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Cable DSL Modem,USB or RJ45?

Q: Cable DSL Modem,USB or RJ45?

I have this "Terayon" Cable DSL modem with COX high speed,,
My question is that it offers a "RJ45" and "USB" setup whitch one one would supply the fastest interface?
on some downloads i get average speeds around 400Mbps/RJ45
BTW i have USB2.0

Thanks all

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A: Cable DSL Modem,USB or RJ45?

Everything I've read indicates Ethernet is best for overall performance and reliability.....

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hi.i have just purchased a wired router.i have a pc and games consol to it.i have lots of cat5 crossover cables.can i use them or have i got to use a straight rj45 one.

is there any performance issues with either cable

thankyou
 

A:Solved: cat5 cable or rj45 cable

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I would like to make a crossover cable. Should I crossover each of the pairs?

I would also appreciate any explanation on how the 4 wire pairs on a RJ45 cable are used.

Thank you.
 

A:RJ45 cable

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My new Win10 laptop only has a Rj45 input. If I buy a Rj45 cable one end will probably fit into the Rj45 opening on the laptop but the other end will be too small to fit into the ethernet opening in the back of my modem/router. How would I get the Rj45 to fit my modem/router opening?
Is there some sort of an adapter that would allow the Rj45 cable to be plugged into the back of my modem/router with the larger opening?
 

A:Rj45 cable

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I need a 30m Cat5e cable. It must be white and preferably with minimal writing on it. Any suggestions?
 

A:RJ45 Cable

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Hi All,
I have Laptop Toshiba Satellite L775, windows 7. I used cable modem Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 and it was working fine. Then I changed my ISP to Century Link and used their DSL modem and still everything worked just fine. Now I moved to another city and used same cable modem (SBG6580) and connected my business PC thru ethernet and it is working fine. The problem is with my laptop which I tried to connect wirelessly but coudn't so I tried to connect it thru ethernet but it does not even recognizes it. Funny thing is my hard wired computer has picked up same network name thru modem and is working fine both thru ethernet and wifi (this computer I am using first time with this modem).
My laptop find available networks and when I select my network with password, some time it says connected with limited access and some time "windows was unable to connect" message. I tried most of the solutions by calling Suddenlink and Motorola but no luck. I am wordering if it has to do anything with centurylink's DSL modem being used on this laptop before and somehow blocking cable modem?
Any help?
 

A:Solved: Cable modem to DSL back to cable modem-now my laptop can't connect to interne

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Is it possible to extend a RJ45 CrossOver Cable, using an old serial cable?
- Yes both cables have the same amount of wires.

Because I'm having problems with my internet access, could I please get you to reply to:

[email protected]
Thanks.
 

A:RJ45 Cable Extension

see if this helps

http://www.netspec.com/helpdesk/wiredoc.html
Google search list

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&q=RJ45+crossover+network+cabling

Couldn't e-mail this to you thru the forum cause you elected no e-mail be sent to you.
 

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In the last couple of days I can only connect to the internet if I hook up my router to the PC via a RJ45 cable.

Before this I would just turn th PC on and it would connect no problem. Now I get all lights on exccept the @ light. As soon as I connect the RJ45, it connects within seconds. I have tried to save the settings through the router page on Internet Explorer. It is quite an old Phillips router, I am wondering if it has just come to its natural end!

I am using Windows 7 32 bit.
 

A:Router will only connect via RJ45 cable

Have you checked your wireless adapter? It could have failed instead.
 

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Basically, I'm trying to set up a link between my PC and Laptop so I can shift about 5GB worth of files from the PC to the Laptop using a crossover RJ45 cable. Plugged it in and set up the Networking Wizard (both computers run on Windows XP), on the Laptop, I can see that both computers show up in the same Workgroup but when I try to access the files on the PC icon, it won't let me access it, telling me that I don't have access to use the network resource etc etc... and the network path isn't found. Firewalls have been turned off and administrator status is on both computers.

I would be grateful if anyone could help me establish a network between these 2 computers as it shouldn't be difficult to do but I'm struggling!
 

A:Basic Networking Setup- RJ45 Cable

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A friend is installing some RJ45 (CAT6) for me. He said boots wouldn't hurt and that I could look for some.

I've seen some debate on types of boots. That's not what I am interested in here.
I've found a certain type of boot that I would like to identify.

I do NOT want: THESE
It seems as though the tab protectors could make things unwieldy.

I DO want: THESE
Those are the ends that pre-prepared cables always seem to come with.

Questions:
Does anyone know what those (second) boots are called?
Could you please link to where they're sold (or send me a DM / PM)?
If anyone happens to be in the UK, as I am in London, where would you suggest purchasing them?
Thanks.

 

A:Cable (RJ45) boots / caps - IDENTIFY / NAME?

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Hi.. think I might a problem with my hardware here.. sometimes when I plug in my RJ45 cable, the screen goes black but it's still on as I can see the outline of my windows. This happened before when I plugged something into the USB port next to it. I took the RJ45 cable out, and the screen was fine again..

Anyone have any ideas? Is my laptop deteriorating? hehe

Model: IBM R31
Operating: Windows XP Professional
 

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hi all

i have a BT voyager modem which is USB only and a belkin wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router which is RJ45 how can i get round this without getting another modem?

thx in advance

lee_1133
 

A:USB modem, RJ45 ADSL router! HELP!!!!!!

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How can I connect my USB ADSL modem to a router which has only a RJ45 ethernet port?
 

A:USB ADSL Modem and RJ45 Router

You can't.
 

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All,

I live in a house that has a pre-wired network (model homes have a bunch of upgrades).

All of the telephone, network, and TV lines come into one closet, where the patch panels take in the outside lines and split them up.

I am looking to finally get my network up and working, but I have hit a snag.

I am trying to get my DSL modem to be shared by the network.

The telephone line patch panel has one output line remaining, and it is an RJ45. But the DSL modem only has a RJ11 input, which is industry standard.

From the modem, I can patch it into the distribution network.

The problem is that stupid RJ45 set up and the modem.

Most of the searches I have found really do not answer this question, so I come to you experts to hopefully lead me in the right direction.

Thanks!
 

A:RJ45 to RJ11 input to a DSL Modem

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How do I File transfer from pc to laptop using rj45 patch cable

How do I transfer files from my PC to my laptop using a rj45 patch cable?
I hooked up my cables but the computers cannot find eachother.
 

A:File transfer from pc to laptop using rj45 patch cable

have you tried using a Cat5 crossovere cable then neetworking the computer nd laptop together
 

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Notebook: HP Pavilion zv5434rs PC series, refurbished
Operating software: XP, ? pro or home
Problem: Can't connect to Internet via broadband
RJ45 Adapter: Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC #2

I have always gotten the message "Network cable not connected" when I've tried to connect this notebook to my existing DSL connection, even when using the network cable that is now connecting my PC to the net to post this message (so, the cable works). I contacted HP's online chat service yesterday about it and received some good help. Unfortunately, it didn't work. One of the things they gave me was an updated driver for the Realtek adapter (above). If that didn't work I was to reset the TCP/IP settings by typing "etsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" in the open field. Before getting offline to try these things, I confirmed with the tech that I was connecting the notebook correctly by inserting the RJ45 plug in the above adapter and the RJ11adapter into the phone jack. He said yes, and I should also check the cable and adapter, too. Well, neither the driver nor the reset worked; I knew the cable was okay but I got new RJ45 and RJ11 plugs. Those did not work, either. While poking around, though, I've noticed in Device Manager that the adapter properties are not picking up the new driver. I installed it correctly last night, and this morning went in and redid it all manually; it all went well, and I rebooted, and the device propert... Read more

A:Getting notebook RJ45 adapter to recognize driver/cable

Just a follow-up, in case anyone else has the problem. Finally did get through to HP, and they had me download an updated BIOS and then reinstall the drivers with the Application Recovery Disk. It did not help. HP kind of ran out of ideas, and I decided to use the OS disk to repair the Windows XP that came on the system. Unfortunately, this is a refurbished notebook, and I assumed the seller (Radio Shack) had cleaned it up first. Apparently not; it asked for the administrative password before it would repair the OS. Of course, I didn't have it. The folks at Radio Shack couldn't help me, either.

So I bought a new Dell notebook. :-(

But I suspect, if the problem was the BIOS, that the OS probably got corrupted and likely repairing it, or at worst, reinstalling it would have solved the problem. If that didn't work, I was going to upgrade to XP Professional.

Barb
 

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Hello,

I want to renew about 15 Connectors in our Firm's network. We have old unshielded Cat5 cables going through the building. Can I buy these connectors, although they're shielded?

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.751543

Or do I have to buy the more expensive unshielded model:

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.750141

This'd be the crimping tool:

http://www.eshopcy.com.cy/show.phtml?id=PER.569647

I'm a beginner in connecting RJ45 Connectors. This is why I ask in order to be on the safe side.

Thank you very much for advise.

Regards,
Andreas
 

A:Solved: Connecting an unshielded Cat5-cable with to shielded RJ45 Cat5e-connector

The data connections are the same on both.
The CAT 6 you want to buy has better conductors anyway,
as it is designed for higher frequencies.
You just don't have the outer shield web in the cable for it to clamp to.
Won't hurt anything.
 

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hi everone,
I have motorola SB5101 cable modem provided by my ISP.i have windows 7 on corei5. My problem is that my modem suddenly stops working after 6.oo in the evening. If i restart the modem, it works for 5 minutes and then again stops working. It doesnt start functioning properly till the time my cousin uses his laptop so i believe there is some kind of parental lock set by him in the modem . please advice what should I do. I am in urgent need of internet as i have an important project to do.
P.S. Please dont advice to take help from my cousin as he is mischievous and plays such pranks so that i get less marks in my class.
 

A:Solved: parental lock in cable motorola cable internet modem

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

A:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site
 

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Hi,

A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

A:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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Morning everybody!
Okay... I recently got Cable Connection Internet (lan)..with the external modem...that has (NIC) connection and (USB) in the back....My other computer which sits right next to my dell is down right now, and i don't have a hub or another ethernet cable at this moment, but eventually both computers are gonna be connected one into the other and that one into the internet...I don't really know if I'm supossed to bridge or not, since other one is down and i cannot use wizard to set up on this one...BUT I was reading on the different connection types and there one that says home phoneline network using an internal modem, DSL, or cable modem....can I connect a basic phone line from internal 56K modem into the other (computer thats down) Internal 56K? or use the extra USB connection from external cable modem and connect that way?.I'd like to go into other computer and see whats going on..
 

A:home phoneline network using an internal modem, DSL, or cable modem.

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Just moved in and brought my ADSL wifi modem Belkin F1PI241EGau with me, but over here there is cable and the provider supplied me with their modem motorola Surfboard SB5101E. I would like to connect these two to use the wifi. Would that be possible?

Thank you
 

A:Can i connect my adsl2/2+ wifi modem/router to cable modem?

Not really. The ADSL router doesn't have the correct WAN interface. You need a standard router with an Ethernet WAN connection.
 

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Recently I had to test my cable modem by directly plugging the output cable of the modem to a computer. The problem is that I have 3 computers: One desktop and two laptops. All three computers are running Windows 7, 64 bit and service pack 1. The three computer models are: (1) Dell Vostro, (2) Levovo Ideacentre and (3) Sony Vaio. All computers are less than a year old. When I cpnnect the cable modem RJ45 cable to the Vostro the browser works great. However, when I connect the same cable into either the Ideacentre or the Vaio the browser does not see the signal. Therefore a signal is coming out of the modem (as demonstrated by the Vostro) but I can't figure out why the other two computers don't see the signal? I checked the computer configurations in the command mode but that did not help much. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Cable modem cable issue with different computers

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I have a Netgear DGN2200 (N300 Wireless ASDL + Modem Router) that I got from Goodwill. There is no WAN port behind the router... only LAN ports I see. How do I setup my Arris Cable modem to this Netgear Modem Router? I need help PLEASE!

Link to Netgear DGN2200: http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/DGN2200.aspx

Link to Arris Cable Modem (PDF): http://www.arrisi.com/product_catalog/_docs/_specsheet/060510_Touchstone_Telephony_Modem_TM502G.pdf
 

A:Netgear Modem Router & Arris Cable Modem

if its ADSL you cannot use it as a router on a cable modem, its designed to connect to the telephone line and has a modem within the device
 

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When I try connecting my PC to my cable modem via Ethernet cable there is no internet access, but it does say its connected ( windows xp and 7...2 different PCs). But when I plug in my wireless router directly to the cable modem, I get internet access, what gives? I did reset everything and this problem still occurs. I'm not a total noob when it comes to networking, but this is baffling! I did troubleshooting over the internet, no help at all

(btw for folks who know about ps3...When my ps3 is directly connected to the cable modem I get NAT type 1, and online play works flawless. yet why wouldn't doesn't the internet work on my pc?)
 

A:cable modem to pc, no good...modem to router to pc works..help

Brand and model of the cable modem?

For "my PC" connected to the modem please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hello,
I'm experiencing a problem when connecting my computers to the same cable modem. The computer that is connected with the USB Cable is getting excellent connection, while the other one is terribly slow. I have tried to switch the connections but still the one with the USB Cable is faster. Can someone help me resolve my problem, and what can cause it ?
Thank you in advance, Dejan Gorgevic.
 

A:Cable modem connecting with USB Cable and LAN Cable

Does your ISP contract call for two public IP addresses? If not it's probably just an accident that you can connect at all with multiple computers.
 

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I have a cable modem attached to a network (router, cascaded to other routers - different vendors routers but it works / to attach 10 computers). The PCs use a lot of data/bandwith part of the day and works well, generally, but the cable modem sometimes has outages and its important we get network working again. We have no IT support. So thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.

I also have a DSL line/router that is not attached to anything (except it provides wireless).

Question: Can I just swing the cable from the cable modem over to the DSL router and expect internet to work?

I tried it one day and it worked, but we had very limited usage.

I tried it another time when the cable modem/internet failed - and it didn't seem to work. The usage was much higher so I don't know if the amount of data or the required "handshake" would take longer. or what...can you advise. This is just vanilla internet connection. No VPN or such. The applications can be shut down and reopened. But we would rather not have to reboot the PCs.

Second question would be: if I have both DSL and Cable Modem sitting next to each other - can I attach both so they can both be used and provide back up.
 

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So I my laptop is upstairs and my At&t Uverse cable modem is downstairs and I believe there is some interference in the ceiling because although the signal always reads as "excellent" often times it seems to run a bit slower upstairs than when i bring it one floor down. I was wondering if connecting the laptop to the modem directly would be more helpful. (I already have a hidden wiring route that I made to run a hdmi cable from my tv downstairs to the laptop upstairs) I bought a 50ft cable cord and was wondering if all i need to do is plug it in or if i have to somehow program the connection so it knows to run through the cable instead of the wireless signal. I don't have a router either...not sure if id need one as they didn't provide one. Detailed help is much appreciated!

A:How do I set up a connection to a cable modem with a cable cord?

Just plug it in at both ends. It should work fine.

Once plugged in, it will take a few seconds to detect the new wired network and get an IP Address. After that you should be all set.

Edit: You can disable the Wireless if you want. There is either a switch on the laptop or a Fn+Fkey combination to do it.

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what? Is it a crossover cable to transfer data from pc to pc? Or a cable to bring internet to pc from modem or router through USB port.

The USB end looks normal.
If you look at thr RJ45 connector with clip on bottom from left - right
slot 1=red slot 4= foil sheath slot 7= black slot 9= white slot 10= green slots 2,3,5,6,8 = empty
 

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So like the title says, i used to have a Cable modem internet in my house a while ago, then i asked the company for a DSL connection, they never asked for the old Cable modem so at the moment i have both modems working, my question is, is there any way to put them together so i get the speed from each modem put into a single network?

Thx in advance.
 

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I have a Motorola cable modem with Shaw Cable in Canada.I find it is very slow.I thought ity was Windows Vista but its not.Is there a program that will make my internet connection faster,Thanks
 

A:Cable modem for Shaw Cable

No. But there are a lot of programs that can slow it.

What is your advertised speed and what do you get with a test such as http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ ?

Do you get the same results in Safe Mode with Networking?
 

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I ordered cable modem from "Cox Communications", (it'll be here this monday) and now im startin to think if its possible to get a splitter and run it to the tv and have "basic cable"...i don't know if it will work, but several people at my work-place says it does work....right now i got DSL runnin off a router (well my bros do, im just using theres for now.....and the router splits up and goes into 3 other rooms) and im a downloader,lol, and everytime start downloadin something, my bros or step-dad comes in my room and starts bitchin about the internet being to slow, so i end up pausing the download and have to wait until everybody gets settled down for bed ya know...(everybodys been there before,lol)..thats why i decided to make the switch to cable modem, i mean its faster, uh, faster.....oh, and more faster,lol....AND, hence the idea of watchin tv while i got a download goin ya know....so if its possible to get basic cable with just only being suscribed to cable modem, that would be kick ***, ya know,lol, so any help on this would be great...thanks...
 

A:free cable with cable modem???

Hmmm......

I'm not certain you're allowed this line of "investigation" in this forum. But by all means, hang out and wait for a second opinion.
 

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is true internet cable modem is problematic ?

the conection drops too much?
 

A:cable modem internet cable?

Cable modems aren't problematic at all really. In most cases it's better than using DSL. However what is most annoying with cable is the fact you have to share bandwidth with other people in the neighborhood that have the same cable provider as yourself. I've rarely seen cable modems drop connections often . Mine has done it once or twice but nothing to worry about.
 

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My uncle has an HP all in one unit Omni running Home Edition SP1 64 bit that connects using a cable modem. The other day it stopped connecting and Ipconfig displayed an invalid IP address - 169 something.

I brought his unit home and connected it to my DSL modem. Immediate connection. IP address 192 something. I took it back to his house and it didn't connect again. He had the cable guys there for 3.5 hours Tuesday. They showed him that their laptop connected using his modem. I wasn't there to see it.

However he has an ancient XP laptop that connects just fine using his modem.

I now have his unit here at my house, and, once again, it's working perfectly.

The ONLY fly in the ointment is that when I took it back to his house it stayed on the Starting Windows screen. For about 5 minutes. We never got the merging balls. I held down the power button till it turned off, got the Repair your computer or Start Windows normally on the restart, selected start normally and this time got the merging balls and the desktop. I also got the yellow triangle on the network icon in the notification area.telling me taht I had no internet access. When I brought it back to my house and my DSL modem it again froze on the Starting Windows screen. I let it sit there for 20 minutes before I powered off. On the restart I again chose to start normally, but this time when the desktop displayed there was no yellow triangle, and I had internet access. I have no idea if this figures into the cable /... Read more

A:Connects with DSL Modem - Not with Cable Modem

It sounds like the Network Adapter in the HP is defective. The stall before the balls coalescing indicates a problem with hardware.

If all computers except the HP connect to the modem on the same cable (a 192 address indicates Ethernet connection) then you can assume the modem is OK and remove it from the equation.

If other computers connect to the modem using different cables then you might suspect the cable.

You could try uninstalling (removing from Device Manager) and reinstalling the Network Adapter. It should reinstall automatically on the next startup.

It might also be interesting to see what happens if you disable the device, to see if the startup stall disappears. You could disable it in Device Manager, but if you can disable it in the BIOS that would be an even better test.

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My cable modem feeds a router that has 4 ports. One is to a switch, the other to my pc and the last 2 for internet phones.

My wife wishes to get a wireless router for the entire house.

My question is: Is there a way to hook a wireless router to the switch so I can keep my current hardwire network and establish a wireless network so that users in my home can logon anywhere in the house?
 

A:Wireless Modem from Cable Modem

maybe you find this information here:

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97922.html
 

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Hi, I have a strange question that im hoping can work (for a fortnight at the most lol)

I have just joined Virgin Media on 20meg connection. They sent me out an Ambit E08C013.00 modem but forgot to send out the router. Then the engineer installs the wallbracket lobsided! But anyway, im getting away from my question.

I have to wait up to 2 weeks for my router and in the meantime, my computer is upstairs and my connection is downstairs! I dont want to buy a router that will last me 2 weeks, so I decided to dig out my old BT Voyager 2091 router. I connected it to my Netgear FS208 v2 ethernet network switch and now I am trying to get it to broadcast my BB signal from my Ambit modem (which is also connected to my Netgear switch)

I can now connect to my wireless router, but it will not broadcast my broadband.

Is there a way to fix this? Or do I have to wait till my new router arrives?
 

A:BT router/modem with Cable Modem

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If i change my 56kbps modem to a cable modem, could that make my net speed faster?
 

A:Cable Modem

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Renting one right now, but would like to buy one. I know very little about them though.

Right now I have a Motorola Surfboard SB3100 rented from Cox for use with their highspeed cable internet. This is currently connected to a LinkSys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch. The connection is split/shared to the max 4 computers.

Has anyone used the Motorola Surfboard SB5100? I was just going to buy the SB3100 since I've been using it this long, but after mail in rebates I can get the SB5100 for $5 less. Is the SB5100 a good modem?

Thanks,

Smith
 

A:Cable Modem?

I too was using the Motorola Surfboard with a rental fee of $5/mo. from Comcast. It did drop to $3/mo. but I was having problems with the equipment itself.

Bought a Toshiba PCX2200 from Best Buys for $59 after a $30 rebate. I have had no problems and the switch out was very easy to do.

I'd check online with Best Buys, Circuit City, Ebay, etc. to see what you can find. I'm most pleased with my choice to buy my own.
 

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Hi, I have an Advent 4213 Netbook which has built in WiFi. I'm going to the USA and had been told that there was free WiFi access at my hotel I now discover that there isn't but there is a High Speed cable connection. So what sort of modem would I need to buy and what sort of cable?

thanks
Pete
 

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I have had cox.net service for about 2 years now and it has been great. Latley at random times the modem will loose the cable connection. The cable light on the modem goes black and then blinks really slowly. If I unplug the power cable from the modem, let it sit for 5 minutes and then plug it back in it works great again.

What could cause this to happen?
 

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I am having troubles with my cable modem. WELL not real trouble but when i check my e-mail and want to reply, it will NEVER let me send anything out. AS if its being blocked by somthing. Why can i get mail but never send out. I use the typical yahoo mail and hotmail and it does it for both. I called tech support and no help..AS usual.

They told me that it was on their servers so its not his deal. BUt this only started to happen when i just got my modem. SO whats the deal? any comments?

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Are you using outlook express or the web email. If you are have the problem using outlook express there is really not much I can tell you to fix it. Hotmail and Outlook EX. compatabilty suck even thought they are made my M$. If you can at least get your email all the time you are one up on me. Some thime my hotmail works some time it does not and there is no ryme or reason to it.

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I have a cable company for my service provider (DSL) can I put a splitter on the modem and run 2 computers off of it? Thank You.
 

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I have a Motorola SURFboard SB5101 modem which I'm trying to set up as a backup internet connection. When I plug it into the cable and the computer, the LEDs indicate that it's connected to the internet and communicating with the computer, but I can't figure out how to get the computer to connect through the modem. Every option I try in the "Setup a new connection or network" part of Control Panel seems to be the wrong one. Can someone tell me what to do?

A:How do I set up a cable modem?

Hi gregyurkon, Not to be flip but wouldn't your ISP have step by step instructions for you to follow? Maybe I'm not understanding your question.

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Thanks to my Dad, I found you guys. What GREAT info I have already discovered. I am new to this networking deal, so bear with me. I am trying to network two computers together. Host runs XP and client runs WinMe. I have a cable modem that hooks to the host via USB. I have a D-Link DI-604 ethernet broadband router. I have tried everything I can get my hands on about networking, to no avail. I have a CAT5 cable from the modem to the router. CAT6 cable from router to host ethernet, and CAT6 cable from router to client ethernet card. I am assuming that my problem is the USB cable that allows my host (XP) computer to access the internet. Please help and give me your knowledge before I loose my mind.
 

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My cable modem takes maybe a minute to warm up. Yellow light becomes green when it's ready.

If I start my computer before modem's ready, I always get "detecting proxy setting" message and the computer fails to connect.
I have to restart the computer to get the modem(or connection) working.

Is this supposed to be like this or is there any setting I can change to avoid this?

TJ
 

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Am getting a cable modem to eliminate that annoying $10 a month charge, have it down to these two below:

Motorola Surfboard SB5100
Linksys BEFCMU10

I was actually going to go with the Surfboard but someone told me to look at the Linksys, you guys have any opions/experience with either? I'm going through Cox High Speed Internet and currently have a SB3100 rented (I know old).

Thanks,

Smith
 

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