Details about cable modem connections
What is a cable modem? What are the ways to connect a cable modem?
Cable modem connection is one of the most stable and fastest methods of connecting to the Internet. Telephone lines were used to access Internet which was very slow until the DSL connection was invented. Cable TV is commonly used and cable connections can transfer data at high speed when compared to phone lines. By keeping this in mind, concepts of an Internet connection through cable modems were introduced. A cable modem is a device which facilitates an Internet connection using cable TV network. Cable modem connects to a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) installed in the local cable TV office through which the Internet connection is provided to the user. Since, the Internet connection is fast, you can share it with two or more users on the network.
Features and details of a cable modem connection:
- Advantage of a cable modem
- Making your computer ready
- Tips to set-up the modem
Advantage of a cable modem
You get a high speed Internet connection over a cable modem. Usually the Internet connections get disconnected due to poor speed or line disturbance. A cable modem works on a cable TV connection which can transmit data at a high speeds. So, chances of an Internet connection getting disconnected are low. High download speed is offered which allows you to download as many programs, games, movies or songs whenever you want.
Making your computer ready
You need to install an Ethernet card on your computer because the cable modem is connected to the Ethernet port of the computer. You need to install an Ethernet card driver to allow your computer detect an Ethernet card and the modem. Make sure that your computer has an updated antivirus program to protect your computer from Internet threats when you are online.
A cable modem requires three connection points, power connection to power on the modem, a coaxial cable to connect the cable connection from the wall let to the modem and then you need to connect a UTP cable to the network port of the Ethernet card. Once the connections are made, you can turn on the modem and the computer and check if you can go online. Usually all settings are configured by default and you do not have to change any settings, as soon as you turn on the computer and the modem, you go online. A URL address to access the modem setting is specified at the bottom of the modem. You can type in that URL address in Internet Explorer to change settings.
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