Broadband Cable

  Pikaser 21:59 20 Oct 2003

I am getting cable broadband , do I need an NIC as well as the USB modem to be provided with the service and why ?
Thanks for any help in advance !

  VoG II 22:01 20 Oct 2003

Which cable broadband provider? I think you have a choice of two.

  Tim1964 22:09 20 Oct 2003

USB is very resource hungry and you are less likely to have as many (if any) lockup problems with a NIC.
Also it frees up a USB port.

  Pikaser 22:11 20 Oct 2003

It's Telewest

  VoG II 22:15 20 Oct 2003

OK then you need a NIC card. The Telewest engineer will fit one if you don't already have one. They will quote you a price for this before installing it.

  Pikaser 22:23 20 Oct 2003

I can fit an NIC tomorrow , do you know what make the modem is that they provide ?

  Geoff_T 22:32 20 Oct 2003

I'm with Telewest and my modem is a "Surfboard SB3100" if that helps you at all. My son also has one. Can't say I've ever heard of them before but it works OK!


  Pikaser 22:46 20 Oct 2003

Have had a look at the modem , here's looking forward to an easy installation !


  DAG88 23:06 20 Oct 2003

the blueyonder modems are made by mortorolla

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