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Elizabeth Johns Click to Email Elizabeth%20JohnsClick to check IP address of the poster 03/24/2003, 00:49 AM ()
"Cable modem services:Security"
I heard some subscribers to cable modem services complain that when other subscribers in their neighborhoods are online, transmission speed deteriorates markedly. Some express concern that other subscribers might actually peek into their computers.
Is this true? What are cable service providers doing to address these concerns??

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RE: Cable modem services:Security, mike, 03/25/2003, (1)
RE: Cable modem services:Security, Drew, 08/24/2003, (2)

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mike Click to Email mikeClick to check IP address of the poster 03/25/2003, 04:27 PM ()
1. "RE: Cable modem services:Security"
>I heard some subscribers to cable
>modem services complain that when
>other subscribers in their neighborhoods
>are online, transmission speed deteriorates
>markedly.
Not too likely unless your node is oversaturated but most ISPs have this pretty well under control now too.

>Some express concern that
>other subscribers might actually peek
>into their computers.
>Is this true?
Can't happen unless you broadcast you computer to the internet and leave the door unlocked. This was the case a few years back with some ISPs and their subnets though they have since switched their ways.

>What are cable
>service providers doing to address
>these concerns??
just told ya.

Mike
gunther52@yahoo.com

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Drew Click to check IP address of the poster 08/24/2003, 01:31 PM ()
2. "RE: Cable modem services:Security"
Yeah RCA modems suck... especially in early evenings, and I even live a block away from the cable company and still recieve loss. I am booting my cable modem and getting a Motorola Surfboard 5100...
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