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Unplugging Cable Modem

Q: Unplugging Cable Modem

Is it a good idea to unplug my cable modem if Im going to be away on vacation? Is it good to unplug it period? Thanks

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A: Unplugging Cable Modem

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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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Don't have a router and want to use the modem with an Xbox. Should I shut down the computer before removing the modem cable and before plugging it back in when I'm done with the Xbox?


A:Unplugging Modem from PC

You don't have to, but it might not pick up the network when you replug the computer back in.

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Windows 7 x64 pro?
- the original installed OS on the system? yes

- OEM = came pre-installed on system

- What is the age of system (hardware)? 2.5 yrs
- What is the age of OS installation 2.5 yrs (have you re-installed the OS?-NO)
Twice today when debugging network issue, I unplugged ethernet cable from router and got BSODs. I ultimately swapped out the router to get network back up.

I have lost network connection almost daily, and cannot disable/enable the adapter. Must reboot to fix... and reboot takes 10-15 minutes before shutdown.

FWIW I am also having right-click Win explorer issues as well. Don't know if any of these are related.

Many thanks

A:BSOD when unplugging ethernet cable

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tdrpman.sys 11/12/2007 9:36:33 AM fffff880`01cdb000 fffff880`01d6f000 0x00094000 0x473856e1
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dne64x.sys 11/10/2008 9:01:24 PM fffff880`051ad000 fffff880`051d9000 0x0002c000 0x4918d964
SABI.sys 5/28/2009 2:38:02 AM fffff880`030bf000 fffff880`030c9000 0x0000a000 0x4a1e314a
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- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

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Firstly i using "LG" Television 32' , when i plug HDMI cable and start my PC the sound work fine :D ... but when i remove HDMI cable and plug for example (PlayStation 4) and remove it from (PlayStation 4) and plug HDMI to PC the problem coming , There is no sound ! what i do for sound back ... i restart PC and sound back that's ok ! but it's annoying every time i must restart !!!

please help me this problem face me since 6 months no solution's

•I have try change many TV's its same problem
•This problem coming after my AMD card stop working and give me black screen , And now i am using Intel video card (external card)
•I have tired install drives
•I tired manage devices trick 
•I have change HDMI cable many times
PC : Dell XPS 8700
Windows : Windows 7 Ultimate

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Hi all,

I'm at a dorm room with cable internet. It usually works fine, but now if I unplug it, then plug it back, the computer doesn't connect to the internet anymore. Sometimes it says it's acquiring network address, but that doesn't change. The computer connects to the internet fine if I turned on the computer with the cable already plugged in.

Another computer doesn't have this problem with the same cable, always able to connect after being unplugged/plugged. Both computers are on Win XP.

I suspect the Windows firewall has something to do with it, if only because it is turned on the the problematic computer, and not on the other one. I couldn't turn it off, however, because it doesn't let me open up Windows Firewall Settings, giving me the message that the "associated service is not running" and whether or not I could like to start it. If I click "Yes", it simply says it "cannot open Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing service".

Please let me know what the problem might be and what i can try to get it working again. I hope I haven't given too much useless information.. haha. Thanks!


A:can't connect to internet after unplugging then plugging cable

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This has happened numerous times before, when I accidentally yanked out the optical audio cable connected to my headphones, and my PC shuts itself down. This is usually during an active game or program, and it won't always shutdown the pc if it happens but after the 2nd or 3rd time of doing it, my PC shutdown (with a Windows shutting down screen).

Before I've always been able to start up again without any issues, but this time when I booted back up I get an error at POST screen which says "USB Device Over Current Status Detected !! Will Shut Down In 15 Seconds". So I tried every simple thing I could, unplugging all usb cables (3 in the rear usb ports) and disconnecting the front ports from the mobo.

I do recall having some trouble with the motherboard's usb ports before, so I really hope this isn't because I have a faulty motherboard and I've just finished it off after this.

Asus P8Z68-V LK
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40 GHz
Silencer Mk II 950watt PSU
2x GTX 570 SLI
Tritton Pro Headphones (with external power source)

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Hi guys,

I just bought an Intel NUC D34010WYKH and installed Windows 7 x64 and all Intel drivers needed. I want to connect to that Computer via Windows Remote, so I don't need a monitor connected.
But every time I disconnect the screen a bsod occurs. I attached the necessary files for you in a zip. Could you please take a look at these?
I could not note down the message because I had no monitor connected and the system restarts immediately so there was no time to plug in the cable again. I hope it's all in the zip.

Thank you so much in advance!

A:BSOD after unplugging HDMI-Cable from Intel NUC

From what i could research; it appears the bsod is pointing to your onboard graphics driver. I would go to your motherboard manufacturers site and download the latest drivers. Then; uninstall the drivers that currently exist; and reinstall the drivers that you downloaded. Try that out and see what happens. Post back if no results.

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I plugged in my laptop to my tv with an HDMI cable, when I unplugged the HDMI cable all my desktop icons disappeared. When I click the desktop folder everything on my desktop is in the folder but it doesnt show on the desktop. I plugged my laptop back into the tv and the icons reappear on the desktop. I unplug again and they disappear again. What do I do to fix this?

A:Icons Disappear off Desktop after unplugging HDMI cable

Do they come back if you restart the computer?

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after i turned the computer off by unplugging the power cable by mistake while playing Counter-Strike: Source (which made windows turn off unexpectedly) i keep getting random BSOD. TY


1-never had a bsod for 2 years.


1-will re-installing windows fix it ?

A:BSOD after unplugging power cable by mistake while playing Css.

Security App

Crashes indicate Avira being a possible cause. Remove Avira and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software - ESET Knowledgebase

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes, both recommended from a strict BSOD perspective.

Microsoft Security Essentials, Free antivirus for windows
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

DO NOT start the free trial of MalwareBytes. Deselect the option when prompted.

Please run these tests and report back the results

1. SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
2. Disk check for errors on the hard drive - Disk Check
3. Troubleshoot applications by a clean boot - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
4. Memtest86+ paying close attention to part 3 - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
5. Hard drive test from HDD mfg website - Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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I am trying to figure out if I have a faulty hardware or if there is a software solution to this issue.
My laptop has a 4K touchscreen and has only Intel Graphics 520. It has i7-6500U CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB Sandisk Z400 SSD. Running Windows 10, latest updates etc.
Every time I disconnect the power cable and it switches to battery, the screen starts glitching and switches between regular screen to one with vertical green and red lines (still readable but heavily distorted). It usually stops glitching after a minute or two.
This is what I did/try so far:
- updated BIOS
- updated SSD firmware (laptop was randomly freezing for 30 seconds prior to that)
- tried 3 different Intel drivers (even manually installed latest one that refused to automatically install)
- disabled dynamic brightness settings in Power Options
- forced maximum graphics performance when on battery in Power Options
Nothing works, the screen is still glitching. At this point, I suspect perhaps there is some hardware issue with the graphics (motherboard).
Any other things to try?

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Hi Experts, I have a serious problem using my W520 since a few month. When plugging in or unpluggingthe power cable the system directly jumps into Blue Screen (BSOD). I used a small tool to extract the basic dump message: RESOURCE_NOW_OWNED I installed the newest versions of LENOVO Solution Center, LENOVO Energy Management, ...I did an BIOS update longer ago, but I'm not sure, if there was a time-based relation to my problems. The BSOD occurs when: * Laptop started with power cable => Power unplugged* Laptop started without power cable => Power plugged* Laptop in sleep mode => Power plugged and Laptop started again lifting screen* Bring Laptop in sleep mode => Power plugged Does anybode had this problem. Before every meeting now I have to shutdown and restartthe engine... I'm not sure, if the Windows repair CD could detect and repair such a problem.Thanks in advanceKlaus Wegener

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I got a new case for a friends computer today, and set about removing motherboard/hardware from old case to install in new machine. While unplugging the ribbon cable connected to the 3.5 inch floppy drive from the motherboard, I ran into dificulties getting it to disconnect. I must have tugged a little too hard because the plastic surrounding the pins on the motherboard broke off on one side, though the pins did not seem to be ruined. I thought, "Well that sucked, hope it turns out ok." I did notice that 1 pin was not present on the motherboard like 3 pins in, but hoped maybe that was standard. Now after installing everything into the new case, and booting up the 3.5 inch drive is not being recognized. I don't know for certain if the drive was being recognized before. It is not recognized in cmos. Probably stupid question, but is it certain that I broke the connection on the motherboard?

A:Solved: Broke plastic around 3.5 inch drive ribbon cable while unplugging from motherboard!?

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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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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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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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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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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'm having a bizarre issue where simply unplugging the official Lenovo power supply from the orange USB power port causes the laptop to immediately issue the subject warning, along with the detail "A USB device has malfunctioned and exceeded the power limits of its hub port".   This warning pops up every 5 seconds, unless clicked on, where reset/close options do nothing.  Crazy thing is, NOTHING is plugged into any USB port!   Reattaching the power supply does not clear the error.  Only rebooting with the power supply cable connected clears the error.   Remove the power cable, and the error instantly comes back.   All of the USB ports actually work fine, including the USB C port, whether or not this message is active. Maybe it is a hardware issue, but ALL the USB ports actually work fine.  I can't figure how unpluging the power source can trigger a USB power surge when nothing is actually connected and the battery is fully charged.  I've removed/reinstalled the USB Root hub, eXtensible Host Controller, Generic USB Hub, etc., drivers multiple times to no avail.   No errors with any devices are apparent in the device manager. I've seen a lot of issues reported about USB power surges but none like mine.   Anyone have any ideas about this?  System: Lenovo Yoga 900/16GB/Windows 10

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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:


[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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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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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.

A:Can I just swap Ethernet Cable from Cable Modem to DSL?

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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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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.

A:DSL Modem + Cable Modem On the same Network, Posible?

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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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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???


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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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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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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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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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

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I recently installed a webstar cable modem on a windows 98SE PC to attempt to establish connection with Adelphia powerlink service. The drivers I installed for the modem (wpx 100) were downloaded from your site. While the modem installed correctly and connectivity was achieved, I am not able to browse the internet. I can acquire an external IP address from Adlephia's DHCP server and can successfully ping external address by IP (ie However I cannot ping via FQDN (ie www.yahoo.com). Also now whenever I launch IE 6 it informs me there was an error and closes. I have since upgraded the PC to Windows ME in an attempt to correct the problem to no avail. In addition now the dial-up connections (MSN 8 & Earthlink) do not function correctly as they also cannot launch an internet browsing interface. Is there anything you are aware of with the install of your drivers/software that may have caused this problem, and what might be done to correct it?

A:IE 6 and cable modem

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I will be visiting someone who says the performance of their cable Internet connection has dropped to the point of utter disgust. They don't lease their modem from their ISP, but have one they purchased a few years ago. I don't know the make or model of this particular modem, but they say that after speaking with their ISP, they were told the modem showed to be resetting itself about 400 times per day, according to system logs.

I'm betting that this cable modem will need to be replaced. In the event that it will need to be, does anyone out there have a name brand for a cable modem they would recommend?

And other than that, perhaps some general ideas for troubleshooting the performance and stability of the current cable modem in place?

A:Cable modem gone bad?

It's not uncommon to have a cable modem fail, I had a three year old Toshiba bite the dust in the same manner. The speeds got really slow, and finally it croaked.

As long as you buy a brand name DOCSIS 2.0 modem, there's probably nothing significantly different between brands.

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i have a compaq running xp home.
1.6 gig pent.4.
512 mb ddr.
i just got adelphia powerlink a couple weeks ago and the support person told me that the speed relates to how much ram my computer has. is this true and if so then if i upgraded to 1024 mb ram (which my computer is able to handle) then would my cable connection be faster? any advice would be much appreciated, thanks

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I'm thinking about getting cable put on my computer. I called cable company,and they said I need to buy a cable modem. I don't know what to get,can anyone help ? And also do I need to buy a installion kit too? My cable company is Charter.

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My Cable Modem is using proxy settings. These setting mess with other programs that I use on the internet. Is there anyway I can still use my cable modem but remove the proxy settings and not use the cable companies proxy server? is this an option at all?

I have used proxy + in the past to open ports and use various software but ever since I re-install my win 98 Proxy + does not work right and will not run propery and I'm stuck, I can't use certain programs without it.

Can someone please give me some advice?
Thank you much!


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Depends on your cable company.

When my cable modem was installed they set up proxies which messed with some stuff I use. I turned them off and have had no trouble at all (and now everything works again).

The nice thing is that you can write down the settings, and if turning them off makes things worse, you can just turn them back on.

Another easy test - install another browser. Using IE now? Install Netscape and don't enable proxy with it and see how things go.

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This is the problem,I have my xp connected to surfboard modem I have networking set up to go through a hub.I am directly connected to the internet, in other words my pc is the host.I go online and I get booted offline, over and over,I have to restart my pc to get the online connection again. It worked fine when I was the guest pc so its not the isp.I have nortons antivirus so its not a virus, I also have to reboot my pc to go online if I close my browser, or if i am just on windows and play a game or look at some files, I have to reboot also to go online. my windows updates are up-to-date i have checked my settings in my I.E they are all set correctly. It doesnt seem to matter whether the guest pc is on or off. Why do i have to keep rebooting my pc when i close the browser or dont execute my browser right away? I have been everywhere for help and I keep getting wrong answers. HELP ME PLEASE, LOL.My pc used to work great when I was the guest.

A:xp, hub and cable modem

If I understand you correctly you have a LAN and it's connected to the Internet and a modem. When you use the modem it cause PC problems. Am I correct?

Are you calling another network using TCP/IP protocol? If so that's the problem. Windows is preventing bridging of the two networks, which is messing up the PC client. It's a common problem.

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im not sure how to explain this but ill try my best. my cable modem atm is connected to my computer via a usb cable , i recently got a laptop and a wireless router to set up the wireless router i need to plug my router into the modem , yet on the back of the router the WAN port is a ethernet port and my modem doest have ethernet port on it to attatch it to it , so my quistion is do you guys no a way to get a usb cable into a ethernet port or do you know any routers with a usb WAN port.

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You need a different modem, one with an ethernet port.

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Computer not seeing cable modem??
Please help!

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I have a question. I have VOLP-internet phone and internet hooked up with the cable separate from the TV cable to a Motorola sbv5200. The modem also hooked up to the router as well. When I first had the internet via cable and split with the TV, I always have problem with the internet not conecting and I found that if I have a separate line, it would work better and so I did. It worked great till I got the telephone since then evne if I don't use the router, my internet is very slow but if I unhook the telephone cord which plug into the modem, the nternet is back to the fast speed which it used to be before I got the phone. The company claims that it was not rue but I did test it lots of time. I bought another motorola sb5200 which is the same model as sbv5200 except it does not have a phone port to hook up separate from the internet and change the phone to share with the TV cable but I could not browse the internet. The tech could not even figure it out, I tried another Dlink cable modem and it didn't work either. The tech said it must be a bad modem. I don't think so though since I tried both and they are brand new, neither one work. I got all the light but they were steady, neither is blinking.

What did I do wrong? How come I can't conect? Can anybody help me please?


A:cable modem

Well, first off, for most cable companies, you need to have them enable the modem you're using by MAC address (on the model label) before you can use the modem on their network.

I don't understand the separate cable comment, are you saying you don't get your TV service from the same folks that supply the Internet service?

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I was wondering when using a cable modem router..how many computers an you hookup before you start seeing data/bandwidth loss...This would be for a home networking situation. Or how about how many times could i branch off from one of those cable amplifier/splitters before i would loose noticeable bandwidth/data loss? Any Info would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance

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Your cable modem should be attached on the first 2-1 splitter before any other distribution amps or splitters. If you run it through an amp, it won't work, it's a bi-directional device.

As far as seeing bandwidth loss with more computers, that doesn't compute. It depends on what the systems are doing on the Internet. I have from four to eight or nine computers active on my network at any given time, and unless more than one of them are pounding in the Internet, I don't see any effect, nor would I expect to.

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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?


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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?


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now this is strange and I cant explain it at all.

I run windows XP, i use the net a lot.

Anyway, im surfing last night when i drop my keyboard on the floor. I have one of those keyboards that has all the extra buttons for volume control and so on. One of the buttons is a standby button and it appears that when the keyboard fell something hit that button and computer went into standby mode.

Usual things to turn the computer back on failed, no button on the keyboard would work. i hit the reset button on the computer, that didnt work. I had to hold the power button down to shut the power off.

On rebooting, i had no internet connection. I could see the problem straight away, there is a light on the modem that tells me that the modem is connected to the PC.
I have since changed the cable, rebooted the cable box, rebooted the computer, restored the computer.

Eventually i noticed that the cable modem had a USB connector on it, so taking the cable that connects the printer to the computer, i connected the modem via USB.

After informing my ISP of my change of MAC address things are now working again. But this is still a problem for me.
My motherboard is of the via chipset and they have woefully underpowered USB ports, this can sometimes lead to sudden disconnection of the internet.

I'd like to work out how dropping a keyboard could lead to my cable modem not working. and if i can find the problem, sort it out so i dont have this problem again.

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A:cable modem

Welcome to Windows...

Not long ago, my PC crashed after I accidently moved the My Documents folder into Program Files and back again. I rebooted, and for some reason the display drivers seemed to protest, dumping me unceremoniously into 16 colour (yes, 16 colour, not 16 bit colour!) and 640x480 resolution.

Thankfully, I managed to update the software and got everything back to normal. The point I'm making here is that, with Windows at least, you really have to expect the truly random things in life.

It may be that the modem was doing something when the keyboard fell, and whatever happened next somehow interuppted it. Of course, it wasn't happy and downed tools.

I updated the drivers to solve my display problem, so I'm sure it won't hurt to update your modem's drivers and see if that helps at all. Apart from that, theres not really all that much to go on. Sorry.

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