okay so swim was tipped by a cable installer, that he could get free basic cable by splitting the cable that went to his modem and sending it to his t.v.
Swim has been doing this for 1-2 years without any problems.
July 12, swim notices that cable isnt working and signal is very fuzzy, so swim thinks nothing of it and thinks it will fix itself in a couple of days. A couple days pass, so swim is concerned, swim traces the wire back to the modem.. nothing wrong, so then back to the box outside:
swim decides to take a look inside:
after looking around for a good 5 mins, swim notices a yellow tag:
and a new piece of hardware (presumably a filter) that looks like this taken off:
used to go here:
closer look at ports:
closer look at filter:
oh yes and the final thing that is bugging swim ...
swim took off the filter and tag and now has channels back to normal, but is kind of scared of the repercussions of getting caught.
Also, swim is wondering if this so called "audit" only happened to his/her box outside, and is wondering if the company can monitor if bandwith is being used from the television since he/she is only paying for cable internet.
advice greatly appreciated..