Solved connecting DSL modem to cable outlet for broadband

May 19, 2012 at 11:29:32
Specs: Windows XP, P4/Dimm
Hi,
I'm not sure about the proper terms here, so bare with me.
I Bought a DSL modem, which does not have a coaxial connection, like my cable modem does. I did this in order to avoid the monthly rental charges for the cable modem. Now, I think that I bought the wrong kind of modem?? Can the DSL modem be connected to my cable outlet?
Thanks,
...... john

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#1
May 19, 2012 at 11:31:39
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In a word since I can't just say a word, NO.

Hang up and live.


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#2
May 19, 2012 at 11:48:42
The signals for DSL and cable are completely different and require a different modem. It is not just a different connector.

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#3
May 19, 2012 at 12:20:15
Thank you Jefro and LMiller. I was afraid of as much.
...... john

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#4
May 20, 2012 at 13:41:14
The bigger problem is that, unlike DSL systems, you cannot just swap one cable modem for another one, they need to be, for all intents and purposes, 'activated' at the ISP's end.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#5
May 21, 2012 at 05:43:31
Hi Johnr,
You mean that I can't just buy another cable modem and expect it to work with my ISP? Crap!! I'm trying to avoid the monthly charge here.
Thanks,
..... john

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