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"2 cable modems rather than networking ??"

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cdonnelly Click to check IP address of the poster 10/28/2002, 00:59 AM ()
"2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
Getting cable internet this week and need 2 computers hooked up. Is it possible to have 2 cable modems installed so that the computers do not have to be networked ????
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RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Mike, 10/28/2002, (1)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., mike, 10/28/2002, (2)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., cdonnelly, 10/29/2002, (3)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., mike, 10/29/2002, (4)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Shark2th, 12/30/2002, (5)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Chuck Durand, 04/07/2003, (6)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Yoram Guy, 07/05/2003, (7)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., george, 08/13/2003, (8)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Reddwarf, 11/06/2003, (9)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Kathy, 11/07/2003, (10)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., Sshorkey, 11/11/2003, (11)
RE: 2 cable modems rather than netw..., mikeb512, 11/20/2003, (12)

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Mike Click to Email MikeClick to check IP address of the poster 10/28/2002, 02:37 AM ()
1. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
Yes. You will have to pay for the second modem and the cable company may charge you more at a different tier of service for having two modems.
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mike Click to Email mikeClick to check IP address of the poster 10/28/2002, 05:08 PM ()
2. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
um, I don't think all isps offer this. I know RR in my area does not.

Why would you not want you computers networked? Also, just because they are hooked up via the same cable modem does not mean you have to network them together.

Mike

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cdonnelly Click to check IP address of the poster 10/29/2002, 00:08 AM ()
3. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
Thanks for responding. I was thinking I could avoid messing with a router if each computer could have it's own cable modem instead. And of course the computers are in different rooms, so unless a wireless setup is used, cable would have to be run between the computers and holes drilled in the wall, correct ? I don't understand about the networking, the computers can share a single cable modem without being networked ????
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mike Click to Email mikeClick to check IP address of the poster 10/29/2002, 07:48 PM ()
4. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
I think at the end of the day it would be cheaper to go the router route. I am sure your ISP would like to accomodate you for a nice monthly surcharge.

>between the computers and holes
>drilled in the wall, correct
>?
Depends on how far away your rooms are and if you can just run the cat5 cable down the hall or conceal it under the carpet, etc.

>I don't
>understand about the networking, the
>computers can share a single
>cable modem without being networked
>????
Just because you are behind a router on the same network your computers do not have to be "networked" (i.e. share any information, files, apps, etc.). email me if you have more questions.

Mike

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Shark2th Click to check IP address of the poster 12/30/2002, 04:20 PM ()
5. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
I am indeed glad you had asked this question. I was considering two modems as well for the cable instead of having to do the networking thing. It does seem that it would be easier to have two independent modems instead of having the computers feed through one.
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Chuck Durand Click to Email Chuck%20DurandClick to check IP address of the poster 04/07/2003, 11:27 PM ()
6. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
No need to network either, just get a switch. My wife and I have a fast ethernet switch 5 ports. Works great, about 40 bucks.
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Yoram Guy Click to Email Yoram%20GuyClick to check IP address of the poster 07/05/2003, 07:53 PM ()
7. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
Regarding an Ethernet switch, this would mean only one computer can be on-line at a time, correct?

I'm still pondering the same original question...
Isn't a router almost as expensive as a cable modem?
Don't most cable companies charge you extra for additional ISP addresses, whether you get a second modem or not? Can you avoid this extra charge by networking?

My goal is to allow 2 computers simultaneously on-line. Any advice appreciated.

YG.

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george Click to Email georgeClick to check IP address of the poster 08/13/2003, 12:42 PM ()
8. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
router cost about $69.00 dollar,but thats a one time charge. if you use a second modems, you will always have that extra charge for the second isp.
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Reddwarf Click to Email ReddwarfClick to check IP address of the poster 11/06/2003, 09:20 AM ()
9. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
ah one word........WIRELESS ROUTER!
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Kathy Click to Email KathyClick to check IP address of the poster 11/07/2003, 04:51 PM ()
10. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
don't fret... it's easy!

Use one modem, buy a router and simply run the wiring where you need it.

YES... all computers hooked up through the router will be able to be "online" at the same time. As soon as you turn your computer on, it will be online.

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Sshorkey Click to check IP address of the poster 11/11/2003, 00:48 AM ()
11. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
Or.. if it's like my area.. you can pay $10 more a month for a higher tier of service and get 3 CPE's or rather up to 3 IP addresses assigned by the same cable modem.

So you get your modem.. buy a hub or switch.. stretch Cat5 cable from the hub or switch to your computers and each connects on thier own.. but just an fyi.. you just networked them together but you never have to use this feature if you don't want.

By the way.. this higher tier of service doubles our download speed but I know that each area is different.

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mikeb512 Click to Email mikeb512Click to check IP address of the poster 11/20/2003, 05:50 AM ()
12. "RE: 2 cable modems rather than networking ??"
You can network two computers without a router just use a cross-over cable and another network card this will only work if you have only two computers if you add more you will need a router
I have setup many like this

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