people?

 

 

Well that's how coax networks work. No different to leaving unterminated coax connectors on a home TV network which also has the potential to cause issues, but because that noise won't get picked up by amplifiers and fed back into a network it's not going to have the same impact.


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  # 2240877 19-May-2019 17:43
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Hi, ummmmm, if there are no HFC modems or TV STBs connected to the tail, then its no different to cutting the cable at the ETP or disconnecting the cable from the input to the isolator, did this recently for a mate who had a disagreement with Voda and just wanted nothing to do with them, so I simply took the ETP box off with a spade (quick instant sweep), put a wipe of silicon  sealant over the open F connector end, scotch loc'd the phone line so it did not leak to earth, dug up the leadin conduit (was in a garden) cut it about 200mm below ground level and shoved both coax and phone line back down its fundamental, siliconed over the end and filled the hole back in........................ job done.

 

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sbiddle:

 

richms:

 

Seems a very fragile and unreliable network if one person pulling their ETP off would affect other people?

 

 

Well that's how coax networks work. No different to leaving unterminated coax connectors on a home TV network which also has the potential to cause issues, but because that noise won't get picked up by amplifiers and fed back into a network it's not going to have the same impact.

 

 

Just showing my age here but networks at most work before IP and even before Window 95 (eg Windows 3.1) were 10base2 and when someone pulled the coax out of the computer the whole network died.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2241099 20-May-2019 00:03
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Question - if O.P isn't a current customer of said service then do they have any obligation (other than being a geek on here and having said recommendations) to call the provider?  

 

If it's deadly then it should be labelled as such under electrical regs (it won't be).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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