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Old 07-17-2001, 11:44 AM   #1
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shopping for a compatible cable modem


I don't know enough about Linux or cable modems. I am looking for a good cable modem, but I don't have a clue what I should get. I need it to be compatible with RH 6.1 and Windows 98. Everything is compatible with Win98, but I want something that will work for both. Any suggestions?
 
Old 07-17-2001, 11:52 AM   #2
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If you get a cable modem that connects to your PC via a network card then your laughing. You just setup the network card, get and IP address and your on the web.

HTH

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Old 07-17-2001, 12:18 PM   #3
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I do have two computers, but they arent networked. Mainly because I don't know much about networking either. Would it be cheaper (or easier) to network them, or just get two modems?
 
Old 07-17-2001, 12:25 PM   #4
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If your new, and your gonna get a cable modem and you want to share a internet connection, I would suggest getting one of those Linksys cable/dsl routers. Probably the easiest thing to setup, and works great giving you a built in firewall as well. It would easily connect your Win98 machine and a Linux machine to the internet.
But any cable modem is gonna work if your connecting it to your PC using ethernet cards.
 
Old 07-17-2001, 12:57 PM   #5
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It's probably more practical to network them together and then I only need one with a cable modem and I can share the printer and the CD-RW drive.
 
  


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