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

By Mark Edward Soper

In the end, there's a greater approach to the painfully gradual dial-up modem connection that has been your tether to the net. Cable web connections that when have been pricey luxuries of dwelling in significant towns became normal. Cable web connections promise to alter how you use the Internet...not to say altering the net itself. now not will you need to spend hours downloading documents or electronic mail, tie up your cell line whenever you need to cost a inventory quote or grit your the teeth whereas gazing the newest motion picture trailer trickle in a body or at a time in your modem connection.There is a dismal aspect, in spite of the fact that. until you're taking the right kind precautions, cable net connections open your machine to net thugs who would prefer not anything greater than to make off together with your bank card numbers and private documents. worry not...we assist you rebuke hackers after they come calling.We additionally convey you what the cable corporation will not exhibit you - the right way to sizzling- rod your connection that you should squeeze extra functionality out of your broadband net carrier. We additionally provide help to 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 if you are the get-your-hands-dirty kind, we help you skip lengthy ready lists for pro install of your carrier and do it yourself.We additionally exhibit you to to maximise the rate afforded to you through your cable connection whilst taking part in on-line video games, talking to your folks and coworkers and utilizing video conferencing.Absolute Beginner's advisor to Cable web Connections is your vital spouse to the courageous new global of domestic broadband.A while hackers are busting via your measly defenses and making off along with your charge cards, you do not have time for lifeless tech aid strains or for browsing to websites explaining domestic net protection - 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 proportion my cable reference to different desktops in the home? We express you simply how one can do it!A Are you a do-it-yourselfer who does not belief that the cable installer will understand a NIC from a hair dryer? Your issues will be well-founded. Cable net has exploded at the shopper marketplace and lots of services comprehend only a smidgen greater than you do approximately fitting cable net. that's, they did recognize extra. Now that you've this e-book by way of your facet, you could study simply the right way to set up your personal and configure home windows to maximise your new cable connection.A although your new connection is quicker than whatever you've got visible, it may be quicker. We assist you to squeeze every-last-lovin' drop of functionality from your cable connection. "Fasten your seatbelts.Have an iMac, G3, or G4? we have not forgotten approximately you. We assist you detect the place to discover Mac-specific media avid gamers, web sharing courses, and different assets to help you supercharge and troubleshoot your MacOS-flavored Cable web connection.

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A few two-way cable modem systems may also use a PCI card, which fits into an internal expansion slot. ■ One-way cable modem service might use either a proprietary cable modem add-in card which fits into a PCI slot and contains both cable modem and analog modem connections or a 10BaseT Ethernet NIC to connect to an external cable modem. ■ A one-way cable modem service that uses an external cable modem also requires your computer to have a serial port to connect to an analog modem for making the dial-up connection and for sending page requests and e-mail.

Use ESD protection equipment, such as a wrist strap, and work mat if available (available at most electronics shops, such as Radio Shack). 4. 7) 5. 8). 6. 8). 7. 8). 8. Close the case and plug the power cord into the computer. 9. Restart the computer. 10. Install drivers when prompted. You will also need to provide your Windows CD-ROM for some network software components. 11. Use your new network card. These instructions assume that you are using a plug-and-play Ethernet card. The settings needed on plug-and-play cards are set by the computer and by Windows.

Tip Fiber-optic cables are necessary for two-way cable modem service as well as digital cable TV, so if your cable TV company offers digital service, ask them if they offer two-way cable modem service now or whether they plan to offer it in the future. When a cable TV network is upgraded to provide digital service (more than 100 channels, CD-quality music stations, and similar high-end features), part of the upgrade process involves pulling down the network of coaxial cables and replacing them with fiber-optic cables.

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