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Is there any reason to purchase a cable modem with a faster speed than your internet connection?

My cable provider allows you to purchase and use your own cable modem, from a list of approved ones. Some of them, e.g. the Motorola SB6141, are rated at a speed much faster than any of the internet ...
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I want to use a Zyxel P-600 (ADSL) with a cable modem

I have a Zyxel P-600 router come DSL modem, however, I have a cable connection and a cable modem. I've used the cable modem to connect to the Zyxel router on port 1 of the router and I'm able to ...
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Connecting additional devices using the cable between modem and router

The network infrastructure in my parents' house is rather inconvenient. The modem is in the basement and the wireless router is in the attic. The only device connected via cable is my HTPC in the ...
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connect cat5e and telephone wire 22/4c

I need help. I'm not really good at networking. I have this telephone line that's connected to my router. It's a 22/4c as it is labeled on the wire. Now my pet hamsters escaped and was chewing off the ...
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internet speed ridiculously slow

Back in febuary I subscribed to shaw 500KB/s cable internet, bundled with phone and TV. The guy came and installed everything all fine, and then when I went and tried it, it was significantly slower ...
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What do I need to put inbetween 2 f connectors to extend it?

I asked a question for the cable and could only find this: ...
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What is the name of this cable that goes into a modem?

I have bought cable internet from teksavvy and the modem arrived however the cable that comes out of the wall and goes into the modem where it's labelled "Cable", is very short. What's the name of ...
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Possible for a modem to all of the sudden have degraded speed?

I'm on the phone with Charter (cable company) about how overnight my network speed went from 30 Mbps to 2 Mbps and this support person swears it's because my modem doesn't support 30 Mbps. I say ...
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How important for speed is the length of the phone cable between the wall and the modem?

I have an inconveniently-placed phone jack in my office, so I am running a 10m phone cable from the wall jack to the modem, which is on my desk. Consequently, I have a very short ethernet cable ...
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internet keeps disconnecting, not sure if im being throttled or a bad signal or bad hardware or what

So this is a problem I've had pretty consistently since I got my cable broadband hookup, and its starting to get on my nerves. When I'm just doing regular browsing or playing a game, its fine. But ...
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Cable modem not working with USB, but works fine with Ethernet

I just got cable internet with a cable modem. The guy hooked it up with the ethernet cord, and it works fine, but when I try to use USB with it, it doesn't connect to the internet. I've gone through ...
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Cable Modem MAC Addresses

Does anyone know how many MAC addresses a cable modem can support? Does the DOCSIS 3 spec allow for more MAC addresses?
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UTP cable for telephone line possible?

One of my customers has build a new house with pre-installed cables for internet. The only thing he didn't think about was installing a cable for his telephone line. Behind his desk, he has a "spare" ...
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Does a Cable Modem work like a DSL Modem when it comes to use a Router?

Long title, short question :) I moved over from Europe to the USA. In Europe, I am used to DSL (over the phone line), but here in California, Internet over the TV Cable seems to be most common, with ...
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Replacing Cable Modem Motorola sb5101

I am having issues with ny current motorola modem sb5101. Since I own this modem (which was given to me by comcast in a promo offer), I would like to replace it. What's a good replacement?
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Can a Netgear Wireless Cable Modem Gateway (CG814GCMR) be used as a normal wireless router?

It looks like the idea for this thing is that it's a cable modem and wireless router all in one. But it doesn't seem to be working as a cable modem and I have another cable modem that does work. Can ...