Thread: Basic Cable Modem Question
May 12th, 2002, 07:12 PM #1
Basic Cable Modem Question
I am moving into an older home next week, and moving from T-1 equipped apartment to Cable Modem. This is probably a bonehead question, but will I receive signal on older cable wiring?
I keep reading about RG-59 and RG-6 cable. What are the differences between the two? I assume since this house is incredibly old, that the cable is RG-59.
Thanks for any info or links to more info.
May 12th, 2002, 08:01 PM #2
When they install the cable modem, have them run a dedicated RG-6 cable to where the modem will be, it will save you a lot of headaches in the long run. Also, if they install the cable, then they maintain it, even if the dog chews through it
BTW - RG-59 is totally unacceptable for cable modems, you won't get a good signal or connection.What did a tornado sound like before freight trains were invented?
May 12th, 2002, 08:30 PM #3
May 12th, 2002, 08:55 PM #4
i would imagine if the place you are moving into has cable tv that it should be up to par i would imagine. unless of course, as you said: the place is old, maybe it doesnt have cable.
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May 12th, 2002, 09:03 PM #5
If you head to www.dslreports.com, you can run speed tests and a tweak test on your cable modem connection. There you can read about DRTCP, which allows you to bump up your RWIN (Receive Window) to allow Windows to utilize more bandwidth. I'm at speeds over 1mb faster than a T-1 on my cable modem...just an idea. Good luck!
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May 12th, 2002, 09:24 PM #6
The older cable TV cable with a very small core isn't rated to carry the 2 way signal of either Digital TV or Cable Internet. The installer should notice the inferior cabling and will proceed to hang a new drop or pull a new barried cable. Make sure they do a new drop right from the pole if it's older, skinny cable. (Normally beige in colour)
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