How to Hook Up Internet With a Coaxial Cable

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How to Hook Up Internet With a Coaxial Cable
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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

  • Computer
  • Coaxial cable
  • Cable modem
  • Ethernet cable

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  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    Connect the coaxial cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the cable modem. Secure the connection by tightening the connector completely.

  4. 4

    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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