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Old 05-12-2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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I just bought a new laptop but it has a dialup modem,and I was looking for a cable modem but I could not find one anywhere.Does anyone know where I can find one?Do they even make a cable laptop modem?
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a cable modem is what you would get from the cable company selling you your bandwidth (Like road runner or equivilent). You see, broadband does not get transmitted through a phone wire - it is transmitted (most commonly) through your TV Cable line. What you need for your laptop is a PCMCIA ethernet card. These are availiable on ebay relatively cheap (like 10-20 dollars). You could probably find one at bestbuy or circuit city for 20-30 dollars. Before you get one of these, you should call up your local cable provider to make sure they offer Cable Modem service. Time Warner w/ road runner is just about everywhere except if you live in the boondocks. If the cable modem company doesn't give you a cable modem, then they should be able to help you get one from a store - they'd know which one you need. The cable modem would then hook up to your PCMCIA ethernet card and the ethernet card would go into a PCMCIA slot (all laptops have them).

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I just bought a new laptop but it has a dialup modem,and I was looking for a cable modem but I could not find one anywhere.Does anyone know where I can find one?Do they even make a cable laptop modem?
Ask your local cable tv / cable internet server.Tell them you want to subscribe.They will bring you a cable modem ,if it's available where you reside.I hope it's a Big City and not out on a farm.

The dialup modem is useless till an isp sets it up.Forget it's even there.
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Wannado (needs a bit of getting used to) does a Broadband Modem Package for free as long as you sign up for 1 year. Only 27 a month and you will get it set up for free - you wil have to order that from Freeserve (0870 11 2462) as I don't think they do them for free in PC World. However, then you can go to PC World where, because you have a Laptop, you can get a 9.6m (or less depending on what you want - don't go over that!) High-Speed Belkin Internet Cable. That'll do the job.
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i apologise, DaLlama! I gota stop assuming that everyone is from the States - what country are you from? Road Runner is only availiable in the states, sorry about that!

Goes to show how ethnocentric America is.
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Go for NTL they are fast and cheap 800kb for 25 a month and free install and modem.
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NTL! NTL! NTL! You mean Nauseating Telecommunication Lines! Up with Wannado! And - actually - its not 27 a month anymore; its gone down to something which I can't think of right now. But 1Mbps is only 32 on Wannado!

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