How to Install a 2 Way Cable TV Splitter

Updated July 20, 2017

Cable television is a great option for homes with multiple TVs where having a set top box in every room isn't always an option. Using a cable splitter allows you to receive a cable signal on more than one television using only one signal. Splitters are also great for using a third party DVR to simultaneously record and watch two different television programs.

Screw a coaxial cable into the cable wall jack and tighten with wrench. Depending on your set-up, determine if the longest or shortest cord would be better for this connecting.

Locate the "In" jack on the cable splitter and screw the coaxial cable from the wall jack into it, and tighten with a wrench

Locate the two "out" jacks on the splitter and use the remaining two coaxial cables to screw one cable in each port, tightening with a wrench.

Connect the two ends of the coaxial cable to the television sets you are trying to get a signal on.


Once the splitter is installed, screw the splitter to a wall or to the floor. Constantly moving the connection can degrade the quality of the signal. Make sure the connections are as tight as possible.


Contact your cable service provider before making any changes to your cable system.

Things You'll Need

  • 2-way cable splitter
  • Cable television service
  • 3 coaxial cables
  • Screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
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Christopher Kennedy is a graduate of Montclair State University and holds a degree in communication studies with a concentration in public relations. He began writing professionally in 2005, starting with the campus newspaper, "The Montclairion," and various private clients.