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Josh Miller
10-14-08, 06:02 PM
I found an old Belkin Cable Modem while cleaning otu some garbage at
work and I was wondering if this coul be repurposed for anything.
Maybe some sort of WiFi antena pick up or a firwall of some sort.
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Josh Miller
http://www.joshmiller.net

1PW
10-14-08, 06:51 PM
On 10/14/2008 03:02 PM, Josh Miller sent:
> I found an old Belkin Cable Modem while cleaning out some garbage at
> work and I was wondering if this could be repurposed for anything.
> Maybe some sort of WiFi antenna pick up or a firewall of some sort.
> --
> Josh Miller
> http://www.joshmiller.net

Hello Josh:

The cable modem's R.F. side will only work in the spectrum that cable
service providers use; up to approx 800 MHz. WiFi operates in the
GHz region.

Also, the modem's protocol is probably only DOCSYS 1.1 compliant if it's
very old. But possibly DOCSYS 2.0 if it's not too old.

However. someone may be interested, if it's compatible, as a rent free
alternative to their leased cable modem.

Best wishes.

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