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Connecting The Cable Modem; Connecting The Cable Modem To A Single Computer - RCA Thomson CABLE MODEM Owner's Manual

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Connecting the Cable Modem to a Single Computer

This section of the manual explains how to connect your cable modem to the USB or Ethernet
port on your computer and install the necessary software. Please refer to figure 1 to help you
connect your cable modem for the best possible connection.
Attaching the Cable TV wire to the Cable Modem
1.
Locate the Cable TV wire. You may find it one of three ways:
A.
Connected directly to a TV, a Cable TV converter box, or VCR. The line will be
connected to the jack which should be labeled either IN, CABLE IN, CATV, CATV IN,
etc.
B.
Connected to a wall-mounted cable outlet.
C.
Coming out from under a baseboard heater or other location. See Figure 1 for the
wiring example.
Notes: For optimum
performance, be sure to connect
your cable modem to the first
point the cable enters your home.
The splitter must be rated for at
least 1GHz.

Connecting the Cable Modem

Cable drop
= Splitters
Fig. 1: Basic Home Wiring
TV converter
TV converter
TV
TV
TV converter
TV
Modem
PC
New cable wire
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