By Mark Edward Soper
In the end, there's a greater method to the painfully sluggish dial-up modem connection that has been your tether to the net. Cable web connections that when have been pricey luxuries of dwelling in colossal towns became standard. Cable net connections promise to alter how you use the Internet...not to say altering the web itself. now not will you want to spend hours downloading records or electronic mail, tie up your cell line whenever you need to cost a inventory quote or grit your the teeth whereas looking at the newest motion picture trailer trickle in a body or at a time in your modem connection.There is a gloomy aspect, even though. until you are taking the correct precautions, cable web connections open your desktop to net thugs who would favor not anything greater than to make off along with your bank card numbers and private documents. worry not...we help you rebuke hackers once they come calling.We additionally convey you what the cable corporation will not express you - the way to sizzling- rod your connection that you can squeeze extra functionality out of your broadband web carrier. We additionally enable you to percentage a unmarried connection among a number of desktops through your place community and the way to get your mail - even if you are at the highway clear of your cable connection. And in case you are the get-your-hands-dirty sort, we assist 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, speaking to your mates and coworkers and utilizing video conferencing.Absolute Beginner's consultant to Cable web Connections is your fundamental spouse to the courageous new international of domestic broadband.A whilst hackers are busting via your measly defenses and making off along with your charge cards, you do not have time for lifeless tech help traces or for browsing to sites explaining domestic web defense - you would like solutions - and probably an Advil or - now!A Your new connection is blindingly quickly. you might have advised your dialup ISP to take a hike. Then, it happens to you - how do I percentage my cable reference to different desktops in the home? We convey you simply tips on how to do it!A Are you a do-it-yourselfer who does not belief that the cable installer will recognize a NIC from a hair dryer? Your issues may be well-founded. Cable web has exploded at the client industry and lots of companies comprehend only a smidgen greater than you do approximately fitting cable web. that's, they did understand extra. Now that you've this publication by way of your aspect, you could research simply find out how 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 gotten noticeable, it may be swifter. We help you 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 become aware of the place to discover Mac-specific media gamers, web sharing courses, and different assets to help you supercharge and troubleshoot your MacOS-flavored Cable web connection.
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__ Upgrade your computer to exceed the recommended requirements for cable Internet service (see Chapter 3, “Making Sure You’re Ready for Cable Internet Service”). If your computer can’t be upgraded economically, buy a replacement; any computer available in retail stores will have more than enough punch for use with cable Internet service.
Two-way connections also free up your phone line. The most popular broadband connection type is cable Internet (cable modem) service, which is the subject of this book. 04 705601 CH02 11/30/01 2:42 PM Page 17 2 WHAT IS A CABLE MODEM? com as well as stare goggle-eyed at the latest TV programs. A cable modem, unlike an analog modem, doesn’t convert between digital and analog signals. Instead, it’s really just a specialized type of tuner that is more akin to the set-top box that many cable TV providers have used for a long time.
Each device on the Internet must have a unique IP address to identify it. Currently, IP addresses use four groups of numbers separated by periods, each group ranging from 0–254. Your computer will be assigned an IP address by your cable Internet provider during installation. 134 One common question you might be asking if you have more than one computer at home is whether you need an additional IP address for each computer you want to provide Internet access for. Generally speaking, you don’t. Although cable Internet operators would like you to believe that each computer needs its own IP address, you can use a variety of methods covered in Part VI, “Sharing Your Cable Modem Service,” to provide Internet access with a single IP address.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cable Internet Connections (Absolute Beginner's Guides) by Mark Edward Soper