Networking & wireless forum: Cable internet setup plan

by: highlander2000 August 2, 2005 2:59 PM PDT

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Cable internet setup plan

by highlander2000 - 8/2/05 2:59 PM

Hello, I am planning to setup cable internet at my house, and I'm going to share the connection between 2 computers. (One runs Windows XP home, the other is XP Pro)

First, I have a question for anyone who knows - I am planning to setup the cable modem in a room that already has cable tv in it. Can I split the cable signal coming from the wall, and run one cable to my modem and another cable to my TV? Can I use the internet and watch TV in this room at the same time?

Alright, here's my plan:

1. Split cable signal from wall into two signals.
2. Send one signal to TV, other to cable modem.
3. Hook up cable modem to a wireless router (with Wireless access point). ***Any router recommendations?

4. Buy two USB wireless adapters - one for each PC. (Should I install my USB adapters first? Then the router?)

5. Configure the USB adapters to work with router.
6. Securing network.


Also, what do you think: leave the modem running all the time, even when PC's are off?


Thanks,
Beejal

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