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  1. #1
    piedmont
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    Cable Modem Router

    Can a single cable modem be installed at a junction in a home where the
    cables split off into separate rooms without the use of a router?
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    Regards, Piedmont

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  2. #2
    Bill M.
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    Re: Cable Modem Router

    On Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:25:42 -0400, piedmont <No@Spam.com> wrote:

    >Can a single cable modem be installed at a junction in a home where the
    >cables split off into separate rooms without the use of a router?


    Yes.

    The primary function of a router is to be able to use more than one
    computer, so it has nothing to do with your question.

    --
    Bill

  3. #3
    $Bill
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    Re: Cable Modem Router

    piedmont wrote:
    > Can a single cable modem be installed at a junction in a home where the
    > cables split off into separate rooms without the use of a router?


    Leaves some questions. Are we talking multiple computers ? You would
    normally want a router to handle the situation of multiple PCs since
    it will also give you additional firewall protection besides disseminating
    internet feed to several PCs and you could also handle wireless devices
    like laptops, printers, etc. A switch would also get the job done, but
    not as cleanly/safely. You could run two PCs off just a modem using
    Internet Connection Sharing in Windows and a crossover ethernet cable
    linking the two together - I would pop for a cheap router instead, it's
    a better way to go and gives you room to expand.

    Expand on your situation if you want better feedback.

  4. #4
    riggor9999
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    Re: Cable Modem Router


    "piedmont" <No@Spam.com> wrote in message
    news:gQrEm.35235$cL1.23215@newsfe20.iad...
    > Can a single cable modem be installed at a junction in a home where the
    > cables split off into separate rooms without the use of a router?
    > --
    > Regards, Piedmont
    >
    > https://sites.google.com/site/thepracticalbbqr/home



    The answer is ... it depends ....

    What are you trying to achieve?



  5. #5
    paul_0090
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    Re: Cable Modem Router

    On 2009-10-24, Bill M <wbillups@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:25:42 -0400, piedmont <No@Spam.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Can a single cable modem be installed at a junction in a home where the
    >>cables split off into separate rooms without the use of a router?

    >
    > Yes.
    >
    > The primary function of a router is to be able to use more than one
    > computer, so it has nothing to do with your question.
    >


    I think the cable modem would need to be rebooted each time a different
    computer is used because the computers would have a different mac addr;
    unless one swaps the network card "as needed".

    A router will be much better as one would not need to reboot the modem
    for the different computers used so that the "new" mac addr of the
    nic is recognized.

  6. #6
    $Bill
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    Re: Cable Modem Router

    paul_0090 wrote:
    >
    > I think the cable modem would need to be rebooted each time a different
    > computer is used because the computers would have a different mac addr;
    > unless one swaps the network card "as needed".
    >
    > A router will be much better as one would not need to reboot the modem
    > for the different computers used so that the "new" mac addr of the
    > nic is recognized.


    So far he hasn't even stated he has more than one computer. :)


  7. #7
    paul_0090
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    Re: Cable Modem Router

    On 2009-10-24, $Bill <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote:
    > paul_0090 wrote:
    >>
    >> I think the cable modem would need to be rebooted each time a different
    >> computer is used because the computers would have a different mac addr;
    >> unless one swaps the network card "as needed".
    >>
    >> A router will be much better as one would not need to reboot the modem
    >> for the different computers used so that the "new" mac addr of the
    >> nic is recognized.

    >
    > So far he hasn't even stated he has more than one computer. :)
    >

    True, then the OP didn't state that (s)he has a computer. For anyone
    knows, the use of the cable modem could be used for some blu-ray
    players that access the network for video streaming & firmware
    updates.

    Also, the cable modem could be for the roomates' computer as the OP
    may not have a computer.

  8. #8
    $Bill
    Guest

    Re: Cable Modem Router

    paul_0090 wrote:
    > On 2009-10-24, $Bill <news@SPAMOLAtodbe.com> wrote:
    >> paul_0090 wrote:
    >>> I think the cable modem would need to be rebooted each time a different
    >>> computer is used because the computers would have a different mac addr;
    >>> unless one swaps the network card "as needed".
    >>>
    >>> A router will be much better as one would not need to reboot the modem
    >>> for the different computers used so that the "new" mac addr of the
    >>> nic is recognized.

    >> So far he hasn't even stated he has more than one computer. :)
    >>

    > True, then the OP didn't state that (s)he has a computer. For anyone
    > knows, the use of the cable modem could be used for some blu-ray
    > players that access the network for video streaming & firmware
    > updates.
    >
    > Also, the cable modem could be for the roomates' computer as the OP
    > may not have a computer.


    And a dozen other scenarios too. :)

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