When connecting to the Internet, you often have a variety of different options available. Not only does this include dial-up but also DSL and even cable Internet. If using cable Internet to connect to the Web, you can use a coaxial cable, typically used to hook up your television to the outside cable source, to connect to a cable modem, giving you the ability to use the Internet with a coaxial cable.
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Things you need
- Coaxial cable
- Cable modem
- Ethernet cable
Contact your cable provider and sign up for Internet service through the company. You can only have cable Internet through a cable television provider. Set up a day and a time frame for a cable technician to install the needed coaxial cable outputs.
Run the coaxial cable from the wall to your cable modem. Although you can purchase a cable modem yourself, you can rent one from your cable company, usually for a few dollars a month.
Connect the coaxial cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the cable modem. Secure the connection by tightening the connector completely.
Attach an Ethernet cable into one of the "Out" ports on the cable modem. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the computer.
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