Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cable Internet Connections by Mark Edward Soper

By Mark Edward Soper

In the end, there's a higher approach to the painfully sluggish dial-up modem connection that has been your tether to the net. Cable net connections that after have been pricey luxuries of residing in sizeable towns became average. Cable net connections promise to alter how you use the Internet...not to say altering the web itself. not will you want to spend hours downloading documents or e mail, tie up your cell line each time you must fee a inventory quote or grit your the teeth whereas staring at the most recent motion picture trailer trickle in a body or at a time in your modem connection.There is a depressing aspect, in spite of the fact that. until you are taking the correct precautions, cable web connections open your computing device to web thugs who would prefer not anything greater than to make off together with your bank card numbers and private documents. worry not...we aid you rebuke hackers after they come calling.We additionally exhibit you what the cable corporation will not convey you - the way to sizzling- rod your connection that you should squeeze extra functionality out of your broadband web provider. We additionally aid you percentage a unmarried connection among a number of desktops through your house community and the way to get your mail - even if you are at the street clear of your cable connection. And in case you are the get-your-hands-dirty variety, we enable you pass lengthy ready lists for pro set up of your provider and do it yourself.We additionally convey you to to maximise the rate afforded to you via your cable connection while enjoying on-line video games, talking to your folks and coworkers and utilizing video conferencing.Absolute Beginner's consultant to Cable web Connections is your fundamental spouse to the courageous new global of domestic broadband.A whilst hackers are busting via your measly defenses and making off together with your charge cards, you do not have time for dead tech aid traces or for browsing to sites explaining domestic web defense - you wish solutions - and doubtless an Advil or - now!A Your new connection is blindingly quickly. you've gotten instructed your dialup ISP to take a hike. Then, it happens to you - how do I percentage my cable reference to different pcs in the home? We express you simply the way to do it!A Are you a do-it-yourselfer who does not belief that the cable installer will be aware of a NIC from a hair dryer? Your issues should be well-founded. Cable net has exploded at the patron marketplace and plenty of prone be aware of only a smidgen greater than you do approximately fitting cable net. that's, they did recognize extra. Now that you've this booklet via your facet, you could examine simply easy methods to set up your individual and configure home windows to maximise your new cable connection.A although your new connection is quicker than whatever you've gotten visible, it may be swifter. We provide help to squeeze every-last-lovin' drop of functionality from your cable connection. "Fasten your seatbelts.Have an iMac, G3, or G4? we've not forgotten approximately you. We assist you observe the place to discover Mac-specific media avid gamers, web sharing courses, and different assets that can assist you supercharge and troubleshoot your MacOS-flavored Cable web connection.

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This type of cabling is also called UTP (unshielded twisted-pair); because there is no metal mesh around the data cables, you need to avoid routing the cables near interference sources such as electric motors, cell phone base stations, and alarm systems. 6 compares phone and Cat 5 network cables. 6 RS-11 connector (might contain two, four, or six wires) Telephone cable (left) compared to Cat 5 Ethernet network cable (right). Telephone cable jacket CAT 5 network cable jacket RJ-45 connector (eight wires) 06 705601 CH03 42 11/30/01 2:35 PM Page 42 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO CABLE INTERNET CONNECTIONS Note Apple’s iMac, G3, and G4 computers all have built-in 10BaseT or 10/100 Ethernet ports, so nothing needs to be added to make them ready to attach to a two-way cable modem.

Just as Saint Nicholas uses a list and checks it twice to make sure of those who are naughty and nice, you should also have a list to make sure you’re ready when the installer shows up. Before you place your order: __ Decide where the computer you want to connect to the cable modem will be located; the installer will run coaxial cable to that location. If you live in an apartment, check with the building management for suitable locations, especially if you don’t already have cable TV service. __ Upgrade your computer to exceed the recommended requirements for cable Internet service (see Chapter 3, “Making Sure You’re Ready for Cable Internet Service”).

2 Some vendors can use the USB port for a direct connection to the cable modem, whereas others will require you to use a USB-to-Ethernet adapter or install an internal Ethernet card, depending on the cable modem provided. You can use a 10/100 Ethernet card in place of a 10BaseT Ethernet card. What do these external connectors look like? 4 shows the back panel of a system that has all three connectors built-in. You need a serial (COM) port only if you have one-way cable Internet service using a separate analog modem, but you need a USB or Ethernet port with either one-way or two-way cable Internet service unless your service uses an internal cable modem.

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