I have a cable TV plus Internet coming into the house and into an 8-way splitter (CE Tech Home Command Center). From this splitter I have coax going to the cable modem plus 3 TV's. When I have my cable provider refresh my signal everything works fine for about two months. Then the interet gets gradually slower, and I have to have a signal refresh again. When I take the splitter out, the internet is back to full strength.
My question is how can the splitter gradually degrade the signal? It is just physical coax connections, no amplification or other electronics. I don't see how it can work on day 1 and gradually get slower.
Also, I could split the cable from outside, connect one to the modem and the other to the command center for the 3 TVs. Or I could buy a signal amplifier and boost the signal before it gets to the command center. Any recommendations on this?