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Embarrassingly easy Ethernet question for cable modembeginner.

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Macintosh:  I live in Weston, CT a town blessed? with Cablevision doing an experiment with cable modems. One of which is
sitting here next to me, half? installed. There is the receptacle for a 10-baseT port (that is, it looks like the female end of a large telephone cord), but I can't find out whether 1) there is in fact a card attached 2) what it is if there is one 3) where do I find a driver for it if I have one 4) what cards are available/compatible with this setup if I don't. PLEASE help, the Cablevision people are almost worse than useless, they know diddleysquat about Macs, and
"PowerComputing" has them endlessly confused. Even their installation documentation doesn't help: and I am an
experienced user of PC communications SINCE 1969!!

It appears that when this is set up, Ethernet precludes use of both the regular modem AND THE PRINTER? I am
using Open Transport 1.2.  Do I have to keep switching back and forth on AppleTalk Control Panel?  Do I have to
keep switching something in Modem Control Panel? Can I do this all "efficiently" through PPP - I should have two
configurations, one for this service )it is called "@home") and one for my old ISP (which I need to maintain for
backup/because I have also it on a travelling laptop) so I need to configure: AT, modem, TCP/IP and PPP? Anyone with greater experience than I with Ethernetting, please get in touch!
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Incidentally, this computer is WONDERFUL.
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simonlam earned 100 total points
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clek,

you need to have a cable modem avaliable first.  there should be a cable come with the modem.  that cable acts like the line between your wall socket and your modem.  the port you have is probably a high speed link.

your OS should have the driver ready.

cheers
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