They will charge you for each modem (MAC ID) you have provisioned but otherQuote:>would it be as simple as hooking up a modem in each of these rooms
A lot cheaper option is a $40 router and some Cat 5 cable. A couple hundred
will get you a wireless solution and your neighbors can play too.
Each active cable outlet can potentially be setup with a modem for internet
access, but depending on the signal level in your home the cable co may
decide to run a direct shot to your modem so it has the best signal, then
the other outlets will be split off a secondary drop.
Your best bet is to subscribe to the Internet with your cable co, purchase a
router, and run Cat5 or a Wireless solution to the rest of your home. You
can get 4-port routers for less than $50 after rebates nowadays, and less
than $125 for wireless 4-port routers.
Quote:> I currently have cable coming into the house, although I only have one
> in the house hooked up it, I do have cable TV in three other rooms. 1st
> question: do each of these cable lines into the rooms have cable internet?
> question: would it be as simple as hooking up a modem in each of these
> access the internet? I know that a WAN would be the easiest method, but I
> just wondering how this would work. Thanks!
Maybe. Maybe not. There might be a filter on one or more of the runs.
Also, splitters may be set up so that a stronger signal goes to the run
with the modem, and the signal may not be strong enough on the other
Yes. You could do it that way. But each modem would need to beQuote:> 2nd question: would it be as simple as hooking up a modem in each of
these rooms to
> access the internet?
And while that setup would give you access to the Internet from both
locations, you would likely not be able to share files and printers
between the two computers as the ports will be blocked.
There are hundreds of ways you can network your home. You've hit upon
the one that is probably the worst option for almost everyone. It's
certainly not the best option for anyone.
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"Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband", Beyda, 1996, 0-13-366923-8
%A William J. Beyda
%C One Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
%I Prentice Hall
%T "Data Communications: From Basics to Broadband"
Beyda's aim was to provide a clear readable textbook with a broad
overview of the field of data communications. He has succeeded with
this work which is not only suitable for an introductory course in
communications, but also for the working technical professional who
needs a quick but thorough background in the field to add to other
Telecom professionals may find that the material does not give
sufficient depth for their purposes. Indeed, it does not come up to
the technical quality of works such as McNamara's "Technical Aspects
of Data Communication" (cf. BKTCHDCM.RVW) for those who want to know
the "how" of the technology. Beyda does, however, touch on a number
of very recent topics which are not covered in more traditional
textbooks. (There is even an acknowledgement that RS-232-C is *not*
the last standard in the series.)
Teachers will find the end-of-chapter questions to be fairly
simplistic, and not much use as assignments. The overall level of the
material, however, is quite suitable for first or second year courses
as a "communications literacy" introduction.
copyright Robert M. Slade, 1995 BKDCFBTB.RVW 951023. Distribution
permitted in TELECOM Digest and associatedd publications. Rob Slade's
book reviews are a regular feature in the Digest.
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