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#28373 - 03/13/14 08:33 AM Wireless-G Router and Time Warner Cable?
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I am really sick of paying for Time Warner's Arris modem box rental (yeah, they charge now.) Is there a way to hook up the internet directly to my Wireless G or do I need a different cable modem and if so, will the Cisco-Linksys BEFCMU10 Ethernet Cable Modem work? Is it better to get one of those COAX to Ethernet adapters and then run that into the Wireless G or is it all the same?
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#28375 - 03/13/14 08:46 AM Re: Wireless-G Router and Time Warner Cable? [Re: slolerner]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
I am not familiar with your ISP provider nor the hardware (so why am I responding?), BUT why rent the modem box? You can buy a third-party equivalent and end your rent.

This is possible with my provider (AT&T and also with Comcast/Xfinity) and I have never rented a box. Check with some big box electronics store in your area and make sure you tell them it has to be compatible with Time Warner.

Or is there more going on with your question?
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#28376 - 03/13/14 09:00 AM Re: Wireless-G Router and Time Warner Cable? [Re: Ira L]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
A little more, Ira. Everything I look at seems to be compatible with Comcast. Although Time Warner has a list of recommendations, I have looked at several reviews of those and people are saying they work intermittently. I spoke to an HDTV supplier today and then spoke to 'someone' at Time Warner about using what is called a COAX to ethernet adapter, is that the same as a cable modem?

I would like to stay in the Cisco/Linksys line of products because that is the brand of my router and now my range extender. I want one support place to call if it all does not 'jive.' You know "The problem is with your..."
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#28382 - 03/13/14 12:08 PM Re: Wireless-G Router and Time Warner Cable? [Re: slolerner]
joemikeb Online
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I don't have Time Warner (apparently soon to become Comcast according to the news reports) but I do have a cable modem and most current cable modems are built to the Data Over Cable Service Interface Standard (DOCSIS) 3 specifications and therefore interchangeable. Cable providers often have cable modems models built to their specification but they are still compliant with the DOCSIS standard. Take a look at the labels on your cable box and see if it doesn't list the DOCSIS specification it is built to. DOCSIS 3 is backward compatible with DOCSIS 1.x and DOCSIS 2 but supports higher data speeds than either of the older standards.

The cable modem may, or may not, be a router and may, or may not, create a wireless network. In my case I have a Cisco DPC3008 cable modem with an ethernet connection to an Apple 3TB Time Capsule which serves as my router and creates my WiFi network as well as serving as a Time Machine drive for three Mac minis. I landed on the Cisco router after a second Motorola cable modem failed. (It was the one the cable technician hauled around in his truck to troubleshoot cable installations.)

One peculiarity of cable modems, or it may be a peculiarity of Charter Cable, is when attaching a new modem to their cable, I have to call their tech support to properly "populate" (I believe that is the word they use) the new modem or it will not work.
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#28392 - 03/13/14 10:50 PM Re: Wireless-G Router and Time Warner Cable? [Re: joemikeb]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I have noticed that the cable company does have to send a signal to a new box, they also once had to do something that sounded like 'clearing the cache' that is not done when you power it off and on. I was looking at this, Time Warner says it is compatible: Cisco-Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Cable/DSL Router

It may duplicate the services I have with the Wireless G except I'm not sure it has the N Network. It is the same form factor and will not add to the monster mash of equipment, will just stack. I was wondering maybe I could pick up one of these cheap and ethernet it to my wireless G to get the N network, which is what the extender I just got is using. My Wireless G says it is a broadband broadband router, but there is no place to attach a CATV, just an ethernet jack. I don't know how fast it is, tho...
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