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Cable Connection

By pa ·
We moved into a new house and the old owner still has cable running through the house, I would like to hook my computer up to the cable, I know I need a cable box, and my provider in the area is Bright House. If I purchase a cable box, do I need to do any kind of configuration with ISP stuff?

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You will need to contact your cable company

by Tig2 In reply to Cable Connection

They should provide you with a cable box for television and a modem for internet service. You will only be able to use the modem that they provide as they validate you on their system by MAC address. They may also have a specific configuration that they want you to use.

Your cable provider will also be able to tell you what other services they are able to provide.

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by NaughtyMonkey In reply to You will need to contact ...

will allow you to purchase your own modem. Check with the cable company because if you purchase your own then you will save on rental fees. I use my own modem and it paid for itself in a year and I have full control over it.

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Ours won't

by Tig2 In reply to Some....

But they also don't charge a rental fee. Didn't know that there were companies out there who let you buy your own.

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by NaughtyMonkey In reply to Ours won't

we can provide our own converter box too, but the rental fee for it is only $5/month for standard and $8/month for dual channel DVR. That is fair since you get to upgrade it when they get new models and they replace them for free when they go out.The model I currently have from them cost $600. They upgrade every 3 years or so, but for a cable modem that costs $40 the rental is $3/month.

They don't provide wireless models so if I were to use theirs I would have a modem, wireless router, switch, and Vonage router. It is nice to buy your own and get rid of one box. You just have to call them and give em the MAC.

Now if Linksys would just come out with a modem/wireless router/Vonage router/16 port switch, I would be happy. ****, at least they are stackable.

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MAC address checks

by The Listed 'G MAN' In reply to You will need to contact ...

That stopped long ago in the UK - now they don't bother.

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