it runs over your regular coax cable linesturey22 said:hello guys, i am getting cox internet this weekend and i have just one questions...how do they do cable internet? is it with coax cable or what?
It depends. What is your current set up?turey22 said:k but i have directv, so how would they handle that?
How many D* receivers do you currently have? Do you already have existing coax cable ran into your house, was it pre-installed when the house was built?turey22 said:as in setup you mean internet, i have att dsl...it sucks we only get up to 1.5 mbps in my area. or what do you mean with setup?
Cox will run a separate cable. You wanted another hole in your house, didn't you?turey22 said:hello guys, i am getting cox internet this weekend and i have just one questions...how do they do cable internet? is it with coax cable or what?
I have 2 recievers in this house, an hddvr and a sd dvr. no pre-installed coax at all. all i have is the rg6 cable from directv that they installed.theratpatrol said:How many D* receivers do you currently have? Do you already have existing coax cable ran into your house, was it pre-installed when the house was built?
Just trying to figure out if they can use an existing cable already in your house or if they need to run a new one.
yeah its okay if they make another hole in the house...i got the 7 to 9Mbps. oh yeah, i am going to be here. i dont trust them. I've been told by many people that they do that.dettxw said:Cox will run a separate cable. You wanted another hole in your house, didn't you?
Note that you can't diplex OTA into the Cox cable like you can with the satellite cable.
Did you get the 12Mbps service?
Too be on the safe side make sure that you're there when Cox does the install. They have a tendency to mess with your existing cables. It's possible they could disconnect your dish to put all of your house cables through their stupid box that they'll stick on the side of your house.
If you're talking about running wire to your laptop vs. wireless then you'll want to get a wired router to connect between the modem and the PCs. Just go ahead and get a wireless router that will do both, then you'll have wireless available if and when you want it. Your standard Linksys WRT54G is a good budget choice, or if you can afford it, go for the dual-band WRT600N.turey22 said:Could i have two modems hooked up to the cable interent? i have a laptop in one of the bedrooms and i dont want to buy a wireless card if i could just put another modem in that room and run cat-5 from that modem to the laptop.
Here's an alternative to the wireless card for the laptop.turey22 said:i guess wireless card it is lol.
the powerline adapters sounds like something i will trybobnielsen said:You could get a couple of powerline ethernet adapters, attach one to the router and put the other one in the bedroom. Directv sells them for use with On Demand and Media Share ($24.99 each, which is better than you can probably find elsewhere).
yeah i have a wireless n router, so i have to get powerline adapters that are for wireless n?dettxw said:Here's an alternative to the wireless card for the laptop.
There are many proponents of the powerline adapters around here but I recommend wireless N (see signature for setup). Here is an example of a guy who tried both and found that the wireless N was better: