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Old 08-17-2005, 02:16 AM   #1
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cable modem


Is anyone using a cable modem, such as RoadRunner ? thanx, mike
 
Old 08-17-2005, 04:41 AM   #2
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I had a cable modem. But it had a ethernet connection and was in effect a stand alone router.

Depends on how it's connected to your pc....
 
Old 08-17-2005, 10:54 AM   #3
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OK thanks. So you had an ETH.conn. into the cable modem? I guess i need to find out the connection into the PC from the cable modem. I'm gonna move from dial-up and wondered if i could use cable(like tv service) and be able to use linux. mike
 
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my cable provider gave me a modem with an ethernet port which was very easy to connet to my linux box

well actually i connected it to another linux box, functioning as a firewall/router :-)
 
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If you are getting the modem from the cable provider request one with an ethernet connector since not all USB modems are supported. It will be much easier to configure a ethernet connection even if you need to purchase a network adapter.
 
  


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