dsl modem on cable connection?

August 12, 2009 at 10:13:04
Specs: windows xp
Okay, I'm assumung its impossible, as I've read that they use different protocols, but I figured I'd ask anyway... is there any sort of adapter out there which would allow me to use my dsl modem/router on a cable connection?

I've searched coax to phone jack/line adapter and have found nothing and I was just wondering if such a product even existed.

Anyway, am I asking the impossible? It won't kill me to just get a cable modem, but I was kind of hoping there would be a workaround for what I already have.

Thanks for any answers, hope this question doesn't sound totally absurd!


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#1
August 12, 2009 at 13:04:44
Get a cable MODEM, it is just not going to work.

Stuart


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#2
August 12, 2009 at 13:18:31
You didn't have to capitalize modem. No reason to be all weird about an innocent question...

Anyway, that's what I figured. Can't blame me for wondering though.

Btw, what I was referring to is a combo modem/router... I do know the difference.


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#3
August 12, 2009 at 15:43:01
You didn't have to capitalize modem

You do becasueit is a hybrid word.

MODulator DEModulator.

... and whats weird about agreeing with you. It;s not going to work, you need a cable MODEM. Nothing,much else you can say.

Btw, what I was referring to is a combo modem/router... I do know the difference.

I'm glad about that, although what difference it makes to the question I have no idea. As soon as you mention MODEM, whether it a a stand alone unit or a combination unit you have to get the one designed for the job. If you even the slightest idea of how a MODEM works and what it does you would have no need to ask the question.

Stuart


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