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Devices that can be connected on a cable modem

A cable modem is a device that connects a computer to the cable television network, which then connects it to the Internet.  It handles broadband Internet connection sent through a coaxial cable.  The bandwidth of a coaxial cable is much greater than that of standard telephone lines which allows faster cable Internet access.

The following are examples of devices that can be connected to the Linksys cable modem.

•    Computer – Connecting a computer to a modem allows it to gain Internet access through a wired connection.  If you want
     to connect more computers, you need a router and perform a MAC address clone.

•    Switch – You can connect a switch to the modem’s Ethernet port to provide Internet access to more than one (1) computer.
      The number of computers that can connect to the Internet depends on the number of ports that the switch has.

•    Router – To provide Internet access to more than one (1) computer, you may connect a router to the modem using an
     Ethernet cable.  This will create a wired or wireless network in which other computers and wireless devices can connect to.
     You can create a network wherein you can connect four (4) wired devices through a wired connection and 32 wireless
.  For instructions on how to set up your router with a cable modem, click here.

•     Cable-ready television, VCR players, or set-top converters – If you want to connect these devices to the same cable
      Internet connection, you may need to use a cable splitter (an optional accessory).  Contact your service provider for more
      information on how to use a cable splitter.


NOTE:  In this example, we used the Linksys BEFCMU10 v3 - Cable Modem with USB and Ethernet Connections.

Related Article:

Installing the Linksys DPC3008 Modem


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