[ubuntu-uk] NTL Cable installation
gary at kearley.net
Fri Nov 10 08:48:54 GMT 2006
Thanks for your email, it is very informative for me, I am used to a
"normal" Sky/BT/DSL ISP solution, but Cable is all new to me.
Can I just ask a few more questions?
> I should declare an interest here as I work for ntl:Telewest. The
> cable installation is fairly straightforward:
Straightforward - that good then :-)
> A Coaxial cable will be run to your house and "split" so that two
> separate cables are run to:
> a) Your STB for the TV
The wiring at the property has this "splitter" box outside, with a
number of cables running to different rooms, how does this work for the
telly? ie to get a signal in the two bedrooms and the living room? do
I need three (in this instance) "set top boxes"?
> b) Your cable modem
> A separate twisted pair cable is run in to provide a "standard"
> telephone connection
So this means the phone is "normal" so I can forget about that,
as it will look just like what I am used to, great.
> The Cable modem has both Ethernet and USB ports - personally I always
> recommend people to use Ethernet. IP addresses are supplied by DHCP so
> all you need to do is plug it in and off you go!
> For WI-FI/Router you need a router whose upstream is Ethernet (to plug
> into the cable modem) - many are available from all the usual names.
That's good, I can pick up one of these for about the £30 mark. Do they
do a device which has a cable "modem" built in? like my current dsl
wifi box, so I can reduce clutter? if so, can you point out a few to
Dom, your email is very very helpful, once more, cheers
Gary Kearley <gary at kearley.net>
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