Cable modem question

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Old 06-26-07, 03:14 PM
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Cable modem question

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Our computer is hooked up to a cable modem. We just intalled another line in another room and need to hook up another modem. Do I need to get this modem from Time Warner, or can I or should I buy it on my own.

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Old 06-26-07, 04:02 PM
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you can only have one modem , what you need is a router to put behind the existing modem to add more PC'S
 
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As mango said, you need either a wired router and Ethernet cabling or a wireless router and wireless capability in any other computers.

There are alternatives to Ethernet cabling, but I don't recommend them (other than wireless).
 
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Thanks! I will pick up a router.
 
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Old 06-27-07, 04:18 AM
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Make sure that you buy a router with a good quality built in firewall. I also suggest one with at least four ports, even if you go wireless.
 
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I buy the cheapest I can find , usually wall mart around 50 or so

linksys is pretty much the standard

I don't think you can even get them without a built in four port switch
 
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