Cable Modem Internet Access
Get to know more about cable modem Internet access
Cable TV is widely used by everyone who has a television at home and Coaxial cables used by cable connections can transfer data at high speed when compared to phone lines which were used to setup Internet connections. The concepts of Internet connection through cable modems were introduced to provide high speed Internet connection by utilizing the cable TV connection. Cable modem is a device which connects to a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) installed in the local cable TV office and CMTS which provides a fast Internet connection. The usage of the cable modem is increasing day by day because High speed Internet connections are in demand. You can download games, songs, movies and anything that you prefer in lesser time. So, set-up an Internet connection using a cable modem and enjoy uninterrupted Internet connection at high speed.
Following is more on Internet access configured with cable modems:
- Benefits of Cable Modem Internet
- Tips to Set-up Cable Modem
- Issues and Fixes
Benefits of Cable Modem Internet
Many times downloads fail because the Internet connection speed drops or the Internet connection gets disconnected but the chances of Internet connection being disconnected have been minimized. Since the Internet connection obtained using a cable modem, you can successfully download anything from Internet, check e-mails or browse on websites at a very high speed. You can even run multiple downloads at the same time. Your phone line will not be disturbed because Internet is accessed through the cable modem.
Tips to Setup Cable Modem
You need to install a network adapter on your computer before setting up the cable modem Internet connection. Once the network card is installed, you need to connect one end of a network cable to the modem and the other end to the modem. Then you need to connect the power cable and turn on the modem. Most cable modems are supplied by the Internet service providers and the settings required to connect your computer to Internet is configured by default. However, if you want to access the modem configuration page, you can type in the web address found on the bottom side of the modem in Internet Explorer to launch the modem configuration page. You can make changes to the modem settings, save and exit the modem configuration page.
A firmware program is embedded on the modem to manage the work flow of the modem. Sometimes, the firmware program might freeze or get corrupted due to various reasons. In such cases, you can hit the reset button present at the bottom of the modem and that would reset the modem settings to factory defaults and fix most of the issues. Make sure that no computers or devices in the network have the same IP address to avoid IP conflict.
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