help with wireless and cable modem

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I'm about to get a cable modem. I have Cox cable now. I don't have a
desktop. Just a laptop and a Dlink DI-524 wireless router. Anyone have any
advice before I do this? I haven't had high-speed in awhile. I just need to
plug the rj45 out from the cable modem into the Dlink and then config the
Dlink for cable modem use. I guess I need to put in my username and password
once that is assigned to me from the cable company. I didn't want to load
allot of bloat ware on my laptop in order to config the cable modem.

Thanks for any advice,

Re: help with wireless and cable modem

I would go with the latest version of the Motorola Surfboard modem. They are
very reliable and compatable with most cable companies....You will also need
to give the cable folks the MAC address of the modem when you call....
It should work just fine the way you want to configure your system...
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Re: help with wireless and cable modem

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If you are buying your own cable modem, just make sure that it fits the
requirements (DOCSIS) for your cable co.

I'm also using a Motorola Surfboard cable modem.  It belongs to Time-Warner,
not me, though.  (With Roadrunner, if you want TW's digital phone too, you
have to use one of their modems and not your own.  No big deal, I probably
would've used a Motorola Surfboard, anyway, so that saved me a whole
whopping $40.)

With the Surfboard, there is nothing on the modem that needs to be config'd
from your end.  All the configuration is done automatically from their end.
All they need is simply the MAC address.  To get to the stats and log,
simply point any browser to:

TW doesn't require user/pass's, but if Cox does (PPPoE?), then thats just
done with the router.  DLink's are always /

You don't have to install anything, except for wireless drivers for your
laptop of course.  Everything is just TCP/IP...

Re: help with wireless and cable modem

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Most cable Internet uses DHCP, not a userid and password.  Just be sure
to power off the cable modem for a minute and then back on after
connecting your wireless router so the cable modem system will
reconfigure itself properly.

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