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Cable Modem Question
Marc Apr-04-01 01:07 AM
Can someone tell me if a Cable Modem is what it sounds like it is.. A Modem that works through your cable TV provider?

thanks


1. RE: Cable Modem Question
copperpipe Apr-04-01 08:19 AM
In response to message 0
Yes, Marc, you are correct. I have Roadrunner cable service. The cable TV company installed a new line to my computer room from my existing cable service line outside the house. It is much faster than dial up service, and you will never want to switch back to that once you've had it.

2. RE: Cable Modem Question
Marc Apr-04-01 07:09 PM
In response to message 1
Thanks ( Copperpipe )
I wonder what my local cable company has to offer, I dont know if they have that service here yet, But im sure they get alot for it if they do. lol
thanks again..

3. RE: Cable Modem Question
lbyard Apr-04-01 08:39 PM
In response to message 2
If they do, they probably have a web site with cable MODEM info and rates. Look for their web site at http://www.google.com/. I'm paying $39.95/month and it is well worth it. Ask for a MODEM with network interface instead of USB. And ask them to supply the network adapter for your computer, if it is free. Larry

4. RE: Cable Modem Question
Marc Apr-05-01 02:47 AM
In response to message 3
Thanks but I found they do not yet have that,,,

6. RE: Cable Modem Question
asdf123 Apr-05-01 10:10 PM
In response to message 4
usually Cable comes to an area before DSL but you can always check to see if DSL is provided in your area.

Here are some good sites (there are many more) to look at:
http://www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_faq.shtml
http://www.dslreports.com

DSL is usually through your telephone provider because it uses the existing telephone lines.


7. RE: Cable Modem Question
Marc Apr-06-01 11:34 PM
In response to message 6
ok thank you...

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