Years ago, when Comcast added Internet service to the pre-existing cable TV service in my neck of woods, the technician, after running a short pigtail coax cable from the wall outlet to a two-way splitter to serve both the TV and the cable modem, he also installed a small hex barrel shaped filter into the cable leg that runs from the splitter to the TV. The filter is about half inch thick and 2 inch long and looks made of stainless steel.
Not being an electronics expert, I never really understood the purpose of that filter and I did not notice any difference either im my broadband modem or TV performance after I removed it. Can anybody enlighten me what that filter is supposed to accomplish? If anything, I would have expected something like that in the cable leg that runs from the splitter from the modem, not in the TV leg, but what do I know? BTW, the following code is stamped on the filter: SNB6-5/136 kV 182, if that means anything after all these years.