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Cable Modem Overview; Cable Internet Service Requirements; What The Modem Does; What The Modem Needs To Do Its Job - RCA dcm235 User Manual

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Cable Modem Overview

Cable Internet Service Requirements

Cable company that offers DOCSIS-compliant (EuroDOCSIS-compliant for model
DCM28x and DCM29x) internet services
Computer

What The Modem Does

The RCA Digital Cable Modem serves as a two-way high-speed bridge between your
personal computer and a cable Internet Service Provider (ISP). It converts information
that originates from the Internet or your computer into electronic messages that can be
transported over the same wires your cable company uses to transport video signals.

What The Modem Needs To Do Its Job

The Right Cable Company
Make sure your local cable company provides data services that use cable TV industry-
standard DOCSIS (EuroDOCSIS for model DCM28x and DCM29x) technology.
The Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Your cable company provides you access to an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The ISP is
your gateway to the Internet. It provides you with a pipeline to access Internet content
on the World Wide Web (WWW).
Check with your cable company to make sure you have everything you need to begin;
they'll know if you need to install special software or re-configure your computer to
make your cable internet service work for you.
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