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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:19 pm    Post subject: Cable Modem Set UP Reply with quote Back to top

Hi, I know there are a lot of smart people on this board. I am new to the wireless world and I need some advice. If I just hook up a cable modem to my cable outlet and add a wireless router, would it be enough for my laptop to receive wireless signal? I mean, the cable modem does not have to be plugged into a computer, does it?

What I am getting at is that I have several cable outlets in my house and I was thinking just use one of them as the wireless broadcast point rather than mess with my current Vonage set up. My current Vonage set up is through a cable modem and plugged into my desk top. I just want to leave it as is and use a different cable outlet to do the wireless thing.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

No, the cable modem doesn't have to be plugged into a computer. But the cable modem does have to be serviced by your internet service provider (ISP), and that's already taking place with your Vonage/computer setup. Where will you get a second cable modem, and how will you get service for it?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Why not just add a wireless router to your existing setup and you're ready to get network signal to your wireless laptop? I know you don't want to mess with what you've got, but many of us have that configuration (Cable modem, Vonage Adapter, and Wireless Router) and it's not difficult to set up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Steve48, I think I can just buy an extra cable modem from somewhere (store or on the net) and just plug it in one of my 4 cable outlets through out the house. I think as long as you have signal come through, it will go to all the outlets in the house and the cable company doesn't really know which outlet you are using. I also don't think the cable company only sends signal to its own modem either. Someone please correct me if I am wrong about that or I will find out and let everyone know how it works out.

Vonage Jr, if it doesn't work, I guess I would have to go your route. I just feel use all three pieces hardware together is too much trouble. Just the other day I had a power outage (happen often) and I had to go through the whole set up process to get my phone going again. I just don't want to deal with the whole set up process with an extra wireless router attached. I don't know about your guys, I am not a big fan of crawing under my desk, plug and unplug things too often. To me, the fewer thing to plug the better.

Right now I am just exploring all the possible solutions and find the best one that suits me. Thank you all for the suggestions.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I believe (and could be mistaken) that your ISP will charge you for service for each modem you have. I would expect that each cable modem has to be registered with them (by its MAC address) and they'd see that you have 2 and charge you for service on both. A call to your ISP will confirm how they'd go about it.

Might also want to look into a small, inexpensive UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) for your networking devices (cable modem, Vonage, and wireless; no need to put the PCs on it) so that when you lose power the UPS will switch to its battery supply and the devices pluuged in it continue running.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Generally, you can only have 1 cable modem per account. This may vary between ISPs but this is generally the case. Normally, you register the MAC address of the cable modem with the ISP. They program their systems to assign 1 IP address to this MAC address. So even if you had another cable modem with the same MAC address, only 1 would be able to obtain an IP address.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Uninteruptive Power Supply! What a great idea! How come I didn't thnik of that? Thanks! Can you recommend a model or are they pretty much the same no matter who makes it? I think you guys might be right regarding the MAC address thing. I may not be able to just buy a modem on the open market and just plug in to use it. I guess I have to hook up a wireless router to my modem instead. But before I do that, I am going to buymelf a UPS for sure first.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

You don't need a fancy, expensive, with a high power rating UPS. You also need enough battery-powered outlets for your devices. (cable modem, Vonage adapter, telephone if AC powered, future wireless router.) I like UPS'es by a company called APC.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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I would expect that each cable modem has to be registered with them (by its MAC address) and they'd see that you have 2 and charge you for service on both.


That's my understanding as well.

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libbyloo wrote:
Uninteruptive Power Supply! What a great idea! How come I didn't thnik of that? Thanks! Can you recommend a model or are they pretty much the same no matter who makes it?


I agree with Vonager that you don't need a big fancy one, and that you don't _need_ to power your computer with it. However, if you run your computer all the time, you might want one big enough to keep it powered as well as the network gear. They come in all sizes and are rated in power capacity (watts or Volt-Amperes), and battery lifetime.

My small one, for example, is rated at 320 Watts for 20 minutes. I keep my main computer plus the network gear on it. I'm thinking of getting a second one for the computer, so the network components would have a dedicated one to keep them up even in an extended outage.

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